‘You are position number 50,925 in the queue,’ is the message we received when trying to purchase tickets to Tate’s Yayoi Kusama: ‘Infinity Rooms’ exhibition this morning.
Hyped, is an understatement. Since it was announced, the exhibition has been booked up three months in advance. The 92-year-old Japanese contemporary artist is capable of drawing gargantuan crowds with her immersive polka-dot repetition, paintings, sculptures and photographs. Kusama’s latest installation utilises mirrors to create a boundless universe of rotating crystal chandeliers – but you probably didn’t need us to tell you that. It’s impossible to open Instagram without seeing photographs of the exhibit plastered all over your mates’ stories.
So how does one actually go about getting tickets? Tate announced this morning that they would be releasing more tickets to the ‘Infinity Rooms’ exhibition. ‘To give everyone a chance to visit, we are releasing tickets in batches’ said Tate in its post, which inevitably didn’t stop disgruntled Kusama enthusiasts sounding off in the comments. Rest assured, Tate has confirmed ‘the exhibition will run until June 2022 and we will release more tickets in December 2021’.
Pro tip: besides queuing up with the hordes of punters, you can also try calling the ticket desk on the day you want to visit, in the hope that someone has cancelled their booking for that day (as opposed to a future date). We’ve heard more than a few success stories of people securing tickets this way.
Apply for tickets at 10am (which is when Tate’s box office opens), here.