A new venue for this year, the National Maritime Museum is nestled at the heart of Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and is one of four iconic venues of the Royal Museums Greenwich. We’re delighted to be screening on the lawns of The Queen’s House, which provides a unique historic setting with unrivalled views of picturesque Greenwich Park, the home of Greenwich Mean Time and The Royal Observatory.
A site with prestigious Royal connections that reach back to the Tudor period, it is easy to imagine monarchs of the past walking and hunting in the grounds. The Queen’s House in its current form is famous for being the first Classical building in England and celebrates its 400th anniversary in 2016. You might recognise it as one of the locations in Ang Lee’s period favourite Sense and Sensibility.
To coincide with the re-opening of the Queen's House this year, both events will include a performance from the London Oriana Choir. Their appearance with Associate Conductor Nicholas Chalmers is part of their ‘Songs for Queen & Country’ programme, an eclectic performance from London’s most exciting and versatile choir, including music taken from five15 - their pioneering new initiate to support and highlight the music of women composers. With reverence to HRH Queen Elizabeth in song from John Wilbye’s ‘The Lady Oriana’, part of the most prominent coronation collections ever compiled, and respect to ‘The Great Bard’ himself with a contemporary setting of ‘Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day’, both events promise to ignite and inspire any music lover through spell-binding choral settings for a summer’s eve. Be sure to join us for some "thrilling vocal pyrotechnics”! (Evening Standard)
PLEASE NOTE: for public safety and environmental reasons, glass is not permitted anywhere on the grounds. If bringing a picnic, please bring plastic cups and plastic bottles instead. Alcohol purchased externally may not be brought on site and will be available for purchase. Many thanks.
Enjoy your trip to Greenwich by rail or river. It takes no time at all. The site is just 10 minutes from central London by rail, or make the journey part of the fun and arrive by boat.
For Greenwich town centre, the nearest stations are:
- Cutty Sark DLR
- Greenwich rail station and Maze Hill station
- Greenwich Pier
Cutty Sark DLR/Greenwich/Maze Hill