Tunnel Visions: Array is free, but you must book a ticket in advance for a specific time slot.
Tickets are limited to 4 per person.
We transform one of the City of London’s busiest streets into a free, spectacular light and sound installation for the weekend – one that lets you journey through music.
With the Beech Street tunnel closed to traffic and turned into a huge blank canvas, Array uses digital projections to transform the tunnel into a stunning visual realisation of a piece of music. Unfolding over the course of 30 minutes, Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Karawane, recorded by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, provides the glistening soundtrack to your journey, as vivid colours and images flicker across the walls in response to the music, constantly re-shaping the tunnel’s interior around you as you move through the space.
Created by the Tony Award-winning 59 Productions, the team behind artistic commissions at Edinburgh Festival, Sydney Opera House and the London 2012 Olympics, this is the latest in a series of installations within Culture Mile that uses public spaces in unusual and exciting ways, letting you see the City in a new light.
Created by 59 Productions. Produced by the Barbican and 59 Productions. Project partner the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Music by Esa-Pekka Salonen
Culture Mile is a destination for culture and creativity in the heart of London’s financial district. The City of London Corporation together with the Barbican, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of London, will be bringing the area to life with imaginative collaborations and exciting events.
During your booking you will be offered the chance to choose to collect your tickets on the day. Please ignore that option and ensure you either choose e-ticket or Post
There will be no dedicated ticket collection point for this event and if you choose 'In person' as a delivery method, we will send you your tickets in advance as an e-ticket. If you would prefer a paper ticket please contact the box office on 020 7 638 8891.
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Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street.
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
We’ve plenty of places for you to relax and replenish, from coffee and cake to wood-fired pizzas and full pre-theatre menus
Beech Street Cafe & Bar
The Beech Street tunnel is accessible for wheelchair users.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.
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