Where can you watch the King's coronation on the big screens in the Midlands?

King Charles III with the Queen Consort, as royal fans will be able to watch the King's coronation on big screens across the region.
King Charles III with the Queen Consort, as royal fans will be able to watch the King's coronation on big screens across the region. Credit: PA

Royal fans will be able to watch the King’s coronation on big screens across the region.

More than 30 screens will be erected in cities and towns around the UK ahead of Charles being crowned on May 6 at Westminster Abbey during a ceremony televised around the world.

Nine sites across the Midlands will be hosting the coronation on the screens, including Centenary Square in Birmingham and Derby Cathedral.

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.

Other confirmed sites across the UK include Cardiff Castle, Belfast City Hall, Piece Hall in Halifax, Jubilee Square in Brighton and Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has made more than £1 million available for the screens.

Coronation celebrations are planned over an extended Bank Holiday weekend with “global music icons and contemporary stars” due at Windsor Castle for a concert on Sunday, televised live by the BBC.

That day, people are being invited to gather for a “coronation big lunch” overseen and organised by the Big Lunch team at the Eden Project.

The Queen Consort has been patron of the Big Lunch since 2013.

Monday, a bank holiday, has been set aside for volunteering and is being billed as “the big help out”.

Organised by the Together Coalition and a wide range of partners such as the Scouts, the Royal Voluntary Service and faith groups from across the UK, the big help out aims to highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities.

Organisers of the Centenary Square celebrations in Birmingham hope people from across the Midlands will come to the City and enjoy the momentous occasion.

The popular event site will be decorated with Union Jacks and include an outdoor stage for live entertainers, fun fair rides, picnic tables, and food stalls.

The event will officially begin broadcasting on Friday 6 May and events will end on Sunday 7 May with the Coronation Concert.

Here's the full list of the venues hosting the coronation in the Midlands:

  • 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 Castle, Nottingham

  • De Montfort University, Leicester