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Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is now open at London’s The Spirit of Man, located a short walk from Aldgate, Tower Hill, Liverpool Street and Monument on the edge of the City.

Based on Jeff Wayne’s iconic 1978 album release, itself a retelling of H.G. Wells story of martian invasion, the innovative immersive experience transports visitors into the heart of the attack. Read More

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The War of The Worlds Tickets

Why You Don’t Want to Miss Out on The War of The Worlds Tickets


No one would have believed in the last years of the 19th century that human affairs where being watched by intelligences that inhabited the timeless worlds of space.

Those opening words and the opening notes of The Eve of the War have sent chills down the spines of generations and are the reason why The War of The Worlds Tickets are in particularly high demand! Having sold out shows across the decades, Jeff Wayne really knows how to put on a show, it’s been mentioned before in the blog but that giant Martian Fighting Machine descending from the ceiling really is a sight to behold!

Now it’s 2019, you want to see how things can be taken to another level. Which is why, in true War of The Worlds fashion, we have leapt into a new era. The era of virtual reality, volumetric holograms and 360 projection mapping. You want reasons to not miss out on The War of The Worlds Tickets? We’ve got them! We have a reworked version of Jeff Wayne’s iconic score, a version you will only be able to hear in the show, a highlight must be the special 20-minute remix he made just for us! We have holograms that use different techniques, from the old school peppers ghost, to volumetric capture projected onto hologauze, bringing George and Carrie to life before your very eyes!

And the cherry on the cake? 4 individual virtual reality experiences based on iconic scenes from Jeff Wayne’s soundtrack that allow you to become immersed within the action, you’ll find yourself fleeing, sailing and flying during these incredibly experiences. Do you really need any more reasons to get your The War of The Worlds tickets? Book now to avoid disappointment and become one of the survivors of the terrifying Martian invasion of 1898!

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3 Facts You Didn’t Know About Immersive Virtual Reality


Everyone loves a list, don’t they? So, we decided to hop on the band wagon and give you 3 facts you didn’t know about immersive virtual reality:

1. The term ‘Virtual Reality’ was coined in 1987
It’s true! While immersive experiences (depending on the definition) have been around for decades, the actual term most people use to describe them is relatively new. The term “virtual reality” was conceived by Jaron Lanier in 1987, during an intense period of research around this form of technology.

2. It enhances the gaming experience
It is difficult to talk about Immersive virtual reality without discussing the use of video game technology in it. The gaming world has fully embraced virtual reality and all of its elements. There are now some games that are designed specifically for virtual reality. In some of these cases, gaming companies would produce special props that gamer's can use along with their virtual reality headset. For some gamer's, virtual reality has enhanced their love of playing.

3. A Story Writer in 1930 Predicted the Invention of VR
Stanley Weinbaum, a reputed science fiction writer, depicted the virtual reality experience through goggles in 1930's in his short story called Pygmalion's Spectacles.

There you go! Three fun facts about immersive virtual reality. How many of these were you aware of? Do you have any others that we should know about? It’s such a new and exciting technology that we’re constantly looking for new ways to play with it and with its integration with immersive theatre becoming more popular and prevalent it’s only a matter of time before you pick up a headset in the middle of a scene and transport yourself to a new world. You’ve heard it, you’ve seen it, now it’s your chance to survive the Martian invasion. Best book your ticket…

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VR Experiences in London

The Most Unique VR Experience London Has to Offer


What makes a VR Experience truly unique? World creation? Total immersion? London has some great VR Experiences on offer but are they really unique? Feeling the elements of your skin, the smells of the VR coming to life around you and being able to physically interact with the world around you, even if what you’re seeing isn’t real. Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience has all of these, offering you one of the most unique VR Experiences in London, you do not want to miss this.

We have had all sorts of people come through our doors to try their hand at surviving the Martian invasion (and thankfully they all have!) and have hailed us as a truly exceptional, innovative and exciting VR Experience in both London and across the world. We’ve worked hard to bring you all sorts of special effects across our experience from motion simulators that can hold up to a tonne, to animatronics, to the smell of burning flesh on the common! How many VR Experiences in London can say they have that going for them? We have had respected industry figures visiting our experience and coming away with their minds blown. That really should speak for how unique we really are!

The reviews really speak for themselves! What we have here is a truly unique VR Experience here in London! Allowing you to truly become part of the world we have created as part of Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds so that you really feel like you are escaping the Martians alongside George and Carrie Herbert. Don’t waste any more time missing out! Come down now to Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience. Try a drink or two in our themed The Spirit of Man bar and see if you have what it takes to survive the Martian invasion!

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Experience The War of The Worlds Live


Is there any better way to experience The War of The Worlds other than live? There is something so exciting about hearing the Black Smoke Band live and that enormous Martian Fighting Machine being lowered in from the Heavens. Every iteration of The War of The Worlds live has been a breath-taking, spectacular event filled with stars such as Jason Donovan, Liam Neeson, Carrie Hope Fletcher and of course Anna-Marie Wayne. And what’s more The War of The Worlds tickets are always in high demand, having had multiple sell out tours in some of the UK’s largest venues.

