See Van Gogh Alive at refurbished Brighton Dome

Van Gogh Alive is now open at refurbished host venue, Brighton Dome.

More multi-sensory experience than traditional art exhibition, Van Gogh Alive uses high-definition virtual projection technology and cinema-quality surround sound (and even aromas of Provence) to take visitors on a detailed kaleidoscopic journey, bringing the legendary artist’s mesmerising world to life.

With more than 3,000 images transforming each surface, the level of detail you get to appreciate is truly amazing. It’s no wonder over 8.5 million people have visited it on its many stops around the world. Think life-sized installations, such as the artist’s Bedroom of Arles painting and a fully immersive mirrored sunflower room featuring hundreds of the sunny blooms.

The show opened on 20th May, just over a week after the immersive art show was originally due to open.

“The welfare of our visitors is always our top priority and this new date allows for the necessary certification of building systems in our Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre to have taken place,” Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival chief executive Andrew Comben said on Friday.

“The installation of new building-wide systems is a vital part of the redevelopment and although these systems were in place [on time], additional testing and verification were required,” he said, adding that all other requirements for opening had been satisfied.

Happily, the show’s run has been extended to account for the lost days – it will now close on 3rd September.

The venue announced that the much-anticipated opening had to be delayed due to essential safety work on the 220-year-old building.

Saturday 20th MaySunday 10th September

Photo credit: Gemma Parker