July 9 – Sep 26, 2021
Van Gogh Alive the experience
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July 9 – Sep 26, 2021
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The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Stephen Lindsay & Brett Sirota and Andrew Kay Management in partnership with Grande Experiences present Van Gogh Alive, a large-scale, multi-sensory experience to entertain the whole family. Van Gogh’s works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for over a century – but never like this. For a limited time only — July 9 through September 26 in The Hangar at Aurora’s Stanley Marketplace — audiences have the unique opportunity to experience Van Gogh’s artistry and truly venture into his world. Tickets are on sale now.
Don’t just admire Van Gogh’s paintings – immerse yourself in them at the most visited multi-sensory experience in the world.
This is no ordinary art exhibition. Created by Grande Experiences, Van Gogh Alive, a large-scale, COVID-Safe, multi-sensory digital art experience, gives visitors the unique opportunity to immerse themselves into Van Gogh’s artistry and truly venture into his world. Traditions of tiptoeing through silent galleries and viewing paintings from afar in quiet contemplation are forgotten as visitors find themselves interacting with art in ways they never imagined. From start to finish, visitors are surrounded by a vibrant symphony of light, colour, sound and fragrance that has been called an ‘unforgettable’ multi-sensory experience. Van Gogh’s masterpieces come to life, giving visitors the sensation of walking right into his paintings, a feeling that is simultaneously enchanting, entertaining and educational. Adults and children delight in the super-scale show, viewing artworks from new angles and discovering unique perspectives. But don’t just take their word for it: experience it for yourself!
Denver Center for the Performing Arts is the only official ticketing provider of Van Gogh Alive and tickets may only be purchased online at denvercenter.org.
Please choose a date on the calendar below to begin your order,
then select the adjacent box with “Van Gogh Alive” and your selected date to view the available entry times.
As of August 16, 2021
The DCPA continues to implement health and safety procedures in accordance with local COVID-19 reopening guidelines and recommendations from the CDC to help protect visitors, volunteers and staff. Safety is our number one priority.
Guidelines are quickly being revised and we commit to following best practices. Please know that these protocols may change as guidelines are adjusted. Our current planned measures include:
As of April 16, 2021
As we prepare to open Van Gogh Alive, these FAQs will be updated. Please check back for additional information.
ENTRANCE & ARRIVAL INFO
Stanley Marketplace is a popular community marketplace with over 50 businesses. There is a lot to do, unique places to shop and tasty food to eat, so we encourage you to arrive early or stay after your visit! Stanley has 400 free parking spaces and overflow parking is available in the nearby neighborhood.
Entry to Van Gogh Alive will be in 15-minute increments. For example, if your ticket is for 3pm, you’ll be able to enter between 3pm and 3:15pm. Please plan to arrive early so you are ready to go.
Because the number of tickets for each time slot is strictly limited and this event is popular, we strongly recommend booking tickets online in advance of your visit.
Why 15-minute entries? To give you the time and space to look at all of the mesmerizing details! Timed ticketing greatly reduces wait times and crowding.
The experience is open Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 8pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 9pm. Final entry is one hour before the experience closes. Closed Mondays. Please review the ticketing calendar for date-specific details.
Due to the popularity of the experience, late entry is at the discretion of house management. Our team will do its best but late entry is not guaranteed.
ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
Van Gogh Alive is not an art exhibition in the traditional sense! It is an immersive, multi-sensory multimedia art experience that combines high definition projections of Van Gogh’s paintings with digital surround sound. Imagery and animations are projected at a scale that offers visitors the ability to see the details of the artist’s work like never before. More than 3,000 images transform each surface. There is no physical artwork by Vincent Van Gogh on display.
Individual visit times vary, but most visitors can anticipate spending 60 – 90 minutes. The main feature of the exhibition lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Please note closing times on our ticketing calendar. All visitors will be asked to exit at closing time regardless of what time they entered the experience.
Van Gogh Alive has been designed to appeal to all ages and is great for kids! Here are some helpful tips to plan ahead:
There is no coat check nor locker / cloakroom. Please be prepared to carry all of the belongings you bring.
You can bring in a water bottle. Any other outside food and drink will not be permitted.
Pets are not allowed inside Stanley Marketplace or Van Gogh Alive. Per Colorado law, service animals trained to perform a particular task are allowed inside.
Restrooms, including family, inclusive and accessible accomodations, are located inside Stanley Marketplace. There are no restrooms inside the Van Gogh Alive space.
We encourage your party to use the restroom prior to getting in line for your entry time.
