Dodecalis Luminarium

Architects of Air
By Alan Parkinson

Canadian Premiere!

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Appropriate for: All Ages*
One adult is required to accompany every four children (under 16 years of age).

Duration: Average experience is approximately 20 minutes

Festival Venue: Lions Park [21 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue]

Enter a world of wonder with Architects of Air! Dodecalis Luminarium is a monumental, immersive and inflatable walk-in structure that provides a spectacular sanctuary of light, colour, sound and air.

With twisting tunnels and cavernous domes, visitors move through a sculpture of saturated and subtle hues, where they quickly lose themselves in sensory bliss. Inspired by natural forms, geometric solids, as well as Islamic and Gothic architecture, designer and company founder Alan Parkinson creates an awe-inspiring arts experience for all ages and abilities.

For more than 25 years, over three-million curious visitors have immersed themselves in this luminous world. Named after the … ahem…“dodecahedron”, a 12-sided shape based on pentagons, Dodecalis Luminarium is the British production company’s newest hand-crafted fabric creation.

A paradox that such a stimulating environment can also be so calming and comforting, many kids liken the experience to walking through a stained-glass window or futuristic space station!

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Wheelchair accessible


Tuesday, May 26 to Thursday, May 28, 2020
9:30 AM • 10 AM • 10:30 AM • 11 AM • 11:30 AM • 12 PM • 12:30 PM • 1 PM • 1:30 PM • 2 PM • 2:30 PM

Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30, 2020
9:30 AM to 9 PM

Sunday, May 31, 2020
9:30 AM to 5 PM

Friday evening through Sunday:

  • Tickets available at the door
  • A limited amount of pre-purchase tickets will be available online for priority admission at booked times beginning April 1, 2020.
  • Advance ticket holders are asked to please arrive 10 minutes before the time indicated on their ticket.

Curriculum Connections

environment, exploration, colour, light, art, exploring thoughts, composition and expression, abstraction and distortion

Resources for Groups

Please visit this section for important details for groups such as bus drop-off zones.

Sensory Considerations

natural lighting, white noise, an enclosed space

Last edited: July 27, 2020