Cryptic aims to cater for everyone’s needs and is committed to ensuring an open and accessible approach to all of the work we present.

Alongside discounted tickets for disabled patrons and their carers, Cryptic offers a range of facilities to make your visit more enjoyable.

Find out about access at all venues: accessible parking, drop off points, entrances, ramps and lifts, wheelchair and mobility scooter provision, guide dogs and more below…


Thu 12 July – January 2019 // 10.30 – 17.00 (12.00 – 17.00 Sun) // The Lighthouse

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s birth, sound and audiovisual artist Louise Harris takes inspiration from the many geometric forms found in his architecture to transform the Tower of The Lighthouse. Ascend through an interactive sound installation, which sees rods, reminiscent of piano strings strung across the staircase. Pluck and play your accompaniment to a new electronic composition, which is enhanced by visuals emanating from the Tower base. Taking music making to new heights, Visaurihelix is a soaring celebration of the great man who gave us ‘The Glasgow Style.’

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Thu 2 – Sun 12 August // 11.00 – 19.00 // Southbound Pedestrian & Cycle Path, The Clyde Tunnel

Embark on an audiovisual adventure as multimedia artist Robbie Thomson and composer Alex Menzies transform the 762 metre-long walkway of the Clyde Tunnel into a sensory subterranean spectacle. Inspired by marine mythology and science fiction, this otherworldly odyssey reveals robotic sculptures and electronic sounds which lead you through a series of close encounters. Immersive and intriguing, Portal presents a rare opportunity to re-discover this remarkable Glasgow landmark which celebrates its 55th anniversary year as part of the cultural programme of the European Championships 2018.

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Thu 2 – Sun 12 August // 10.00 – 18.00 // George Square

Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey present Pivot, a playground of semi-intelligent talking seesaws. Equipped with built-in voice communicators with a mind of their own, this chattering apparatus will poke, probe, question and counsel you as you seesaw your way to equilibrium. Consider this an opportunity to join the conversation, as Pivot helps unleash your inner child whilst playfully pondering the role of peaceful, shared dialogue in our modern world. Giving the people of Glasgow a voice, Pivot will help balance things out.

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