La petite bohème


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Be transported to a crisp, winter evening in Paris with this animated re-imagining of Act III of Puccini’s best-loved opera La bohème.

Once madly in love, Rodolfo and Mimì have fallen on hard times – Mimì’s illness is getting worse and Rodolfo is driven to jealousy and rage. In this famously heart-breaking act, the couple reaches breaking point. Can their love survive the harsh winter?

Matthew Robins’ unique animated retelling of Act III of La bohème captures the emotion and humour of Puccini’s classic opera. Featuring a newly-recorded soundtrack by the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North and four soloists, this animation will delight both lovers of La bohème and opera newcomers in equal measure.

The 20-minute animation will be projected onto walls and buildings across the cities and towns of the North of England. Book a slot, wrap up warm, grab a pair of headphones supplied by Opera North and allow yourself to be immersed in this magical outdoor experience.

The event will be performed in conditions which will enable audiences to socially distance. Tickets are limited in accordance with government guidance, please see our COVID safety measures for further information.

Access information: All outdoor screenings are for a standing audience and are fully accessible. An audio introduction will be available for blind and partially sighted bookers. A very limited number of chairs will be available. To book for a free qualifying essential companion ticket, contact the Box Office on 0113 223 3600 or


Running Time
Approximately 20 minutes

Sung in Italian with English titles

Suitable for all ages 

Also showing in Leeds and Nottingham

La petite bohème in Hull is generously supported by Wykeland Group and presented in association with Absolutely Cultured.

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Venue information

The event will take place in the car park located on Wellington Street, directly behind Social and Humber Street Gallery. If arriving by foot from the city centre, the most direct route is to cross the A63 onto Humber Dock Street, continue walking passing Humber Street on your left and Wellington Street is the next left. Refreshments will be available to buy from the Humber Street Gallery Café team on site.

The car park has level access and the floor is made of gravel. Please look out for the Opera North events team and the Absolutely Cultured volunteers who will be there to assist you. View on map »

The event will take place in Museum Gardens located in the courtyard outside the Streetlife Museum at 36 High Street, accessed via High Street in Hull’s Old Town. The entrance to this location is a cobbled road and the gardens are a mix of hard standing and grass. Please look out for the Opera North events team and the Absolutely Cultured volunteers who will be there to assist you. View on map »

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