Omniversum is a wide-screen film theatre in The Hague that shows spectacular films on a giant domed screen. The domed screen curves almost completely around the audience, which makes you feel like you are part of the movie.
An all-round amazing experience
Omniversum is a wide-screen film theatre in The Hague that shows spectacular films on a giant domed screen which runs halfway around the audience. It has a screen 4500 times larger than an ordinary TV, pumps out 15,000 watts of sound from 36 speakers and immerses your senses in the most amazing film experience ever. This unique movie theatre is designed to transport you to another world. The big-screen films take you to space, where you can meet the astronauts of the International Space Station, and bring you face-to-face with the most fascinating scenery and creatures on Earth. And all without having to leave your seat. You don’t just watch a film here, you become part of it!
The films are suitable for all ages, unless specified otherwise. The films are in Dutch but a special app lets you follow the original English-language version using your own mobile phone and headset. Earphones can also be obtained from the Omniversum front desk. A new film starts every hour on the hour. If you want to watch a second film on the same day, you only pay € 6,25. Omniversum is suitable for children from the age of four, but some young children may find the large screen and sound system rather overwhelming.
In 1976 the "Sijthoff planetarium", dating from 1934, was destroyed by a fire. Immediately after this fire they started to set up a new Planetarium. In that new theater, both planetarium performances and IMAX film performances would be shown. Omniversum was opened in 1984 and was the first IMAX Dome theater in Europe.
Omniversum, an ANBI non-profit foundation, aims to impart knowledge about human life, nature and our planet to the public in a special and impressive way. Knowledge that is essential for a sustainable society.
Omniversum brings the message that we have a better life when we make an effort to protect our planet. We do this by virtually bringing our visitors to other places and thereby making them more global citizens.
On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary on December 7, 2009, all activities of Omniversum have been placed in the Stichting Continuïteit Omniversum. The foundation is a Public Benefit Organization. As a result, donations, inheritances and legacies do not have to be paid for donation or inheritance tax. More information.