Presented By Dan Acher

Borealis

Greenwich | 27 August - 5 September, 8.30pm || Woolwich | 9 - 11 September, 8.30pm

What to expect: Great for Kids, On the Move, Sensory spectacle, Speech Free

Tickets: Free

Tickets are FREE, and available for both events (Greenwich and Woolwich). Please see below for booking links.

This spectacular installation is inspired by the experience of the Northern Lights, shining over two locations in the Royal Borough of Greenwich during this year’s Festival. Time seems to slow down as eyes look up with Dan Acher’s second incredible installation at GDIF 2021.

Borealis offers a mesmerising must-see moment of awe and wonder in two extraordinary locations. Why not head down for the day make the most of all that Greenwich and Woolwich Town Centres have to offer? Look out for special Borealis offers, in partnership with Visit Greenwich.

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Tickets

Book now to see Borealis at Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich  – SOLD OUT

Some walk up tickets may be available on the day. These will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis at each time slot. If no spaces are left when you arrive, we may advise you to come back at a later time.

8.30-10.30pm, 27 August – 5 September

Book now to see Borealis at Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich – SOLD OUT

Some walk up tickets may be available on the day. These will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis at each time slot. If no spaces are left when you arrive, we may advise you to come back at a later time.

8.30-10.30pm, 9-11 September

Why not head to Black Victorians at the Garrison Chapel next door first, then grab some food at our onsite catering between the shows?

 

 

Contact the Box Office: boxoffice@festival.org | 07553 191 543 – please note this number will be monitored as often as possible during the festival.

Access

Site Access

There is level access to the performance location. 

The installation is open and wide for audiences to socially distance.  

There is a mix of hard-standing and grass areas. 

Viewing area 

Space for wheelchair users, and a variety of seating options will be available. GDIF volunteers will offer directions from the nearest station. 

Accessible Toilets 

Cutty Sark Gardens (50p charge, Blue Badge free)  

Mobiloo for Greenwich Fair 

On-site walking distances  

Approximately 20 minutes walking across the whole site. The site is open for you to choose where to go.  

Respite and Access Areas 

Space across the grounds to relax. 

Access Area available for Greenwich Fair on lawns on the right as you enter through College Way. 

Blue badge parking  

Cutty Sark gardens, Park row (25 Park Row, London SE10 9NL), College Way Car Park 

Limited Blue Badge parking available  at Royal Artillery Barracks – please contact alex@festival.org to book in advance.

Access drop-off point 

College Way  

Photo route 

Available to download in ‘Where to Find it’ section.  

Contact  

Alex if you have any Access questions: alex@festival.org // 07899 893 935 

Other audience questions, contact our Box Office: boxoffice@festival.org 

Show Access

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Audio Described (Digital Introduction)
  • 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.

Brochure

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.

BSL interpreted description and Audio Description about the show are available on this page.

Notes for Audience

Audiences can lie down on the grass.

Installation Audio Description

Where to find it

Borealis will be performed at:

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich | 27 August – 5 September, 8.30pm

Download our photo route for the Old Royal Naval College here.

Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich | 9 – 11 September, 8.30pm

Download our photo route for Royal Artillery Barracks here.

About the artist

In his practice, Dan concentrates on the emotions he can trigger in people and the behavioural impact this can have. His immersive installations, participative events and ‘new city rituals’ enable people to engage differently with each other and their environment. Crucially, by transforming the emotional context of the city spaces they are accustomed to, Dan’s productions allow citizens to come together beyond what might divide them.  Faithful to this vision, his latest installations examine our relationship with nature and, as world citizens on a shared planet, each other.

Supported by

Borealis is supported by Arts Council England, Royal Greenwich Festivals and Berkeley.

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