Munaintyanangku, tunturri. (Always was, always will be)

Illuminate Adelaiderlu Kaurna Miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku tampinthi (Illuminate Adelaide acknowledges the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains)

Yaintya yartangka ngadlu tikanthi, kuma tirkanthi, kuma warpulayinthi. (These are the lands we live, learn and work on)

Ngadlurlu Purkarna pukinangku, yalarra, kuma tarrkarritya tampinthi. (We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging)

Translation provided, with thanks, by Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi

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Past Event
World Premiere


Shackleton Epic Expedition, Monkeystack & Adelaide Film Festival

26 July to 1 August

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Mon 26 July - Sun 01 August

Sessions every 45 mins

Mon - Thu 9.30am - 8pm

Fri 9.30am - 9.30pm

Sat 12.30pm - 9.30pm

Sun 12.30pm - 8pm


20 mins, plus 15 mins preparation


Queen's Theatre, Playhouse Ln & Gilles Arcade, Adelaide


Recommended for ages 13+

Full price $20.00

Schools $10.00 – phone 1300 496 623 for bookings

The 9.30am - 1.15pm (inclusive) weekdays sessions are currently on hold for school bookings - teachers please contact to book.

Not recommended for individuals who suffer severe claustrophobia, seizures, epilepsy or extreme vertigo.

Masks may be required for this event. More information will be provided closer to July.

Companion Card booking info can be found here.

Transaction fees apply.


Wheelchair Accessible. An accessible toilet is located outside to the right of the Queens Theatre when entering from street access.


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We regret to inform you that in light of the COVID-19 lockdown currently in place for South Australia, the season of Thin Ice VR Mon 26 July - Sun 01 August has been cancelled.

Refunds will be automatically processed within the next 3-6 days, please be patient whilst we navigate the high quantity of refunds we need to process. 

💚 Team Illuminate Adelaide

107 years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on one of the era's most ambitious and harrowing journeys: to cross Antarctica coast-to-coast.

Over a century on, environmental scientist Tim Jarvis AM has recreated Shackleton’s epic, tragic feat of endurance in an immersive virtual reality experience created by Monkeystack. As we join Jarvis in following Shackleton’s footsteps, we too bear witness to another new and heartbreaking narrative: the icy environment that Shackleton and his peers once explored has now been transformed by the effects of anthropogenic climate change.

Equal parts catastrophic and transcendent, Thin Ice VR presents a uniquely affecting account of how humanity asserts its will over the extremes of nature — often in unforeseen ways.

In the Media

"Thin Ice VR could be the shunt we need to shift our view of climate change, by providing us with the sense of awe and wonder towards Earth’s amazing polar regions." InDaily

Presented with

Image credit: Miles Rowland


A Monkeystack and Shackleton Epic Expedition production.

Director: James Calvert.

Executive Producers: Tim Jarvis AM, Justin Wight & Rhys Sandery.

Major Partner: Torrens University Australia.

Developed and financed with the assistance of: South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund and Screen Australia

Supported by: Kathmandu, One Ocean Expeditions, Imagine Room Group and Documentary Australia Foundation