Professor Brian Cox tour postponed until 2022

Professor Brian Cox portrait with futuristic space background

Fri 2 Jul 2021

Professor Brian Cox’s Horizons show, due to visit Derby Arena in October, has been postponed until Autumn 2022. The show will now reach Derby on Tuesday 20 September 2022.

The tour was originally scheduled for Derby on Thursday 28 October 2021 but has seen its date changed in the hope that the whole UK and Ireland tour will be able to go ahead at capacity.

Event organisers have made the decision due to the uncertainty around lockdown easing across England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Horizons is a celebration of our civilisation, of our music, art, philosophy and science in a ‘jaw-dropping reminder that human life is both irrelevant and hugely precious’ (The Guardian). Using state of the art LED screen technology, Horizons takes audiences through a story of how we came to be and what we can become. Derby Arena will be filled images of far-away galaxies, alien worlds, supermassive black holes and a time before the Big Bang. The deepest of questions will be explored using the latest advances in our understanding of quantum theory, black holes, biology, planetary science, astronomy and cosmology in this ‘stunning’ (Liverpool Echo) show.

A spokesperson for Phil McIntyre Live said:

“Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the easing of Covid-19 restrictions across the UK and Ireland, Professor Brian Cox – Horizons: A 2021 Space Odyssey will be postponed until 2022. We want to ensure all ticketholders can attend and therefore the full schedule of shows will go ahead on alternate dates next year, from 29 August-2 October 2022. Any ticketholders unable to attend the newly scheduled date will be entitled to a full refund.

“We understand this will be disappointing, but we look forward to seeing everyone in 2022. We’ve renamed the Tour “Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey”. Hopefully that will cover it!”

Our Sales and Information Team will be in touch with all existing Derby LIVE customers. Tickets will automatically be transferred to the new date, with the option of a full refund if this date is unsuitable. If you did not purchase your ticket through Derby LIVE, please contact your ticket provider.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this postponements and would like to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We are continuing to follow Government guidance around live performances and will provide any further updates as soon as we can.

Tickets will be available to purchase online or by calling the Sales and Information Team on 01332 255 800.