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Opening of the Theater of the Mind and more immersive art to see in Denver


It’s been a summer of immersion, and even though several facilities are due to close in early September, the immersive event of the year is finally here: David Byrne’s long-awaited Theater of the mind is now at York Street Yards.

More immersive events will continue to run, and there’s even more to look forward to. Grande Experiences, at the origin of the immersive exhibition Van Gogh Living (not to be confused with Lighthouse Art Space’s Immersive Van Gogh), announced the opening of a permanent immersive exhibition on popular surrealist artist Salvador Dali at Stanley Marketplace. living dali makes its Lume debut on October 21; tickets are available now. And tickets are also on sale for Denver Immersive Gathering DIG 2022, a major conference for immersive artists and fans taking place November 4-6. Get more information here.

In the meantime, here are ten ways to immerse yourself in art right now:

Theater of the mind
Until December 18
York Street Course, 3887 Steele Street
David Byrne of Talking Heads fame and writer Mala Gaonkar co-created this immersive neuroscience-inspired show, which has been highly anticipated since its original dates were postponed due to COVID. The 15,000 square foot facility will interact with each of your senses as you follow a guide, who will “question how beliefs, memories and even our identities are less set in stone than we think,” according to the site. website. Get ready for a mind-blowing experience, as it also warns: “Warning: the brain can wander. Side effects may include distrust of your own senses, self-disorientation and a mild to severe good time. You you may not be who you think you are. But we’re all in this together.” Tickets are $55 and up.

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Immersive Van Gogh has been extended until July.

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Immersive Van Gogh
Until November
Lighthouse Art Space, 3900 Elati Street
This Lighthouse Immersive show which premiered last October was so successful that it has been extended, now for the second time, until November. See Vincent van Gogh’s most famous works pixelated and splashed across the walls to music composed especially for the exhibition. The entire show is designed by David Korins, who is best known for his sets for Broadway hits such as hamilton and Expensive Evan Hansen. Tickets start at $39.99.

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Immersive King Tut: magical journey to light opens July 22.

Immersive Lighthouse

Immersive King Tut: magical journey to light
Until November
Lighthouse Art Space, 3900 Elati Street

One can’t help but notice that Lighthouse Immersive has a thing for showcasing dead people who can’t comment on its exhibits. But this time, the subject is not an artist: amateur Egyptologists will be delighted to see that the experiment focuses on King Tut. The visuals in this exhibition feature the Amduat, a religious funerary papyrus also known as the Book of the Hidden Chamber, which is considered the oldest illustrated text. Follow King Tut’s passage through the afterlife as he journeys to bring his people “eternal light and prosperity.” Tickets cost between $29.99 and $35.

Novo Ita: the feast of the spirit
Until September 30
Spectra Art Space, 1836 South Broadway

Spectra Art Space’s immersive, narrative-driven exhibition takes visitors into the world of Novo Ita, a lush city of psychedelic and botanically inspired art. Filling multiple venues, Spectra enlisted local artists whose work can also be seen in Meow Wolf’s Convergence station, as well as guest artist Marina Fini, whose work can be seen at the Santa Fe and Las Vegas locations of Meow Wolf. Featuring tactile puzzles as well as augmented reality experiences, visitors will uncover the story behind the solar-punk inspired city. As the gallery puts it, “It’s so much more than a selfie museum.” Tickets are $20.

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Interact with robot dinosaurs in this 20,000 square foot facility.

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Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Until September 5
Stockyards Event Center, 5004 National Western Drive

Inspired by the hit movie jurassic world, this immersive exhibit takes visitors through a 20,000 square foot jungle of dinosaurs. Discover different species and their evolution while delving into the pre-human era of the world. “Guests will be able to imagine what it would have been like to wander among these breathtaking creatures and even interact with baby dinosaurs, including ‘Bumpy,’ from the popular animated series. Jurassic World: Cretaceous Campsays an ad for the show, which opened March 2. This exhibit is perfect for kids or anyone else who loves dinosaurs. Tickets cost between $19.50 and $94.50.

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The Dr. Seuss Experiment is guaranteed fun for children.

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The Dr. Seuss Experiment
Now until September 5
Centennial Parkway, 9555 East County Line Road, Centennial
This Dr. Seuss-themed show is another immersive kid-friendly experience. Kilburn Live has partnered with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to deliver a “multi-sensory experience [that] will transport guests to the pages of beloved stories and allow them to interact with their favorite characters, according to an announcement. “Visitors will step into the stories of Dr. Seuss’ treasured books as The cat in the hat, Horton hears a who! and The Loraxas well as several other timeless classics. Tickets start at $28 and other races are sold out.

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Immerse yourself in Lumonics.


Lumonics Immersed
Saturday, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Lumonics Light and Sound Gallery, 800 East 73rd Avenue
Art collective Lumonics started delivering immersive experiences decades ago, long before the immersive concept was leveraged by companies who realized it was the perfect way to capitalize on influencers using the iPhone. Lumonics Light and Sound Gallery, dedicated to the light sculptures of the late Mel and Dorothy Tanner, now offers weekly editions of Lumonics Immersed, an event designed to bring healing as the sculptures’ glowing lights vibrate to ethereal music produced by Dorothy and composer Marc Billard, creative director of the Lumonics studio. “Dorothy used to call it a vacation from yourself,” said Barry Raphael, the gallery’s archivist. Westword Last year. Tickets are $20.

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Play Angry Birds in an immersive setting with your friends.

Electric game box

Electric game box
Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
825 Albion Street

An immersive gaming experience awaits you at Electric Gamebox. Upon reservation, up to six people can play “hypnotic games (created by its in-house game studio) in interactive digital smart rooms or “Gamebox” game pods. You can travel to Mars and play games- quizzes with aliens, hunting spies in the Psychedelic Mansion, or testing your memory in the Tip-Tap Memory Challenge,” according to its press release. Electric Gamebox has also partnered with Rovio Entertainment to bring an immersive version of Angry Birds to its arcades, where you can experience the popular mobile game like never before. Players wear motion tracking sensors and use touch screens that turn Angry Birds into a collaborative and friendly competition. General admission tickets are $24.99 for thirty minutes of play and $34.99 for sixty minutes; junior tickets (eleven and under) are $19.99 and $29.99.

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The experience of friends opens in Denver on June 16.

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The Friends Experience: “The one in Denver”
Until September 5
Cherry Creek West, 2500 East First Avenue
Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of your favorite 90s sitcom at The Friends Experience, which opened June 16 and will run through September 5. Created by Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television Group and Superfly X, the installation includes twelve rooms brimming with nostalgia, such as the themed fountain and Monica’s kitchen. Tickets are $42.50, with discounts for students, seniors, and children.