About Us - London

Date and time

16-19 November


Tower of London

poster for About Us show at Tower of London

One of London’s most iconic landmarks will host a dazzling UNBOXED commission next week – but you’ll need to be quick to catch it…

About Us is a breathtaking journey through 13.8 billion years of our history, using projection mapping, animation, live music and more to tell the story of life, the universe and the connections between us.

This mesmerising show toured the UK in the spring to huge acclaim from audiences, and it’s arriving at the Tower of London for a well-deserved encore. For the occasion, singers from all five tour locations will come together for the first time – including choir members of Codetta from Derry-Londonderry, Hull Freedom Chorus, Glasgow City Chorus, Côr Dre and Côr Eifionydd from Caernarfon and BIG Hat Factory Choir from Luton.

Words in the projection come from leading UK poets: Llŷr Gwyn Lewis, Jen Hadfield, Jason Allen-Paisant, Khairani Barokka, Stephen Sexton, and Grug Muse. Throughout, the choirs perform an original score from widely-awarded and acclaimed composer and musician Nitin Sawhney CBE.

You can catch About Us at the Tower of London from Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 November, with shows every half hour between 5.30pm and 9.30pm. The 25-minute show is suitable for all ages. You don’t need to book – and admission is free.

And if you’re there during the day, you can visit the free About Us digital exhibition from 11am, with new animations and poetry created by children across the UK.


There will be a relaxed performance on Thursday 17 November at 9pm. We are offering braille sheets of the text in the show as well as audio descriptions provided by VocalEyes. There is also a hearing loop and BSL interpretation accessible. If you need any assistance, please speak to one of the stewards or email aboutus22@fiftynineproductions.co.uk

When and where

Address: Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB

Date Time Location
16 November 5.30pm - 9.30pm Tower of London, London
17 November 5.30pm - 9.30pm Tower of London, London
18 November 5.30pm - 9.30pm Tower of London, London
19 November 5.30pm - 9.30pm Tower of London, London

Shows are 25 minutes long and run every 30 minutes from 5.30pm until the last show at 9pm.

map of About Us at the Tower of London

The Tower is located within easy walking distance of several train stations including:

  • 5 mins from Tower Hill Underground Station
  • 10-15 mins from Monument Underground Station
  • 10-15 mins from London Bridge Station
  • 20 min from Liverpool Street Station
  • 25 mins from London Charing Cross Station

You can also travel by river boat. Tower Pier is served by river boats travelling from various piers including Westminster and London Eye and is located next to the Tower entrance.