Every 30 minutes – Tues to Fri: 5.30pm-8.30pm. Sat/Sun: 1pm – 8.30pm.
WE WILL NOT PREY UPON THE PARANOID, THE BEREAVED, THE CREDULOUS, THE WIDE-EYED, THE WEAK OR THE INBRED… IN RETURN WE ASK YOU PROCEED WITH AN OPEN-MIND.
SÉANCE IS AN ENTERTAINMENT ONLY AND WE CANNOT HOLD THE MEDIUM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OUTCOME.
SÉANCE, the first DARKFIELD shipping container experience, transforms the interior of a 24ft container into a Victorian séance room. Over 20 minutes it explores the psychology of a group of people, and asks that they believe, not only in what seems to be happening inside the container but also in what might be conjured up into the room with them.
WARNING: Complete darkness – may not be suitable for those with claustrophobia.
See https://www.darkfield.org/seance for more details.
Some spoilers ahead!
Before the show: Inside the container
When you enter the container, you will see a long table in the centre with seats on either side.
Each seat is 45cm wide.
The doorway is 81cm wide and the corridor leading to it is 92cm wide.
Before the show, you will be reminded to turn off all light-emitting devices.
Please note: Our experiences are location-based. We do ask you arrive at least 5 minutes before the container. The door will remain closed during the show.
During and after the show
When the show starts, it will become pitch black in the container and you should remain seated for everyone’s safety.
SÉANCE is an auditory show with the use of other sensory effects. It will sound like an actor is present in the space with you, interacting with audience members. This is part of the illusion and no actor is present in the container: but we do want audiences to feel like they may be interacted with at any moment.
If you find the sound overwhelming, taking your headphones off will take away the intensity of the experience for you without disturbing the rest of the audience.
When the show is finished, the lights come back on and the doors will be opened. After leaving the container, you will be able to collect your belongings from the front-of-house box.