May The Fourth

04 May 2018

An evening with The Force


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May the Fourth

For over 12 years the National Space Centre has hosted amazing family and fan weekend events to celebrate a galaxy far far away.

This year we are launching a very special “adult only” evening of music, art, science, fashion and food, that will be dedicated to celebrating the Dark Side of the Force, with maybe a hint of the Rebellion!


Blues Harvest will be taking to our main stage to rock this Cantina all night. With Lapti Nik on lead vocals and guitar, Sham Solo on guitar, Bass Windu on bass, General Groovus on the drums and Androo Detoo on the keys.

Force Fashion

Our catwalk and market will be dedicated to some May the Fourth inspired fashion. Shop till you drop, or just see some geek chic on display.

The Empire Paints Back (and front!)

Watch skilled Body Paint Artists create Star Wars inspired pieces on live models.

Steam Wars Exhibition

See the largest collection of Star Wars inspired Steampunk art, props, costumes and helmets.

Stormtrooper Laser Challenge

Can you get take the Millennium Falcon from the Jedi “scum”? Maybe you want to prove that Stormtroopers really can hit their target. Join us for the ultimate blaster challenge.

Jedi Master Class

Join our Jedi Master to learn the ways of the Force. Lightsabrers provided.


Drop in to the LIVE Science Zone to learn more about the science facts behind the fiction.

Hyperspace Hypermarket

Grab some memorabilia at great prices in our huge sci-fi market offering must have merchandise and vintage collectables!

The Admiral Snackbar

Fancy a Porg Pie or a Bantha Bite? Thanks to the team from Humble Pie, there will be a selection of hot pies on sale (veggie and gluten free available)

Cantina Cocktails

Throughout the night our bar will be serving some very special alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for purchase. If you need the Force awakening, head to our bar.

Image Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd

Movie Screening

(Optional add on)

Take a seat in our newly upgraded Planetarium, to end your night with a late-night screening of Rogue One.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes’ band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star.

21:30 – 00:00

Book Tickets


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
18+ – Due to alcohol being served, this event is for people aged 18 and above. There will be a family event on June 23/24 (full details coming soon).

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are 400 free car parking spaces available on site. We are happy to call taxis for people and there is a bus stop to the 54 route within a few minutes’ walk of the Centre.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Food and drink will not be allowed to be brought onto the premises.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
The National Space Centre – 0116 261 0261 (this phone line is manned Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00)

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No, tickets are non-transferable or refundable.

Can I update my registration information?
No, once a ticket is purchased no changes can be made.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Either a printed ticket, or a ticket on your phone or tablet (we like the non-printing option, it is better for the planet).

What is the refund policy?
All tickets are non-refundable.