PAQUIN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
VANCOUVER, BC–/COMMUNITYWIRE/–Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience, a new exhibition developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, will bring the magic and mystery of Ancient Egypt to Vancouver beginning Thursday, October 27 for a limited run at the Vancouver Convention Centre East.
With nine galleries to explore, wind through the story of a young boy whose name still looms large, and how he changed the ancient – and modern – world. Meet Ancient Egyptian gods like Ra and Anubis before descending into King Tut’s burial chamber and joining his quest for immortality. Relive one of the greatest discoveries of all time – the king’s tomb with all his treasures waiting inside, reclaimed from the desert sand after 3,000 years.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 16 at www.beyondkingtut.com. An advance presale for those who registered for the waitlist begins today.
The opening of King Tutankhamun’s intact tomb 100 years ago captivated the world with its riches and clues about the ancient quest for immortality. Bringing to life the storied archives of the National Geographic Society, this much anticipated exhibitioncombines the power of cinematic storytelling and soaring imagery to invite visitors into the golden king’s world like never before.
Beyond King Tut is produced by Paquin Entertainment Group and Immersive Experiences, including the creative team behind the King Tut artifact exhibitions that attracted millions of visitors around the world between 2004 and 2012, including a showing at the Art Gallery of Ontario. As the creative director for those blockbuster tours, also mounted in collaboration with National Geographic, Mark Lach brings his expertise to Beyond King Tut in the role of creative producer.
“It was such an honor to tour King Tut’s treasures around the world, but those objects have returned to Egypt forever,” says Lach. “Beyond King Tut brings together some of that same team along with the all-stars of immersive art to present one of the world’s most fascinating stories in a whole new way, with no boundaries! Guests will get to experience the splendor of Egypt all around them and voyage with us to the Ancient Egyptian afterlife.”
Paquin Entertainment Group’s exhibition portfolio includes the acclaimed Beyond Van Gogh and Beyond Monet exhibitions that have attracted more than 3 million visitors around the world. Montreal’s world-renowned Normal Studio will bring to life the wonders of ancient and modern Egypt from National Geographic Society’s photo and video archives, presenting a journey through Egypt in a way no one else can tell it.
Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience will have a limited stay in Vancouver and is expected to sell out quickly. Advance purchase for those who registered for the Vancouver waitlist begins today; tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday, June 16 at 8 AM Pacific Time. For tickets and more information, please visit www.beyondkingtut.com. Additional Canadian dates to be added.
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TICKETS (ON SALE BEGINNING JUNE 16)
Tickets are timed and dated, and advance purchase is strongly encouraged with sellouts expected. Prices start at $31.99 for adults and $23.99 for children ages 5-15 (plus ticketing fees). Package rates for families, seniors (on Tuesdays) and groups are available, as well as VIP Tickets, which include a flex ticket for entry, merchandise and entry to the award-winning “Tutankhamun: Enter the Tomb” VR companion experience voiced by lauded English actor Hugh Bonneville.
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About Immersive Experiences
With a mission to create pioneering and unforgettable experiences for audiences through the power of immersive storytelling, Immersive Experiences is harnessing the expertise of cultural events industry veterans to lead the evolution of immersive cultural content including Beyond King Tut in 2022.
About the National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 15,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature experiences, stories and content. To learn more, visit www.nationalgeographic.org or follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
About Paquin Entertainment Group
Established in 1985, Paquin Entertainment Group is a leading, full-service North American arts and entertainment company with offices operating in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, Nashville and San Diego. Paquin Entertainment Group is home to a diverse portfolio, including artist agency and management, film and television, theatrical production, brand partnership, and touring exhibitions. Since its inception, Paquin Entertainment Group’s core vision remains unchanged: to foster a creative culture that seeks and develops the world’s premier artists and productions. For more information visit paquinentertainment.com.
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