M Live is pleased to announce that tickets for the award-winning, immersive space exhibition NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH are on sale this Monday 11 October. Developed by NEC Partners, in conjunction with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and NASA’s George C. Marshall, NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH transports audiences through the galaxy in a multi-sensory cinematic environment.
Emma Triggs, Founder and CEO of M Live Said:
We are so thrilled to have NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH on sale on Monday, Sydney’s Freedom Day as Sydneysiders are finally able to leave lockdown behind and explore the galaxy. We so are incredibly proud to be one of Sydney’s first major events with our made-for-COVID safety experience after 108 days of lockdown. Exactly like we did last year.
With Sydney having now hit the 70% vaccination target and Freedom Day almost upon us, the event launch could not have been timed more perfectly and is a welcome addition to the decimated Sydney event calendar. An explosive pre-sale this week to the M Live, Ticketek and ICC networks has eclipsed all expectations and has more than proven that Sydneysiders are ready and excited to get back out to live events after what has been an incredibly challenging few months. As Sydneysiders celebrate their newfound freedoms and plan for even more freedoms to come, NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH provides a chance to escape the confines of lockdown and explore the wonders of the galaxy, to be taken from the couch to the cosmos with this immersive, multi-sensory and COVID-safe experience.
Head of M Live Vanessa Richards:
Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream. When you look up to the stars and the galaxy at night, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but something bigger, something grander than what you know and what you are. As we approach the end of lockdown in NSW after an incredibly challenging time, NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH is just the experience we all need. I am thrilled to be able to bring NEC Partners’ experience to the ICC, so we can give everyone a chance to open their minds, their hearts, dream big and go well and truly beyond their front doors. Freedom awaits.
Combining cutting edge technology with the latest in science, NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH tells the story of space exploration like never told before! Guests will travel across the solar system and come face-to-face with Mars sunsets, Venus lightning storms and the surface of Jupiter. Museum quality models, spacecrafts, tools, and astronaut suits will showcase the facts, stories and achievements behind space exploration and its future. Guests can also get hands on with fun and engaging interactive learning activities, holographic, touch sensing projections and building games.
Declan McMongle, Managing Director of NEC Partners Said:
After sell out shows in both the US and China, we knew that NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH would be perfect for Sydney are are so excited to be bringing the show home for its Australian Premier with M Live.
NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH is an exhibition that not only encourages you to leave the house, but the planet, in an experience that can only be…experienced. Taking advantage of the rising interest in space exploration, due to both news around civilian space travel and exciting new NASA missions to the Moon and to Mars, NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH taps into audience desire to travel to a whole new world.
The event has also been welcomed by the Entertainment, Arts and Tourism communities. Vanessa Richards, Head of M Live Said:
We are thrilled to be in a position to create jobs for our industry and put smiles back on our audiences faces. The arts, entertainment and tourism sectors have been some of the hardest hit industries throughout the pandemic with thousands of events, tours, festivals, flights, accommodation, and restaurant bookings being cancelled or postponed due to COVID. Neighbourhood Earth will see over 150 jobs created and the much-needed increase in city visitation and tourism dollars.
The health and safety of all staff and visitors remains the ultimate priority. The NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH blockbuster experience is built to be completely Covid-safe and to exceed government public health guidelines. Controlled visitor capacities through hourly timed sessions and 5000 square meters of floor space allow for considerably more than the recommended square meters per person, and managed visitor flow means that visitors can easily respect social-distancing advice.
The exhibition also meets the highest hygiene standards with hand sanitisers and daily deep cleaning. Further safety measures include contactless entry through advance ticket sales; unidirectional people flow managed throughout the event and adherence to all government regulations.
NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH will appeal to all ages, making it the perfect event to fill the void left by another year of cancelled events.
Venue: 14 Darling Drive,| Sydney
Date: From 22-Nov-2021
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