Evolution Drone Light Show: Bristol

Experience the sky above Bristol as it becomes the stage for the story of our evolution. Witness an epic-scale theatrical event for all ages told through a swarm of mesmerising drones flying in unison. Watch the universe unfold, from the humble beginnings of single-cell organisms, to the awe-inspiring reign of the dinosaurs, see our planet blossom over thousands of years, and spark your imagination with a story that stirs the soul.

Suitable for all ages, make a night of it and get stuck into the magic of the evening with festive food stalls, mouthwatering local street food, fairground rides, and music at Seat Unique Stadium near Gloucester Road, Bristol.

Doors open 1.5 hours before the show

Early evening show timings

  • Gates open for early evening show 15:00pm
  • Audience seated 16:00pm
  • Early evening show starts 16:30pm
  • Early evening show ends 16:46pm
  • Fairground and food village closes 17:10pm

Late evening show timings

  • Gates open for late evening show 18:30pm
  • Audience seated 19:30pm
  • Late evening show starts 20:00pm
  • Late evening show ends 20:16pm
  • Fairground and food village closes 21:00pm

Evolution Drone Light Show will be held at Seat Unique Stadium stadium near Bristol’s Gloucester Road, with doors opening 1.5 hours prior to both the late and early shows so that you can enjoy the food, attractions and music!

What to expect

  • An epic narrated 3D drone light show for all the family
  • Fairground rides and entertainment
  • Food village and refreshment stalls from independent traders
  • Music and an electric atmosphere full of awe and excitement

Evolution drone show is a family-friendly, disability-accessible, and sustainable event.

About the show

See drones tell the story of the birth of the universe and millions of years of evolution. Expect immersive storytelling of extraordinary proportions, unlike anything that’s been seen before. A brand-new narrated show with a tale older than time and a spellbinding original soundtrack.

Please see Evolution FAQs for information on accessibility, weather-related rescheduling, and more frequently asked questions.

Age restrictions: 0+

Second release adult (ages 18+)
Concession (ID required showing: over 65s, student, bluelight card)
Registered carers (ID required: registered carers must be attending the event with the individual they care for)
Second release adult + child 3 or under (one child 3 or under is allowed to sit on adult's lap)
Second release child (ages 4-17)
Accessible Seating
Accessible ticket (Select from one of the accessible seats in the Mound Stand)
Registered carers (ID required: registered carers must be attending the event with the individual they care for)

Available dates

How to get there


  • Family friendly
  • Experience takes place outdoors
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

On the day

  • Please ensure you bring your QR code ticket and arrive in plenty of time to get through the gates prior to the start time

  • The public entrance is located at Ashley Down Road, BS7 9LU

  • The entrance gate at Nevil Road will not be in operation

  • There is no public parking available, except for blue badge parking which needs to be booked 48 hours in advance, via email: tickets@glosccc.co.uk

  • We encourage use of public transport to reach the venue. See FAQs for travel information

Rescheduling and cancellation policy for Evolution Bristol

There is the possibility that this experience may need to be rescheduled for weather-related reasons. If we need to reschedule, you will be contacted by SMS and email to let you know that the experience has been moved to a contingency date. The primary contingency dates are the 22 and 23 December 2023 and other dates as may be identified. In the event that you change your mind, this experience is not eligible for refunds other than in exceptional circumstances. For details, see Customer Terms and Conditions displayed at the point of booking.

You'll be hosted by

Evolution Bristol

Evolution is brought to you in Bristol by a collaboration between Celestial, Yuup and Seat Unique Stadium (Gloucestershire County Cricket Club).

About Celestial
Celestial has a reputation as one of the top drone show companies in the world and has consistently delivered super-premium shows for some of the biggest names, including Eurovision, Amazon Prime’s Lord of the Rings, London New Year’s Eve, Manchester City soccer club and many more.

About Yuup
Yuup, the local experiences company, helps people find and book exciting things to do in their community. Yuup has earned a reputation for curating unique experiences for everyone to enjoy, building a place where people follow their passions, create memories, and discover things that make life awesome.

About Seat Unique Stadium
The Seat Unique Stadium is the home of Gloucestershire Cricket, one of the 18 first-class County Cricket Clubs in the UK. Established in 1870, Gloucestershire’s first senior match was captained by one of the most influential cricketers and one of the club's founding members WG Grace. The Seat Unique Stadium is based in the heart of Bristol just off Gloucester Road in the Bishopston area.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Evolution Bristol.

Available dates