Suitable for ages 7+

Essential Information

Type Planetarium shows
Location
Royal Observatory
Date and Times Weekends and holiday weekdays
Prices Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8

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Prepare to be transported inside a special spacecraft to the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to view the stars in the night sky, before lifting off into space to visit the Earth, Moon, Sun and all the planets of the Solar System.

Unlike traditional planetarium shows, in Audio Universe the soundtrack takes the lead role. Each of the objects in space are represented with sounds as well as being presented with incredible visuals. This means that this show is an immersive experience that can be enjoyed irrespective of level of vision.

Recommended ages 7+. Under-5s will not be admitted – Ted's Space Adventure is suitable for younger children.

Check out the full list of upcoming planetarium shows and events here.

Show times

Audio Universe runs at 12.30pm on weekends and during school holidays.

How to book

Planetarium shows are available to book online and by phone. Our shows are very popular, so to prevent any disappointment, we recommend booking your tickets in advance.

To book your tickets, please click here or contact the Bookings team on 0208 312 6608. The office is open Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.

Plan your visit

Can children attend?

Yes! This show is suitable for ages 7+. Children under 5 will not be admitted. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

How long do planetarium shows last?

Planetarium shows last up to 30 minutes.

When should I arrive?

The planetarium is part of the Royal Observatory, at the top of a hill with spectacular views across London. Please allow enough time to get to us and aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the show’s start time, as latecomers cannot be admitted.

Getting here

Can I bring a pushchair?

Pushchairs are not allowed into the planetarium itself but there is a designated buggy park in the foyer.

Can I visit the Observatory too?

You do not need a Royal Observatory ticket to visit the Planetarium. However, if you would also like to visit the historic observatory then you can book a separate ticket here.

What provisions are in place to support those with additional needs?

From choosing the best show and ticket type to being inside the planetarium, check out our full accessibility information here.

I have another question.

Check our frequently asked questions here. If you're still not sure, call or email the Bookings team.

Call: +44 (0)20 8312 6608

Email: bookings@rmg.co.uk

Tickets and Opening

Adult: £12
Child: £6
Student/Under 25: £8

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