Spectacular Van Gogh Alive exhibition to stay at MediaCityUK for extra month

It's a final chance to see the iconic ‘Sunflower Selfie room’ and life-sized walk-in representation of Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles painting

After welcoming over a staggering 120,000 visitors since its launch in October, the world’s most visited multi-sensory experience Van Gogh Alive has extended its run at MediaCityUK. 

Originally due to end on 23rd January 2022, the incredibly popular exhibition will now run for an additional month until 27th February 2022. 

The extension gives a final chance to see the iconic ‘Sunflower Selfie room’ and life-sized version walk-in representation of Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles painting. 

Photo: Gemma Parker Photography

The hugely successful experience has been visited by a number of celebrity names including football pundit Gary Neville and actresses Jorgie Porter and Dame Maureen Lipman, who said: “No wonder the world has gone mad for this exhibition – it made my heart sing and feet dance.” 

Created by Grande Experiences, the spectacular, immersive gallery showcases the life and work of the seminal Dutch artist. 

Photo: Gemma Parker Photography

Housed in a 17,500ft2 purpose-built venue in MediaCityUK, the experience is a feast of sight, sound and even scent. 

More than eight million people have flocked to see Van Gogh Alive across 75 countries. 

Here are just a few reasons to visit before the hit exhibition leaves the North West.

Experience the work of a world-renowned artist beyond the walls of a museum 

Photo: Gemma Parker Photography

Van Gogh Alive physically immerses you within the life and works of Van Gogh, changing the way visitors experience art by removing the concept of traditional museum visits often associated with quiet galleries, white walls and glass covered art works admired from afar.

Instead, Van Gogh Alive challenges the senses with sound, 3,000 moving images of Van Gogh’s seminal work using state-of-the-art SENSORY4™ immersive gallery technology in bright technicolour, and even the scents of Provence as you move through the experience. 

Climb into a painting

Photo: Gemma Parker Photography

A life-sized recreation of, Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles – one of his most famous pieces – truly brings the painting to life.

Visitors can sit on Van Gogh’s bed, his chair, use his mirror, and pose for a photo in one of the most recognisable bedrooms in history.

Where else does a painting spring out into life-sized, touchable, three-dimensional reality? 

The immersive Sunflower room

Photo: Gemma Parker Photography

If you love a good selfie then prepare yourself for the immersive sunflower room.

This mirrored room complete with hundreds of sunflowers provides an incredible backdrop for a selfie which we guarantee will make you the envy of your Insta followers.

As well as a bit of fun, it provides you with a great memory of your experience at Van Gogh Alive (and who knows, maybe a new screen-lock image too!) 

Try your hand at recreating Van Gogh’s iconic artworks

Photo: Gemma Parker Photography

Visitors are invited to try their hands at using his techniques and learning his craft to create their own masterpiece in the Art Activity Area.

Featuring informative video tutorials, you will get hands-on experience in drawing techniques, perspective, and composition.

With three graded tutorials on offer, novices and skilled artists can hone their skills side by side. 

Photo: Gemma Parker Photography

Controlled visitor capacities and managed visitor flow mean visitors can easily respect any COVID-19 guidelines and enjoy the experience safely.

Tickets are priced from £22 for adults and £15 for children, with concessions and school group discounts available. Visitors can opt to support The Christie charity when booking or visiting. Event organisers are hoping to raise vital funds for the charity, to continue its incredible work leading the way for cancer care, research, and education. 

Van Gogh Alive will run at MediaCityUk until 27th February 2022. Click below for tickets. 

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