Members of the public can now book their place at the first events in the grounds of Nottingham Castle ahead of its re-opening for the princely sum of £1.

The grounds of the castle will host screenings of the Coronation, Coronation Concert and Eurovision Final on a giant 28sqm screen with a concert-quality sound system.

On Saturday 6 May, the Coronation will be screened live from Westminster Abbey in London. Their Majesties will be crowned in the same location as Her Late Majesty The Queen 70 years ago. The ceremony has remained largely unchanged for over 1,000 years and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

In Nottingham, people have the unique opportunity to see the event unfold at a site which also has 1,000 years of royal history – and where a previous King Charles raised his standard over 380 years ago.

On the evening of Sunday 7 May, the Coronation Concert will be shown live from Windsor Castle, featuring music icons, a world-class orchestra and spoken word sequences delivered by stars of stage and screen.

People are invited to bring picnic food and blankets for these picnic-style screening events to celebrate the Coronation. Food and drink will also be available to buy on site.

The last screening on Saturday 13 May will be a live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final. Nottingham is an official BBC broadcast partner and will be streaming the event live from Liverpool. For this concert-style screening, picnics cannot be brought on site, but there will be options to purchase food and drink in the grounds.

This year, the UK is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine. For the Eurovision screening, Nottingham City Council is holding a number of tickets for Ukrainian guests, hosts and residents in Nottingham, and will be in touch with them in the coming days on how to get access.

The screenings have been made possible thanks to funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, giving thousands of people the opportunity to come together to celebrate these historic and exciting events.

Tickets can be booked for the Coronation, Coronation Concert and Eurovision Final screenings via Tickets cost just £1 and are inclusive of VAT and booking fees.

Nigel Hawkins, Head of Culture & Libraries at Nottingham City Council, said: “I am delighted that we are re-opening the castle gates for these screenings in May. We know people have been eagerly anticipating the castle site being open once again and these events are sure to be a popular way to rediscover it. We encourage members of the public to book their tickets early so they don’t miss out on joining the celebrations in the stunning castle grounds.”

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Saturday 6 May
Coronation Screening
Gates open at 10am

Sunday 7 May
Coronation Concert Screening
Gates open at 6pm

Saturday 13 May
Eurovision Grand Final Screening
Gates open at 6pm