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New VR Arts theatre to open in Bristol

Published on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, contributed by Sideburn Panda

Limina Immersive announce the opening of the UK’s first dedicated arts VR venue, LIMINA: The Virtual Reality Theatre, supported by Watershed.

The opening programme will present a selection of the world’s best artistic, natural history, documentary and culture experiences. Limina’s VR shows will run 6 nights per week, Wednesday – Monday and all day and evening at weekends. Officially opening on April 12th, with public previews from April 4th, the VR Theatre experience will be a collective activity, presented in a shared, relaxed, seated environment. Suitable for all ages from 13+, the programme is designed to be perfect for a day or night out with friends or family.

LIMINA will screen some of the most creatively brilliant VR work to date, including experiences from Cirque Du Soleil, The Guardian, Colston Hall, Welsh National Opera and natural history pioneers Biome Productions.

LIMINA’s first programme includes the opportunity to:

  • Meet threatened Kenyan elephants up close with Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o.

  • Step on stage with Cirque du Soleil’s performers to get the best seat in the house.

  • Trip on mind-bending visuals while you nod along to beats from N’to and DJ Hoffman.

  • Submerge yourself under the ocean’s surface with free-diving yogi Sara Campbell.

  • Join Senegalese fashion designer Selly Raby Kane on a surreal Alice in Wonderland-style journey through Dakar.

  • See one of the earth’s most endangered and beautiful coral reefs, first hand.

  • Experience VR’s power to evoke empathy, by confronting everyday racial injustice in the USA with Academy Award-winning documentary-maker Roger Ross Williams.

The company, Limina Immersive, has several years of experience running pop-up VR events across the country and have developed their own special inclusive way to screen VR to audiences. The company was founded out of Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio, and has grown to be an internationally recognised industry leader in championing artistic VR content and VR ethics.

For tickets and more info visit www.liminaimmersive.com. Tickets are £12.50 per session, plus £1.42 booking fee. LIMINA is on the Harbourside’s Waterfront, Unit 5, 1 Cannons Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX.