Three world-class live screenings at Zebedee’s Yard This Summer as part of BP Big Screens

It was recently announced that BP Big Screens will be coming to Hull this summer with top-notch ballet and opera live from London’s Royal Opera House. We can now reveal that Hull’s very own Zebedee’s Yard will host three screenings this summer featuring some of the worlds greatest stars live from the Covent Garden stage.

Tickets are free and offered on a first-come, first-served basis and bookable from 9am on Saturday 13 May 2017.

7 June 2017, 7pm
The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand
The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme of three of the greatest works by its Founder

Choreographer Frederick Ashton. The Dream is an enchanting dance adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the breath-taking abstract work on the beauty of pure movement Symphonic Variations is Ashton’s first masterpiece, and Marguerite and Armand, inspired by the celebrated dance partnership of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, is a tragic love story of great lyrical beauty.

Pre-performance screening from 7pm. Relay begins at 7.30pm. Gates open at 6.15pm.

Certification: 12A 


4 July 2017, 6.30pm
La traviata
The Royal Opera

Verdi’s best loved opera returns this summer for the BP Big Screens experience, in one of The Royal Opera’s most popular productions. La traviata’s story of a beautiful Parisian courtesan prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for love is told through thrilling ensembles and choruses, impassioned duets and stunningly beautiful lyrical arias – and performed by a wonderful young cast and our great Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Be prepared for an evening of visual and musical beauty and profound emotion.

Pre-performance screening from 6.30pm. Relay begins at 7pm. Gates open at 5.45pm.

Certification: 12A 


14 July 2017, 7pm
The Royal Opera

Go beyond the famous aria ‘Nessun dorma’ in The Royal Opera’s famously spectacular production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which will transport you to legendary China in all its pageantry and savagery, with disguised identities, puzzles and ritual executions. Princess Turandot subjects her suitors to cryptic riddles only to execute them when they fail to answer correctly. Will our hero Calaf solve the

Pre-performance screening from 7pm. Relay begins at 7.30pm. Gates open at 6.15pm.

Certification: 12A 


  • Why not bring a picnic to enjoy? Drinks will be also be to purchase from McCoys who will be operating within the event site. If you bring your own drink refreshments please ensure they are in plastic bottles and/or decanted into plastic jugs before entering the event site.
  • We recommend bringing a blanket as the audience is required to sit on the ground.
  • No animals will be permitted accepted assistance dogs.
  • You are not permitted to bring chairs and/or any other furniture to this event.
  • Please ensure you have read our Event Terms & Conditions.


You must book your ticket/s as normal and contact us on if you have any access provision requirements. Spaces are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wheelchair Spaces
The site has level access and there will be a wheelchair area available. Wheelchair spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

We have a limited number of seats available for those who would find it difficult to sit on the ground. Seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Blue-Badge Parking
If you require blue-badge parking facilities, please use the city facilities available.