Van Gogh Alive, the globally acclaimed immersive experience, opened its doors on Saturday 20 May at the newly refurbished Grade I and II listed Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre in Brighton Dome.
After a brief delay due toadditional testing and verification required by Brighton Dome, the iconic 220-year-old venue welcomed its visitors for this awe-inspiring experience.
Since announcing that Brighton will host the next instalment of this global touring immersive and multi-sensory experience earlier this year, the first few months of ticket sales sold at a record-breaking rate. Now, with more than 35,000 bookings at the time of opening, there is limited ticket availability at weekends for May and June dates. To meet this exceptional demand, Van Gogh Alive’s run at Brighton Dome has been extended to 3 September.
The multi-sensory experience, created and produced by Grande Experiences, has already captivated over 8.5 million visitors in over 85 cities worldwide.
Cities include Manchester, Edinburgh and London. More than 3,000 images projected onto surfaces allow visitors to admire the Dutch artist’s iconic paintings, such as ‘Starry Night’ and ‘Sunflowers’, in a completely new way.
Part of the Brighton Festival programme, Van Gogh Alive Is the perfect day out for families, art lovers, and anyone looking for that perfect social media shot.
Bruce Peterson, Founder & CEO of Grande Experiences said:
“We’ve been thrilled by Van Gogh Alive’s reception from the local community so far, and collaborating with Brighton Dome as it reopens the Corn Exchange & Studio Theatre venues has been a real privilege. It’s a joy to be a small part of Brighton Dome’s rich cultural history. Following the short delay in opening due to the necessary certification of building systems, we can’t wait for people to enjoy this incredible experience and to immerse themselves in Van Gogh’s artwork!”
Van Gogh Alive has been described by The Sunday Times as “glorious, stunning…(and) very moving” and will give Brighton visitors first access to a brand new ‘Starry Night’ installation. The exhibition also features a dedicated artists studio where visitors will be able to create their own works of art in Van Gogh’s unique impressionist style.
In recognition of the famous artist’s personal struggles with mental illness, Van Gogh Alive’s chosen charity partner is Mind Brighton & Hove who will receive free tickets and fundraising support throughout the run.
Van GoghAlive will run from 20 May to 3 September 2023. To purchase tickets and learn more about the experience, visit the Van Gogh Alive website: https://vangoghaliveuk.com/brighton/.