FAQs

When and where is illuminate 2018?

illuminate will take place from the 22nd – 25th November 2018 17:30 – 22:00 ,at the Royal William Yard, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

What is illuminate?

illuminate is a light-art festival showcasing a spectacular display of light-based art installations, projections and live performances.

To celebrate the anniversary of the Mayflower 400 project, projections and light art installations from local, national and international artists will transform the Yard into a vibrant, fun and inspiring experience for Plymouth’s citizens and visitors alike. Enjoy a host of workshops, installations and performances, offering various opportunities for families and children to take part in activities or simply to wonder at the incredible illuminations lighting up the Yard.

Part of the wider Mayflower 400 programme, illuminate will open and close the Mayflower commemorations in November 2019 and 2020. The festival builds on the core values of Mayflower 400, which include Freedom, Humanity, Imagination and Future. Each of the artists have based their artworks around these core values.

Is illuminate free?

Yes, illuminate is a free event. There will be merchandise and food from a number of stalls, which can be purchased on site. 

Are dogs allowed?

Responsible dog owners are welcome in Royal William Yard and there are provisions for the disposal of dog waste, including bags. A number of restaurants & cafes allow dogs but please check before you travel. When considering whether to bring your dog please remember that it is a festival with bright lights and sound, there will also be a lot of people attending the event.

Will there be strobes and flashing imagery?

Yes there will be, some pieces also include projections and bright lights.

I have mobility issues, where can I find information on disabled access?

Parking for all blue badge holders is free of charge and there are designated disabled parking bays located on Main Street, close to Bistrot Pierre and in Factory Cooperage near Column Bakehouse & Stores. The restaurants, cafes, shops & offices have disabled access and there are portable disabled ramps to allow access to all other areas within the Yard. For more information, please visit the Royal William Yard website https://royalwilliamyard.com/about/faq

Where can I park?

There is limited parking at the Yard, so we encourage visitors to use public transport such as Plymouth City Bus and the Cremyll Ferry to get to illuminate. https://www.plymouthbus.co.uk/timetables/   https://www.plymouthboattrips.co.uk/ferries/cremyll-ferry/