• Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

Fri 07 Oct, 2022

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition allows guests to admire Michelangelo's masterpieces up close like never before. After making its way through Shanghai, Chicago, Phoenix, Berlin, Vienna, and many other cities around the world, this experience is coming to Leeds at last!

Tickets for Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition in Leeds
🎫 Standard Admission - includes entry to the experience and access to an audio guide app (guests recommended to predownload the app onto their smartphone and bring headphones)

  • Adult (ages 13+)
  • Child (ages 4-12)
  • Senior (ages 65+), Student, or NHS - valid ID required

🎫 Souvenir Package - includes entry to the experience and access to an audio guide app (guests recommended to predownload the app onto their smartphone and bring headphones), plus a poster and souvenir guide (£14 in additional value)

  • Adult (ages 13+)
  • Senior (ages 65+), Student, or NHS - valid ID required

🎨 Gain an up-close understanding of the artistic mastery and inspiration behind Michelangelo's brilliant works of art in the Sistine Chapel
🧑‍🎨 Surround yourself in the artist's masterpieces under a life-size perspective
📽️ A one-of-a-kind experience! Brought to you by the organizers of the finest in themed exhibitions such as Star Trek, King Tut, Titanic, Frida Kahlo, Michael Jackson and more
✨ True to size, hands-free, and perfect for our socially-distant yet innovative world

General Info
📅 Date: from 13 September 2022
🕒 Opening hours: Tuesdays–Sundays, 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (last admission at 7pm)
⏳ Duration: the visit will take approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes
📍 Location: Stage 4, Versa Studios Leeds, Whitehall Road Parking, Holbeck, Leeds LS12 1AP (please see your confirmation email for more detailed directions)
🚗 Parking: free parking is available right in front of the Exhibition venue. For detailed instructions, please see your ticket or click here to see a map
👤 Age requirement: all ages are welcome
♿ Accessibility: the venue has standard single doors and is located on the ground floor with a slight elevation covered with a ramp. For more instructions, please see your ticket
🎧 To get the most out of the experience, you are encouraged to download the Sistine Chapel app ahead of time, which is available for Apple and Android devices. Headphones will not be provided in order to avoid compatibility issues, therefore it is recommended that you bring your own on the day
❓ Please consult the FAQs of this experience here
✔️ Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing its visitors to experience this art from an up-close, life-size, and never-before-seen perspective. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced in a truly unique way using licensed high-definition photos. Brought to life using a special printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible: seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s 34 frescoes. Each image is accompanied by informative signage, and audio guides are available to rent for an even more in-depth experience. This globally successful exhibition is an innovative and unique interpretation of Michelangelo’s timeless masterpiece. Whether visitors have already been to the Sistine Chapel or not, everyone can admire the artwork up close, at their own pace, and with the ability to capture photographic memories of this iconic work. Get your tickets for Sistine Chapel Leeds: The Exhibition!

User reviews

based on 444 reviews
  • Excellent displayed. Not crowded plenty of seating to take it all on. Audio was easy listening and interesting. Wonderful experience
  • Loved the experience. Seeing the paintings up close was amazing and the audio guide added to the experience. It was lovely to see our students actively engage with the exhibition.
  • Sistine chapel paintings up close, with text and QR code triggered audio explanations. Brings Michalangelo's meaning to life. Take headphones of some form. Calm atmosphere, cool spacious hall, seating benches, but no refreshments. Parking though not extensive.
  • Brilliant exhibition. Terrific to see the life-size paintings up close and a very relaxed atmosphere. The staff were also very friendly and helpful (one loaned me his phone for the commentary when mine packed in!!). Well worth the money, and now I don'e need to go to Rome!
  • Absolutely amazing! I can highly recommend. The frescos we’re life size, and through the audio recording they became ‘alive’. Well organised, staff extremely friendly and helpful :)
  • It was a wonderful experience to see up close the replications of the paintings of the Sistine Chapel. I had some difficulty with the QR code, but eventually found I could get the audio from the catalogue.
  • Really enjoyed seeing the art close-up and learning about the works. Would have been great to walk round with some fizz or an Italian coffee too. A very memorable experience.
  • An excellent experience offering the chance to see up close the stunning work of Michelangelo. Very well organised in an excellent space.
  • Would have been 5 but for the American commentary when using the App,
  • The process of booking a ticket and redeeming it on arrival was very straightforward. The exhibition was excellent. I especially liked the fact that I could get so close to the pictures and see far more detail than I would be able to if visiting the actual Sistine Chapel – the marketing blurb about being able to see every brushstroke really is accurate. The audio guide worked really well and included enough detail about each picture to be interesting without being overwhelming.
  • A fascinating experience to see the real life size replicas of the paintings from eyelevel perspective. Appreciated the short introduction videos. Did not use the Q code facility. Having visited the chapel before the restoration appreciated the colours.
  • Brilliant exhibition. Well organised, easy access and the information was fabulous. Really enjoyed walking around at my own pace and learning about the detail on each painting. Fabulous idea for an exhibition. Well done
  • I didn't know what to expect but the recreation is amazing. The video overview sets the scene expertly and answers the the burning question of what medium the paintings are made from.
  • I found out things I’d not known and the fun facts were good. The stories behind each fresco were informative. I really enjoyed it- a good fun way to learn. I’d been to the Chapel but not heard any stories. 1 woman walking listening to her phone annoying and background music a little too loud.

How to get there?

Versa Studios Leeds

Whitehall Road Parking, Holbeck, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS12 1AP

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Adult (ages 13+) for £13.20
Child (ages 4-12) for £8.94
Senior (ages 65+), Student, or NHS for £11.07
Souvenir Package Adult (ages 13+) for £20.30
Souvenir Package Senior (ages 65+), Student, or NHS for £17.11