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Electric Sound Palace | Chris Timpson (Aurelia Soundworks) and collaborators


  • Paignton Picture House Torbay Road Paignton TQ4 6AA (map)
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Full dates, times & location

Friday 7th June - Sunday 16th June
Paignton Picture House, Torbay Road, Paignton TQ4 6AA.


Friday 7th June, 5pm - 8pm

Saturday 8th - Saturday 15th June, 12 noon - 8pm

Sunday 16th June, 12noon - 6pm.

Performances on the hour.


Find out more about the artist:

Artist bio | Artist Website | Artist Social Media


Access info

Paignton Picture House has ramped access into the main auditorium (stalls).

This building is currently in a pre-restoration condition and audiences should expect a modest level of dust particles that may be inappropriate for those with severe allergies.

An historic cinema brought to life through 3D soundscapes. Conjure the cinema’s original 21-piece orchestra in an installation combining historical references with immersive sound technology.

Paignton Picture House opened in 1914, is believed to be the oldest surviving purpose-built cinema in Europe. Once a cinema and film library, it in its early days it featured a 21-piece orchestra, with each member paid a guinea to perform. Drawing on remarkable archive materials of Paignton Picture House Trust, Chris Timpson and collaborators are creating a new site-specific work, inspired by the original accompanying orchestra, transporting audiences into a wondrous Electric Sound Palace.

Chris Timpson is a sound designer with a specialism in 3D spatial audio for both multi-speaker and headphone listening. His experience in this area is unique, having worked with immersive sound projects for several years, he is one of the leading specialists in ambisonic and 3D audio mixing.

You can find out more about his work here.

Suitable for all ages.


Booking info

Performances are free, but we encourage donations to Paignton Picture House Trust on the door to support the future restoration of this important building.

Friday 7th June, 5pm - 8pm

Saturday 8th - Saturday 15th June, 12 noon - 8pm

Sunday 16th June, 12noon - 6pm.

Performances on the hour.



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