A brand new dedicated immersive theatre venue in the heart of London's East End
Presented and operated by Parabolic Theatre, CRYPT is an atmospheric and mysterious underground space showcasing established and emerging companies all making innovative immersive work.
CRYPT will host the opening season of work titled Make Do and Mend a collection of wartime-inspired immersive pieces, some of which are brand new, and some of which had highly successful runs in London before the pandemic.
Make Do and Mend
CRYPT's debut season with a collection of wartime-inspired immersive shows
Hidden Figures: WW2
7th July - 24th September
Returning after a sell-out run, delve into a secret storytelling maze and uncover the lives of the unsung heroes of wartime. This highly acclaimed show puts the audience in the shoes of one of several wartime figures whose vital stories have been largely lost to history as a society wasn’t ready to accept them.
Previous Shows as part of Make Do and Mend
The British Resistance Museum
8th - 13th April
Museums about major historical events are commonplace. Museums of alternate history are rare. This family-friendly show will tell the alternate history of the British resistance to Nazi occupation during World War Two by giving the audience a tour of the museum dedicated to the British resistance – with a supernatural twist.
Illicit Signals Bletchley
2nd - 28th May
A remount of the hugely successful show by Mechanical Thought that premiered at the COLAB Factory ahead of the pandemic. Work alongside famous figures from the Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park on cracking ENIGMA, while uncomfortable secrets closer to home threaten to be revealed
Line of Fire
1st - 5th June
April 1943. Another bombing raid, another body in a bombed outbuilding. Another senseless victim of war. This corpse though is different – this man died before the bomb fell. Line of Fire, a new murder mystery in wartime from emerging company Cross-Stitch theatre, will allow audiences to step into the golden age of detective fiction.