AN OCCASION LIKE NOTHING ON EARTH
(BECAUSE IT’S LITERALLY BELOW THE EARTH)
We run many and varied events throughout the year, including watching films underground, caving, theatrical events, and even parties in our amazing cave complex. The caves are also available to hire for tv and film location shoots.
INNER EAR: NIGHT SIGHT
12th, 13th and 14th October
A promenade performance taking you on a journey through Clearwell Caves and encouraging you to engage with the space using your ears first and then your eyes, rather than the more usual other way around. Using sound and image the performance will draw inspiration from the mining practices, history and bat colonies living in the caves. The performance will present a series of interactions, visual pictures and listening experiences as you are led through the cave network and the performance will culminate in a performance storytelling and sound experience in the large Sound Chamber area. The performance will then end with you being invited to explore the strange phenomena of underground standing sound waves whilst taking refreshments from the bar once the performance is complete.
Story teller and musician Mikael Oberg along with performers and musicians Lee Berwick, Bjornola Lind and David Aylward will conspire to take the audience on this journey into the deep.
This immersive promenade event has been specifically written for the Caves using sound and physical theatre to show the transition from mining to contemporary art.
Tickets available shortly £15.00 each.
ARMISTICE: THE LONG ROAD TO PEACE
2nd and 3rd November
We are pleased to commemorate the bitter sweet end to WWI almost exactly 100 years ago, 100ft underground. We first met Ceridwen back in 2016 to remember the terrible battle of Passchendaele, when their dramatic performance received rave reviews from our audience, so we are very pleased to welcome them back to mark the 100thanniversary for the end of WWI hostilities on 11th November 1918, with their new play; Armistice: The Long Road to Peace. What did the soldiers think as the War was ending? This promises to be another thought provoking and emotional play, leading up to the end of the war, contemplating the future.
Tickets are £12.50 plus a small booking fee. To book your tickets click here
Sound and interactive installations have been positioned through the caverns.
The project was inspired by the large colony of rare lesser horseshoe bats that roost in the Caves through winter; this is currently the largest lesser horseshoe bat colony in the UK. The installations highlight how both humans and bats use sound. Hopefully it will help visitors appreciate these often ignored, misunderstood and incredibly interesting, wild animals.
The central feature is a standing wave, a single note, where you are encouraged to move about in the cavern. Listen to the way the sound changes in relation to the space and your position within it. Moving, listening and understanding the way in which sound changes and its relationship to the cavern, gives us a glimpse of the way that bats navigate, using only sound.
There are other sound installations in the caves, revealing complex bat voices, as well as archive recordings of iron miners, discussing their experiences, working underground in this mine, well over 70 years ago.
HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS PARTY
Halloween enthusiasts can enjoy an evening of spook-tacular music and dancing at our 50th annual Halloween fancy dress party.
Set to take place on Saturday 27th October 2018, it promises to be a freakishly fun evening of live music and dancing, hosted underground in our caverns.
Dance the night away and mingle with the undead in the venue’s candle-lit cavern, located 100ft underground, and get your best thriller moves ready as the event also includes a funky disco.
What’s more, don’t forget to don your best ghoulish garbs (with sensible footwear) and get creative as prizes will be awarded for the best fancy dress of the night.
Entry is by pre-booked ticket only. Tickets cost £38 per person and include a couple of hotdogs or burgers (vegetarian alternatives also available) to keep you going throughout the night.
Tickets sell out fast for this event so make sure you grab yours now!
CHRISTMAS FANTASY SPECTACULAR
Few places on earth can capture the magic of the Christmas season – which is why we’ve captured it under the earth in our magical caves. In our ever popular Christmas Spectacular you and the kids can follow our seasonal story – Cora and the Bloobious Bright – through exciting displays, meet Father Christmas in his Grotto, choose a present and halfway through discover a little Christmas market selling gifts, decorations, stocking fillers and seasonal treats.
Tickets are on sale now!
VENUE HIRE FOR YOUR EVENT
Try as hard as you might you’ll struggle to find a venue as memorable, as magical and as utterly unique as Clearwell Caves. Give your guests and your occasion the grandeur and beauty it deserves; whether it be wedding, birthday, or office party make our caverns your dancefloor.
LOCATION HIRE FOR TV & FILM
A place this otherworldly, this unique, this historic, this mysterious and even a little scary makes it ideal for the big and small screen. We have already hosted crews from Dr Who, Merlin, The Chronicles of Narnia, Da Vinci’s Demons, Time Team, Blake’s Seven… and so many more.