25 November 2015 | Art & Photography, Things To Do | By: Londonist

Win VIP Tickets To The Ai Weiwei Weekender

Win a pair of VIP tickets to the Ai Weiwei Weekender, courtesy of the Royal Academy of Arts.

The man himself taking a photograph of his installation Coloured Vases, Royal Academy of Arts, 2015. Photo courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photography © Dave Parry.

With his unshakable courage and commitment to artistic freedom, Ai Weiwei has electrified London this autumn with a remarkable exhibition of his work at the Royal Academy of Arts — that's why we gave it a ★★★★★ review.

This December, due to phenomenal public demand, the RA is opening its doors after hours with a series of late night openings — and you could win VIP tickets to the grand finale!

From 11-13 December, the Ai Weiwei Weekender will give you non-stop access to the exhibition for an impressive 56 hours. Plus, there are DJ sets, live performances and hands-on activities for night owls to enjoy throughout the early hours.

To celebrate this one-off event, RA is offering a pair of VIP tickets for the Ai Weiwei Weekender, plus two pairs of tickets to see the exhibition, exclusively to Londonist readers.

Your VIP tickets will give you access to the exhibition at midnight on 12 December followed by champagne in an exclusive lounge and a copy of the accompanying exhibition book. Two runners up will also win a pair of regular tickets to see the exhibition before it closes on 13 December.

For a chance to win, simply enter your name and email address below and hit 'Submit'. We’ll pick the winners at random at 5pm on 9 December and Royal Academy of Arts will contact winners shortly after. Good luck!


Don't miss it! Ai Weiwei Weekender takes place from 10am on 11 December until 6pm on 13 December at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, W1J 0BD. Tickets are £17.60 (£16 without donation), concessions available — book online now

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Ai Weiwei presenting his installation Tree in the courtyard at the Royal Academy of Arts, 2015. Photo courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photography © Dave Parry.