Nottingham has been announced as one of 18 locations around the country chosen to host a screening live from the Royal Opera House this summer. BP Big Screen locations range from Portsmouth to Aberdeen, with locals being offered the chance to see world class opera or ballet for free on a giant screen.

Wollaton Park will host the screening of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, on Friday 3 July. People will be able to get their free ticket (2000 are available) by visiting

Tickets are completely free, and car parking charges will apply at £5 per car for visitors to the event. Refreshments including food and drink will be available to purchase on the night, and people are also able to bring along a picnic of their own.

Don Giovanni is a lively and entertaining tale about a man with no moral compass, accompanied by Mozart’s dazzling score. The event is suitable for children of 12 years and up.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, said: “Nottingham City Council is proud to be able to put on this free screening of Don Giovanni in the beautiful surroundings of Wollaton Park. This screening, live from the Royal Opera House is one of many fantastic cultural events this summer, including outdoor theatre, Bands in the Park, and Splendour and Riverside Festivals.”

Alex Beard, Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House, said: “From Bradford to Portsmouth the BP Big Screens are a brilliant way to enjoy free opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House across the UK. A must-see in many people’s summer diaries, the ongoing commitment and support from BP allows us to reach new audiences whilst entertaining those who return each year to watch the productions beamed on to the big screens.”

Des Violaris, BP’s UK Director for Arts and Culture, said: “BP is proud to support the BP Big Screen programme for 15 years.  It’s fantastic to see the increase in audience’s year on year, all accessing world class performances from the Royal Opera House. Whether I’m at a screen in Aberdeen or Trafalgar Square, I never fail to get excited by seeing the sheer joy on the faces of people enjoying opera and ballet for free. If you are new to the art forms or a seasoned fan these really are the perfect way to spend the evening.”

You are welcome to bring picnics and your own portable seating; however no glassware, cans, barbecues or naked flames are allowed.

  • Wollaton Cafe will be open and there will be a bar on site making it easy for you to purchase food and drink
  • Please dress appropriately for the anticipated weather conditions.
  • Not suitable for under 12s – Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Nottingham City Council reserves the right to refuse admission.

About Don Giovanni

The impulsive and charismatic Don Giovanni travels through Europe seducing women, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. But when Don Giovanni commits murder, he unleashes a dark power beyond his control.