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Punchdrunk The Burnt City

Enter a world of Gods and mortals...

Experience the epic new world from Punchdrunk, ‘the world-conquering theatre rebels’ (Evening Standard), as the greatest of Greek tragedies is transported to a sprawling dystopian labyrinth.

Amidst the moments surrounding the fall of Troy, a mythical world of gods and mortals rises from the ashes. Discover a colossal playground that you are free to explore. Move between the haunting palace of Greece to the pulsating neon back streets of downtown Troy. Follow strangers who emerge from the shadows and seek out tales hiding in the deepest parts of the city.

'Immersive theatre on an epic scale' - The Independent

‘Rich, vivid, momentous’ - Evening Standard

‘Get a ticket ASAP’ - Vogue

Supported by Porsche as Headline Partner.

Standard - Grants you entry to the show at the timeslot selected

Premium - Enjoy priority entry: jump the queue on arrival and access complimentary coat check

VIP - Alongside premium benefits, you'll have exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, complete with a complimentary Dewar's Kykeon cocktail

Important Information

Please note that this is a promenade performance lasting up to three hours and comfortable footwear is recommended (no heels or open toe shoes). Not recommended to women who are pregnant.

The age requirement for this performance is 16yrs+. Anyone aged 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Photo ID will be required on entry.

This is a production based on Greek tragedies and deals with themes of war, family tragedy, murder and revenge which some may find triggering. There will be dark spaces, loud noises, strobe, haze, nudity and blood, as well as dark areas and spaces that are small and confined.

Cameras and mobile devices are not allowed within the experience except as a payment device within the bar. They will be bagged on arrival.

You will be asked to wear one of Punchdrunk's signature theatrical masks. This will give you anonymity throughout the performance to help you feel empowered to explore at will, and also make you distinguishable from the performers. These masks can be taken off in the bar area. Your Punchdrunk mask will be provided as part of the performance and collected on exit. It will fit over most glasses. If you have the option, wearing contact lenses is recommended.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your booked time slot.

Punchdrunk asks that where possible, audiences do not bring bags. Coats and bags are not permitted within the experience and limited cloakroom facilities are available for an extra charge.

One Cartridge Place is in a residential area. Please respect our neighbours and make sure that you arrive and leave quietly.

The experience is a personal journey and you may find yourself separated from your group.

Punchdrunk reserves the right to refuse entry or remove audience members from the show due to inappropriate behaviour at any time without a refund or readmittance.

Age Restrictions

The age requirement for this performance is 16yrs+. Anyone aged 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Photo ID will be required on entry.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sun 24th September 2023.

Show times for each day are below.















One Cartridge Place Details

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One Cartridge Place Location

1 Cartridge Place, Woolwich, SE18 6ZR
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Punchdrunk The Burnt City

One Cartridge Place, Woolwich

Running time: Approximately 3 Hours

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