Immersive theater performance brings the Churchill War Rooms to life

A hugely exclusive immersive theater show will allow you to live out your wildest WWII fantasies as you immerse yourself in the Churchill War Rooms.

Built under the Treasury building, the chambers were built in 1938 as a command bunker for the British response to the German conquest of Europe, and are open to the public as a tourist attraction under the auspices of the Imperial War Museum since the 80s. .

But it’s not every day that they come back to life. Immersive theater company Wet Picnic’s new show, ‘Operation Black Door’, will see them back in action – finally a theatrical recreation of it – as audience members step into the past and join the war effort. , going on a mission, cracking the codes and saturating themselves with a wartime London vibe as the actors play the role of chamber staff. (You are welcome to don your own period dress if you wish.)

Because the Churchill War Rooms cannot simply shift focus to serve as an immersive theater venue indefinitely, production is limited, with only three nights of performances. So it’s pretty much a once-in-a-lifetime chance to travel back in time and pass it on to Hitler and his boys, via puzzle solving for some actors. At £35 each way, it’s only 10% more than a normal visit to the attraction, so if that sounds like a good idea, don’t miss this chance.

“Operation Black Door” is at Churchill War RoomsMarch 10-12, £35.

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