Published: 13th Aug 2019

Wandsworth Council will offer residents on one of its housing estates access to a virtual reality (VR) theatre. The authority has teamed up with VR company LIVR and VR headset manufacturer Pico Interactive to offer a ‘first-of-its-kind’ pilot that will see an eight-seater virtual reality theatre experience installed at the R.O.S.E. Community Centre on the Savona Estate in Battersea this autumn. The initiative will utilise the LIVR platform to make theatre more accessible; increasing local residents’ engagement with performing arts. Using standalone Pico headsets, visitors to the centre will be able to get access to content from the LIVR library where they can experience live performances on-demand in 360° VR. The content library will feature new works from emerging artists and critically acclaimed productions, performed in theatres, festivals and unique spaces across London and around the country. Cllr Steffi Sutters, Wandsworth Council’s cabinet member for community services and open spaces, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)