A girl looking up surrounded by dinosaurs, flying whales, trees, planes and a satellite

About Us

March – November 2022

A thrilling ride through 13.8 billion years of life, the universe and everything in it – from the Big Bang to our world today.

Projections, poetry, music and more combine to tell our story in a dazzling new way

A unique open-air experience exploring our infinite connections to our planet, the wider cosmos and each other

Everything is connected

Have you ever looked up in awe to the sky at night and wondered how you’re linked to the stars? About Us uses cutting-edge projection mapping, poetry, animation, music and more to explore our connections to everything around us – past, present and future.

About Us brings together 59 Productions, Stemettes and The Poetry Society with composer Nitin Sawhney CBE, musicians, poets, choirs and schoolchildren across the UK to tell the story of our shared history. It’s an exhilarating journey through 13.8 billion years – from the Big Bang to the here and now of our world today.

This magical show launched UNBOXED in March 2022, with the world premiere taking place at historic Paisley Abbey. The show then toured to landmark locations in Caernarfon, Derry–Londonderry, Hull and Luton, ending at the Tower of London.

Hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed About Us live in 2022, and four in every five people who saw it agreed that it left them with a greater sense of pride in where they live. You can now explore the magic and wonder of About Us from home by watching the entire show online – for free.

When and where

About Us opened UNBOXED in March 2022 at Paisley Abbey, then travelled to Y Maes in Caernarfon, Guildhall Square in Derry–Londonderry, Queen Victoria Square in Hull and Luton Town Hall before a closing presentation at the Tower of London in November 2022.

Genuinely one of the most stunning things I've ever seen. Beautiful work

— @Johdsi, Twitter

A huge boon to the local economy and arts sector... a spectacular display for everyone to enjoy

— Jamie Dawes-Hughes, Côr Dre