Big Dreamer Productions unveils Space 18, the huge new theatrical complex built specifically to house immersive and experiential theatre. Combining 7 buildings, 35 floors and more than 25,000 square foot, the venue, which is located at 39-41 New Oxford Street, will open on 13 April 2019 with their inaugural production Variant 31, Europe’s largest immersive gaming experience.
The opening production will feature a cast of 120 highly trained professional actors; experienced in parkour, aerial acrobatics, stage combat, fire poi, and intense full contact performances, making Variant 31 the largest employer of actors and theatrical technicians currently running in the West End.
Dalton Dale, Artistic Director, Big Dreamer Productions and creator of Variant 31 said, “I wanted to create an incredible experience unlike anything that has been seen before, allowing audiences to really get involved in the production. What we’ve created here in Space 18 is the possibility for the future of theatrical entertainment to go further than it has ever gone before.
Everything inside is custom made specifically for this production, from the sets to the lighting, the music, and the technology and it gives me great pleasure knowing you can’t see any part of this anywhere else on Earth.
We will also welcome other artists and companies to use our incredible asset for their own productions, and hope to help foster those relationships and creative innovations for years to come.”
Unlike traditional theatre, Dalton Dale and his co-producers wish to explore clever and innovative techniques to engage today’s audiences who simply crave more than the traditional theatrical experience. By creating this ambitious new venue, they have provided a world of possibilities for audiences to fully immerse themselves and explore the colossal structure, which occupies an entire city block in the heart of London’s West End.
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