Get In On the Act: Playbill.com's Guide to Immersive Theatre

By Carey Purcell
23 Feb 2014

Dinner and a show doesn't have to involve a restaurant and a theatre anymore; instead, audience members might find themselves enjoying a meal sitting next to a cast member or sipping on specially crafted elixirs served to them by an agitated Mad Hatter or harried White Rabbit.



Theatregoers can now be a part of the show by paying a visit to one of the many immersive theatre productions in New York that invites audiences into the experience. These site-specific productions, which are performed on interactive sets that embody the plays' locations rather than onstage with audiences watching, invite theatregoers to get in on the act. Attendees can witness a love story unfold in 19th-century Russia, take part in a rave in an abandoned hotel in downtown Chelsea or fall down the rabbit hole into a Wonderland located inside a mental institution.

Click through to read Playbill.com's round-up of immersive theatre in New York.

 Continued...