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.