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The Dark Side of the Moon: October Planetarium Shows

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Adults (18+)
Various dates available
The Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd’s iconic album ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ is 50 this year and you can experience the music and stunning visuals in Life’s planetarium in October.

The show combines breath-taking views of the solar system and beyond, played out to 42 minutes of The Dark Side Of The Moon. NSC Creative have led the visual production efforts, working closely with Pink Floyd’s long time creative collaborator Aubrey Powell from Hipgnosis.

Friday 6 October, 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
Thursday 12 October, 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
Thursday 19 October, 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
Saturday 21 October, 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm) special event
Tuesday 31 October, 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm)

Terms and conditions

Experience Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon in our planetarium.

Ticket prices

Adult £20.00
Carer (please bring proof) £15.00

Event highlights

Telescope icon maroon

Life's planetarium is the perfect setting. 

Musical note icon.

Each song has a different theme.

Moon icon.

Take a trip to the Moon.

Join us for a special event

Join us on Saturday 21 October, as we kick off the centennial celebrations of the planetarium, coinciding with the “International Observe the Moon” night. The inaugural planetarium projector was revealed in October 1923, closely followed by the first public planetarium opening in May 1925 at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. Just like all of our Pink Floyd performances, our team will guide you through an immersive journey: “Secrets of the Moon.” Produced by the skilled Life team, this brand-new show delves into the history of our celestial neighbour. 

Additional information

Please use the Life Science Centre main entrance on Times Square. Parking is available nearby at Times Square Car Park. Postcode for Sat Nav: NE4 7AD.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to your planetarium show. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the start time. Pay bar available on the evening. Seating not reserved.

The music was absolutely fantastic – whatever sound system you have is amazing!

Event attendee, August 2023

From entering the centre the experience was fabulous. Special shout out to the front of house team, and the team who put the whole experience together.

Event attendee, August 2023

Exceeded expectations (which were high anyway following a recommendation).

Event attendee, August 2023

Getting here

Life is located in Times Square, just a two minute walk from Newcastle Central train and Metro station.

Driving? Times Square Car Park is just around the corner. The sat nav reference for the car park is NE1 4AD (opposite Leonardo Hotel – formerly Jurys Inn). Look out for Centre for Life and/or Times Square Car Park signage to direct you.

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

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