If you thought lockdown meant you’d missed out on the Van Gogh experience in Leicester, then don’t worry, it’s back.
As lockdown restrictions are eased, Leicester’s most exciting temporary exhibition is now preparing to re-open to the public.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is housed in the beautiful All Saint’s Church on Highcross Street and delighted tens of thousands of visitors before government advice forced the experience to close on 20th March. Now the organisers, Exhibition Hub, are pleased to welcome guests back to the church for this unique interactive adventure from Saturday 4th July.
Visitors of all ages will be delighted by this colourful and engaging insight into Van Gogh’s life and artistic perspective using cutting-edge technology and world-class digital animation. The immersive experience is designed to appeal to a wide range of people including local residents and school groups, tourists to the city and art societies. Lovers of fine art and fans of digital animation will all be impressed by this moving story and its distinctive style of presentation. Best of all, visitors will not need any previous knowledge of the artist or his works to enjoy the experience in full.
Safety is of course a top priority for the team, and a number of measures have been put in place to give guests peace of mind when visiting. Social distancing is indicated by floor markers and chairs placed in the main exhibition hall, hand sanitisers will be available to visitors and staff will be following a rigorous regime of sanitising high traffic areas through the day. There will also be PPE in place for guests wishing to participate in the additional virtual reality experience. Visitors are requested to wear masks and follow directions to ensure everyone’s safety.
In line with government guidance, the exhibition will re-open on 4th July, with ticket numbers limited to allow for proper social distancing at 1m+.
The experience is at All Saints’ Church on Highcross Street and runs until 31st August 2020. The nearest available parking is less than 100m away at the John Lewis car park.
Tickets are available to book online at vangoghexpo.co.uk or via email on [email protected]. Admission prices are £13.00 for adults, £11.00 for concessions & students and £9.00 for children. Family tickets are available for £38.00, which covers two adults and two children.