Presented By Highly Sprung

Urban Astronaut

Part of Healing Together

11 September

Duration: 30 mins

What to Expect: Great for Kids


Urban Astronaut provides a glimpse of a future that might be… where problems surrounding air pollution have grown to a crisis point, is there any way back?

Combining stunning design and a unique travelling flying machine with simple storytelling and a moving dance performance, Urban Astronaut searches for a solution to the environmental disaster that is present in our near future.

The answer is found in a simple encounter with a young girl who provides the one thing the astronaut has lost… hope.

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Site Access

Site information can be found on the Healing Together page.

Show Access


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • BSL Interpreted
  • Easy Read description available – click here to download

Access content will be available online via your mobile phone. Please bring a charging pack if you are concerned about battery use.


Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day. Visit our Access page for more information.

Content & Trigger Warnings: There are themes of air pollution and the climate crisis.

BSL interpreted description and Audio Description can be found on the Healing Together page.

Notes for Audience

This piece has an optional procession, however action does take place in a static place. So audiences can stay still throughout or move! This show is highly visual, the soundworld only enhances the experience and isn’t vital to understanding the plot.

Where to find it

Urban Astronaut will take place in Royal Victoria Gardens, North Woolwich, E16 2FH.

Watch the trailer



About the company

Highly Sprung Performance is a physical performance company producing inspiring performance and participatory projects that attract new and young audiences.

The company has an impressive record of public productions, both in arts venues and across UK festivals and events. We are also recognised for producing outstanding participatory projects, working with over 10,000 children and young people annually.

Highly Sprung since 2014 the company have created two pieces for outdoor presentation, alongside a range of walkabout performances. Traveling Treasury, a beautifully designed story telling caravan, touring since 2014. Urban Astronaut toured as part of the Without Walls consortium in 2016, as well as other UK festivals to audiences of over 30,000.

Supported by

Commissioned by Without Walls and Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts. Supported by Gi20.

Healing Together is supported by Arts Council England, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Royal Docks and Newham Unlocked.

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