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CURRENT & UPCOMING LONDON IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

(Updated FEBRUARY 2024)
IMMERSIVE SHOWS

BACCHANALIA

An intense re-imagining of the Bacchae by Euripides, with a hypnotic 1960s setting. 40 audience members mingle with 6 performers in a free-roam immersive show in an underground crypt.

Take a trip to the city of Thebes, where King Pentheus believes he has everything under control - that is until his divine cousin Dionysus turns up seeking revenge on the family who have expressed doubt about this upstart god’s status. Witness first-hand the clash between mortals and the divine.  You will ask yourself … do you deny a god?

📍 Bethnal Green

💰 From £40.00

🕒 20th February - 17th March

🎟️ Book via sleepwalkimmersive.com

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PHANTOM PEAK - FESTIVAL OF INNOVATION

This spring, flowers aren’t the only things blooming in Phantom Peak! The frost of Wintermas has melted away, uncovering a new powerful resource that JONACO are all too happy to get their hands on: a new form of synthetic, sustainable Diamant!

 

Jonas has announced the first ever Festival of Innovation, a competition for townsfolk to display their ingenuity. But of course, something strange is afoot, deep below the soil…

 

Join us to explore a revolutionary new chapter of Phantom Peak!

📍 Canada Water

💰 From £39.99

🕒 8th March - 14th April

🎟️ Book via phantompeak.com

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BRIDGE COMMAND

Have you ever dreamed of commanding your own Starship? As the bridge crew of your own vessel, you will boldly go where no immersive theatre audience has gone before.

 

Fusing gaming technology with theatrical performance, Bridge Command offers a variety of scenarios designed to keep the whole team fully engaged. Designed for groups of between three and six people, our fully interactive starship set will respond to your commands, and carry you beyond the final frontier.​​​ It is your job to make it so.

You will be given a uniform and be part of a crew. Your ship is a complex organism that will require maintenance, you will meet a variety of characters played by live actors, and your missions will involve an array of challenges. More specifically, each officer’s station has a different set of tasks to complete. Helm officers fly the ship, engineering officers keep it running, and so on.

📍 Vauxhall

💰 £40

🕒 27th March - TBC

🎟️ Find out more at bridgecommand.space

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JURY GAMES

You have been summoned for a new kind of trial. You and your fellow jurors must review the evidence, speak to the accused, and come to a conclusion. Is he guilty or not guilty? And is there more to this case than meets the eye?

 

Harry Briggs has been charged with arson, manslaughter, and murder. He admits the arson, but has pled Not Guilty to manslaughter and murder. Under the Justice Act 2021, it is your job as a jury not only to look at the evidence, but also to interrogate the Defendant yourselves.

 

Can you determine what happened on the night in question? 

Jury Duty players are invited to join other players at a central London office location to take part in a new form of jury service. 

📍 Aldgate

💰 From £39.50

🕒 Until 27th July

🎟️ Book via jurygames.com

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THE CRYSTAL MAZE: LIVE EXPERIENCE

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience is 75 minutes of frantic, frenetic, silly team fun that’s open to those everybody aged 9 and over.

Your goal is to get as much time in The Crystal Dome and score as many points as you can.

You and your friends run around four different zones – Industrial, Futuristic, Medieval and Aztec. In each zone, test your skills, solve mysteries and face mental and physical challenges.

All of these are against the clock, naturally. The more challenges you complete successfully, the more Crystals you win and the more time you’ll have for the final test in … drumroll… The Crystal Dome.

📍 Piccadilly Circus

💰 From £62.00

🕒 Ongoing

🎟️ Book via the-crystal-maze.com

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TOMB RAIDER: THE LIVE EXPERIENCE

You start your adventure as Archaeology students, out in the field in Finland, where you'll get a message from Lara Croft. She has made a deadly discovery about a powerful ancient artifact, and wants you to join her in ensuring it doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

 

Escape a sinking ship, explore the jungles of Costa Rica, discover an ancient tomb and battle a secret order. This brand-new adrenaline fuelled attraction is complete with beautiful scenic worlds, includes live actors and characters from the Tomb Raider franchise.

