PETRICHOR - Theatre in VR Online

A MATCHBOX production by ThickSkin
Digital Events
Monday 16 November 2020 - Sunday 22 November 2020

Immersive Theatre in VR

Welcome to Petrichor.
Thousands applied and you have been selected.
This is a new beginning, a clean slate, a second chance.
You are an important part of this machine,
And that’s all you need to think about.

Step into a new world. A world where every single day is exactly the same.

Petrichor is a dystopian reality, where every moment is muted, managed and monochrome.

Nothing bad ever happens. Nothing good does either.

Excitement and happiness have been traded for a world without pain and suffering.

A chance meeting brings two unlikely individuals together and offers a small glimpse of what life could be.

Their newfound connection sends ripples through this ordered world. They begin to question every decision, every step and every thought they’ve ever had. Could there be something more than this?


Age Guidance: 13+

Running Time: approximately 30 minutes

Trigger warning: Please note, PETRICHOR includes flashing images.

How To Book

PETRICHOR is touring online and in venues from Monday 26 October. Derby Theatre's online access to play is from Monday 16 - Sunday 22 November.


Click 'Book Tickets' on this page to buy tickets for the online experience through Derby Theatre.

After booking, you will receive an e-ticket email with a link to the play that can be viewed on any smart device or computer, with or without a VR headset.

If you choose not to use a VR headset the experience will still be interactive. You’ll be able to move the screen of your smart device or computer around, giving you a full 360-degree experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Once booked, you will be able to watch Petrichor online at anytime between Monday 16 November from 9am until Sunday 22 November at 11:55pm. If you book on Sunday, you will only have until the end of the day to view, as the link will expire at 11:55pm.


Please Note: VR Goody Bags must have been booked by Sunday 8 November to allow time for postage and are now no longer available to purchase. PETRICHOR can still be viewed without a headset.

Enhance your home-viewing experience and get creative by ordering a VR goody bag, including a build your-own-headset for use with any smartphone and an EP of three original tracks from the show.


Petrichor VR Goody Bag 2

What The Critics Say

About ThickSkin Theatre...

"Technically daring and breathlessly orchestrated"
Metro on The Static ★★★★ 

"All the ingredients to inspire a new generation in theatre"
The Good Review

"Truly Stunning" ★★★★★
The Scotsman on How Not To Drown

Petrichor logos

PETRICHOR is a MATCHBOX production for ThickSkin. Supported by Arts Council England, Backstage Trust, November Productions, Oculus and Waterside Arts & Creative Industries Trafford. 

Developed with support from Lawrence Batley Theatre, Tron Theatre and Glasgow Life.

Created by Jonnie Riordan, Jess Williams & Ben Walden