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, Entertaining
90
Critics
93
14 reviews
Members
90
164 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.

 

Open run

Sleep No More

Members say: Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Original
86
Critics
84
16 reviews
Members
86
762 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.

 

Ends Dec 30

Accomplice The Village

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

 

Open run

The Ryan Case 1873

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
80
Critics
83
3 reviews
Members
80
10 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 Nov 26

Accomplice New York

Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Original, Funny, Ambitious
83
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
83
34 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.

 

Opens Nov 30

The Dead, 1904

Members say: Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful
83
Critics
71
8 reviews
Members
91
12 reviews

Irish Rep revives its immersive adaptation of James Joyce’s novella about a holiday gathering in 1904 Dublin, staged in a historic Victorian mansion.

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At the party are students, friends, a celebrated tenor, a lost alcoholic, and a couple: Gabriel and Gretta Conroy. Over the course of the evening, there are conversations, music, dancing, and dining. There are speeches and disagreements–polite and impolite–and when it is all over, Gabriel learns something about his wife that changes his sense of who she is and who they are to each other, and what it actually means to be alive–or dead. An audience of 40 guests attends the party alongside the actors, moving from room to room, and dining on a meal inspired by the menu in the novella. 

 

Open run

This Is Real

Members say: Clever, Funny, Edgy, Entertaining, Intense
79
Critics
78
5 reviews
Members
85
1 review

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.

 

Ends Dec 10

The Trial of Typhoid Mary

Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting
79
Critics
78
2 reviews
Members
79
16 reviews

Live In Theater presents this immersive and interactive production, where participants from the audience will play members of the defense, the prosecution, and jury in the infamous 1915 trial of Typhoid Mary.

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March 1915. New York City health officials have apprehended 45-year-old Mary Mallon, better known as “Typhoid Mary," for the second time after linking her to another typhoid fever outbreak. Mallon is accused of having infected 51 people with typhoid fever, three of whom have died.  This experience will transport participants into what would have been the controlled chaos of such a sensational case. They will delve into the inherent entertainment in high profile “trials of the century," while dissecting the case of the woman known at one time as the deadliest in the world. Come give Typhoid Mary the trial she never received.

 

Open run

The Ride

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Educational
78
Critics
78
4 reviews
Members
79
19 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

Fierce & Deadly 1988

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Quirky, Great acting
77
Critics
90
1 review
Members
77
14 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 Lombardi Case 1975

Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Quirky, Edgy
76
Critics
80
1 review
Members
76
12 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, Absorbing, Clever, Intense, Confusing
71
Critics
63
12 reviews
Members
79
16 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. 

 

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