Rainbow, Deadgood Studio, Lumiere Durham 2011. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.


A ticketing system will be in place to access the city centre (peninsula area) during busy times (between 4.30pm – 7.30pm) at Lumiere. This is to make sure everyone has an enjoyable experience at the festival.  Access to the city centre area is via:

  • Framwelgate Bridge
  • Claypath Bridge
  • Elvet Bridge

Kingsgate Bridge will be exit only. All other access points will be closed.

Over half of the 29 art works, including some of the most spectacular installations, will be located outside the city centre area and can be visited without a ticket, any time between 4.30pm – 11pm. Everyone will be able to enter the city centre once the ticketed period is over, although you may have to queue. 

Tickets for every night of the festival have now sold out.

Remember, you don’t need a ticket if you visit after 7.30pm and over half of the 29 artworks are outside the ticketed area.


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