Rain Room – the immersive rain installation by London-based conceptual artists Random International – made its Southern Hemisphere debut last week at Jackalope Pavilion in St Kilda.

Sessions for the experience have been selling out daily and 20,000 tickets in total have been bought so far.

The season was due to run until September 30, but because of the high demand for tickets the season has been extended to October 27.

Each ticket allows access to Rain Room for 20 minutes along with up to 17 other people. A series of software, 3D tracking cameras, pressure regulators and 2500 litres of self-cleaning recycled water are used to create the experience which lets you walk into a torrential downpour and remain dry.

Rain Room is here permanently thanks to the proud new owner of the artwork, hotel entrepreneur Louis Li, owner of the luxury Jackalope Hotel on the Mornington Peninsula. Rain Room will become a permanent installation at his forthcoming hotel, Jackalope Flinders Lane, when it opens in 2022.

Rain Room is on from Friday August 9 to Sunday October 27 at Jackalope Pavilion, corner Acland and Jackson Streets, St Kilda. Tickets cost $31.10 for adults and $18.90 for children.