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To the Moon and Back: Members-only Performance


an image of the moon

For ages 3 months to 4 years and their parents/carers. Create imaginary worlds in this immersive, participatory experience inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

With a simple knock on a front door, you and your little one will share a multi-sensory journey of discovery into interactive spaces of touch, colour, sound and special effects. You’ll encounter props and scenes that conjure the natural world, made of unusual and tactile materials, from feather rain to velvet stars. You’ll also be shown ideas on how everyday objects can be turned into tools for creativity and fun at home. 

Artistic Director and founder of company M-SET, Paula Manning invents delightful installations, often combining live music, drama, visual arts and design that stimulates the senses.

45 mins/no interval

This performance of To the Moon and Back is open to Barbican Members only. Sign up today.

Age guidance: For babies aged 3–14 months and children aged up to 4. There are targeted sessions for babies and children

This is a participatory, promenade experience in which young children and their parents/carers are encouraged to interact and explore the installation

All sessions are relaxed


Presented and co-produced by the Barbican 


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