Parking and Travel Advice for BP Big Screens

Ahead of BP Big Screens screening of La bohème on Tuesday (26 June 2018) Aberdeen City Council would like to encourage visitors to the event to take advantage of public transport, and/or walk to the event.

There will be limited parking at both of the Duthie Park car parks, as well as in the surrounding streets. Parking will be on a strictly first-come-first-serve basis.

Bus timetables can be found at www.firstbus.com/Aberdeen or https://www.stagecoachbus.com/about/north-scotland

The pre-screening will go live at 7pm with the curtain up at 7.30pm. The opera will run until approximately 10.30pm with one interval during the performance where there will be exclusive backstage footage, interviews and a chance to win DVDs.

Picnics and portable seating are welcome in the park but no glassware, knives, barbecues or naked flames are allowed. A selection of hot and cold soft drinks and light snacks will be available to purchase.

The alcohol by-law on drinking in public places will be lifted between 6pm and 11pm however alcohol can only be consumed on the main grass area of the Duthie Park. Dogs are also welcome at the event but must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.

La bohème tells the story of young poet Rodolfo. When Rodolfo meets seamstress Mimì it’s love at first sight. But faced by the cruel realities of poverty and ill health, will the flame that burns between them flicker and die? Or will the timeless strength of their youthful passion withstand every trial and tribulation that life can throw at them?

The opera is conducted by Nicola Luisotti and features Italian soprano Maria Agresta as Mimì and American tenor Matthew Polenzani as Rodolfo.