Blackout - Guildhall School at Tower Bridge

Immersive video projection and sound installation

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Guildhall School light and sound installation in Tower Bridge's Bascule Chamber

Video design artists from Guildhall School create an immersive video projection & sound installation in Tower Bridge’s Bascule Chamber, inspired by the Blitz photography of Arthur Cross & Fred Tibbs.

During the Blitz, when the Square Mile was decimated by high explosive and incendiary bombs, two City of London Police Officers rushed out into the aftermath to photograph the damage.

Inspired by the photography of Arthur Cross and Fred Tibbs, a new immersive video projection and sound installation will transform Tower Bridge’s Bascule Chamber – a unique, subterranean space normally out of bounds for everyday visitors. This show will explore the hidden world of the Cross and Tibbs Collection offering a dramatised narrative that explores the characters, the landscape and the impact of the Blitz across the City, at Tower Bridge and beyond.

Guildhall School, the City of London Police Museum, London Metropolitan Archives and Tower Bridge have worked together to create the story and give a thoughtful and poignant insight into the life of a police officer, during one of London’s most dramatic historic periods.

Please ensure you read the full event Terms and Conditions before booking.

Promoted by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and supported by the City of London Police Museum. Find out more about the BA Video Design for Live Performance at the Guildhall School.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your performance start time at the Bascule Chamber Meeting Point on Tower Bridge (map).
Please note:
This event features steep stairs, spiral staircases and areas that are considered confined spaces. If you have access requirements please discuss this with us before booking your tickets. The event space is not fully accessible.
The event includes outdoor spaces, areas which are naturally dirty as part of Bridge operations and damp/ cold spaces which are beneath the river, all exposed to the elements. All ticket holders should wear appropriate footwear (no high-heels) and practical warm clothing. If bad weather is forecast, wet weather clothing is recommended for the waiting area only.
Due to the City of London Corporation's statutory obligation to raise Tower Bridge for river traffic with 24 hours' notice, it is possible that booked bridge lifts alter the defined performance times slightly.
The performance will contain flashing images.

Please note there are no toilet facilities at the performance space.
There is a minimum age restriction of 14 years +, and any under 18s need to be accompanied by an adult.

Read the full Terms & Conditions on the Guildhall website (PDF).


Students in possession of a valid Students' Union card, over 60s/OAPs, under 18s.

*Excludes £3 booking fee
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Tower Bridge Bascule Chamber