FAQs about Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time
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Below you can find answers to some of the questions that people have had about the Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time, which is part of the opening weekend of the 2016 International Festival on Sunday 7 August 2016.
When and where is the Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time happening?
The Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time is the opening event of the Edinburgh International Festival and will take place on Sunday 7 August at 10.30pm. The projections will be onto Edinburgh Castle and the Castle Rock and visible from within the Castle Terrace arena with a ticket. You will require a free ticket to get into the arena. You can find out more about getting to the event here.
How long is the performance?
The event will last 20 minutes approximately, but ticketholders should arrive by 10pm as latecomers may not be admitted. The gates will open at 8pm. Please leave time for entering and exiting the area as we anticipate large numbers of people at the event.
What happens if the weather is bad?
The event will go ahead if it is raining. It will only be cancelled in the event of very adverse weather conditions. In the event of cancellation or delay, updates will be available on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages.
In the case of wet weather, please be considerate of other audience members and do not bring oversized umbrellas.
Can I take photos or film the event?
Photography is welcome, but remember this is a unique opportunity to see Edinburgh Castle that won’t be repeated again in the same way. Take some time away from your camera to enjoy the event and soak up the atmosphere.
We’ll be taking plenty of photographs and videos of the event for you to see and share, so don’t worry too much about capturing your own. Please be respectful of the people around you and don’t use flash photography.
If you do take any photos that you want to share online, you can tag them #DeepTime
Can I bring drinks/food into the area or buy it at the event?
There will not be any additional catering available at the event, but the local area has an abundance of restaurants, takeaways and supermarkets if you are looking for food before the event. In the interests of safety, please do not bring any glass containers into the arena.
Will I be able to sit down?
For safety and the best views of the Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time, the audience will be standing for the 20 minute performance. There are a very limited number permanent fixture benches within the arena, but these will be available on a first come, first served basis and we cannot guarantee a view if you choose to sit on the benches.
Can I bring children/babies?
You can bring children or babies to the event, however it is worth noting that this event has a late start time, will be very busy and also very noisy. Babes in arms will not require a ticket.
Is the performance advisable for photo-sensitive people, e.g. suffering from epilepsy?
59 Productions strive to make content suitable for all audiences, and comply with broadcast standards where appropriate in cinema and on television. They avoid prolonged strobing images in the problematic 16-25Hz range, and do not use strobe lighting above 4Hz. High contrast patterns and moving images feature throughout the content for this production so if these present a risk of seizure we would advise audience members that they might be at risk if these are triggers for them.
Do I need to buy tickets?
This event is free, but ticketed and tickets will be limited to two per person. The first allocation of free tickets has now all gone. A second smaller allocation will be available to book online from 10am on Monday 1 August. A very limited number of tickets will be available to collect in person on a first come, first served basis from The Hub, Castlehill from 10am on Saturday 6 August. More information about booking your tickets is available here.
How do I get there?
The Castle Terrace arena is relatively central in Edinburgh. More information about travelling to the event and entrances to the event arena and an arena site map will be available here closer to the date.
Is there an area for wheelchair users?
The whole Castle Terrace arena is accessible to those with mobility issues, however, there will also be a designated area for wheelchair users or those with other mobility requirements. This will have a limited capacity and will be filled on a first come first served basis. Please contact Hub Tickets on 0131 473 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. More information about access for the event is available here.
If you have any other queries about the event, please email email@example.com