If needed, you will be permitted to exit into the marketplace to use the restroom and re-enter within a reasonable amount of time.
Aside from restroom use, re-entry will not be permitted.
Yes, with the following guidelines:
We welcome patrons of all languages and language abilities. While there will be some materials and signage written in English, neither reading nor understanding English is required to enjoy this experience. Spanish language translations will be available via a printed Spanish guide.
No. Van Gogh Alive is a multi-sensory immersive art experience, building on DCPA Off-Center’s ongoing commitment to artistic innovation and offering transformative live experiences that put the audience at the center of the action.
No.There are six international touring Van Gogh immersive experiences, and two of them have been announced for Denver this year.
The DCPA is presenting Van Gogh Alive. The first of its kind, Van Gogh Alive has welcomed over seven million visitors worldwide in over 66 cities on six continents since its inception in 2011. Unique to Denver, the DCPA engagement includes two walk-in representations featuring Van Gogh’s “Bedroom in Arles” painting and the iconic “Sunflower selfie room” — both serving as an incredible backdrop for photographers and selfie lovers.
Immersive Van Gogh is a completely different experience and is neither associated with Van Gogh Alive nor the DCPA.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts reserves the right to eject anyone from the premises for inappropriate or disruptive behavior at any time without a refund, as well as reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone who appears intoxicated or under the influence, at the discretion of our staff.
For a contactless experience, all Van Gogh Alive tickets are digital. Upon completing your order, you should have received a confirmation email with your tickets attached as a PDF from DO_NOT_REPLY_boxoffice@dcpa.org. If you did not receive this email, please first check your spam/junk folder. Then, contact the DCPA box office to troubleshoot your order.
If you are experiencing symptoms that are similar to those of COVID-19 or have had known exposure, please contact the DCPA box office at email@example.com to reschedule for a later date.
Otherwise, all orders will be subject to DCPA’s standard ticketing policies.
Yes! You will be able to purchase up to 9 tickets online. If you have 10 or more people in your party, the DCPA Group Sales team can help find the right day and time for you. Contact Group Sales ➤
No. In order to achieve our mission of welcoming as many guests as possible, private events will not be offered at this time. However, there are a limited number of dates available for companies or individuals interested in buying-out an entire time slot via our Group Sales department. Our team can also connect you to event specialists at Stanley Marketplace to enhance your group experience.
Ticket prices vary based on date and availability. We offer the following discount opportunities:
Come in the first weekend (July 9 – 11) when tickets are $35 – $40.
Early bird and Sunday night pricing: Tickets are $35 at 10 & 10:15am every Tuesday through Friday and 6:30 – 7pm every Sunday night.
Choose a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
Choose a weekday / weeknight for more affordable options. Use our ticketing calendar to find the day, time, and price that work for you.
Free for Kids Age 4 & Under
Everyone needs a ticket. Free children’s tickets for age 4 and under can be booked online. Please read our FAQ for more tips about bringing kids!
$25 Youth & Student Tickets
Youth ages 5-18 and students with a student ID receive $25 tickets.
Active Military and Veteran Tickets
Active and retired military personnel and immediate families save 10%. Use code BLUESTAR to purchase.
Bring a Group to Save 10%
Contact our Group Sales team ➤
ACCESSIBILITY, MOBILITY & SENSORY INFO
There will be limited seating throughout the experience, but moving through it will be required to experience all areas.
Van Gogh Alive and Stanley Marketplace are accessible for wheelchairs, walkers, mobility scooters, and other mobility devices. Courtesy wheelchairs will be available for use.
There will be classical music playing via surround sound. However, there are no dialogues or narratives that are necessary to understanding the experience.
For patrons who are blind or low vision, an Audio Described experience with a sighted guide will be available on request with a two-week notice. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to reserve.
Incorporating scent is a powerful addition to our Van Gogh Alive immersive experience. Essential oil fragrance is diffused through the multi-sensory gallery. The comforting scent of cypress, cedar, sandalwood and nutmeg, with a bright accent of lemon and vetiver, transports the visitor to the orchards, gardens and sprawling fields where Vincent painted his timeless masterpieces.
Developed by Grande Exhibitions, SENSORY4™ is a unique technological system that combines multi-channel motion graphics, cinema quality surround sound and up to forty high-definition projectors to provide one of the most exciting multi-screen environments in the world.
What else should I know about the sensory aspects of this experience?
Van Gogh Alive is a multi-sensory art experience that involves high-level cinema-quality sound, large scale moving images, theater level lighting and at times loud abrupt sounds.
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