Immersive Theartres

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know before making a booking

If your question is not answered below please contact us

What are 'immersive theatres'?

Our 'immersive theatres' are inflatable, portable, digital planetarium domes. Inside we can project everything from astronomy to biology to art, all on a 360° screen. This relatively new projection technology is also known as Fulldome and you can read more about it here and here.

How big are your Immersive Theatres?
We operate 4m, 5m, 6m and 7m diameter domes.

Can these domes be used outdoors?
All our domes are made for indoor use only, however they can be used outside if sheltered inside a dry, secure marquee with the sides down.

How many people can the domes accommodate?

  • 4m dome : up to 20 small children or 8-10 adults or 15 mixed (ultra-limited wheelchair capacity)
  • 5m dome : up to 30 small children or 10-12 adults or 20 mixed (very limited wheelchair capacity)
  • 6m dome : up to 45 small children or 20 adults or 25 mixed or approx. 5 wheelchair users
  • 7m dome : up to 70 small children or 40 adults or 45 mixed or approx. 8 wheelchair users

NOTE: these are the capacities for seated audiences. If audiences are lying down (common with Dome Club performances), capacities are greatly reduced.

How much space do the domes require?

  • 4m dome : 5.0 x 5.0m floor space with 2.8m high ceiling
  • 5m dome : 6.0 x 6.0m floor space with 3.3m high ceiling
  • 6m dome : 6.6 x 6.6m floor space with 3.7m high ceiling
  • 7m dome : 7.6 x 7.6m floor space with 4.2m high ceiling

How long does it take to set up and take down?
Between 30-60min to set up and 25-45min to take down.

Are your domes in good condition and is your equipment up to date?
Under the auspices of our parent company Dome Club Ltd, we carry out regular maintenance of our domes and have access to the very latest in digital dome technology.

How far do you travel?
We are located in the South West, yet happily travel further for larger bookings

What do you require from the venue?

  • an indoor space with a clean floor 
  • one power socket per dome

Additional (optional) requirements:

  • all venues are encouraged to provide gym mats or other comfortable flooring, otherwise our foam rubber flooring rates are £100 for the 7m dome and £50 for the other domes.
  • depending on the nature of non-school bookings, it may be advisable for the venue to provide a full-time assistant for the duration of the booking (otherwise we will need to bring an additional member of staff for an extra charge).

Do you provide a risk assessment?
Yes, our general risk assessment can be viewed here, and our COVID risk assessment is available on request.

Do you offer accessible shows?

  • all our domes are fully wheelchair accessible. 
  • as signatories of the Autism Charter, we aim to make our digital dome experiences as autism-friendly as possible. If any students / audience members would like to familiarise themselves with the dome before the start of the day’s programme, we will happily arrange this.
  • many of our shows are also available in different languages, please check the catalogue or contact us for details.
  • our Virtual Reality (VR) shows do not require headsets

Can I create my own content to screen in your dome?
Yes, we are strong advocates of the ‘fulldome’ (360˚) digital medium and will happily work with you to create your own content.

When do I need to pay?

  • 4m and 5m domes - payment needs to be received 2 weeks before the date of the visit
  • 6m and 7m domes - payment needs to be received 3 weeks before the date of the visit

Can I cancel a booking?
For a full refund, cancellations need to be made at least 2 weeks before the booking date (for 4m and 5m domes) and 3 weeks before the booking date (for 6m and 7m domes). For cancellations made after this period we reserve the right to hold part or the full amount to cover loss of business.

Dome Club Ltd (also trading as Immersive Theatres)
26 Ilchester Crescent, Bristol, BS13 7HL
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Tel: 0800 9551 360
Company Registration Number : 08802807
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