Living Tree at The Egg

DISCOVER a Forest of Imagination as the Living Tree comes to The Egg at Bath Theatre Royal, transforming the space into a fun-filled woodland and maze for children and families

This fantastical outdoor-indoor installation returns to The Egg from Saturday 18th June to Sunday 3rd July giving children, families and visitors of all ages the opportunity to immerse themselves in a magical environment of sounds and unexpected creatures.

If a tree falls in the forest… listen, the trees might be trying to tell you something. The woodland creatures might by trying to show you something.

This free event presented by the Forest of Imagination will see The Egg’s stage transformed with a real forest floor, a unique mirror maze and a five-metre tall conceptual tree designed by Andrew Amondson from Berlin’s famous Studio Olafur Eliasson.

Living Tree includes playful installations by artist and film-maker Andrew Amondson and computational architect Sasha Mballa Ekobena to highlight the importance of nature, wellbeing and creativity. The twisting geometry of the Living Tree is constructed using sustainably sourced thinnings from a local woodland.

Berlin-based Andrew Amondson, said: “I can’t wait to get back to Bath this summer. For the past eight years, Forest of Imagination has transformed the city of Bath with immersive, playful experiences inspired by nature and connecting communities through creativity and our collective imaginations.

“Last autumn I was invited as an Artist-In-Residence to create the Living Tree forest in The Egg, together with an amazing team of local artists, designers and volunteers. We have big plans for the forest this year including a new Living Tree, that you can go inside, and a Mirror Maze, multiplying the magical forest experience for all.”

Admission to the Living Tree is free and no booking is required; the installation is open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June and on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July.