What is Inside Dalí?
Inside Dalí is a multimedia experience that will give audiences a chance to explore one of the 20th century’s greatest surrealist painters - Salvador Dali.
Direct from Florence and produced with the support of the GALA SALVADOR DALÍ Foundation, Inside Dalí is a digital art exhibition that revolves around the life of the great Catalan painter – the father of surrealism.
The event offers an opportunity to transcend time and space as you experience the world of Dalí in an exhibition that combines cutting-edge digital technology, imagery, real objects, and illusions.
The heart of the exhibition, the Immersive Room, is an immersive space in which the visitor comes into direct contact with Dalí's painting, entering the works of the painter through high resolution digital imagery and supporting soundtrack.
The exhibition also includes a full chronological trip through Dalí’s life in pictures, The Divine Comedy Room showing Dali’s work that he was controversially commissioned to do for Alighiere’s masterpiece Dante’s Inferno. Then there's the Mirror Room where viewers will be exposed to Dalí’s surrealist work in a 360 degree setting.
The event has been conceived, created and produced by Italy’s C&T Crossmedia in conjunction with Belgium’s MB Presents and is being presented in New Zealand by Live Nation.
The world-class multimedia experience will be on display from May 28 - 3 July at Auckland’s Spark Arena. It then goes to the Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Christchurch from July 11 - 26 August. Book your tickets today!
Tickets are available here!
What is the Inside Dali VR Experience?
Get ready to experience a new dimension of surrealism through Inside Dalí’s exclusive Virtual Reality opportunity. On arrival, ticket-holders have the option to indulge in a 360 degree VR cinematic extravaganza of one of Salvador Dali’s famous works - The Temptation of St Anthony.
Through the use of a VR headset audiences can expect five minutes of an exhilarating adventure through time and space - and to see the surrealism pioneer’s work in a cinematic way like no other.
Tickets can be purchased at the gift store and content does contain some nudity. But they’re limited to 12 people at a time, so this once in a lifetime unique cinematic adventure is sure not to be missed!
What is the best way to see the experience?
We encourage you to move around freely to make the most of the immersive experience, but we hope audiences are mindful of others in the venue. The New Zealand Government’s COVID-19 protocol will apply at all times.
Is food and drink available at the exhibition?
The exhibition offers an incredible Catalonian food and drinks menu that’ll be sure to whet your appetite. To quench your thirst Café Catalonia is offering a delicious range of traditional Spanish and New Zealand wines, as well as a selection of beers, seltzers, teas, juices, artisan water, and the freshest of coffee between 8.30am and 9.30pm.
Coffee is nothing without a delicious pastry, but thanks to iconic institution Daily Bread, donuts (rosquilla), Fruitas Danesca, and a scrumptious selection of Spanish-inspired croissants will be available between 8.30am-11am.
For a slice of quintessential Europe, Café Catalonia Deli has a heavenly range of Spanish bread combinations between 10am-9pm, including bocadillo de queso (manchego, fresh bread, chili jam) and plato de tres carne (jamon, Serrano Ham, chorizo, fresh bread, chili jam).
It wouldn’t be Dalí without a variety of tapas at your fingertips. Catalonia Tapas Bar has everything you could ask for between noon and 9.30pm - whether that’s chorizo in red wine (chorizo al vino tinto), calamari and octopus (calamares fritas), or fries with aioli (plato de papas fritas) if you’re feeling less adventurous. Top off your Catolian culinary adventure with Dr Feelgood Ice Creams’ range of delicious icy treats.
Full food and drink menu is available upon request at the counter.
What are the opening hours of Inside Dalí?
Inside Dalí is open seven days a week. From Sunday to Thursday Inside Dalí is open from 9am to 8.15pm, and from 9am to 9pm on Friday and Saturday. Tickets will be sold by session time and session times vary according to date and time. Please check the schedule on the day you wish to attend.
When should I arrive?
You should plan to arrive about 15 minutes prior to the time printed on your ticket. Please arrive within the entry times displayed on your ticket.
How much time do I need to see the experience?
Individual visit times will vary, but most visitors can anticipate spending at least 60 – 90 minutes in the exhibition space.
Is it suitable for children?
We encourage parents to consider the content of the exhibition before purchasing tickets for their children. The exhibition does contain some nudity. Discretion is advised as some of the content may be a little scary for some children.
Can I take photos and videos?
You are more than welcome to take photos and videos inside the experience. Please be considerate of other visitors as you move around and, at all times, do not use flash.
When posting images and comments on social media, please use the hashtag #indsidedalinz to share your experience with others.
Where can I purchase a ticket?