 

Tomb Raider: The LIVE Experience gives you the opportunity to become the hero, and let out your inner Lara Croft. Work through real life puzzles, collect relics, brave the zipline, and outsmart the enemies in this unique adventure.

📍 Camden Town

💰 From £33.00

🕒 Ongoing

🎟️ Book via tombraiderlive.co.uk

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ALICE's ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND

The world-renowned Olivier nominated smash hit will once again open in London – but this time at its new home, LABYRINTH Waterloo.

 

With even more twists and turns for 2023, ALICE’S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND is a fusion of storytelling, music, circus, puppetry and spectacle. Discover your Wonderland like never before with this interactive, 90-minute narrative theatre show, piecing together the puzzle as to what has happened to Alice who is lost in the looking glass.

 

We’re placing you at the heart of the action. But hopefully not at the Queen of Hearts’ feet. Help Alice in an adventure like no other – your adventure. Will you go this way or that? Eat or Drink? Grow or Shrink? The choice is yours. Take tea with the maddest of Hatters, let the Cheshire Cat take you hither or thither and explore a land full of wonder.

📍 Waterloo

💰 TBC

🕒 TBC

🎟️ Find out more at thisislabyrinth.com

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THE PADDINGTON BEAR EXPERIENCE

The Paddington Bear™ Experience is the first ever large-scale interactive experience inspired by everyone’s favourite bear to open in London. It will be taking up residence in the iconic County Hall on the Southbank later this year, unfolding across 26,000 square ft.

 

Audiences will be thrown into the thick of the action as they help Paddington and The Brown family prepare for a very special day. A feast for the senses, visitors will step into the world of Paddington and become immersed in some of the most iconic locations, culminating in a Windsor Gardens extravaganza.

 

This multi-sensory experience incorporates ground-breaking design, live performance and video to capture the hearts of Paddington fans from ages 4-94.

📍 Waterloo

💰 TBC

🕒 TBC

🎟️ Find out more at paddingtonbearexperience.com

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UNANNOUNCED SECRET CINEMA INDOOR SHOW

Ever wanted to step into the iconic world from your favourite film? Well, Secret Cinema makes this possible… Our ultimate immersive experience begins when you step into our top-secret location which we have transformed into a world from the big (or small) screen.

 

From there you’ll explore intricate locations, brush shoulders and interact with legendary characters and decide where the story will take you. Whether you went back to the future in a DeLorean or travelled back to 1980s, Hawkins to investigate the paranormal occurrences, no two worlds are alike. Even within each world, no two experiences are alike with new characters to meet and plenty of secrets to uncover…

 

Get ready to lose yourself in the story.

📍 TBC

💰 TBC

🕒 TBC

🎟️ Find out more at secretcinema.org

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UNANNOUNCED OUTDOOR SECRET CINEMA SHOW

Ever wanted to step into the iconic world from your favourite film? Well, Secret Cinema makes this possible… Our ultimate immersive experience begins when you step into our top-secret location which we have transformed into a world from the big (or small) screen.

 

From there you’ll explore intricate locations, brush shoulders and interact with legendary characters and decide where the story will take you. Whether you went back to the future in a DeLorean or travelled back to 1980s, Hawkins to investigate the paranormal occurrences, no two worlds are alike. Even within each world, no two experiences are alike with new characters to meet and plenty of secrets to uncover…

 

Get ready to lose yourself in the story.

📍 TBC

💰 TBC

🕒 Summer 2024

🎟️ Find out more at secretcinema.org

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RHYTHM&RUSE

Rhythm&Ruse will allow guests to step into a fully realised jazz age speakeasy, where they will encounter the members of a secret society - with a shadowy history to discover - presenting the world's best close-up magic and cabaret.

 

A live jazz band will accompany the magicians, and cabaret performers will host the evening with singing, comedy and larger-than-life stage magic accompanying the close-up performances. 

Directed by Fania Grigoriou, with musical direction by Naomi Banks, and hosted and devised by Sam Booth and Mallory Gracenin, the production brings together some of the world's most loved and renowned immersive theatre creative talents, most recently seen in Punchdrunk's 'The Burnt City'.

