Shows at the Peter Harrison Planetarium run on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays during term time, and every day during the school holidays.
Planetarium shows are now available to book online and by phone. Our shows are very popular, to prevent any disappointment, we recommend booking your tickets in advance.
You can also book by phone by contacting the Bookings team on 0208 312 6608, open Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.
Please note: We ask you to book your tickets at least 24 hours in advance. Cut-off for advance bookings in at 9am on the day of the show.
Tickets on the day at the Planetarium is subject to availability. To avoid any disappointment, we strongly suggest booking tickets in advance and to advise against turning up at the Planetarium without a booking.
We are staggering the show start times to reduce queues, and operating safe queuing measures with floor markings and Planetarium staff support. We will have clear signage to aid and navigate our visitors through our sites.
Hand sanitiser stations are in place for our visitors to use.
To help protect yourself and others, we strongly recommend that visitors wear a face covering inside our buildings, including at the Planetarium entrance, foyer, corridors and the auditorium.
We ask that visitors maintain a safe distance from others and continue to be respectful of other visitors and staff.
Seats are unallocated. Following government guidelines, from 16 October social distancing measures will be removed inside the Planetarium. You may be seated directly next to another guest.
There will be several unoccupied seats at the back of the Planetarium; these will have pink signs on them.
It is not possible to change your seats once seated, as staff need to assess the best seating plan for your safety, comfort and enjoyment.
No, all tickets are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Ticket holders are advised to arrive at the planetarium at least 15 minutes before shows commence. Full terms and conditions are available at booking and are stated on tickets.
Yes, please make sure you include a free carer ticket when you book online, or call the Bookings team on 0208 312 6608.
If you are unable to queue for prolonged amounts of time, please inform the Bookings team in advance of your visit. On the day, make yourself known to staff on arrival and they will be able to assist you.
If you are a wheelchair user, please contact the Bookings team and they will book a wheelchair bay for you inside the auditorium.
Yes, but they will only be admitted to Ted’s Space Adventure. Babies who cannot walk and must be held can be admitted for free: please book a free ticket for your baby online, or inform our Bookings team when calling to book tickets.
All children except babies must be allocated a seat and require a child’s ticket. Please note there will not be an opportunity to leave the auditorium once your show begins, so please ensure you use the toilet facilities beforehand.
Ted’s Space Adventure is recommended for families with children aged 3-7. Older or younger siblings of any age will be admitted, provided parents understand the fact that the show may not be suitable for them. Adults without children will not be admitted to Ted’s Space Adventure.
The Sky Tonight and Meet the Neighbours are recommended for adults and families with children aged 7+. We will admit younger siblings aged 5 and above to these shows, provided parents understand the fact that the show may not be suitable for them. Under 5s will not be admitted.
All children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Yes, Members will still need to book tickets in advance for our Planetarium shows.
There is no food and drink permitted inside the Planetarium.
There is a dedicated buggy park in the foyer for pushchairs and prams, but these may not be taken into the Planetarium itself.
Please note that there are no cloakroom facilities available.
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To see our full list of current shows click here