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

By Jessica Best - 03 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.

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 (yep, 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 LOLs 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 probably 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.

Yep, there’s a lot going on with this one which only means one thing. Grab your tickets here, stat.

The Details

What: A Midnight Visit
When: 3 October until 9 December 2018
Where: 655 King Street, Newtown
Cost: From $45 per person

Image credit: Anna Kucera.

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