2019: Limina VR Theatre 6-month Bristol Harbourside pop up

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For six months in 2019 Limina had its own venue – The Limina VR Theatre on Bristol’s Harbourside.

Featuring 28 shows each week, we welcomed thousands of people to artistic, cultural virtual reality. The venue screened non-gaming, creative experiences every weekend in a unique calm and mindful format, often likened to a spa. The venue was on the ground floor of Watershed, and funded through ticket sales.

Our best selling shows were David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive and Ocean, Body and Mind – a curated selection of 360 films allowing audience members to reconnect with themselves and the deep ocean, meeting dolphins, practicing yogic breathing and witnessing incredible and endangered coral reefs.

In 2021 this project was recognised by UKRI as one of the UK’s most impactful projects that has happened in the immersive sector in the past 20 years, with a Best of British award. The project also led to Limina winning a Creative England top 50 companies award.

See a Sample VR Theatre flyer here

Our opening programme allowed audiences 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.

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