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Meet Sydney’s New Adult Playground Hidden In An Abandoned Warehouse

By Jessica Best - 25 Oct 2018

Oh yes, we’re low-key freaking out right now and you should be too. We’re bringing you the ultimate adult playground and you’re gonna wanna sit down for this one.

Our pals at Baron Samedi have partnered with A Midnight Visit, a unique immersive theatre for those who are keen to step a lil' outside their comfort zone. 

Think 30 rooms stretched over a two-storey warehouse. It’s part choose-your-own-adventure, part film-set, part performance, part sound-world and part bloody playground. There is a church with a millennial pink ball pit (yes, you can dive in). There's a neon forest, a creepy hotel, a mysterious king and a whole lot of scary veiled ladies. 

This real-life fantasy is set inside a legendary man’s dreams (he went by the name of Edgar Allan Poe and if you paid attention at all in high school, you’d know he wrote some of history’s most chilling tales) which means themes will revolve around madness, guilt, death and memory. And yes, sometimes it’s a touch scary (but you’ll also get some laughs out of this one) not to mention it draws some inspo from Stranger Things and New York's iconic immersive theatre experience Sleep No More and we are so here for it.

In an abandoned warehouse takeover (try name something cooler, we dare you), the space will temporarily see the talent of a bunch of artists, sound designers, set designers and video game makers come together before this block gets demolished and turned into apartments.

Oh, and it's worth noting that there’s a safe space to quench your thirst at the end, called ‘The Ravens Rest’ (an ode to one of Edgar’s poems) which is a bespoke pop-up bar put together by the legendary Studio Neon. You can expect delish rum cocktails from Baron Samedi (themed exclusively for the event), so you'll be able to reward yourself in delicious style.

Tickets have already sold out once with more recently released, so needless to say, grab yours here, stat.

The Details

What: A Midnight Visit
When: 3 October until 9 December 2018
Where: 655 King Street, Newtown
Cost: $45 - $65 per person (plus booking fee)
Duration: 60 - 75 minutes

Image credit: Anna Kucera.​

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Baron Samedi and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

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