Immersive theatre in London

Step into immersive and interactive theatre worlds with these bold London experiences
Immersive theatre, London
By Time Out Theatre team |
Advertising

Immersive theatre, interactive theatre, site-specific theatre; London is bursting with plays and shows in which you can step into a real life adventure. Walk through fantasy landscapes; eat and drink with actors; solve puzzles, get chased by the bad guys; help commit a crime – you can do all these things and more in the flesh, legally, in London. 

Theatre, Interactive

Divine Proportions

icon-location-pin The Vaults, Waterloo
icon-calendar

It’s 8pm and I’m already clutching a cocktail and dancing along wildly to ‘Like a Prayer’ in some dark corner of the Waterloo Vaults. The atmospheric venue’s latest immersive show, Shotgun Carousel’s ‘Divine Proportions’, is part stand-up, part-cabaret, part dinner party. And in short, it’s an absolute blast...

Time Out says
'Bullet Tongue' in rehearsal
Photography: Olivegrove
Theatre, Interactive

Bullet Tongue

icon-location-pin The Big House, Trafalgar Square
icon-calendar

This immersive show is an authentic trip into life on a London estate, performed by and made with young people from Islington. They'll take over a converted North London frame factory for a show that delves into the world of 'County Line' drug dealing, where gangs set up supply chains that reach out into the countryside or coastal towns. 'Bullet Tongue' is presented by youth charity Big House, written by Andrew Day and Sonya Hale, and directed by Maggie Norris.

Advertising
Theatre, Interactive

The Greatest Snowman

icon-location-pin Pedley Street Station, Bethnal Green
icon-calendar

This dining show takes you on a delicious (and Christmassy) adventure which unfolds on a specially decked out train carriage, at new immersive theatre venue Pedley Street Station. There's a plot about finding the real meaning of Christmas but the main attraction of 'The Greatest Snowman' might well be the food: a lavish three course menu dreamt up by a MasterChef finalist, and including a three bird roast and all the trimmings. 

Theatre, Interactive

Cinderella: A Wicked Mother of a Night Out!

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
icon-calendar

This immersive show mixes panto fun with a proper Christmas night in the pub, complete with the chance to treat yourself to a freshly poured pint. Touring to Bethnal Green Working Men's Club and London Welsh Centre, it's an anarchic, updated take on the story of 'Cinderella' that's told using songs by a live band. The story's written by Luke Barnes, who also penned hit gig theatre show 'All We Ever Wanted Was Everything', and is produced by Not Too Tame. 

Theatre, Interactive

Thunderbirds: Beyond the Horizon

icon-location-pin The Buzz – CLOSED (?), Elephant and Castle
icon-calendar

Much-loved retro kids' telly stalwarts 'Thunderbirds' have inspired this ambitious immersive sci-fi adventure, which will open new Elephant & Castle venue The Buzz. It brings the '60s series into the present day, with a plot that centres on a cyber attack on Brains' Lab by arch-villain The Hood. Tracy Island will come to life in glorious lifesize 3D (presumably with human actors instead of full-size jointed puppets) in an interactive show that'll welcome both adults and kids. 

Snap up exclusive discounts in London

Time Out's handpicked deals — hurry, they won't be around for long...

Advertising