Immersive Theater: An experience where the traditional focus of theater – narrative, character and theme – are revealed through direct sensory input and a design that surrounds the audience.
Immersive theater is a specific style of event that transforms theater into something tangible. It erodes the barrier between audience and actor while maintaining the same goals of traditional theater. It is evocative, transportive, and essentially, an adult playground.
Browse the company guide below to find immersive companies that might interest you. Scroll to the bottom to find our intensity guide.
There are numerous sub-genres of immersive theater, depending on its style and structure. This ranges from fully interactive with agency to impacting the narrative to non-participatory experiences set in an old mansion. They can be linear, multi-track, or sandbox (wander anywhere, follow anyone). But despite all these various formats, immersive theater is theater, and thus generally falls in intensity ranges between 0 and 3. When they move beyond that, they begin to fall in the immersive horror realm.
MORE ABOUT HAUNTING
Haunting is a resource for immersive theater and horror fans in Los Angeles and across the world, promoting art and community. Want to help us reach even more people, and get some cool perks and experiences? For as little as $1 a month, you can join our Patreon and help us keep bringing content to life.
If you like the above article and want to find more like it, make sure to join our community. If Facebook is your favorite, follow us there and become a part of our groups for Immersive Horror fans and/or Immersive creators. We’re active on Instagram, posting evocative imagery and informative stories to promote our reviews and recollections; follow us there. You can even find us on twitter; click here to follow. For those who want to explore deeper, we have a vibrant Slack community with new event alerts and immediate ticket sale announcements; click here to join. And subscribe to our event calendar to get emails for all or specific events (look for the link right under the calendar)! Finally, we have a newsletter that comes out once a week; click here to sign up.
So however you like your news being delivered, we have something haunting for you.