100: UnEarth is an outdoor promenade performance, part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, through the gardens at The Lost Gardens of Heligan near St Austell in Cornwall.
Audiences be walking, following the action through the gardens. The show will take place whatever the weather so please come prepared … suitable footwear, sunscreen, raincoats and sunhats but no umbrellas, seating or torches please. In the event of severely extreme weather we may need to cancel in which case we’ll move you to a different performance where possible. Please make sure we have your contact number and keep an eye of social media if the weather is looking unforgiving.
On Tuesdays through to Saturdays the show starts at 7.30pm. On Sundays it’s a 6.30pm start time. The site opens for audiences an hour before, so 6.30pm Tuesday to Saturday and 5.30pm on Sunday for pre-show happenings.
The Heligan Kitchen will also be open until 7.15pm, 6.15pm on Sundays.The show will last around two and a half hours with no interval. It will be dark by the end of the event but we have plenty of stewards to keep you on the right path.
There is a short walk from parking to the start of the show so please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time.
FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Performances of 100: UnEarth at Heligan may be filmed or photographed and the material may be used by WildWorks, or the commissioners, at any time for evaluation, promotion or other projects. Please note it is the ticket buyers responsibility to inform members of their party that this will be happening.
The performance is suitable for brave children aged 12 and above. It’s not suitable for children in buggies and babes in arms.
We have worked hard to make the performance as accessible as possible to as many people as possible given the nature of the show.
Torches aren’t permitted, but stewards will be available to assist anyone who would like help walking through the gardens as it gets darker – please make yourself known to a steward on arrival. We’re sorry but the route is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
The ground through the gardens is uneven; at moments during the performance, audiences will be stopped and standing for periods of time. Limited seating will be available – if you will need to sit during longer scenes, please make yourself known to a steward on arrival.
Guide dogs will be allowed, but due to the nature of the event we will be restricting to two per performance. Please call the box office to discuss availability on your preferred night.
Please call Box Office on 01872 262466 if you have specific access issues.
WHAT TO BRING
You’ll need suitable footwear for walking in the woods and suitable clothing – there is no shelter and the show will go ahead in rain. Please don’t bring torches, umbrellas, pushchairs, dogs, other animals or seating.
FOOD & DRINK
Heligan’s café will be open until 7.15pm Tuesday to Saturday and until 6.15pm on Sundays. Picnics are permitted but there is no interval or specific picnic area. The performance is a promenade (walking) through the gardens at Heligan.
HOW TO GET THERE
From St Austell take the Mevagissey road (B3273) and follow the brown tourist signs to The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
If you have any questions please speak to the Box Office on 01872 262466.