For over 100 years it held 2 million gallons of water. Now it holds you…

Step inside the cave-like vaults of Toxteth Reservoir for a 40-minute ‘walk on water’. Through dark chambers and between towering iron arches, water surrounds, floods and falls around you, both beautiful and terrifying.  The sights, sounds and wonder of an ice cave, a tropical rainforest and monsoons unfold before you. But as you find yourself on an island, are you safe? Because when we understand that water is more precious than oil or gold, we view everything differently.

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Created by internationally renowned artists Invisible FlockAurora is an experience like no other.  State of the art interactive technologies, soundscapes, lasers and ice sculptures captivate the beauty and power of water, set within the cavernous walls and cloisters of this Victorian landmark building.

Toxteth Reservoir, a brick fortress perched on the top of Liverpool’s High Park Street and the size of half a football pitch, was one of the first in the world to use cutting edge Victorian engineering to preserve fresh water for Liverpool’s growing population. In this powerfully immersive experience, the history, mystery and beauty of one of Liverpool’s hidden gems is reimagined for the 21st century. 

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Aurora is commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Invisible Flock and Dingle 2000. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and British Council.


Toxteth Reservoir, High Park Street, L8 8LU

21 Sep-7 Oct 2018

Thu-Sun | 12-7pm (hourly performances, last entry 7pm)

Tickets: £12-£10 (concessions, family tickets and group offers available)

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