Based on the blockbuster movie franchise, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition opens 20 December at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney).
The exhibition invites visitors to explore the world of The Hunger Games as created in the films, while celebrating Katniss Everdeen’s epic journey from her humble beginnings to her emergence as the Mockingjay. “Katniss is a symbol for hope and freedom and revolt. She’s a hero that doesn’t want to be a hero,” says Jennifer Lawrence about her character in the films.
Showcasing a dynamic exploration of the art, science, pageantry and history of Panem, the exhibit features seven galleries filled with thousands of authentic costumes, props, and set recreations that highlight the technological wizardry and amazing artistry that brought the world to life.
Iconic costumes from the films on display during the exhibition include: the Girl on Fire dress; the Mockingjay dress and the Mockingjay armor; key artifacts such as the Mockingjay pin, Cinna’s sketchbook and Katniss’s bow; and an explorable map of Panem, the Gamemaker’s control table and a stunt choreography challenge. “The exhibition offers visitors an unparalleled experience, bringing them inside the world of Panem,” says Jenefer Brown, Lionsgate Senior Vice President of Location Based Entertainment.
Visitors can see high-tech, hands-on interactives that let them dive into exciting behind-the-scenes content, engage deeply with the world of the films, and discover a whole new side of the stories that took the world by storm.
There is also a mobile app available to fans, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, which is the official mobile companion to the event. Guests can rent a device at the exhibition, or download the app ($5.22) at the App Store or Google Play for a deep dive into the world of The Hunger Games. Along the way, visitors can track their journey with a digital Panem Passport, gain stamps as they travel among the Districts and complete interactive tasks. They can also capture and share souvenir photos, as well as discover and unlock bonus hidden content, including media recovered from the Capitol’s surveillance cameras and from District 13’s digital storage units.
“Through a series of never-before-seen content and immersive environments, guests connect to The Hunger Games in a one-of-kind experience.” Says Michael Karagiannis, executive chairman of promoter iLive Entertainment. “Following massive success with audiences in New York and San Francisco, we’re thrilled the exhibition will now visit Australia where the franchise enjoys a strong fan base, as well as direct ties to the films. Liam Hemsworth is among several in the cast and crew who have Australian roots and we expect there will be a very warm reception for the exhibition.”
The show opens to the public on 20 December and runs through to 5 February.
For tickets: Please visit ticketek.com.au. Ticket prices are: VIP $97.10 (includes express entry; unlimited-undated entry pass, limited edition lanyard and souvenir pin); general admission $37; concessions $30; family or group ticket for four $114.20. Exhibition opening times: Sunday to Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Thursday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. | New Year’s Eve 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Australia Day, 26 January 2017, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Closed: Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
For further information, please visit thehungergamesexhibition.com.au or join the conversation using the official hashtag: #HungerGamesExhibition. A video promo for the exhibition can be viewed here. Due to anticipated demand, advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended. Discounts are available for groups of ten or more.
The exhibition is a joint presentation of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), Imagine Exhibitions, Inc and ILive Entertainment Group.