Dreamachine

Collective Act and UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK presents Dreamachine

Dreamachine is an immersive experience like no other.

Sit back, close your eyes and join us on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to explore the extraordinary potential of your own mind.

This powerful new kind of collective experience will come from within, conjured entirely by light and music. The colourful world of the Dreamachine will unfold behind your closed eyes - created by your own brain and completely unique to you. The most complex technology required is the brain itself.

What will you see? How will you feel? Only you will know because every experience of the Dreamachine will be completely personal. You might see patterns and shapes, cities and landscapes, or abstract waves of shifting colours. It might feel like a rollercoaster ride, a journey through time and space, or you might even drift into sleep. An opportunity to disconnect from everyday life and reconnect with both yourself, and others, this unique experience will shed light on how differently we see and make sense of the world around us.

You’ll be able to see Dreamachine in Woolwich Public Market on Plumstead Road, Woolwich SE18 7BZ from Tuesday 10 May until Sunday 24 July.

This is a free ticketed event, commissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK. Appropriate for adults ages 18+. Read full FAQs including our approach to health and hygiene.

Before booking please complete the pre-booking form.

Presented in association with Woolwich Works. Supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Woolwich Exchange.

Now, over sixty years later, the 21st century Dreamachine has been radically re-imagined into a seated, multisensory experience with an immersive lightscape and 360 degree spatial sound. Like a modern kind of campfire, you’ll share your Dreamachine journey with a group of up to 32 people at a time. After your experience, you’ll be invited to reflect on what you saw, what you heard and how you felt - by yourself, or with others.

Sessions will take place Monday-Sunday between 10am and 8pm.

Dreamachine offers two versions of the experience:
High Sensory and Deep Listening

High Sensory

The High Sensory Dreamachine experience contains fast flashing bright lights, known as strobe lighting, and 360 degree spatial audio that has been used to create a deeply immersive experience. For many people the effects of the lights and the music will generate colourful, patterns and visuals behind your closed eyes.

Deep Listening

The Deep Listening experience is an immersive 360 degree spatial audio experience, with a gentle lightscape. It does not contain fast flashing lights. It has been designed to make the experience as accessible as possible to those who may have sensitivities to strobe lighting or high sensory environments.

Accessible showing types:

High Sensory (Relaxed)

We offer relaxed Dreamachine High Sensory and Deep Listening sessions for anyone who would benefit from a more informal setting. These sessions have a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, where you can freely enter and exit the live experience when needed. This is suitable for anyone who would benefit from a more informal setting including those with dementia, a movement disorder, anxiety, Tourette’s, bowel and bladder conditions, an autism spectrum condition, or a learning disability.

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Deep Listening (Relaxed)

We offer relaxed Dreamachine High Sensory and Deep Listening sessions for anyone who would benefit from a more informal setting. These sessions have a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, where you can freely enter and exit the live experience when needed. This is suitable for anyone who would benefit from a more informal setting including those with dementia, a movement disorder, anxiety, Tourette’s, bowel and bladder conditions, an autism spectrum condition, or a learning disability.

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High Sensory (BSL Interpreted)

We offer a BSL Interpreted version of the High Sensory experience

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