The immersive experience will arrive in Kensington Gardens from the 4th June until the 26th September.

(c)Pamela Raith Photography.

It has been announced that tickets are now on sale for Van Gogh Live, which is heading to London this Summer and is the first event to be held in Kensington Gardens.

This multi-sensory experience aims to immerse visitors in the life and work of Vincent van Gogh as they travel through the parts of his life that defined him as an artist.

By using state-of-the-art immersive gallery technology and set to a classical score that is delivered via a high-fidelity 3D sound system, this combination of sound, visuals and aromas of Provence will give visitors the sensation of walking right into Van Gogh’s paintings. In addition to this,interactive art stations, a walk-in representation of Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom in Arles’ painting and the iconic ‘Sunflower selfie room’ are also features of this experience.

Tickets are now on sale, priced from £24  for adults and £14.00 for children, with concessions available. There are also a limited number of dates are also available for companies or individuals interested in hosting an exclusive private viewing to entertain up to 350 clients, employees or family in a unique Covid-safe environment.

In the experience, visitors can also create their own souvenirs within a life sized walk-in representation of Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom in Arles’ painting and the iconic ‘Sunflower selfie room’ – a 360° mirrored room complete with hundreds of sunflowers that has delighted Instagram feeds the world over.

Following their visit, visitors can then relax in the  Café Provençale where they can enjoy a delicious array of food and drink whilst watching the world go by inside the stunning Kensington Gardens.  

Van Gogh Alive has partnered with three charities to use the experience as a platform to help them raise vital funds to continue their incredible work. The three charities are SHOUT 85258 who are a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope with their mental health, Global’s Make Some Noise who support small charities helping some of the most disadvantaged people in communities across the UK, and Kingston Hospital Charity who works with its partner hospital to help provide outstanding patient-centred care that is over and above what is possible with NHS funding alone. 

Talking about the experience, Alun Mainwaring, Head of Events at The Royal Parks said: “This is an imaginative, powerful and unique experience that allows people to get closer to Van Gogh than ever before and it’s incredibly moving.  The experience is accessible, educational and a masterclass in using technology to reimagine the way people experience art. And of course, hosted at Kensington Gardens it’s a beautiful backdrop to celebrate and enjoy one of the world’s greatest artists.”  

For more information and to book tickets visit: https://vangoghaliveuk.com/