For over 100 years it held 2 million gallons of water.
Step inside the cave-like vaults of Toxteth Reservoir for a 40-minute ‘walk on water’.
Through dark chambers and between towering iron arches, water surrounds, floods and falls around you. The sights, sounds and wonder of an ice cave, a tropical rainforest and monsoons unfold before you. Because when we understand that water is more precious than oil or gold, we view everything differently.
Created by internationally renowned artists Invisible Flock, Aurora is an experience like no other. State of the art interactive technologies, soundscapes, lasers and ice sculptures captivate the beauty and power of water, set within the cavernous walls and cloisters of this Victorian landmark building.
In this powerfully immersive experience, the history, mystery and beauty of one of Liverpool’s hidden gems is reimagined for the 21st century.
Aurora is co-commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) and Invisible Flock in partnership with Liverpool City Council and Dingle 2000. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and British Council.
Please note that you need to arrive to the installation 15 minutes prior to your booked time for a briefing. The briefing is part of condition of entry into the installation so please make sure you allow time.
Please arrive to, Mount Carmel Parish Club, 33 High Park St, Liverpool L8 8DX.
Please wear appropriate flat shoes, such as boots, wellingtons, or trainers with thick soles. Warm, waterproof clothing is also advised.
Terms & Conditions of Sale
• This event is unsuitable for children under 5
• Ensure to wear appropriate flat shoes, warm, waterproof clothing is also advised
• Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult (one adult to two under 16's)
• There is no refund on tickets once purchased
• We reserve the right to refuse admission should participants be late or dressed in a manner that risks their health and safety whilst in the installation
• Latecomers will not be admitted, but may be able to be accommodated at a different performance, subject to availability.
• Exchanges are not normally possible but may be allowed under exceptional circumstances.
• FACT reserves the right to amend the programme without prior notice
• Duration: 40 minutes no interval
• Free event parking can be found in the nearby Tesco car park, a short 4 minute walk away from the installation, the address is as follows: Tesco Extra, 215 Park Rd, Liverpool L8 4XF
• You may bring phones inside the installation and you are permitted to take photos, please do take care as you will be in a damp environment and FACT can take no responsibility for damaged cameras, phones or any other equipment.
• Please avoid bringing bulky items with you as these will not be allowed inside the installation, there will be a place to store bags but possessions are left at the owner's risk
• Aurora is a site-specific installation and takes place in a damp, derelict Victorian reservoir. All efforts have been made to create an accessible environment however, if you have limited mobility or any other concerns regarding the environment please contact: 0344 335 0437.
• This immersive experience contains moments of complete darkness and lasers will be used therefore it is not suitable for people with conditions such as epilepsy or claustrophobia.
Offers available for groups of 10 or more.
To find out more about groups click here or to make a group booking email email@example.com or call 0344 561 7672
(inc admission fee) Plus no fulfilment fee per order