Tickets for immersive Beyond King Tut exhibit go on sale in Vancouver this week
A state-of-the-art digital exhibition brings the magic and mystery of ancient Egypt to Vancouver this fall, and tickets go on sale this week.
Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience announced the opening for a limited run at the Vancouver Convention Center East starting Thursday, October 27.
The exhibit was developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society and commemorates the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time: the discovery of the Tomb of the Child King in 1922.
Vancouver is the first city in Canada to welcome Beyond King Tut and tickets will be available from Thursday, June 16 on beyond-kingtut.com. An advance presale for those on the waitlist starts today.
According to Mark Lach, creative producer of Beyond King Tutthe exhibition is the next evolution of immersive shows.
“We created more than one storyline for the experience, with a beginning, middle and end to guide visitors’ exploration of the nine galleries,” Lach said in an interview with Daily Hive. “Beyond King Tut is created by a large team of researchers, graphic designers, lighting experts, sound engineers, music composers, narrators, carpenters and more. A team of creative and expert people who collectively are the most talented I have had the pleasure of working with.
Drawing from the archives of the National Geographic Society, Beyond King Tut combines cinematic storytelling and immersive projections from Montreal-based Normal Studio for a one-of-a-kind journey through Ancient and Modern Egypt.
You can mMeet ancient Egyptian gods like Ra and Anubis before descending into King Tut’s burial chamber and joining his quest for immortality.
Lach, who previously designed Titanic: The Artifacts Exhibition and King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs among many other popular exhibits, shared that telling the story of the Child King in a new and experiential way is exciting.
“King Tut’s tomb was the only intact tomb ever discovered to date, and it could be said to be the greatest archaeological discovery of all time,” Lach explained. “It taught us a lot about ancient Egypt and historians are still learning from this discovery. So I hope our guests will feel that sense of discovery and excitement as well.
Attendees can also experience the North American debut of “Tutankhamun: Entering the Tomb,” which will be showcased alongside Beyond King Tut as an optional VR add-on.
The award-winning virtual reality experience was created by immersive cinematic storytelling company CityLights and voiced by famed Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville. Explore a photorealistic version of King Tut’s tomb and all of its treasures, just as archaeologist Howard Carter and his financier Lord Carnarvon first discovered.
“Those who have been to Egypt will say it is the most incredible experience of their life. Now is your chance to travel there,” Lach added. “We not only tell the story of King Tut, but we also show you contemporary Egypt, the pyramids, the Valley of the Kings in Cairo and the markets. The smells, tastes and energy, all of this also makes part of that.
The exhibition is produced by Paquin Entertainment Group and Immersive Experiences. Paquin’s Beyond Van Gogh and Beyond Monet exhibitions have attracted more than three million visitors worldwide.
Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience
When: From October 27, 2022
Time: Various times
Where: East Vancouver Convention Center – 999 Canada Place
Tickets: Available on line from Thursday 16 June.