📍 TBC

💰 TBC

🕒 Summer 2024

🎟️ Find out more at rhythmandruse.com

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UNANNOUNCED PUNCHDRUNK SHOW

Details are scarce about this upcoming immersive Punchdrunk show.

 

Following the closure of The Burnt City in 2023, Punchdrunk return with a new show that will later tour internationally.

More information to come.

📍 TBC

💰 TBC

🕒 Mid-2024

🎟️ Find out more at punchdrunk.com

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DINING/COCKTAIL EXPERIENCES

The MURDÉR EXPRESS - IMMERSIVE DINING EXPERIENCE

The Murdér Express is a 2hr experience like no other that combines a comedy theatre show, a delicious meal and some of the best cocktails in town, all set in a 1920's themed venue; Pedley Street Station & onboard The Murdér Express.

Step into the enchanting world of 1920’s East London to have your taste buds and tummy tickled by our delicious menu and our comedic murder mystery. Our unique immersive food experience will have you savouring a unique 3-course bespoke menu crafted for your journey by our highly acclaimed Chef Partner, Two Star Michelin Chef, Niall Keating. We also offer handcrafted cocktails at our stylish bar whilst unravelling a gripping murder mystery.

The Murdér Express is where gastronomy meets entertainment. Buckle up for a memorable immersive experience with unique twists and turns.


📍 Bethnal Green

💰 From £74.50

🕒 Ongoing

🎟️ Book via themurderexpress.com

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GINGERLINE'S THE GREAT EXPEDITION - IMMERSIVE DINING

Embark on an extraordinary culinary adventure like no other – The Grand Expedition. This once-in-a-lifetime dining experience will transport you to the clouds and back, tantalising your senses with 4+ fantastical courses.

Led by the pioneers of immersive dining, prepare to be captivated by a performance spectacle and immersive dreamscape. An ambitious fusion of live animation, mask and movement display, culinary invention, and exquisite set design will push the boundaries of what a dining experience can be.

Held at a top-secret London location, the exact expedition awaits you on booking– the journey, the menu, and the destination are all part of the mystery.

Join like-minded adventurers for a 100-minute journey filled with delectable courses, welcome drinks, and an unforgettable evening of complete escapism. Indulge in The Grand Expedition, where gastronomy meets theatrical wonder.

📍 TBC

💰 From £99

🕒 6th March - 12th May

🎟️ Book via thegrandexpedition.co.uk

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AVORA: AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH COCKTAILS

Avora is a first of its kind cocktail adventure where guests can discover a brand-new world engulfed in mystery and wonder, brought to life through awe-inspiring theatrical sets, unique cocktails and a cast of talented actors.

 

Step through the newly discovered gateway into the magical world of Avora! Meet with locals and explore the world to discover three extraordinary cocktails you will enjoy. Watch in awe as the world turns from day to night, and witness the mysterious and magical beauty of the lush new land.

 

Be prepared, things are not what they seem, and you will have to make a decision on the fate of the world! Will you look to exploit it or will you help protect Avora!

📍 Hoxton

💰 From £40.00

🕒 Ongoing

🎟️ Book via avora-experience.co.uk

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ALCOTRAZ - IMMERSIVE PRISON COCKTAIL EXPERIENCE

From your very own orange jumpsuit upon entrance to the real metallic cells, Alcotraz venues are more than just themed cocktail bars, they combine the very best of immersive theatre with a world-class cocktail experience.

 

When convicted to Alcotraz, inmates are taken into an exciting world of mischief as they are instructed by notorious bootleggers from inside the joint to smuggle-in liquor to be used to make delicious, bespoke cocktails. You won’t find a set menu of drinks here…after all, it is prison! Alcotraz creates a range of tailored cocktails every night based on the liquor you bring and your tastes.

 

Be as creative as you can with your attempts to smuggle-in liquor. Alternatively, the crooked Guards are on your side and have a system for hiding contraband. Just make sure The Warden doesn’t catch you.

📍 Hoxton

💰 From £39.99

🕒 Ongoing

🎟️ Book via alcotraz.co.uk

★★★★ - Immersive Rumours
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MOONSHINE SALOON - IMMERSIVE WILD WEST COCKTAIL EXPERIENCE

Howdy, y’all! Behind the swinging doors of the Moonshine Saloon, new outlaws can rub shoulders with the locals, try their luck at cards or dice games and enjoy a barrel load of illicit drinks.

