Van Gogh to stay as the immersive light show extends after lockdown

Inside Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience. Photo credit: Charlotte Graham
6 Jan 2021 @ 12.31 pm
| Entertainment

The lights will stay on a little longer as the Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is extended until 6 June.

After the announcement of the third national lockdown, the exhibition had to close its doors.

The planned closure for the exhibition had previously been the end of February, but the team behind the attraction have promised people will still get the chance to immerse themselves in over 200 of Van Gogh’s most famous painting with this extension.

Creative director, Mario Iacampo commented: “We’re delighted to confirm that we’ll be extending the exhibition until 6 June 2021 – which incorporates the Easter holiday and takes us through the May bank holiday weekends to the end of the spring half term.

“With our planned closure at the end of February, many were disappointed that they might miss out, particularly with the new lockdown announced.”

The attraction is aiming to reopen as soon as restrictions lift with safety measures in place including increased cleaning, social distancing, and hand sanitisation stations throughout the building.

Information and tickets

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience opened for the first time in the UK in July 2019 in St Mary’s Church. The exhibition is a 35-minute show, projected onto the pillared walls and floor of the building’s nave, featuring over 200 of Van Gogh’s most famous works, animated and set to music. Visitors can also enjoy a colouring area and optional virtual reality experience.

Pre-booked slots are provisionally open from 15 February, though visitors are advised that this is subject to change.

Opening times from February are likely to be 10am to 4pm (last admissions), with extended opening hours during the school holidays. Tickets cost £13 for adults, £11 for concessions and £9 for children, with an additional charge of £3 per person for the optional virtual reality experience. Tickets can be pre-booked here.