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Immersive theatre in London

Get involved in ways you never thought possible at these immersive theatre productions

Immersive theatre, interactive theatre, site-specific theatre; call it whatever the hell you like, but London is bursting with plays and performances that defy stuffy conventions to offer you an experience that’s more like a real life adventure than an evening at the theatre. Walk through fantasy landscapes; eat and drink with actors; get chased by the bad guys; help commit a crime – screw virtual reality, you can do all these things and more in the flesh, in London town. Here’s our round up of London theatre’s wild side.

The Great Gatsby

This 1920s extravaganza is staged by the immersive theatre equivalent of a supergroup: creatives from Les Enfants Terribles, Belt Up Theatre, Secret Cinema and The Flanagan Collective are all involved in turning The Vaults into the decadent world of 'The Great Gatsby'…

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The Vaults , Waterloo Wednesday January 25 2017 - Sunday March 5 2017

The Alchemical Door Presents

The Alchemical Door is an immersive new writing event by ImmerCity. Step through a mysterious door to encounter one of three shortlisted experiences: 'Save Game' by Rachel Tookey, 'Night Delving' by Ka Bradley and 'Lark Ascending' by Narayani Menon.

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Morley College , Lambeth Thursday January 26 2017 - Thursday February 16 2017

Androdes

Discover a world of alien landscapes, robots, and electronic music in 'Androdes', the debut show from Sartory. And if (judging by the photos) that world happens to look a bit like the inside of Cyberdog, we're still 100% up for exploring it. This immersive music performance follows an android called ANI who's become conscious after a manufacturing mistake, and is roaming the earth in search of meaning.

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The Vaults , Waterloo Wednesday February 15 2017 - Sunday February 19 2017

Coming Clean: Life As A Naked House Cleaner

The title pretty much says it all. Ethan Mechare is going to clean a house, naked. And he wants you to watch. He's an actor, director and YouTube comedian who's performing a show about sexual fantasies and voyeurism. Join the fun in an unspecified London living room (you'll get the address the day before). Oh, and it's byob.

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Secret Location , New Cross Sunday January 29 2017 - Sunday February 12 2017

Androdes

Discover a world of alien landscapes, robots, and electronic music in 'Androdes', the debut show from Sartory. And if (judging by the photos) that world happens to look a bit like the inside of Cyberdog, we're still 100% up for exploring it. This immersive music performance follows an android called ANI who's become conscious after a manufacturing mistake, and is roaming the earth in search of meaning.

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The Vaults , Waterloo Wednesday February 15 2017 - Sunday February 19 2017

The Great Gatsby

This 1920s extravaganza is staged by the immersive theatre equivalent of a supergroup: creatives from Les Enfants Terribles, Belt Up Theatre, Secret Cinema and The Flanagan Collective are all involved in turning The Vaults into the decadent world of 'The Great Gatsby'. Loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, this Jazz Age spectacular invites the audience to deck themselves in vintage finery and join in the fun.

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The Vaults , Waterloo Wednesday January 25 2017 - Sunday March 5 2017

Killer

Explore Shoreditch Town Hall's impressive array of eerie spaces with this promenade show, which'll bring you face-to-face (and ear-to-ear) with Philip Ridley's grisliest characters. A teenager who discovers dinosaurs, a one-legged surfer whose limb grows back...Jamie Lloyd's production uses binaural headphone technology to bring these supernatural stories to life. 'Killer' is staged at Shoreditch Town Hall as part of a double bill with Philip Ridley's 'Pitchfork Disney'.

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Shoreditch Town Hall , Shoreditch Wednesday February 22 2017 - Saturday April 8 2017

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