A BIG screen is to be put up in South Wales to show the Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort.

More than 30 locations across the UK have been selected to show the Coronation on the big screen. 

Cardiff is the only location currently listed, however, for Wales. 

This could change; further sites across the UK are set to be revealed in due course.

Each local authority can decide whether or not to put the funding towards one larger big screen site or a number of smaller screening sites.

Lucy Frazer, the Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer, said: "The Coronation will be a magical moment that brings people together to celebrate the best of Britain over a special weekend in May. 

“These big screens, in major locations in towns and cities in the four nations of the UK, will make it easier for everyone to take part and have a memorable experience to mark this exciting and historic event.”

The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort takes place on Saturday, May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London. Their Majesties will be crowned in the same location as Her Late Majesty The Queen 70 years ago.

More than £1 million has been made available by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for the screens.

As well as Cardiff Castle, confirmed sites include Belfast City Hall, Piece Hall in Halifax, Jubilee Square in Brighton and Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester. 

A celebratory weekend for the Coronation will see local authorities host events including cultural festivals, live music, community workshops, art showcases and creative games and competitions.  

There will be a Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle on Sunday, May 7, broadcast live on BBC One and iPlayer, where thousands of members of the public will be in the audience.

Locations across the UK will be lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations. 

Across the weekend tens of thousands of Coronation ‘Big Lunches’ and street parties will be held in the UK and across the Commonwealth. Big Lunches take place across the UK annually and last year they raised more than £22 million for local charities.

Monday, May 8 will see the Big Help Out take place across the UK. The event will see thousands of people volunteer to support the causes that matter the most to them and pay tribute to His Majesty The King’s lifetime of service with organisations including the Scouts, Royal Voluntary Service, National Trust and RNLI.

Funding has been offered to the mayoral combined authorities in England and the next top 10 largest urban areas by population. 

Funding has also been offered for locations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Details of activities taking place alongside screenings will be revealed by each local authority in due course. 

Some screening sites will also show the Coronation Concert on Sunday, May 7.

Full list of locations hosting screens for the Coronation:

North West

Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester 

Parliament Square, Oldham 

North East

Sunderland (multiple locations across the city TBC) 

Newcastle Upon Tyne (Location TBC) 

Northumberland (Location TBC) 

Darlington Market Square, Darlington 

Yorkshire and Humber

City Hall, Hull 

Trinity Market, Hull 

City Park, Bradford 

Piece Hall, Halifax

St Peter’s Parish Church, Huddersfield 

Dewsbury Library, Dewsbury 

Millenium Square, Leeds 

Pontefract Castle, Wakefield 

Peace Gardens, Sheffield 

Glass Works, Barnsley 

South West

Bristol Cathedral, Bristol  

Bristol and Bath Science Park, Bristol

Lower Gardens, Bournemouth 

Baiter Park, Poole

The Quomps, Christchurch 

Plymouth (location TBC) 

South East

Jubilee Square, Brighton 

London (location TBC) 


Centenary Square, Birmingham

Broadgate, Coventry

Himley Hall,  Dudley 

Sandwell Valley Showground,  Sandwell 

The Core, Solihull 

Derby Cathedral, Derby 

Smithfield, Hanley City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent

Nottingham (location TBC) 

De Montfort University, Leicester


Cardiff Castle, Cardiff 


Location TBC  

Northern Ireland

Belfast City Hall, Belfast