Immersive experiences: London 2020 events to book now
From the chance to help The Doctor save the planet to new offerings from Gingerline and Secret Cinema, here are the best immersive experiences London 2020 has to offer.
Delve into the criminal underworld at new 1920s themed immersive experience, Crooks 1926. The ambitious project adds game mechanics to an engrossing narrative, taking you into a world of turf wars, traitors and scheming. It's the latest project from Colab, the veteran immersive theatre company behind the hit Great Gatsby Immersive Experience, so expect a truly interactive and absorbing adventure.Read more ...
Funicular Productions are masters at creating immersive experiences with an alcoholic twist. Their latest production, Cocktail Time Machine, invites revellers on a 75-minute jaunt back in time to experience some of the finest cocktails ever created, in the moment and place they were conceptualised. Head back in time to Havana in the 1930s, the birthplace of the mojito; Tennessee in the 1940s to sip on a long island iced tea; and Soho in the 1980s, for espresso martinis with a side of dancing.
A cocktail of, er, cocktails may be a recipe for disaster, but not in the Cocktail Time Machine. MasterChef finalist Louisa Ellis has created a menu in keeping with the theme of time travel. Once back in present day, guests are invited to continue their evening in the Timeless Bar, where every hour is happy hour.
Lightopia brings bursts of light and colour to chilly winter nights at Chiswick House and Gardens this January. Walk among a glowing array of animal-shaped lanterns, then ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ as 3D projections and a spectacular water show play tricks with the mind. Acrobatic performances take the illumination theme to dizzying new heights, while live music and street food conjure up a festival atmosphere.Read more ...
Following on from the recent successes of Casino Royale and Stranger Things, Secret Cinema returns for the summer of 2020, revisiting a film they previously gave the immersive treatment back in 2016: Dirty Dancing. In a secret London location, audiences will be whisked back in time to the summer of 1963, where the world of Johnny, Baby and the gang will come to life over one balmy evening. Live music, dance classes and more secret entertainment promises to fill the evening, as fans of the film can flock to revisit the story – and others can discover the romance for the first time.Read more ...
Doctor Who fans are invited to get a whole lot closer to the action thanks to a new immersive adventure: Doctor Who Time Fracture. The experience, which launches in London in autumn 2020, puts the audience at the heart of the story, taking them on a Tardis-fuelled journey across time and space. The mission? To save the planet, of course.Read more ...
David Attenborough's Emmy Award-winning Netflix series Our Planet is getting the multimedia concert treatment, with the world premiere of the two-hour 'Our Planet in Concert' at the O2 Arena on 18 October 2020. The production reimagines the series as a live, immersive experience, narrated on screen by Attenborough, and combines the stunning natural world visuals of Our Planet with innovative live production effects, including a 66-piece orchestra and live vocals from singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan.Read more ...
Monopoly's banking, spending and trading has entertained millions of players since 1935 and fuelled innumerable family arguments. Now Londoners can experience real-life Monopoly in a live-action immersive production based on the beloved board game.
Game-makers Hasbro and Selladoor theatre company have joined forces to create a 75-minute adventure where teams will face a series of challenges as they navigate the opportunities and pitfalls of the Monopoly 'board'.Read more ...
Fresh from producing an immersive Reservoir Dogs experience in Hong Kong, Secret Theatre Project is back at its London home, the historic Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green, where they are presenting a new experience: The Invitation. Guests can expect to be transported to a masquerade party in a five-star hotel where all is not as it seems, and all who attend have a role to play in what turns out to be a world of dark secrets, hidden clubs and tragedy.
Brave enough to stick around for dinner? You can add on an immersive dining option, too, and enjoy food from Simon Shand, head chef at the Town Hall Hotel’s Corner Stone restaurant.Read more ...
Richard is hosting a surprise party for Anna and you're invited. Souvenir plays out in a different house or flat each performance, as guests bring a bottle and enter into a celebration with their supposed friends. With the intimate shows limited to 14 people at a time, it's an engaging, disconcerting experience that you participate in as it happens. Soon the jollity gives way to Black Mirror worthy tinges of technological dystopia.
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