Professor Brian Cox Horizons World Tour

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Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 7 Oct 2021

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Having set two Guinness World Records with his previous sell-out World Tour, Professor Brian Cox is back with a brand-new Arena show for 2021.

Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 7 Oct 2021
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
Thu at 20:00
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

Horizons takes audiences on a dazzling cinematic journey; a story of how we came to be and what we can become. Using state of the art LED screen technology, Arenas will be filled with images of far-away galaxies, alien worlds, supermassive black holes and a time before the Big Bang. What is the nature of space and time? Why does the Universe exist? How did life begin, how rare might it be and what is the significance of life in the Cosmos? What does it mean to live a small, finite life in a vast, eternal Universe? The deepest of questions will be explored using the latest advances in our understanding of quantum theory, black holes, biology, planetary science, astronomy and cosmology.

Horizons is a celebration of our civilisation, of our music, art, philosophy and science; an optimistic vision of our future if we continue to explore Nature with humility and to value ourselves and our fellow human beings.

Science and cosmology doesn’t get any more dazzling and interesting than this – a wonderful journey through space and time orchestrated by Professor Brian Cox.
- Daily Echo

Brian will once again be joined by co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince, perhaps the only collection of sentient atoms in the observable Universe capable of overseeing a Q&A with an audience of 10,000 people whilst wearing an old cardigan.

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What the critics say

A Jaw-dropping reminder that human life is both irrelevant and hugely precious.
- The Guardian
Stunning
- Liverpool Echo
Is your brain hurting yet? Because mine certainly was, but in beautifully, mind-expanding sort of way…We came away with a new found of love of the basics of science and maths, and a thirst to learn more.
- Express and Star

Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
Edinburgh Waverley Station
The Edinburgh Playhouse box office is open Monday to Saturday, 12:00 to 16:00 (12:00 to 20:00 on show nights)
The Box Office is open until 15 minutes after the performance begins on show nights.
The theatre bars are located on the stalls, mezzanine, circle and balcony levels offering a wide selection of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks. Why not be added to the Managers Guest List and reserve a table for you and your party in our luxurious new bar The Boards. Contact the venue direct to book your table 0131 524 3372.
Select one of our bespoke packages, or we can tailor individual events to your requirements. Please note the Greenside Lane Bistro is located 25 steps up from street level and the Ambassador Lounge is located 33 steps up from street level.
There is no cloakroom available at this venue.

Edinburgh Playhouse started life as a large, single screen cinema in 1929. In 1980, the building was sold again and reopened as a fully functional theatre. Since then, the Playhouse has been host to some of the world's biggest musicals, including Les Misérables and Mamma Mia.

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Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 7 Oct 2021
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
Thu at 20:00
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]