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
The Pit is located on Level -2 within the main Barbican building and can be accessed via the stairs or lifts on Level G, next to the doors to the Lakeside Terrace.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
The Pit floor (level minus 2) can be reached via the main lifts – please note that only two of the four lifts go to this floor. Access Step-free access from the Pit floor foyer to any front-row seat. All other seats lead off stepped aisles.
Spaces for two wheelchair users in the front row (at stage level), with companion seats. Front row seats are also suitable for people with limited mobility.
Because space in the auditorium is limited, we recommend that you leave your dog to be cared for by a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
Amplified sound is provided through a headset for people with impaired hearing. Audio-described performances use a wireless network to relay through a headset a live description of the scenery, costumes, facial expressions and action. Headsets are available. You can obtain one 30 minutes before the performance from the programme desk inside the Pit Theatre entrance.
Large-print exhibition information
To request a large print copy, please call the Theatre on 020 7638 8891 before your visit.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.