 

Just be sure to keep yourself quiet if the Sheriff is in town and asks any questions… he’s come close to catching Cassidy before! Moonshine Saloon is an immersive cocktail experience that gives guests the chance to unleash their inner outlaw by bringing Moonshine (liquor) to join Clyde Cassidy's infamous Moonshine Empire.

 

Guests will be transported to an unseen world of the American Wild West whilst enjoying personalised cocktails by a team of expert mixologists.

📍 Aldgate

💰 From £39.99

🕒 Ongoing

🎟️ Book via moonshinesaloon.com

★★★½ - Immersive Rumours
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MAMA MIA! THE PARTY

Feel transported to the island of Skopelos to dance, dine and have the time of your life! As the sun sets, you'll take your seats at Nikos’ family-run taverna where you'll enjoy a delicious four-course Greek meal before dancing the night away at a glittering ABBA disco. This is your dream Greek holiday, right in the heart of London.

 

Leave your cares at the door and be welcomed as honoured guests by Nikos and his family. Step into Skopelos as you discover a warm, romantic, and funny story performed all around you.

 

Experience all this alongside a live soundtrack brimming with your favourite ABBA hits including Mamma Mia!, Dancing Queen, Does Your Mother Know, Waterloo, SOS, When I Kissed the Teacher and many more.

📍 The O2

💰 From £99.99

🕒 Ongoing

🎟️ Book via mamamiatheparty.co.uk

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THE GREAT MURDER MYSTERY - AN IMMERSIVE DINING EXPERIENCE

Indulge in depravity, murder and fine gastronomy. See Holmes' greatest case of all - The Hound Of The Baskervilles - unfold around you. The Lost Estate's cult 2021 hit is back, perfected, for 2024.

 

Welcome to 221B Baker Street, home to Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Supernatural dead and tabloid horror are tearing the City apart. Amid the chaos, Holmes and Watson act: A press conference at 221B; your attendance essential; truth will out.

 

Discover a multi-layered immersive world. Journey from crime-soaked London alleys to desolate Devonshire moors. See theatre, musical, and a star cast bring his greatest case - The Hounds of the Baskervilles - to life around you.

 

Three courses of Victorian gastronomy, shot through with modern culinary obsession. Conjured by The Lost Estate's executive chef Ash Clarke.

📍 West Kensington

💰 From £149.50

🕒 19th March - 31st May

🎟️ Book via greatmurdermystery.thelostestate.com

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VIRTUAL REALITY/HOLOGRAPHIC IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

JEFF WAYNE'S THE WAR OF THE WORLDS - THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience combines immersive theatre, virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms and cutting-edge technology, all set to Jeff Wayne's iconic score; giving audiences the chance to live through the Martian invasion of 1898.

With a maximum of 12 people per performance, journey through 24 extraordinary interactive scenes in a breath-taking 1 hour 50 minute experience in The City of London. 

Live actors and detailed sets make you feel like it’s really happening and you’re part of the story.

You’ll meet a cast of 17 characters played by 12 live actors and a mix of holograms, projections and virtual reality.  Talk and interact with the live cast and get up close to some of your favourite characters from the story.

📍 Aldgate

💰 From £45.00

🕒 Ongoing

🎟️ Book via thewaroftheworldsimmersive.com

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THE GUNPOWDER PLOT

Travel back in time to the dark and dangerous streets of London in 1605, when there’s a conspiracy afoot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill thousands of innocent people. 

Find yourself spying for the Crown, sympathising with the oppressed rebels, smuggling gunpowder and escaping from the Tower of London before your head ends up on a spike. 

Who are the traitors and who can you trust?

 

This thrilling 1hour 40 minute immersive performance is brought to life by live actors, million-dollar room sets and cutting edge virtual reality.

📍 Tower Hill

💰 From £45.00

🕒 Ongoing

🎟️ Book via gunpowderimmersive.com

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ELVIS EVOLUTION

Elvis Presley fans will have the opportunity to feel up close and personal to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Layered Reality is set to launch “Elvis Evolution” in Central London this November with multiple cities to follow including Las Vegas, Tokyo and Berlin.

