Evolution Drone Light Show: Nottingham

45 mins

Witness an epic-scale theatrical event told through a swarm of mesmerising drones flying in unison. Experience the sky above Nottingham as it becomes the stage for the story of our evolution.

Watch the universe unfold, from the humble beginnings of single-cell organisms, to the awe-inspiring reign of the dinosaurs ending with the arrival of modern humans.

Show timings

  • Gates open: 2 hours prior to show: 19:00
  • Food village opens and DJ starts: 19:00
  • Pre-show starts: 21:00
  • Drones take flight: 21:18
  • Show ends: 21:45
  • Site closes: 22:30

The Evolution Drone Light Show will be held at Trent Bridge stadium near Nottingham, with doors opening 2 hours prior to the show so that you can enjoy the food and music!

What to expect

  • This is a 45-minute experience comprising an 18-minute pre-show and a 27-minute drone light show.
  • An epic narrated 3D drone light show for all the family
  • Food village and refreshment stalls from independent traders
  • Music and an electric atmosphere full of awe and excitement
  • The Evolution drone show is a family-friendly, disability-accessible event.

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

On site parking has now sold out at the venue. Please see our FAQs for two official offsite carpark options available nearby.

Age restrictions: 0+

Adult (age 18+)
Adult + child under 3 (under 3s go free, sat on adult’s lap)
Child (3 and over)
Companion (carer) (registered carer ID required, please refer to FAQs)
Concession (Blue Light Card holders, over 65, students (ID required))
Concession + child under 3 (Blue Light Card holders, over 65, students (ID required). Under 3s sat on adult’s lap)
Wheelchair User
Wheelchair user
Wheelchair user (child) (Child )
Companion Seat
Wheelchair companion | Carer (registered carer ID required, please refer to FAQs)

What people are saying

Hannah Annear
Dec 2023

This was a wonderful experience. Really enjoyed it. Was mesmerized. I bought tickets as a family ...

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Eva Gonzalez Szamocki
Dec 2023

This was really great. Very very clever and fun to watch. A definite must see!

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William Jory
Dec 2023

The Grand Children loved it. Especially the dinosaur.

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Lucy Angell John
Dec 2023

Was so amazing! Our toddler was transfixed as were we! We loved the story and the length was perf...

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How to get there


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

On the day

  • Ensure you bring your QR code ticket and allow plenty of time to get through the gates

  • Access to the venue will be via Bridgford Road and Hound Road. The entrances on Radcliffe Road and Fox Road will not be in operation

  • On site parking has now sold out. Please see our FAQs for two official carpark options nearby.

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

Rescheduling and cancellation policy for Evolution Nottingham

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 Saturday 20 April, Friday 26 April, Saturday 27 April & Sunday 28 April, 2024 and other dates as may be identified. In the event that you change your mind, this experience is not eligible for refunds. For details, see Customer Terms and Conditions displayed at the point of booking.

You'll be hosted by

Evolution Nottingham

Evolution is brought to you in Nottingham by a collaboration between Celestial, Yuup and Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Nottinghamshire. The county club was founded in 1841, although teams had played first-class cricket under the Nottinghamshire name since 1835.

Any questions?

FAQs for this experience