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Explore Central's New Virtual Tour

Explore Central's Design, Performance, Production, Social and Study spaces in a VR tour

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Central is delighted to announce the launch of its new 360 degree Virtual Campus Tour.

The Virtual Tour is a Google Streetview-style panoramic photography platform which allows users to access Central’s facilities from anywhere in the world, via desktop, tablet and mobile. The fully mobile-friendly experience also includes an option to use with VR headsets, such as Google Cardboard – all you need is a mobile phone and a decent 3G/4G or wifi connection.

In total, over 40 separate spaces are covered on the tour, classified by how they are used: Performance, Production & Workshops, Social Areas, Rehearsal & Movement, Study Spaces, and Central Bankside. Many of the spaces were photographed as they were being used by students to give users a truer experience of what Life at Central might be like.

The tour gives unprecedented access to many behind-the-scenes spaces which would not normally be viewable during a visit to Central, such as the Props workshop, Boardroom, Recording Studio and Embassy Substage.

Start Exploring

To start your tour, click below.

Explore our campus with a Virtual Tour experience


Most of our spaces have an 'i' information hotspot - click it to reveal extra facts about the space. Click these descriptions again to hide them.

On Desktop

Navigate through our spaces using either the left-hand menu, or by clicking on the red and white arrows to progress to the next space. The control panel in the bottom right-hand side of your screen allows you to toggle between spaces, turn off auto-rotate and more. For the full-screen experience, click the icon in the top right-hand corner.

On Mobile

The tour is best used with a VR headset such as Google Cardboard - turn on VR mode using the goggles icon on the control panel in the bottom right-hand side. If you've loaded the tour in VR mode, hover your cursor over the arrows until the timer completes to progress to the next space.