The Occasion in association with Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium present

A live action planetarium show: YOU ARE HERE!

WOW Tours are expecting to attend a lecture from The Professor only to find themselves unexpectedly confronted with the disappearance of the stars - not to mention the disappearance of The Professor!

Equipped only with umbrellas and a mysterious A-Z guidebook of the Galaxy, WOW Tours embark on a magical journey. With help from the audience they uncover where The Professor has gone and in doing so, discover “the most incredible, remarkable, mind-blowing thing in the universe!”

With Jupiter as the ultimate ‘behind you’ moment, a zoom through Saturn’s rings and a voyage down to the surface of Mars, this is a show unlike any other.

An exciting new family show that perfectly combines live theatre with an immersive 360˚ full dome planetarium experience. Join the hosts of Wow Tours on an out-of-this-world adventure as they attempt to put everything in its place – in our Solar System, the Universe and beyond!

Don’t be THERE. Be HERE!

Audience comments (from the July 2017 work-in-progress at WSC):

Sciency! Spacey! Happy!... Learnt that sun is a star.

5-7 years old

It was very realistic and made me think about the questions asked… Learnt all that shines in the sky is not a star.

5-7 years old

Enjoy, funny and excited… It’s really good x100.

8-12 years old

Weird (good!), floating, funny… Learnt that the stars are far away… Would be great to put the planets in context (how to get from here to there).

8-12 years old

Really accessible way to learn… Enjoyed the family shared experience… Looking forward to more adventures on each planet.


Amusement… unique combination… The Planetarium showed its versatility for a range of uses… Very enjoyable, good for the younger viewers and participation was encouraged. TOO SHORT!


Exciting, interested, fulfilled… Would like to see more of this sort of thing here – would make me visit more.


Script by Andy Cannon; Directed by Peter Clerke; Set & Costume design by Ali Maclaurin; Music by Richard Williams and Lighting by Joe Price.

Performed by Catherine Gillard and Jemma Blythe

Film by NSC Creative

YOU ARE HERE! is a collaboration between Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium and The Occasion Theatre, supported by Arts Council England, Airbus and The National Space Centre.

You can check out the show's very own website and download an activity pack and find lots of other goodies, by clicking here.

On tour:

Winchester Science Centre
24 October – 4 November 2018

We The CurioUs, Bristol
9 – 11 November 2018

Glasgow Science Centre
14 – 18 November 2018

Winchester Science Centre
13 – 24 February 2019

Thinktank, Birmingham
28 February – 3 March 2019

National Space Centre, Leicester
5 – 9 March 2019

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Photographs by Harvey Mills.