Mon 1 March 2021 - Sun 7 March 2021 (multiple performances)


  • Synopsis

    Running online from Monday 1 - Sunday 7 March

    A MATCHBOX production by ThickSkin.
    Created by Jonnie Riordan, Jess Williams & Ben Walden

    Immersive Theatre in VR.

    Welcome to Petrichor.
    Thousands applied and you have been selected.
    This is a new beginning, a clean slate, a second chance.
    You are an important part of this machine,
    And that’s all you need to think about.

    Step into a new world.

    A world where every single day is exactly the same.

    Petrichor is a dystopian reality, where every moment is muted, managed and monochrome.

    Nothing bad ever happens. Nothing good does either.

    Excitement and happiness have been traded for a world without pain and suffering.

    A chance meeting brings two unlikely individuals together and offers a small glimpse of what life could be.

    Their newfound connection sends ripples through this ordered world. They begin to question every decision, every step and every thought they’ve ever had.

    Could there be something more than this?

    PETRICHOR will run online from Monday 1 March, 9am - Sunday 7 March, 11.59pm.
    The experience lasts 35 minutes and you can watch it at any time during the week

    How to watch

    PETRICHOR is a 360-degree experience with action happening all around you. The experience can be viewed on smartphones and tablets, with or without a VR headset and you can move your device to follow the action around the space, for this reason we do not recommend you watch on a computer, laptop or smart TV. We also recommend wearing headphones as PETRICHOR uses sound to direct you where to look. This means it’s best to watch individually rather than as a group.

    You will receive a Print at Home Ticket with a link to the PETRICHOR online experience. If you do not receive this please contact Box Office at

    Trigger warning: Includes flashing images.

    Supported by Arts Council England, Backstage Trust, November Productions and Waterside Arts & Creative Industries Trafford.
    Developed with support from Lawrence Batley Theatre, Tron Theatre and Glasgow Life.
  • Mon 1 Mar: 12:01am

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    Sat 6 Mar: 12:01am

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    Sun 7 Mar: 12:01am

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