Calling all superhero fans and Batman stans: an extraordinary experience is winging its way to the city to celebrate Batman Day (September 16) in London. ‘Batman Unmasked’ will take guests on a journey through the franchise’s cinematic history in a don’t-miss immersive experience.
Unfortunately, if you didn’t catch the news earlier, you’re almost out of luck. Online tickets for the exhibition are completely sold out. Fear not, though, as limited tickets are available on the door. But it won’t be around for long. The pop-up exhibition is only in town for three days (September 15-17).
Ahead of the exhibition opening its doors, Batman arrived in blazing glory in the middle of London. The iconic Tumbler, the Batmobile made famous in The Dark Knight, rolled its way into Trafalgar Square in the early hours of the morning.
On display at ‘Batman Unmasked’
‘Batman Unmasked’ goes back in time to celebrate all iterations of the iconic franchise on the big screen. Guests will get to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ at a mind-boggling selection of memorabilia that ranges from Michael Keaton’s Batman (1989) all the way through to Robert Pattinson’s spin on the character in The Batman (2022). These include costumes, props, and vehicles from the movies, all presented in a special Batcave setting.
But that’s not all. Fans will also get to pore over more than 100 comics, and brand-new Batman Day special edition comics, in a special comic book area.
If you’ve always been one to root for the villain, however, you’ll want to check out the ‘Joker Zone’. There, the spotlight is turned on the infamous criminal. Sights include costumes worn by Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix in The Dark Knight (2008) and The Joker (2019).
More than just the first Batman exhibition of its size in the UK, ‘Batman Unmasked’ also marks the first time some of the pieces will have ever been displayed in the UK. Coinciding with the 15th anniversary of The Dark Knight’s release, and Warner Bros’ 100th anniversary, they’re going big to celebrate!
‘Batman Unmasked’ is wheelchair accessible. Do be aware that the experience makes use of lighting and sound effects, and portions of it take place in confined spaces. If you are likely to have an adverse reaction to these factors you should let staff know upon arrival.
Tickets are already completely sold out, but there will be select tickets available on the door. The experience will take place at 180 Piccadilly, London W1J 9ER. The nearest stations are Green Park and Piccadilly Circus