Do I need to purchase a ticket?
Yes, and we strongly recommend you book tickets online in advance of your visit. To ensure a comfortable and safe visit for all visitors, access to the experience is by timed entry. Book tickets here.
Can I buy tickets at the venue?
Yes, there is a box office on site. However, advanced booking is recommended as you will have a better chance of securing your preferred time slot.
Is my ticket valid for another day?
Tickets are purchased for a specific time slot and will not be valid for entry on another day or time. We cannot guarantee access to the experience outside the hours indicated on your ticket.
How can I receive more information on accessibility at Inside Dalí?
Providing an inclusive and accessible experience for all audiences is a priority for Live Nation. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, tell us which show and date you would like to attend, and we can let you know who to contact!
What precautions are you taking to ensure the safety of patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The safety of fans, artists and our staff are our number one priority.
We are currently and continually monitoring the evolving position of government restrictions across the country and are constantly updating our safety requirements at our shows to ensure we maintain a safe, enjoyable experience.
Some, but not all, precautions we are taking include:
- We encourage ticketholders to move around freely within the exhibition. The venues allow for plenty of space to practice social distancing at all times
- Capacity restrictions
- Masks required by patrons & staff
- Additional hand sanitizer available within the venue
- QR or check in systems to meet contact tracing requirements
Please note – the precautions we take will vary from venue to venue, as we are largely guided by each venue accordingly. For full national guidelines on current government restrictions in your area, please head here.
For any further questions on what COVID-19 precautions we are taking, please email us at email@example.com.
What should I wear to Inside Dalí?
The Mirror Room is a 360-degree experience which includes mirrors on the floors. We encourage ticketholders to consider what attire might be suitable to wear when moving about the exhibition. Casual and comfortable attire is appropriate for the exhibition.
Parking Promotion (Auckland)
ParkMate is offering 25% off nights (4pm-6am) and weekend parking while you're visiting the Inside Dalí exhibition. Simply use the ParkMate app at any of the carparks listed below and input the promo code DALI25.
This promotion is valid for the duration of the exhibition.
Inside Dali is supportive of access for all guests during their time in the exhibition. The hosts at the venue will do their best to accommodate any accessibility requirements you may need to ensure your experience is safe and comfortable at-all-times.
Can I bring a support person?
Absolutely. For people wanting additional help around accessibility requirements and additional tickets please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When’s the best time to go to avoid busy crowds?
Weekend sessions tend to be the busiest for audiences. If you’d like to have more breathing room it’s usually quiet during weekday mornings.
What if I want to leave before finishing the exhibition?
The duration of the exhibition takes one to one and a half hours. If this will be too much time for you, there’s absolutely no pressure to stay. Our friendly staff members will be able to assist you in finding the exit or alternatively you can find a sense of reprieve via the Low Sensory Room (Spark Arena-only). This low-lit space is for people to find quiet and calm. Please be considerate of others wanting to use this room, too.
If you decide to leave but want to see the rest of the exhibit at another point, email email@example.com directly.
What’s the Spark Arena Low Sensory Room?
The Spark Arena entry area - otherwise known as the Atrium - can be quite loud and busy. It’s a big space with high ceilings and you’ll find people talking, and enjoying the food varieties available thanks to the Catalonia Café and Bar. The Atrium is also an information hotspot where you’ll find posters and banners of upcoming and former events held at Spark Arena.
If you find the waiting area to be too much, Spark Arena has organised a Low Sensory Room for visitors to enjoy a sense of calm. This area is to the right of Door 1, which you can see via the map. There will be a sign on the door detailing ‘Low Sensory Room’.
This low-lit space is for people to find quiet and calm. Please be considerate of others wanting to use this room, too.
Drinks are permitted inside the Low Sensory Room but please refrain from eating as the sound may disturb others. Please turn off the sound on your devices, too.
We are working through the Accessibility Initiatives for the Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Christchurch. Information will be updated on the website in due course. Alternatively please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for specific queries.
Audio Described tour
The Inside Dalí team will host an Audio Described tour at Spark Arena at 10.30am, Sunday 19th June for those who are blind or have low vision. Contact email@example.com to register your interest. For those customers who are interested in an Audio Described tour of Inside Dali in Christchurch, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Social Narrative document
The multi-media experience Inside Dali’s Christchurch season has been postponed to 2023. Following a successful run in Auckland, the decision to postpone Christchurch dates was taken following audience feedback that the event will be better received in summer. We apologise for any inconvenience caused - and we can’t wait to bring this fantastic event to South Island audiences next year, with more information to follow soon.
All ticketing queries can be directed to Ticketmaster.