The best immersive shows to see in London right now

Get tickets to immersive shows currently playing in the West End and beyond, including Mamma Mia! The Party and the action-packed revival of Guys & Dolls.

Marianka Swain
Marianka Swain

The live connection between actor and viewer is such a vital part of why people love this medium, and it's been a thrill to see productions popping up again post-lockdown. Judging by ticket sales, the audience appetite is clearly there, as long as shows feel safe to attend.

One strand of live performance is the immersive production, which can be adapted to suit our new circumstances, perhaps taking advantage of outdoor or alternative venues, and can still make the audience feel like a key part of the action without actually invading anyone's physical space. Here are some of the best immersive shows in London to check out.

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Guys & Dolls

Join in with the hustle and bustle of New York with this brand new revival of Guys & Dolls. Standing tickets allow you to walk around the entire stage of the Bridge Theatre, so you can go to Manhattan and Havana, all in the same night. This fully immersive experience tells the story of one of the greatest musicals of all time in an entirely new way. Even if you opt for a seated ticket, you will never be more than four rows away from the action.

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Punchdrunk: The Burnt City

The world-leading immersive theatre company, Punchdrunk, present their newest all-encompassing show. The Burnt City combines Greek tragedies and cutting-edge theatre techniques to create an immersive wonderland. Through the three-hour experience, audiences walk through the wonders of ancient Greece and the backstreets of downtown Troy to discover what happened thousands of years ago. The Burnt City takes place at 1 Cartridge Place, Punchdrunk's new London home.

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Tony N' Tina's Wedding

Say "I do" to this piece of interactive theatre! This immersive production is the longest-running Off-Broadway show in history, and now it's in London for selected dates. This experience puts you right in the action of an Italian-American wedding, where you are a guest in the party. Not only do you get a three course Italian meal, including 'Aunt Rose's' Tiramisu, you'll witness the emotional speeches, dance the night away, and experience a surprise or two along the way. This is an event you'll certianly want to save the date for.

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Mamma Mia! The Party

You love the music, the musical, the film(s), but now you can step into a traditional Greek taverna on the exotic island of Skopelos and let the story unravel around you. Fuelled by the famous ABBA numbers (and three courses of traditional Mediterranean food and drink), partygoers will be enthralled by the story taking place around them, with the chance to dance the night away to their favourite hits from the band. It's currently a huge success in the band's native Sweden, where it's currently in its fourth sold-out year. For the English-language production, Calle Norlén, Roine Söderlundh and Björn Ulvaeus' story has been adapted with Sandi Toksvig.

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Magic Mike Live

Channing Tatum himself is the mastermind behind this live show. Taking the sexy silver screen sensation and bringing it to life on stage at the Hippodrome Casino via Las Vegas, as you enter  Magic Mike's mythical Club Domina for a 360-degree spectacular unfolding before your very eyes. Full to the brim of sexy dance routines, daring dances and amazing acrobatics, you'll be up close and personal with this irresistible show at the Hippodrome.

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