3rd February 2017 • News
Terra Incognita - Here be Dragons
The Guildhall School and Tower Bridge present 'Terra Incognita - Here be Dragons', a site-specific light and sound installation in the unique setting of the Bascule Chamber of Tower Bridge.
These specially-commissioned new works created by artists from the Guildhall School take inspiration from the atmospheric Bascule Chamber itself – a secret space hidden in the depths of the most famous bridge in the world. The Chamber is the operational area that houses the Bridge's huge counterweights used during Bridge Lifts. When the Bridge is at rest, this huge brick-lined space stands empty: a dramatic, subterranean Victorian space normally out of bounds for everyday visitors.
This unique experience combining light, sound, and projected imagery challenges the audience to look beyond the surface. Audiences are invited to ‘review’ and ‘re-evaluate’ their relationship with the city and their perception of its history and character.
£30 per person
Or £35 to enhance the experience with a visit to the Tower Bridge Exhibition where guests can step inside the most famous bridge in the world to explore its iconic structure, glass floor and magnificent Victorian Engine Room.
Friday 17th February, Saturday 18th February and Sunday 19th February
Friday:15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 21:00
Saturday and Sunday:11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 21:00
(The event lasts approximately 1 hour including descending the 120 steps from bridge level down into the Chamber).
Book your tickets now to immerse yourself in an exclusive performance. Tickets are extremely limited due to the capacity of the Bascule Chamber.
For more information and Terms and Conditions, see our What's On page.