Thrill Laboratory presents
Friday 12 - Sunday 28 May All Day
Don a VR headset, jump on a playground swing, and be transported inside an experimental virtual reality ride created by the world’s only Thrill Engineer, Professor Brendan Walker, and his team of Thrill Laboratory technicians.
You may find yourself riding on the back of a giant mechanical jellyfish or atop a lumbering robot, you’ll find out when you get there!
Thrill Laboratory is a collective of artists, designers, engineers, scientists and technologists who have been perfecting the art of creating new forms of thrilling experience.
Find VR Playground at these sites in Norwich:
FRIDAY 12 – FRIDAY 19 MAY, 11am – 6pm
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
FRIDAY 12 – FRIDAY 19 MAY
TUESDAY – FRIDAY 11am – 5.30pm
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11am – 4.30pm
The Adnams Spiegeltent
WEDNESDAY 17 – THURSDAY 25 MAY (EXCEPT THURSDAY 18 MAY), 6 – 10pm
FRIDAY 26 MAY, 10am – 10pm
SATURDAY 27 MAY, 10am – 5pm & 7pm - 10pm
SUNDAY 28 MAY, 10am – 6pm
SATURDAY 20 & SUNDAY 21 MAY, 12 – 6pm
THURSDAY 25 – SUNDAY 28 MAY, 12 – 6pm
MONDAY 22 – THURSDAY 25 MAY, 12 – 7.30pm
What's the scariest moment of a theme park ride? When we accelerate? Or when we teeter on the brink before hurtling down? According to the self-styled "thrill engineer", Prof Brendan Walker, it's neither of the above. The scariest moment is when the safety restraints lock down and we realise there's no escape.
Suitable for ages 11+
Supported by The Forum. With thanks to Castle Mall and Norfolk & Norwich Festival Director’s Circle Supporters Simon De-Lacy Adams & Robin Norman.
The Tarmac Outdoor Programme is supported by The Paul Bassham Charitable Trust and The Geoffrey Watling Charity.
Co-commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Horizon Digital Economy Research, Arts Council England, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. Co-produced by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Horizon Digital Economy Research and Thrill Laboratory.