The Gunpowder Plot, Tower Vaults

The Gunpowder Plot Tickets London

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1605. The fuse of rebellion is lit. The peace of the nation balances on a knife edge. Who will you trust?

Travel back in time to one of Englands most notorious moments in history. It’s 1605. You’re not just witnessing history, you are living it. Using a combination of live theatre and the latest digital technology be transported into the heart of a story in which you are the protagonist.

Starring Harry Potter’s Tom Felton as Guy Fawkes in the virtual cast, over 50 digital actors and 22 live actors bring 1605 to life in a truly hybrid immersive theatrical experience.  

The Gunpowder Plot is booking until 4 September 2022 at Tower Vaults, London.

What is The Gunpowder Plot about?

Travel back in time to 1605 for an adventure through Jacobean London with Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators as they plot to assassinate King James I. Using a combination of live actors and the latest digital technology, you don’t just witness history, you are part of it. When you are faced with a crucial decision, who will you trust?

As a co-conspirator you will:

  • Meet the mysterious figures behind the plot
  • Take on an undercover mission to infiltrate their inner circle
  • Make a dangerous attempt to escape the Tower 
  • Uncover a secret safehouse
  • Enjoy refreshments in the infamous ‘Duck and Drake’ as you hatch your plan
  • Make a daring journey along the Thames towards the Houses of Parliament
  • Will you stop the plot?

Your journey to 1605

The Gunpowder Plot is an explosive immersive experience with surprises around every turn. Your feature length adventure lasts around 1hour 40mins, including a 20 minute interval where you will be able to enjoy refreshments in the specially recreated Duck and Drake, accessible only to plotters. As you descend into the vaults, you will experience a groundbreaking combination of live action, virtual reality, and cutting edge technology including motion simulators, physical sensations and stunning special effects.

Creative team

The creative team includes writer Danny Robins (2:22 – A Ghost Story), creative director Hannah Price, curator Alden Gregory (curator of Historic Buildings at Historic Royal Palaces), producer Tim Powell (Historic Royal Palaces creative consultant), associate director Rosie Jones, production designer Tim McQuillen-Wright, sound designer Adrienne Quartly, lighting designer Robbie Butler, and costume designer Tahra Zafar.

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Show Information

Age restrictions
This experience is classed as a 12A so parental guidance is required. Please note that some scenes are very dark with loud noises which some children may not enjoy. Children aged 12-15yrs will require parental consent via a waiver prior to admission and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The experience may not be suitable for children under 12yrs.
Running time
1 hour 40 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 4 September 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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