Luminarium at Kings Square

Awaken your senses inside the Arboria II, an inflatable sculpture of light and colour - or Luminarium - coming to Gloucester's Kings Square this August 2022.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published

Bringing an inspiring spectacle of light and sound to Gloucester, a giant Luminarium is coming to Kings Square from Friday 12 to Sunday 21 August 2022.

Giving visitors the chance to step inside an inflatable sculpture for an immersive encounter with light and colour, the Arboria II is part of the Luminaria series of art installations, created by Architects of Air.

It takes its inspiration from natural geometry and Islamic architecture, with a labyrinth of winding tunnels and cavernous domes to explore.

Cones and spheres come together to create a luminous tree trunk and the structure is filled with enchanting sounds from the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest, with visitors able to lay back and enjoy the ambiance from relaxing pods.

The Luminarium's colourful display is created purely by the natural light shining through its walls, meaning its atmosphere is ever-changeable and altered by the world outside — with weather conditions, variable light and the way visitors respond to the sculpture all having an effect.

This sensational installation is just one of the many community events that Gloucester City Council are bringing to Kings Square, following its £5 million transformation.

Tickets for the Luminarium are available via the Visit Gloucester website and can be purchased on the day, too.




Kings Square, Gloucester, GL1 1RP


Friday 12 to Sunday 21 August 2022


From 12.30pm to 5.30pm on weekdays and from 11.30am to 5.30pm on weekends


Tickets cost £5 per adult and £4 per child. Children under three can enter for free


(01452) 396207

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