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Gobbledegook Theatre presents
Saturday 8 August 2020 at 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm and 3.15pm
Salisbury Arts Centre grounds
Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance
Cloudscapes is an immersive outdoor performance of words and clouds. It will be presented in a specially marked out area on the grass outside Salisbury Arts Centre – a cloud-gazing area. You will get comfy on giant beanbags and listen to the performance through headphones while gazing at the sky, as a daughter tells the story of a journey with her father across Route 66. After the audio has finished you are invited to visit the Cloud Museum, in a converted vintage horse trailer, which holds a library of clouds and artefacts from cloud gazing and gazers around the world.
“By inviting us to relax and listen, and to look up rather than along the horizontal plane that we mostly operate in, Lorna Rees has given us a marvellous gift. The stories she tells are beguiling and beautifully woven together....the whole experience is delightful” Total Theatre Magazine
Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance online to allow for social distancing
Please read our FAQs in the booking details section below to see how we are ensuring your visit will be as enjoyable and safe as possible
We can’t wait to welcome you to experience Cloudscapes at Salisbury Arts Centre on Saturday 8 August. To help make your visit as enjoyable and safe as possible, here are some useful questions and answers.
Where will Cloudscapes be presented?
Cloudscapes is an immersive outdoor performance of words and clouds. It will be presented in a specially marked out area on the grass outside Salisbury Arts Centre – a cloud-gazing area. You will lie back on giant beanbags and listen to the performance through headphones while gazing at the sky. After the audio has finished you are invited to visit the Cloud Museum, in a converted vintage horse trailer, where the performers and cloud experts will be on hand.
Will my visit be safe?
Yes. Wiltshire Creative have worked with Gobbledegook Theatre to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable. Measures include: following government guidance, limited audience numbers, a marked out audience area with social distancing, hand sanitation stations, beanbags and headphones which are cleaned between each performance, extra staff, one-way systems and paperless ticketing.
Do I need a ticket to enjoy Cloudscapes?
Yes. Tickets are FREE, but to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and performers, please book in advance online at www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk
Can I book on the day or just turn up?
Sorry, no. To help keep everyone safe and manage audience numbers, tickets must be booked online at least 24 hours in advance.
Do I need to print my ticket(s) at home?
No. As long as you can show your ticket(s) on a mobile device, that will be fine. If you do wish to bring a print out, please ensure you take it away with you afterwards.
Do I need to bring anything?
Bring a a pair of sunglasses, as looking at the sky, even on a cloudy day, can be bright. You may also want to bring your own blanket, but this isn't essential.
Can I bring my own headphones?
You are welcome to bring your own wireless headphones (to use with your mobile phone) and you will be shown how to use them. However, there are plenty of headphones to go round and all are cleaned between performances.
What if I have access needs?
If you have access needs, please let us know in advance so we can make sure your visit is enjoyable. Gobbledegook Theatre and Wiltshire Creative are committed to making their work available to everyone. This event has a limited number of seats available for those who are unable to sit on a beanbag on the ground. Wheelchair users are also welcome. The audio soundscape is very descriptive so the performance can be enjoyed by visually impaired audiences. If you would like to contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How long is the performance?
The audio performance lasts about 25 minutes. There will then be time to visit the Cloud Museum.
What time should I arrive?
Please try to arrive about 15 minutes before your start time. You may be asked to queue for a short while, so please be patient as we welcome everyone safely to the event. Latecomers may not be able to be admitted.
Is there parking nearby?
There is a public pay & display car park nearby in Salt Lane. However, where possible, we encourage audiences to walk or cycle to the event.
Do I need to wear a face covering?
No. As the event is taking place outside, with 2 metre social distancing, face covering is not mandatory. However, you are welcome to wear one if you feel more comfortable.
Will food and drink be available?
Yes, the Arts Centre take away café will be open between 10am and 4pm serving drinks, refreshments and ice creams. Please use contactless payment.
Will toilet facilities be available?
Yes, the toilets will be open during the day, operating a queuing system and with extra cleaning in operation.
Will the Arts Centre be open?
The building will be open to operate a one-way system for the take away café. However, the rest of the venue will not be accessible. We hope to open up the rest of the Arts Centre in a few weeks’ time.
What if I book a ticket but then cannot attend?
If you are unable to attend please email email@example.com so that your ticket may be allocated to someone else.
What happens if it rains?
The performance will go ahead, unless it becomes unsafe. We’re crossing our fingers for blue skies and beautiful clouds!