Friends may be departing Netflix soon, but New Yorkers will have the opportunity to send off the classic sitcom in style when a Friends-themed pop-up experience opens in Manhattan this fall.
To celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary, Warner Bros and the experiential exhibition company Superfly (which also produces Bonnaroo and created the pop-up Seinfeld experience) are mounting a Friends25 pop-up that will give superfans the opportunity to enter the world of their favorite sitcom. And in true Friends fashion, the space will occupy a surprising amount of real estate in one of the city's most expensive neighborhoods.
The space will feature props and costumes from the show as well as recreations of the comedy’s most famous sets. Visitors will be able to do things look through Rachel and Monica’s purple door, stick a turkey on their head, play foosball in Chandler and Joey’s apartment and, of course, take a pic on the classic couch in a re-created Central Perk.
The first room of the pop-up will even offer a chance for fans to finally pose with the fountain from the show’s opening credits which many a tourist has attempted to find on the streets of New York to no avail. (The show was filmed on a set in Los Angeles.)
Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 2, at friends25popup.com and the experience will run from September 7–October 6. Tickets will run $29.50 and each person will be able to buy a maximum of four tix. Also! There won’t be an opportunity to buy tickets in person, so definitely reserve your spot online ahead of time.
In addition to the month-long pop-up at 76 Mercer Street, a separate entrance on 503 Broadway will lead to a retail store. So you’ve got a solid opportunity to get your holiday shopping done early for any Friends megafans you may know and love.