Dippy at Night

25-26 and 28-30 October 2021
A spectacular farewell is being planned for Dippy in the final week of his stay at Norwich Cathedral.

Dippy at Night will see the much-loved dinosaur spectacularly lit up in an entirely new way in the Nave of Norwich Cathedral, giving visitors the chance to experience a different side to the nation’s favourite dinosaur in the final days of his nationwide tour. They will also be able to explore the rest of Dippy’s medieval home in all its evening splendour and discover even more dinosaurs under the moonlight in the Cloister.

Emergency services workers are being invited to see Dippy at Night first at a special Blue Light preview on Sunday 24 October. Emergency services workers can apply for free Blue Light Tickets for them and up to four members of their family via this webpage.

Dippy at Night will then be open to the general public for five nights in Dippy’s last week - October 25, 26, 28, 29 and 30 from 7pm to 9.30pm.

As well as seeing Dippy lit up in spectacular style by Viking Stage Lighting, people will also be able to enjoy the return of the 21 GoGoDiscover T. rex sculptures that decorated Norwich’s streets this summer. The T. rexes, which formed a citywide trail organised by children’s charity Break and Wild In Art, will all be on display under the stars in the Cathedral Cloister for Break’s Farewell for Now event that will also be open during the Dippy on Tour exhibition’s daytime opening hours.

Visitors will also be able to wander around the wider Dippy on Tour exhibition, with artist Mark Reed’s wave of 3,000 fish set to look especially stunning in the evening light, meanwhile the east end of the Cathedral will be open for people to explore the building’s magnificent Norman architecture by night.

To apply for free tickets for the Blue Light Dippy at Night event on Sunday 24 October click here. Emergency services workers can book tickets for themselves and up to four members of their family. Please note that you will be required to show proof of your emergency services worker status on entry to the event.

Dippy at Night will be open to the general public on October 25, 26, 28, 29 and 30 from 7pm to 9.30pm. Entry is free and there is no need to book in advance although people may need to queue during busy periods.