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World War I & World War II School Workshops

Bring History to Life in our 360° Domes!

Unique historical experiences consisting of presenter-led, interactive components followed by a 360° film. The horrors of both WWI and WWII are implied but never shown, making these fulldome shows suitable for upper KS2 and older. The performances include a presenter-led trip back in time with the planetarium to see what was in the night sky during a particular event of your choosing (eg. The Battle of the Somme or The Blitz); adding an extra dimension of realism and understanding to your pupils' appreciation of these events.


Presenter-led planetarium journey back to WWI or WWII, followed by a 360˚ film

Age Groups

Y5 - Y7

The Trench (1914-1918)

Transport your pupils back 100 years with this 360° re-enactment of life in the notorious WWI trenches. A British army private and an officer describe their respective experiences in the trenches, as well as the course and outcome of WWI. Music by Wagner, Ravel and Holst adds to the atmosphere of the drama.

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World 2 War (1939-1945)

Place your students right at the centre of one of the most momentous periods of history with this unforgettable digital dome overview of World War II. A historically accurate immersive film combining cinematically re-created political events & battle scenes with original film and photographic references.



Schools receive discounts across all bookings, making our digital dome experiences possible for the equivalent of £1.43 per student (with the 7m dome and 8 sessions), to £3.13 per student (with the 4m dome and 8 sessions). Schools in the WIDER BRISTOL AREA receive an additional 30% discount on their first booking!


"We learned in the introduction about the planets visible in the sky above Newport on the nights of the bombings. This was new information we've never taught before as part of our topic. The children were fully engaged and excited. Mario was very knowledgable and calming throughout what can be a sensitive topic. Highly recommended!"

Teacher, St Julian's Primary, Newport, Wales


About This Provider (Immersive Theatres)
7m Dome
Head Office: Immersive Theatres, Bristol, Bristol, BS13 7HL

Digital planetarium service for all ages specialising in astronomy, cross-curricular learning, new media art and multi-sensory immersive experiences. Our mission is to bring the thrill of immersive learning to schools, using engaging presenters and modern 360° projection technology. Students and teachers will be left with vivid and lasting memories to motivate classroom learning.


Indoor floor space requirements:

⦿ 5m dome: 6 x 6m with 3.3m high ceiling

⦿ 6m dome: 6.6 x 6.6m with 3.7m high ceiling

⦿ 7m dome: 7.6 x 7.6m with 4.2m high ceiling

Event Days
Armistice Day, Remembrance Day
Available Regions

Locations in England
Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, London, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Worcestershire
Locations in Wales
Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham

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