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Tickets: £5. Over 18s only.

About this event

The Horniman will be illuminated for one night only by a full spectrum of performances, music and tours on the theme of neon. So come dressed in your best neons, grab a pair of our Rainbow Glasses and join in the fun!


Dance, Theatre and Spoken Word performances on the themes of colour, neon and rave culture will appear in the museum galleries and hidden spaces.

Take to the floor with live music performances, and DJ sets playing the best in acid house & dance music, or listen to a colour themed set from the Raise the Roof choir. 

Watch a spellbinding performance of Neon Poi dancing before actors and performing arts students come together for an exciting finale performance across Gallery Square. 


Neon Table Arrangements

Try your hands at making neon table arrangements using Rainbow Chard, with sustainability organisation Growhampton.


Natural History Gallery

Recent scientific discoveries have shown a surprising array of animals that glow in a variety of ways under different light conditions. Join Dr Emma-Louise Nicholls on an illuminating voyage of colour as she divulges the glowing world of nature after dark.

Other Activities

Neon Facepainting

Get your face painted in glorious technicolour and with UV designs before you hit the dancefloor.


Take a home a great memento of your night by piling into our photobooth with your friends.

Food and Drink

Chill out in the Horniman Café with a colourful cocktail and some fresh food.

Programmed in partnership with the University of Roehampton