London is a city that is known around the world for its entertainment through arts and culture. And one of the ways the city knows how to express itself well is through theatre production. Acting, singing, and poetry have been at the foundation of humankind, and several essential stories and tales live on through performing arts. For years people across the globe have been studying works from some of the greatest poets and musicians, who also happen to stem from London.
There are more than 200 theatres located in the heart of the city with a joint seating of more than 10,000 people. Visitors make the way to the city to experience the many theatre productions taking place annually, and this year is no exception. Hotels like The Devonshire London Paddington will reach full occupancy in the summer months due to holidaymakers visiting the city, and one of the activities that most people include to the itinerary is a trip to the theatre.
Besides being the home of arts and culture, London is also a place of fun with some of the best restaurants, bars and, nightclubs in the world. Now if you mash all these experiences up together, you get an immersive theatre experience. These are some of the interactive theatre experiences to look out for in 2020.
Mad Hatters Gin Tea Party
The Mad Hatter requests that you join him for an unforgettable tea party in the heart of Notting Hill. From the moment you walk through the door, you will be transformed into a world of ‘crazy’ experiences. Guests are welcome to come in costume to take part in the experience fully. Make friends with fellow guests over a glass of gin and tonic and allow your senses to be taken on a 90minute psychedelic experience. Party dates vary, and tickets include three delicious cocktails.
Mama Mia! The Party
This one is for the food lovers out there. Come tantalize your taste buds with a 3-course gourmet experience while enjoying one of the classic London-born productions. Mama Mia! celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and we can’t think of a better way to take part in the festivities than actually to TAKE PART IN THE FESTIVITIES! O2 arena in London has recreated the Greek taverna from the movie where the visitors get to meet the tavern owner and the rest of the family. You will feel like you acting out a scene of the film with the dance and sing-alongs. For families travelling with kids, please note that no children under five will be permitted entry. Check out these Paddington Hotel Deals for family-friendly hotels with babysitting services.
The Greatest Brunch
London’s Greatest Showman circus brings you one of the most entertaining brunches you will ever have in the city. Guests will be treated to three hours of bottomless brunch which includes a wide range of favourites like mimosas, poached eggs and English muffins. While enjoying your meal, listen to singers serenade you and an array of entertainment including fire eaters, aerial acts and much more. The show runs from 11 am – 2 pm Saturdays and takes place at the Astronaut. Unfortunately, the brunch is not open to under 21 years of age.
Four-course Medieval Banquet
Turn back time and enjoy a dining experience just the way we imagine it was done in the Middle Ages. The two-hour interactive adventure gives you a glimpse of history. A starter of homemade market soup followed by, a platter of various meats, roasted vegetables and delicious apple pie to finish off the experience. We can only imagine how they dined in earlier days with entertainment ranging from fighting knights, jugglers and much more. The event takes place at the Ivory Vaults and no under 18 allowed. If you are looking for alternate dining options for all age groups, check out these Luxury Boutique Hotels London with in-house restaurants.
This fun and sexy dance experience is London’s take on the American Magic Mike. The event takes place at the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester square and promises to be action-packed with lots of sexy male dancing; music, drinks, and plenty more action. This is an excellent option for celebrating girl’s night out in London or an alternative option from hitting the many nightclubs in the city. After enjoying the show, head to the casino and try your hand at poker for a possible extended stay in the city,
Waiter, there’s a murder in my soup
From, the 29 February to the 29 March Londoners, get to enjoy one month of this fun and dramatic interactive show that takes places at the Wembley Park Theatre. Get to observe Detective Susan Gusset solve a murder mystery while you sit back and enjoy a delicious three-course meal. All dietary requirements are catered to, and bookings to the show need to be secured in advance.
Noticed what they did there with the words?! Well, you can expect a lot of that in this fun show taking place at Kensington Palace. The show is a depiction of the life of Queen Caroline and Lady Henrietta Howard, who also happened to be the mistress to the Queen’s husband. Both women are portrayed as strong who followed much of their own rules. Not only will you get to see the life of the Queen as told by the incredible actors, but visitors will also have an opportunity to get a glimpse of Kensington Palace which is the current home the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Yes, one of the biggest Disney movies ever made has been recreated to this fun interactive experience in the heart of London. While many may have seen several takes of the story, this fun immersive experience takes things to another level. The show takes place at the V&A Theatre in South Kensington and promises to meet all your expectations from the costumes to the acting and stage setting.