Finally, the big day is here: King Charles’s coronation is coming up this weekend. And if you’re the type who wants to tune into watch proceedings? You’re probably wondering whether to stay at home or go out. Well, if you don’t fancy sticking to the sofa, you may be pleased to know that more than 30 screens are going to be set up in cities around the UK for communities to come together and watch Charles be crowned alongside Queen Consort Camilla.
More than 13.5 million people tuned into watch the Platty Joobs concert last year, along with the tens of thousands who lined the streets around Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has said that more than £1 million has been put aside for the screens to be erected up and down the country. The sites include Cardiff Castle, Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester and Jubilee Square in Brighton, with more still to be announced.
On top of singing along to the coronation concert and volunteering with local charities, picnicking in front of one of these screenings can now be added to your coronation weekend itinerary. Just read on to find your nearest location.
Where can I watch the coronation on a big screen?
- Manchester – Piccadilly Gardens
- Oldham – Parliament Square
- Sunderland (multiple locations to be confirmed at a later date)
- Newcastle upon Tyne (location to be confirmed)
- Northumberland (location to be confirmed)
- Darlington – Darlington Market Square
Yorkshire and the Humber
- Hull – City Hall and Trinity Market
- Bradford – City Park
- Halifax – Piece Hall
- Huddersfield – St Peter’s Parish Church
- Dewsbury – Dewsbury Library
- Leeds – Millennium Square
- Wakefield – Pontefract Castle
- Sheffield – Peace Gardens
- Barnsley – The Glass Works
- Bristol – Bristol Cathedral and Bristol and Bath Science Park
- Bournemouth – Lower Gardens
- Poole – Baiter Park
- Christchurch – The Quomps
- Plymouth (location to be confirmed)
- Brighton – Jubilee Square
- London (location to be confirmed)
- Birmingham – Centenary Square
- Coventry – Broadgate
- Dudley – Himley Hall
- Sandwell – Sandwell Valley Showground
- Solihull – The Core
- Derby – Derby Cathedral
- Stoke-on-Trent – Smithfield, Hanley City Centre
- Nottingham (location to be confirmed)
- Leicester – De Montfort University
- Cardiff – Cardiff Castle
- To be confirmed
- Belfast – Belfast City Hall
What time does coverage start?
The service will kick off at 11am.
Can I watch the coronation at home?
Yes, you can. The coronation will be broadcast live on TV all over the world.
Channels across the BBC network (BBC One, Two and iPlayer) will broadcast live from the ceremony. Radio coverage is expected on Radio 2, Radio 4, 5 Live, Radio 3, World Service and BBC Sounds. The BBC is apparently even set to waive its licence fee for the weekend.
ITV1 and Sky News will also provide extensive coverage of the ceremony and its processions. Viewers can also stream the event on ITVX or the Sky News YouTube channel.
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