The Holy Star Pop-up Planetarium Show

Blending Christmas mystery with cosmic discovery, this show is perfect for families and sky-gazers aged 9 and older! This pop-up planetarium show is an immersive film on a 360-degree screen.

Step into a world of wonder as the planetarium opens to unveil the stunning night sky. Witness a breathtaking sunset, and as the sky darkens, let your eyes feast on more than 1,300 twinkling stars, the ribbon-like Milky Way, and the fleeting magic of shooting stars.

Next, dive into the newly-released 22-minute immersive film, "The Holy Star." Was the Star of Bethlehem a miracle, a myth, or something more?

Discover the awe-inspiring possibilities as we journey through time exploring comets, novae, supernovae, and more. The film wraps you in 360-degree visuals of ancient scenes and modern-day simulations.

We cap off this intriguing experience with a short Q&A session. Do you have questions about the Christmas Star or other cosmic wonders? Ask away! The planetarium dome will be filled with spellbinding visuals that make the answers come alive.

Learn, marvel, and celebrate the holiday season in a whole new light and join your host under the stars!

PLEASE NOTE: audiences sit on foam flooring and adults may wish to bring a cushion. All children age 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, and babies in arms go free.

Wheelchair users: Please contact host before purchasing tickets so that entry can be arranged accordingly

Age restrictions: 9+

Adult (adults and children age 12+) £7
Child (children age 11 and younger) £5
Concession (registered disabled, registered carers, and NHS workers) £5.40
Family Group (1 adult / 3 children) £20
Family group (2 adults / 2 children) £22
Senior Citizen £5.40
Student (we may ask to see your ID) £5.40

How to get there


  • Family friendly
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

On the day

  • Audiences sit on foam flooring and adults may wish to bring a cushion
  • All children age 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please arrive at least 5min before the start of the show, to allow time for taking off shoes and a brief introduction
  • Wheelchair users: please contact us before purchasing tickets. Entry into the inflatable dome is possible, yet needs to be pre-arranged

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 1 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 1 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Mario Di Maggio

Mario has over two decades experience with digital domes and planetariums, both fixed and mobile. He launched and managed the UK`s first purpose-built digital planetarium (Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham, 2005-2013); as well as the Glasgow Planetarium, then the UK`s most expensive planetarium (2001-2004). Mario has worked as a consultant for the Guinness Book of World Records Macao Planetarium (China, 2004-2008) and the Peter Harrison Planetarium (London, 2005). Additional planetarium experience includes We The Curious (Bristol, 2000) and Armagh Planetarium (Northern Ireland, 2000-2001). Before that, Mario established and managed one of South Africa's first interactive science centre networks (KwaZuzulwazi in Durban, 1992-1999), as well as a 'simulated' planetarium at the Durban Natural Science Museum (1998-1999). Currently Mario is the owner and director Dome Club Ltd, also trading as Immersive Theatres (schools outreach).

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