Interactive Theater

Immerse Yourself in This Season’s Best Interactive Shows

Drink, dance, and get weird at these only-in-NYC theatrical events.

Photo courtesy of Shot4Shot

Need a break from Christmas carols and kick lines? Nibble on cookies with Scrooge, drink shots with Miss Piggy, and brunch with the Mad Hatter instead at these edgier, interactive holiday performances.

Extinctthrough December 15
Cast members welcome you to a mysterious workplace in this satirical dance dramedy, staged inside an actual office. Assume the role of a colleague as you unravel a strange plant-based conspiracy. Kips Bay (location details with ticket purchase)

Arcade Amerikana, through December 15
This live experience takes you into a special type of rehabilitation center that treats the virtually addicted. Audience and performers rave and mingle in a space decked out with 40′ x 20′ projector screens and a DJ providing the tunes. Industry City, 51 35th Street, Sunset Park

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Arcade Amerikana at Industry City. / Photo courtesy of Arcade Amerikana

A Bit of a Party, December 10
Holiday music, punch, and cookies preface an in-the-round presentation of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Afterward, join the cast members to party like it’s 1834 at an interactive fete that’s part of the show. South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Clinton Hill

Shot4Shot, December 15
The Muppet Christmas Carol drinking game is here for audiences thirsting for holiday experiences…and a little bit more. BYO booze and drink along with this theater troupe as they take the script of the family-friendly movie and blind-cast it, then turn it into a drinking game/staged reading. Not so family-friendly anymore! The Tank, 312 West 36th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues), Hell’s Kitchen 

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The Unbrunch, January 5–19
Cast members of Sleep No More stage this mysterious brunch-time Alice in Wonderland–themed experience in an undisclosed Chelsea venue, with five floors for feasting and theatrical exploration. Chelsea (location details with ticket purchase)

The Mortality Machine, January 15–February 3
Ready to meet your maker? Enter a laboratory and explore the pasts of several ghosts lingering in the basement. This interactive experience combines live-action role-play with site-specific dance and “won’t tell you what happens after you die…it just gives you a chance to answer the question for yourself.” Wildrence, 59 Canal Street (between Orchard and Allen Streets), Lower East Side

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Is this what the afterlife looks like? / Photo courtesy of The Mortality Machine

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