The Lighthouse

An interactive light and sound wonderland

The Lighthouse beckons young people and their adults to explore the endless wonders of light. This immersive promenade performance is part installation, part scientific quest, part rave.

Designed for all ages, this house of marvels is full of intimate vignettes and grand lighting. A series of interconnected rooms await, each full of hands-on experiences exploring a different property of that elusive yet fundamental force of nature: light.

Taking light out of traditional theatre spaces and moving it into a new terrain, The Lighthouse puts children and their families at the centre of an exploration of light.

The Lighthouse is a conversation with the universe. It exists at the intersection of science and art, sparking curiosity at the world around us. Through its innovative use of light, sound, perspective and reflection, the performance encourages you to engage and experiment.

“The Lighthouse is a well-designed visual treat for the young and the young at heart.” InDaily
All Ages
Interactive Installation
60 Minutes
“I left there feeling as though I’d been on a holiday in another world.” Kate, mother
“I love it! I love it! I love it!” Child, age 6

Credits

Geoff Cobham Creator
Zoë Barry Creator
Daisy Brown Creator
Michelle 'Maddog' Delaney Creator
Clara Grant Creator
Marty McBubble Creator
Chris Petridis Creator
Jason Sweeney Creator
Wendy Todd Creator
Meg Wilson Creator
Renate Henschke Costume Design
Seana O'Brien Costume Construction
James Dodd Set Construction

Learn

The Lighthouse Education Resource Printable PDF including curriculum links, classroom activities, discussion questions and more.
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Awards

Ruby Award Best work or event within a festival in 2020

Tours

Australia (2022) Perth Festival, WA
Australia (2021) Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC
Premiere Season (2020) Adelaide Festival, SA

Supporters

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Adelaide Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne, Out of the Box Festival and Perth Festival.