Now in it’s fourth year, TOMtech is our in- house programme of performances using new technologies.

Not content with the traditional artforms (we still love them – have you seen our packed autumn season brochure?) we are leading the way forward with new forms of storytelling, immersive entertainment and cultural experiences that take your breathe away.

This year, we are showcasing virtual reality experiences that illustrate the best of what is possible in this medium. Carefully selected from festivals, artists and design studios both here and around the globe, these vary from the enchanting to the extreme.



Bring Your Own Beamer is two nights of projector powered digital art that will transform the building into a digital wonderland. Alongside the open sessions – join Pop- Up Brighton for parties, workshops, masterclasses and talks.

VR PARLOUR is a 10-day curated installation that invites you to enjoy some of the finest immersive works the world has to offer. Your ticket covers guaranteed slots on the tree main exhibits HOLD THE WORLD WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH, EMPIRE SOLDIERS, and IS ANNA OK? Let’s break those shows down…

HOLD THE WORLD WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH is a unique one-on-one encounter with a digitally realised Sir David Attenborough, in which he teaches you how to examine remarkable specimens from the Natural History Museum’s collection.

EMPIRE SOLDIERS tells the compelling stories of the forgotten Caribbean and South Asian soldiers of World War One. Hear the captivating stories of the battlefield and share the emotional experience of the return home.

IS ANNA OKis a true story of twins thrown apart by one night. Step into their shows and a beautifully illustrated world, explore memories through objects, and uncover what happened from both perspectives.

We’ve got a chance for you to explore the latest technological advancements from our digital mavericks at VR LAB, bringing together immersive experiences and experiments from the world of arts, gaming, documentary/film and… well, wherever we can find interesting things to share!

And last but by no means least is DOOM ROOM. This is a boundary-defying live VR experience wherein Danish collective Makropol transport you to the afterlife. And be warned, this is not for the feint-hearted!

We hope you find something in this years #TOMTech programme that piques your interest. See you soon!

Team TOM x