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Labyrinth: London’s new immersive experience venue to open under Waterloo station

Labyrinth Waterloo will include an immersive theatre space, as well as a bar and restaurant.

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Labyrinth, a new permanent venue for immersive experiences, is opening later this year beneath Waterloo station in London.

Four years in the making, Labyrinth Waterloo will include an immersive theatre space, as well as the ‘Underland’ bar and a restaurant called ‘The Rosarium’.

The subterranean venue opens with a show called ‘Alice’s Adventures Underground’, created by theatre company Les Enfants Terribles.

Labyrinth is also the name of a new theatre company formed by Les Enfants Terribles creative directors Oliver Lansley and James Seager, and producers Hunter Arnold and Gavin Kalin.

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The team will create, develop and produce immersive experiences featuring beautiful sets and whimsical stories.

“Labyrinth will operate a world-class permanent home to the ever-flourishing immersive genre for the existing and new generation of theatregoers and experience seekers,” said Seager. 

“Labyrinth Waterloo underneath Waterloo station is just the beginning and we’re very excited about what the global future holds.”

Alice’s Adventures Underground will open at Labyrinth Waterloo on 15 November 2022, and is booking until 30 April 2023.

Enjoyed by more than 300,000 people across the globe, the show merges “storytelling, music, circus, puppetry and spectacle”, according to a news release. It premiered in London in 2015.

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The Rosarium opens in September 2022 and will be followed by the launch of Underland in November 2022. The restaurant is inspired by “the architecture and English gardens of Lewis Carroll’s era”.

Frameless, the first permanent immersive art experience in London, is also due to open in the West End in autumn 2022.

Billed as the biggest digital art experience of its kind in the UK, the new attraction will include artworks by Cézanne, Kandinsky, Monet, Canaletto, Rembrandt and Klimt.

Tickets for Alice’s Adventures Underground go on sale to the public on 15 July. Priority booking starts on 14 July.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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