Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

Wheee! Festival: Architects of Air - World Premiere of Albesila, a brand new Luminarium

Monday 29 May - Sunday 04 June, 11am-5.15pm (Last admission)
Highfields Park

Special Events

£4 all tickets

Monday 29 May – Sunday 4 June 11am – 5.15pm (Last Admission*)
Thursday 1 June 5.30pm – 7.30pm - Grown-Ups Only Session (Tickets still available from Box Office)

All Luminarium Timed Entry Tickets Are Now Sold Out

General Admission Tickets are still available from Box Office

What is a General Admission Ticket?
One entry to the Luminarium between 11am and 5.15pm. You will have to join the General Entry Queue for entry.

How long will the Queue be?
Queue time can be anything between 20 minutes to 2 hours, please note Front of House Staff and Box Office staff can only advise you of a estimated queue time.

Will the General Admission Tickets Sell Out?
No, however if the queue size exceeds more than a 90 minute wait, Box Office may stop selling tickets, Box Office may also stop selling tickets if they can not guarantee entry before 5.15pm. 

Wheelchair accessible, carers attend free. Parents/carers of visitors with autism/registered disability who may experience difficulty queueing please let us know at the ticket sales point.

Suitable for all but please note that under 16s should be accompanied by a paying adult. Under 18 months are free but require a baby ticket, available from Box Office


Architects of Air regularly tour the world with their extraordinary structures which astonish and delight audiences of all ages – from babes in arms to nonagenerians. Externally intriguing in shape, their interiors are brilliantly iridescent and full of unexpectedly glorious spaces. For Wheee! 2017 we have secured the world premiere of their new creation Albesila, marking 25 years of Architects of Air.

Visits at peak times 15 minutes

The luminarium is a hugely popular attraction. Due to health and safety precautions, we can only admit a certain number of people to the luminarium at any one time. This means that, especially during peak times, queues are likely and can be as long as an hours wait for entry. We have attempted to alleviate this problem by offering a certain amount of timed entry slots which may be booked in advance and limiting duration of visits to fifteen minutes at peak times. Box Office will be able to advise you of waiting times when you collect your tickets.  We apologise for any inconvenience

*Please note that ticket sales may close if the queue size exceeds a 90 minute wait