The Drone Light Show

A mesmerising new show for all the family

Watch hundreds of animated drone lights take to the night sky at Utilita Bowl Stadium to tell an extraordinary story from the dawn of time. Experience the latest creative entertainment with an epic celebration of life on earth and witness the recreation of monumental historical moments. From the Big Bang and reign of the dinosaurs right through to the modern day moon landings and life as it is today, expect immersive storytelling of epic proportions in a brand-new narrated show with a powerful cinematic soundtrack.

16 November | Utilita Bowl Stadium, Southampton

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A magical stadium show

Have an unforgettable time with your friends and family. Enjoy magic in the sky, local food and drink from the food village and a world-class stadium experience at Utilita Bowl Stadium, Southampton where every seat is a front row view to the world’s biggest stage – the sky.

Tickets and Pricing

Book before 19th July 2024 for early bird pricing. Adult, child and concession tickets available.


We offer accessible access and seating options, please check venue FAQs for detail.

Kind to the planet

We’re pioneering the future of live entertainment. Drone light shows offer a greener alternative to fireworks and are kinder to the environment, our pets and wildlife.

Groups and Schools

Concession tickets are available for students. Discounts vary per performance and are subject to availability.

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All tickets are non-refundable. For details, see Participant Terms and Conditions displayed at the point of booking.

You will receive your e-ticket(s) from Yuup via email. This will be sent from: (please check your junk or spam folders in case it’s gone there). A copy of your ticket can also be found by logging in to your Yuup customer account and selecting ‘my experiences’.

If you have purchased multiple tickets under one booking, please note the Yuup system will generate separate QR codes for each person to scan on arrival. 

You are advised to either print a copy of your e-ticket(s) at home, or display your ticket on your mobile to be scanned at the entry gate.

If you have a ticket or booking-related question, you can contact the Yuup team via email at or by using Intercom, the instant chat function found on the Yuup homepage.

Early-bird refers to the first ticket tier we are selling tickets at. Early bird ends on 19th July and then we're moving onto our general admission price tier. 

Tickets can only be purchased in advance from the Yuup website and cannot be purchased from the venue box office.

It’s a shame you can’t join us. Tickets are non-refundable, however, if you would like to pass on your tickets to someone else that is fine as long as they have access to the QR e-tickets to scan on entry.

Children under the age of three are required to sit on the lap of the adult they are attending with. Please select the 'Adult + Child Under 3 ticket which allow one adult and a child under 3 to enter. 

Please note a second QR will be generated for this ticket type. 

Timings / Arrival

We advise you to arrive in plenty of time to get through the gates and security checks prior to the start time.
Please be aware: 

  • West Gate and East Gate will be in use for entry.
  • For accessible parking users we recommend using East Gate for entry. 
  • Bag searches will be in operation as well as security checks at the entrance. 

Show timings:

- Gates open: 17:30
- Food village opens and DJ starts: 17:30 
- Pre-show starts: 19:30
- Drones take flight: 19:48 
- Show ends: 20:15 
- Site closes: 21:30

The total run time is 45 minutes. The show includes an 18-minute pre-show and a 27-minute drone light show so the entire show will last for 45 minutes in total.

  • knives and firearms
  • fireworks, smoke canisters, flares or any other pyrotechnic device
  • controlled drugs
  • air-horns, whistles, drums, megaphones
  • glass vessels
  • laser devices
  • drones and associated equipment
  • poles
  • inflatables
  • large items that do not fit under a seat
  • Flags with offensive or football related logos
  • Any articles that may, in the reasonable opinion of the Company, be dangerous, hazardous, or cause
  • injury, harm or nuisance
  • items of national dress are subject to authorization by Utilita Bowl prior to arrival 


We recommend entering via East Gate (if parking in Close to Gate parking). 

There are Accessible Toilets located around the ground in all stands and the Atrium. These toilets are controlled by radar key, if you have forgotten or do not have access to a radar key please ask an Information Steward.  

