Rain Room at Jackalope Pavilion

Sat 5th December, 2020 – Wed 31st March, 2021
Jackalope Pavilion Corner Acland and Fitzroy Streets St Kilda
Price: $19–$299
After a sell-out 2019 season, the immersive art hit is reopening in December. And Broadsheet readers get first dibs.

Since premiering here last August, Random International's immersive, ethereal installation Rain Room has been experienced by tens of thousands of Melburnians.

Currently housed in a purpose-built pavilion (designed by acclaimed architecture practice March Studio) on a St Kilda rooftop, Rain Room is here courtesy of Louis Li, an arts patron and owner of Mornington Peninsula designer hotel Jackalope and its soon-to-open Flinders Street sibling, where Rain Room will eventually live permanently.

The initial season was planned to end September 30, but a second round of tickets was released due to high demand, then a third. Then Covid-19 hit.

But it’s just been announced that it’s reopening – again – from December 5.

Each ticket grants access to Rain Room’s darkened, 100-square-metre space for 15 minutes. In groups of 12, visitors step into a field of continuous rainfall – millions of water droplets that react to movement – without getting wet. It’s a contactless experience, which makes it perfect for Covid times.

The new round of tickets go on sale to the general public from 1pm on Friday November 13. But Broadsheet’s pre-sale code will get you access from 1pm on Thursday November 12. Just follow this ticket link.

More information here.