The Immersion Experience

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Don't just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Get in on the action at these immersive productions,


Open run

Then She Fell

Members say: Absorbing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Clever, Edgy
90
Critics
93
14 reviews
Members
90
161 reviews

An immersive theater experience that involves a hospital ward, the writings of Lewis Carroll, and just 15 audience members per show out in Brooklyn. Ages 21 and over only.

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'Then She Fell' is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which a small audience explores a dreamscape where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into a lushly designed world. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an Alice-like experience for the audience. Audience members can explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes, encounter performers one-on-one, unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history, use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets, and imbibe elixirs custom designed by one of NYC’s foremost mixologists.

 

Ends Oct 29

Red (First Person Xperience)

Members say: Intense, Absorbing, Epic, Edgy, Riveting
87
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
87
10 reviews

In this psychological thriller, the audience is immersed in an apocalyptic world. A live-action, interactive experience where you control how the story ends!

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A cataclysmic disaster known as “The Night of Fire” has brought our once mighty civilization to its knees. Survivors clamber together in makeshift camps, trying to find lost loved ones, gather basic necessities, and just survive. Information is sporadic, supplies are rare, and rumors are endless. It's been one month since that night. This is your reality now. Are you ready?

 

Open run

Sleep No More

Members say: Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Original
86
Critics
84
16 reviews
Members
86
743 reviews

A unique award-winning theatrical event: a site-specific Macbeth-meets-Hitchcock performance piece by Britain's Punchdrunk.

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Running at the long-abandoned McKittrick Hotel on the extreme western edge of Chelsea, 'Sleep No More' is an adaptation of Macbeth. This piece of environmental theatre is comprised of an indoor promenade performance in which the audience walks at their own pace through a variety of theatrically designed rooms for up to three hours.

 

Open run

The Ryan Case 1873

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing
85
Critics
83
3 reviews
Members
85
8 reviews

Live In Theater presents an interactive murder mystery experience that plunges you into the dark underbelly of the Five Points neighborhood of 19th-century New York.

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In the wee hours of the night, siblings are found dead in their tenement, the air rife with foul play. Enter a murder mystery where you help crack a case based on a real unsolved crime from the 1870s. On your journey, which takes place throughout the neighborhood, you'll encounter unsavory characters, uncover clues, confront suspects, and mete out justice.

 

Ends Dec 30

Accomplice The Village

Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Delightful, Funny
85
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
84
25 reviews

Accomplice presents an 'adventure theater' experience, an interactive show that plunges you into events that take place in the real world.

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An ongoing theatrical NYC sightseeing experience that is atypical and immersive, and departs from a top-secret location. The fun is in the surprises, which is why Accomplice only provides limited advance information. 'Accomplice New York' takes place in lower Manhattan, and once tickets are purchased you receive a details on your starting spot. This edition of the show runs year-round, takes approximately two hours, and includes two drinks and a snack.

 

Ends Nov 26

Accomplice New York

Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Original, Funny, Ambitious
83
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
83
31 reviews

Accomplice presents an 'adventure theater' experience, an interactive show that plunges you into events that take place in the real world.

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An ongoing theatrical NYC sightseeing experience that is atypical and immersive, and departs from a top-secret location. The fun is in the surprises, which is why Accomplice only provides limited advance information. 'Accomplice New York' takes place in lower Manhattan, and once tickets are purchased you receive a details on your starting spot. This edition of the show runs from late March to late November, takes approximately three hours, and includes two drinks and light appetizers.

 

Ends Oct 21

KPOP

Members say: Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Clever
81
Critics
76
11 reviews
Members
83
30 reviews

Ars Nova in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective present the world premiere of this interactive experience set behind the scenes at a k-pop music factory.

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'KPOP' is here and America will never be the same. Claim your exclusive, all-access pass and immerse yourself in the Korean Pop music factory where stars are made…or broken. All audience members will be standing, walking, climbing stairs, and dancing! Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.

 

Ends Oct 01

J&K: 1965

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Clever, Intense
82
Critics
63
2 reviews
Members
84
27 reviews

Live in Theater presents an immersive, outdoor theater piece inspired by 'Life' magazine's 1965 photo essay about two New York City junkies: John and Karen.