 

Layered Reality will bring Elvis back through the power of AI and holographic projection, augmented reality, live theatre and multi-sensory effects, in a celebration of his life and musical legacy.

 

As part of the deal, Layered Reality have been given access to thousands of Elvis’s personal photos and hours of the star’s home-video archive to create new AI Elvis performances that have never been seen before.

📍 TBC

💰 TBC

🕒 November 2024

🎟️ Find out more at layeredreality.com/elvis

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ABBA VOYAGE

ABBA Voyage is the long-awaited concert from one of the biggest pop acts of all time featuring a setlist of ABBA’s biggest, most popular hits – each handpicked with great care by the band.

 

Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid have created the kind of concert they always wanted, performing for their fans at their very best: as digital versions of themselves backed by today’s finest musicians.

Blurring the lines between the physical and digital, see the magic of ABBA brought to life using the latest in motion capture technology. It’s the greatest ABBA performance the world has never seen. Until now.

📍 Pudding Mill Lane

💰 From £55

🕒 Ongoing

🎟️ Find out more at abbavoyage.com

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IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCES

FRAMELESS

Throughout the centuries, artists have captured the complexity of our world with paint. They have filled canvases with astonishing landscapes, alternate realities, sublime colour and ultimate purity – seeking to express the very essence of humanity.

 

Today, technology allows us to get closer to these masterpieces than ever before. Step beyond the frame and be immersed in the astonishing worlds these artists have created. Travel through time and space to experience every brushstroke with all your senses. Frameless is redefining the experiential immersive art world.

 

Situated in Marble Arch, we are the largest permanent multi-sensory experience in the UK. Frameless features four galleries and showcases some of the world’s greatest works of art presented in ways never seen before.

📍 Marble Arch

💰 From £26.10

🕒 Ongoing

🎟️ Book via frameless.com

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BUBBLE PLANET: AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

In this multi-sensory experience, visitors will travel through fantastical landscapes and into imaginary metaverses filled with unique optical illusions and photo opportunities.

Upon entering this otherworldly planet, guests will be able to leave real-life at the door and embark on a journey that inspires them to reconnect with their emotions and bodily sensations, making astonishing discoveries along the way. The combination of colours, lasers, lights and bubbles, together with 360-degree projection technology and a unique virtual reality experience invites guests of all ages into a dream-like, escapist experience in the midst of the busy city.

📍 Wembley Park

💰 From £19.90

🕒 Until 14th April

🎟️ Book via feverup.com

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VAN GOUGH: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

Have you ever dreamt of stepping into a painting?

 

Take an awe-inspiring journey into the incomparable universe of Van Gogh, one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the 19th century.

 

Explore his life, his work, and his secrets as never before through cutting-edge 360-degree digital projections, a one-of-a-kind VR experience, and a uniquely atmospheric light and sound show.

 

This impactful experience has already thrilled visitors in Naples, Italy, Brussels, Belgium, and the UK. Become completely immersed in the works of art around you, and feel the shift in reality as you dive deep into the world created by Van Gogh's brush strokes.

📍 Shoreditch

💰 From £15.90

🕒 Ongoing

🎟️ Book via feverup.com

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DELIGHT: MEDIA ART EXHIBITION

Seoul-based artist Gyoungtae Hong and director Younsook Im presents the firstdedicated multimedia exhibition to explore the bustling city of Seoul.

 

Set against the backdrop of the Victorian tunnels at Borough Yards, visitors will be able to weave through the multi-sensory display and immerse themselves in the heritage and culture of Seoul.

 

Drawing on Seoul's vast cultural heritage such as the iconic gate Gwanghwamun, the shopping district of Myeongdong and Korean deities, each installation asks visitors to consider how different aspects of the past remain in contemporary Korean society today.

 

A vibrant city with a population of just under 10 million, the exhibition brings the busy metropolis of Seoul to life. 

📍 London Bridge

💰From £27.40

🕒 13th October 2023 - 14th April 2024

🎟️ Book via feverup.com

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