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Coronation service and concert to the shown on big screen

Plymouth residents are being invited to come together to watch the King’s Coronation ceremony and concert in May.

The events are to be shown on a big screen in the Barbican so people can enjoy the historic occasion with others, thanks to help with the screening costs from the DCMS and UK Government.

Following ‘The King’s Procession’ from Buckingham Palace on Saturday 6 May, the Coronation of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey.

The procession and service will be shown on a big screen on The Parade, which has proven to be a popular location for live events. 

On Coronation day there will be a party atmosphere on Quay Square and Southside Street (which will be closed), with charity stalls and stands, roving entertainment, children’s activities and a street party zone with tables and chairs for people to share food and picnics. 

The stage on The Parade will see community performances and live acts wrapped around the screening of the coronation events.

On Sunday 7 May there will be entertainment on the stage, with live bands from midday until the live screening of the Coronation Concert taking place at Windsor Castle.

The following weekend the City Council will team up with Plymouth Pride CIC to stage a free screening of the Eurovision Song Contest finals at the Guildhall. 

More information about the Coronation and Eurovision screenings in Plymouth will be announced once the BBC has confirmed the schedule.

Councillor Pat Patel, Cabinet member for Customer Services, Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: “The King’s Coronation is an important national occasion and we are delighted to be offering an opportunity for people to come together and enjoy it with others with the public screening and events on the Barbican.

“There’s no better excuse for a party than the Coronation and we hope people of all ages will join in events and celebrations in the Barbican and across the city.”

You can find more information on King’s Coronation events in Plymouth at