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These pictures shocked readers by bringing the grim reality of addiction into the American living room. The infamous “Needle Park” is the backdrop for an interactive journey where 14 participants are immersed in the world of John and Karen. You will traverse the Lower East Side and play roles—friends, family, fellow drug addicts—as you bond and become complicit in the love story at the heart of these “two lives lost to heroin.” The 80-minute show is performed entirely outdoors, rain or shine. To make your experience more comfortable, please try to avoid bringing any bags and wear comfortable shoes as there is some walking. Ages 16 and up.

 

Ends Oct 08

Makbet

Members say: Intense, Absorbing, Quirky, Ambitious, Great acting
79
Critics
75
14 reviews
Members
80
23 reviews

'Macbeth' in a shipping container? Dzieci Theatre presents a ferocious, liberating ceremony, where every performance is totally unique.

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Shakespeare’s ageless tale of greed, omens, and foul deeds comes alive with a small band of actors, who each take turns spontaneously trading off parts at the drop of a hat. Featuring haunting folk songs from Eastern Europe and a mere handful of props, Dzieci seeks to explore (and explode) the very nature of theater and storytelling.

 

Open run

Fierce & Deadly 1988

Members say: Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Relevant
78
Critics
90
1 review
Members
77
6 reviews

Live In Theater presents an interactive murder mystery experience set at a vogue drag ball in '80s New York City.

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Inspired by actual events, 'Fierce & Deadly 1988' is a drag ball memorial, murder mystery, and social analysis all rolled into one. Guests play members of a marginalized community coming together to mourn and celebrate the life of one of their fallen sisters. You will interact, play, and walk the runway with fierce members of your own drag family. Part of the experience takes place outdoors.

 

Open run

The Ride

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Unique
78
Critics
78
4 reviews
Members
78
17 reviews

In this unique interactive experience, comedy hosts welcome audiences aboard a bus-turned-moving theater, which navigates a 75-minute ride through Midtown Manhattan.

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'The Ride' takes place in motor coaches with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and stadium-style seating. They are fully loaded with audio, video, and wireless technology to amp up what’s happening on board while keeping audiences connected to what’s going on outside. From performers to passers-by, 'The Ride' interacts with everyone and everything it rolls by. The hosts are trained in improvisation so that each performance is fresh depending on what’s happening on the street that day. 'The Ride' also features pop-up presentations along the 4.2-mile route by an ensemble of professional actors, singers, dancers, and instrumentalists.

 

Open run

The Lombardi Case 1975

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Clever
75
Critics
80
1 review
Members
75
11 reviews

Live In Theater presents an interactive murder mystery experience set in the underworld of 1970s New York City.

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A politico’s daughter is murdered in a drug-infested squat on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The newspapers go wild over the sensational crime. In this live murder mystery game, you become a rookie cop and canvas the neighborhood. Your task is to interrogate key players and gather clues to crack the case before the commissioner replaces the chief and shuts down the precinct. Watch each other’s backs as you encounter the neighborhood’s junkies, hookers, pimps, corrupt cops, and mobsters. 'The Lombardi Case 1975' is rated “R” for harsh language and racy content.

 

Open run

Paradiso: Chapter 1

Members say: Ambitious, Intense, Absorbing, Clever, Confusing
71
Critics
63
12 reviews
Members
79
14 reviews

Immersive theater pioneer Michael Counts created this unique experience, which marries escape-room entertainment with interactive theater.

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Loosely inspired by 'The Divine Comedy,' 'PARADISO: Chapter 1' drops 10 audience members into a noir-styled, futuristic nightmare that they must navigate through. With a company of actors guiding the experience, 'PARADISO' features a narrative structure that makes audiences feel as if they have entered a world where the circumstances, characters, risks, and drama represent an immersive 'reality.' A multi-layered story unfolds complete with actors, 3D holographic projection technology, and special effects. From the team behind 'The Walking Dead Experience' and 'Play/Date.' Ages 13 and up only. Exact Midtown Manhattan location provided upon purchase of tickets. 

 

In Psycho Clan's new interactive horror experience, you are entrenched in your very own horror story as an abductee trying to figure out how to escape.

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You’ve been kidnapped. You don’t remember how; you don’t know by whom. But there you are, watching the horrific treatment of the person who was taken before you. They will implore you to help them, but you cannot. When they are disposed of, it will be your turn. Your friends have been taken elsewhere. You’re on your own. You only have one shot at getting away. 'This Is Real' is not a haunted house. It’s interactive horror theater, a mind-bending survival game and extreme hide-and-seek rolled up into 70 minutes worth of entertainment.

 

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