This is your last chance to see the immersive ‘Van Gogh Alive’ experience before it leaves MediaCity

Van Gogh Alive is "the world’s most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience".

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 20th December 2021

Over 100,000 people have been to visit the Van Gogh Alive experience since it arrived at MediaCity UK a couple of months back.

Van Gogh Alive is “the world’s most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience”.

It exhibits the life and work of the seminal Dutch artist, and after having welcomed over eight million visitors in 70 cities around the world – including sell-out runs in London and Birmingham – the art and culture experience pitched up at Salford Quays towards the end of October.

It takes people on a trip through the periods of Van Gogh’s life that defined him as an artist and showcases 3,000 images, including some of his most iconic works like Starry Night and Sunflowers, and lesser-known paintings inspired by his love of Japanese woodprints. 

Created by Grande Experiences, Van Gogh Alive has received rave reviews since arriving up North and has been called a “glorious, stunning, but also very moving” exhibition.


In case you haven’t heard of the exhibition, or you haven’t had the chance to head on down to visit it yet, then it features state-of-the-art gallery technology set to an evocative classical score that’s delivered via a 3D sound system, and an interpretive area where visitors can learn more about Van Gogh’s life, as well as interactive art stations that let people create their own art with the help of expert video tutorials.

The exhibition is also home to a life-sized walk-in representation of Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom in Arles’ painting and a ‘Sunflower selfie room’ – a 360° mirrored space complete with hundreds of sunflowers.


“This is an unforgettable cultural experience for all the family,” said Bruce Peterson – Owner of Grande Experiences – ahead of the exhibition’s arrival.

Also speaking on the importance of the exhibition’s arrival to the area, Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett added: “Communities have really missed experiencing arts and entertainment, with the hospitality and creative industries being amongst the hardest hit from the impacts of COVID-19, so it is brilliant to be seeing the creative industries launching new and innovative experiences for all to enjoy within a safe framework.”

But next month, after hundreds of thousands of people have set their eyes on it, the critically-acclaimed event will be waving goodbye to Greater Manchester.


And this is your last chance to book tickets.

Over 100,000 people have visited the exhibition since it arrived at MediaCity UK a couple of months back / Credit: Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive will close on 23 January 2022 at MediaCityUK.

Tickets are priced at £23.50 for adults and £16.50 for children, with concessions and school group discounts available. 

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to make a donation to The Christie charity either when purchasing tickets, or while at the exhibition, with Marie Toller – Head of Major Relationships at the charity – adding: “The Christie relies on the support and donations from the public to provide our patients with the very best care, treatment and access to research options.

“Monies raised from the Van Gogh Alive exhibition will go towards making life that little bit easier for cancer patients and enhancing their experience while at The Christie hospital.”


You can grab your tickets here.

Featured Image – Van Gogh Alive