Family friendly


Now - Sat 30 Oct 2021


10:00 - 16:00


WX (Former Market Hall)

Join us at WX , Wakefield’s former market hall on Union Street during October half term.

The festival finale will includes a pop-up exhibition, art installation and immersive experience all rolled into one. Curated by Backstage Academy with spectacular sound and visual effects and featuring three zones or art installations representing three major biomes of our planet, this free exhibition is not to be missed!

With theatre, music, film and performances for all ages, visitors can experience:

The Ocean Zone – an underwater wonderland featuring a 18m long inflatable sperm whale.

The Enchanted Forest Zone – featuring trees of wisdom contributed by communities across our district.

The Air Zone – Featuring an installation of The Butterfly Effect by Tony Wade – a mesmerising aerial exhibit of butterflies was created at schools and community workshops throughout 2021.

A floorplan of WX can be found here.

Full access information can be found here.

Audio descriptions of the space and each zone can be found here:

1 – Introduction and Entrance

2 – Ocean Zone

3 – Land Zone

4 – Air Zone