It should be noted that the vast majority of seats at Utilita Bowl are not covered. 

Wheelchair and companion seats are located in: 
Block SU 
Block VU 
Block WU 
Block BU 
Block CU 
Block EU 

Both seat options are marked with symbols and are colour coded. For companion seat, select orange option with two figures and for wheelchair space, select green wheelchair symbol. 

Wheelchair seats are limited, so please book tickets for yourself and your carer at the same time to ensure you are sat together. 

Yes, we offer a complimentary ticket for companions attending the performance with you. 

Wheelchair seats are limited, so please book tickets for yourself and your carer at the same time to ensure you are sat together. 

You must be able to supply one of the following documentation dated within the past 12 months or with a valid date covering the event:

  • Front-page of DLA letter or PIP letter 
  • Front-page of Attendance Allowance letter
  • DID card (National Disabled Identification Card)
  • Evidence of being registered as severely sight-impaired (blind)
  • Recognised Assistance Dog ID card
  • Valid Access Card showing you require a +1 to accompany you
  • Armed Forces Independent Disability Payment
  • War Disablement Pension
  • A specialist medical consultant letter stating your need for additional assistance at events

In addition, copies of the following two pieces of evidence are required in order to reserve an accessible parking space:

  • Valid Blue Badge
  • Valid Photo ID (Driver's licence/Passport or equivalent, to validate the Blue Badge)

It is recommended that you choose a seat located towards the front of the row nearest the performance area or at the end of an aisle, as this will provide you with a little bit more space.

There is an unmanned storage area for buggy’s in the entrance to the Shane Warne stand and Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie stand which are left at the owners' own risk. 

Facilities at Utilita Bowl

There will be a number of different food and drink options available to purchase. 

Utilita Bowl is a cashless venue.

All of the concession stands will be accepting contactless payments.  

There is an unmanned storage area for buggy’s in the entrance to the Shane Warne stand and Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie stand which are left at the owners' own risk. 

All top of the terraces are positioned high up but not steep! If this might present an issue for you, we recommend that you select seats near the front of the stands. 

Getting to Utilita Stadium

Yes, there is limited parking available in Car Park 2, outside West Gate on site at the venue. This parking has to be pre-booked here.

We have a limited number of accessible parking spaces available at the venue. Spaces are only available if booked in advance.  

This parking is available in Car Park 6, outside the East Gate

To book blue badge parking please contact the venues' Ticket Office on 023 8047 2002. Between 10am and 4pm weekdays.

The closest bus stops to Utilita Bowl are Dawson Lodge for buses travelling towards Southampton City Centre, and Moorgreen Hospital for buses travelling towards Hedge End Train Station.

Bluestar Bus No.14

Southampton City Centre – Northam - Bitterne – West End – Chartwell Green – Utilita Bowl – Hedge End Super Store and Train Station

For further timetable information for the No. 14 Bluestar Bus, please click here.

Bluestar Bus No. 24

Eastleigh Bus Station – Southampton Airport Parkway Station - Mansbridge – West End – Utilita Bowl – Hedge End Super Stores - Hedge End Village

For further timetable information for the No. 24 Bluestar Bus, please click here

The closest railway stations located to Utilita Bowl are Hedge End and Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Stations.

To plan your journey, head over here.

General questions

Yes, Evolution is suitable for all ages to enjoy!

All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Any adult is responsible entirely for the safety and welfare of any Infant and/or Child and/or Teenager in their party. We do not accept any parental or supervisory duty of care or liability for any under 18s.

In the event of bad weather conditions, the event may be postponed and your booking will automatically be moved to a new date as explained on the Experience Listing. We will contact all customers by email and SMS to confirm the new date the event will be held on.

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed to attend the event with you with the exception of assistance dogs.

Yes, you can bring soft drinks up to 500ml and food however, no glass or metal cutlery is allowed. 

There will be a number of different food and drink options available to purchase at the venue.