Schools Immersive Dome Experience

5th October 2022 to 14th December 2022 Market Hall Dome Experience
Book Now Visit the Dome at the Market Hall to experience awe-inspiring immersive content selected from our playlist by you to suit your school curriculum needs. Ideal to create hooks into topics, to develop contextual knowledge and understanding, as a stimulus for vocabulary and writing, or just as a big slice of wow!, the Immersive Dome Experience for Schools is perfect for a wide range of curriculum areas. This one-hour screening enables you to choose up to 45 minutes of content from our exciting Schools Playlist and also allows time for your own plenary discussions with students between and after content is viewed. Please download these instructions on how to book! Max: 70 people

£4.50 per pupil

Accompanying adults: free

Please note:

  • Your receipt of booking will include our Market Hall Fire Safety Risk Assessment and Covid-19 Risk Assessment
  • The dome is awesome but occasionally some shows make people feel a little dizzy
  • Shows may contain flashing lights
  • If you'd like to pay by invoice, please insert INVOICE into the promo code box. This will bring your cart to £0 and still process your booking. We will then be in touch to get your details for your invoice.

Need Transport?

Plymouth City Bus are delighted to offer transport between 10:00 and 14:00 at £160 for Plymouth schools within a 5-mile radius of the city centre booking dome shows. Any schools further afield will incur an additional charge.

This may vary from a coach or a double decker bus, depending on availability and the passenger numbers.

To book this schools should email [email protected] and use the subject Real Ideas.

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Current Playlist

Forward! To The Moon

Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters launches us on a journey beyond the Earth towards a sustainable future in space. NASA’s 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of colour on the surface of the Moon.

Produced by Fiske Planetarium in collaboration with TEND Studio with funding from NASA SSERVI and Lockheed Martin.

Running time: 30 mins

Trailer Link


The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut?

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to manoeuvring through microscopic regions of the human body.

Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.

Produced by NSC Creative and distributed by Global Immersion

Running time 20 minutes

Trailer Link

Back To The Moon For Good

The show opens with the first era of space exploration in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We see what that era of landers and orbiters taught us about our nearest neighbour including the discovery of the Moon’s origin, composition, structure and the accessibility of raw materials on its surface.

The Google Lunar XPRIZE is designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. We see the engineering and innovation steps taken by the internationally distributed teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon and vie for additional prizes. We highlight the human spirit of competition and collaboration as teams take on this audacious challenge. Who will win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE? The audience is taken through a successful launch, landing and lunar surface travel. The show ends with a stunning glimpse of a plausible scenario for our future on the Moon.

Running time: 25 mins

Trailer Link

Tim Peake’s ISS Tour

Astronaut Tim Peake 360° experience - Immersive VR and Planetarium tour of the International Space Station.

Working together with BAP (British Association of Planetaria), NSC Creative has produced a short immersive 360 experience which takes the viewer around the ISS (International Space Centre) to see what it is like to live and work in space. Narrated by British Astronaut Tim Peake who has successfully completed his 6 month Principia mission. We also get to see footage of Tim shot onboard the ISS specifically for this project using a DSLR and Fisheye lens.

The project was supported by the UKSA (UK Space Agency) and ESA (European Space Agency) with additional support from Explorer Dome, Centre for Life and the National Space Centre.

Trailer Link

We Are Aliens!

Earth. It’s now a small world. The human race is connected better and faster than ever before but what about elsewhere?

Could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas? Or is Earth the only planet with life?

We Are Aliens! takes you on an epic ride in the hunt for the evidence of alien life.

Running time: 25 mins

Trailer Link

Cell! Cell! Cell!

This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are.

The film was produced by INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium, NSC Creative and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Running time: 24 mins

Trailer Link

Legend of the Enchanted Reef

The clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, live in a colourful coral reef. When an enormous trawl devastates their reef, the three friends have no choice but to set out on an adventurous journey to find a new home. Full of humour and imagination, Enchanted Reef raises awareness for the acuteness of marine conservation.

Running time: 32 minutes

Trailer Link

World 2 War

An action packed fulldome documentary that combines cinematic battle scenes with informative overviews of the battlefield and historic reference from photos and videos. World 2 War will put you right in the middle of World War 2’s biggest battles!

Running time: 44 minutes

Trailer Link

Event Dates

Date Time Venue Info
Wed 5th Oct 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Tue 11th Oct 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Wed 12th Oct 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Tue 18th Oct 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Wed 19th Oct 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Tue 1st Nov 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Wed 2nd Nov 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Tue 8th Nov 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Tue 15th Nov 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Tue 22nd Nov 10:30am Dome and Event Space Sold out
Wed 23rd Nov 10:30am Dome and Event Space Sold out
Tue 29th Nov 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Wed 30th Nov 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Tue 6th Dec 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Wed 7th Dec 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Tue 13th Dec 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available
Wed 14th Dec 10:30am Dome and Event Space Available

Travel Information

Market Hall, Duke St, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4PS

At Market Hall, we’re working on a dedicated place for parking but for now, it’s limited. We are an environmentally conscious organisation and encourage our visitors to prioritise green travel. Please consider getting the bus, cycling or walking to visit us. We have plenty of space for bikes to be parked securely on-site and one electric car charging point.

More information on bus routes and car parks nearby can be found here –

We value the relationship we have with our neighbours so if you need to drive to Market Hall, please avoid parking on the pavements around the building or in front of people’s drives. Please make use of the car parks we have identified in the area that are all within walking distance.

When you arrive, please use the main entrance via the steps (Duke Street) or ramp (via Wall Street).

When leaving the building at night please be respectful and consider the people living in the residential area.

There are a couple of disabled parking spaces on site – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.


There is a wheelchair friendly entrance on the west side of the building. The Market Hall is an accessible building, with accessible toilet facilities, lift access to upper floors and an accessible bar. Blue badge parking is available at the rear of the building.

Additional Information

Arrival and admission
Please make sure you have your ticket to hand ready for check-in. We cannot guarantee entry into the event for late arrivals.

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