About the event
Tom Hanks narrates an epic experience that offers a unique new perspective on humankind’s past and future voyages to the moon.
Telling the stories of the Apollo missions in intimate detail, The Moonwalkers also provides an insight into the impending return of crewed surface missions by going behind-the-scenes of the Artemis programme, including interviews between Hanks and Artemis astronauts.
Lightroom’s powerful projection and audio technology will transform the immense space into a vehicle for a spectacular immersive voyage to our closest celestial neighbour.
Tom Hanks co-wrote The Moonwalkers with Christopher Riley, the double BAFTA-nominated writer-director whose work includes many of the most groundbreaking films and television programmes about space for the likes of the BBC, Netflix, and PBS.
The show tells the stories of the Apollo missions, reflecting their gripping journeys at spectacular scale. Newly filmed interviews between Hanks and astronauts of the current Artemis programme will grant an insight into the return of crewed surface missions to the moon.
Hanks himself will provide the voiceover, accompanied by a spectacular original score by Anne Nikitin whose previous work includes the Apple TV+ hit series HIJACK starring Idris Elba and the cult heist movie American Animals starring Evan Peters and Barry Keoghan.
Adults from £25
Students & Under 18s from £15
Under 3s go free
Younger children need to be supervised in the space and we ask that parents are considerate of the experience for all our guests.
From 6 December 2023 – 9 June 2024
One complete show lasts approximately 50 mins. You are welcome to stay for longer than one show.
Suitable for all ages. More accessibility information.
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The Visuals of The Moonwalkers
Original NASA footage and breath-taking images from Andy Saunders’ Apollo Remastered will transform Lightroom’s vast space into an immersive voyage to the lunar surface, brought to life by co-directors Nick Corrigan and Lysander Ashton of 59 Productions.
Over the course of the Apollo program, the twelve astronauts to set foot on the Moon captured thousands of original photographs on medium-format Hasselblad cameras. For half a century, almost every image of the Moon landings publicly available was produced from a lower-quality copy of these originals.
For Apollo Remastered Andy Saunders has, for the first time, digitally remastered images from every mission from the original film. Revealing detail that has been lost for half a century, these images offer astounding new insight and a mesmerising retrospective of humankind’s greatest adventure. In Lightroom’s vast space, these images are seen like never before – at a scale that fully immerses the viewer, transporting them to the lunar surface.
Tom Hanks & Lightroom
Tom Hanks & Christopher Riley
Nick Corrigan & Lysander Ashton
Original music composed by
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,
conducted by Tom Kelly