Now thanks to cutting edge technology, creative thinking, and a reworked score from Jeff Wayne himself, we have a new way for you to experience The War of The Worlds live. You thought having the Martian Fighting Machine on stage was intimidating? Well you just wait until you’re inches away from its feet or worse you find yourself a prisoner of the Martians. You become part of the Martian invasion here at Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience, giving a new meaning to what it is to experience something live! You become part of the world that experienced the Martian invasion and lived to tell the tale; experiencing all the emotions in real time: the fear, the rush of adrenaline, the exhilaration, in a level of immersion you can only get when experiencing something that is truly live and immersive.

Tickets are selling fast, so to avoid missing out on escaping the Martian invasion through Horsell Common, the Red Weed Bar and London itself, book now to experience The War of The Worlds at its most intense form yet. You’ve heard it. You’ve seen it. Now survive it.

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Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience – An Unforgettable VR Experience


How do you create an unforgettable VR experience? There are theories and thoughts and opinions out there that will tell you how. From destroying property, to hiding from zombies all the way through to just seeing yourself in virtual reality; just the presence of virtual reality is enough to make an experience incredible. But how do you make it unforgettable?

To create a truly unforgettable VR experience you need more than just the virtual reality, stay with us, this is going somewhere. You need to be able to smell the world around you, to be able to interact with the environment, there’s nothing like the feeling of walking over a rickety bridge in a VR experience and worrying if you’re actually going to fall. We’ve combined all these elements to create the most unforgettable VR experience this side of Mars so that you can feel the wind and rain on your face when you unite in an exciting naval battle, experience the heat of a burning church and the stab of fear when the feeding tube threatens to attack.

It’s moments like these that create that truly unforgettable VR experience, one where you all gather around at the end asking who saw what. Unforgettable VR experiences are ones you can discuss, reminisce and laugh about at the end which is exactly what we want you to do at Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience. Come down to experience truly unforgettable virtual reality, fight for survival with 11 other brave souls against the Martian forces and just hope that your whole group makes it out alive! You’ve heard it, you’ve seen it, now survive it. Book now to avoid missing out on your chance for the most unforgettable VR experience.

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VR in London

Looking For VR in London?


Of course you are! And why wouldn’t you be? Virtual reality is one of the most exciting technologies we have available to us right now, a way to fully immerse yourself into any adventure and put you at the heart of the action. It’s exciting, it’s frightening and it’s incredible. But with so many experiences of VR in London, how can you pick just one? Do you go by how long you’re in virtual reality? The bar? The atmosphere? We’re here to tell you why our VR in London is the best experience you’ll have this year.

Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience not only boasts having some of the most exciting VR in London but also breath-taking sets, phenomenal acting and even more incredible technology to tantalize your senses and make sure you get the most immersion out of our experience. VR in London is at such an exciting point right now and at our venue, we even have a fabulous bar that continues your immersion to much more beyond the experience, you thought the virtual reality was impressive? Just wait until you walk through the front doors!

True immersion runs far deeper than just a headset. We know that and that’s why here at Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience we worked hard to create a fully sensory experience so that you enjoy not just the fancy technologies we’ve used but also to really feel like you’re a part of the story, fighting for survival against the Martian fleet. So, come join the adventure, journey to London with us, fight alongside Thunder Child and escape dead London in worlds that can only be experience through virtual reality.

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Why The War of The Worlds Immersive Experience Is The Best VR Experience In London


Bold statement, eh? Well we stand by it! From the iconic score that has been adapted just for us to the cutting-edge technology to the fantastic bar we have made sure that from the moment you step inside our world you are having the best VR experience possible!

Let’s start with the first thing you see, the bar, and the only word I can use to describe it is breath-taking. You’re introduced to the idea that this isn’t your average experience, virtual reality or otherwise, we have moving paintings, a Martian Fighting Machine and even a Steampunk coffee machine (yes, you read that right!).

But what about the VR? Well to that I ask you this: How many experiences have you been through where the actors look at your rather than through you? Have you ever felt someone physically grab you whilst in the VR space? It’s elements such as these which makes Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience the one of the best VR experiences that’s currently on the market. The way in which the technology is blended in with live performance is so seamless highlights the fact that the future of immersive theatre lies within the realms of virtual reality; creating new and exciting worlds to truly create the best VR experience!

Take our fantastic bar, impressive virtual reality and combine that with the impressive sets and fantastic actors and you truly have what is arguably the best VR experience we’ve ever seen. But why take our word for it when you can come and experience it for yourself? We’re booking up quickly, so don’t hang about, get your tickets now for Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience- it truly is the best VR experience.

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The War of The Worlds Tour

What To Expect From Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds Immersive Experience


We’ve kept many secrets from you surrounding this new experience, mostly because we want you to go in blind, so you get the best experience! But we’ve decided now we can pull back the curtain a little and reveal to you what you can expect. Impressed by The War of The Worlds Tour? You’re about to be blown away by what we have in store for you.

You start by entering The Spirit of Man, our bar that is a glimpse into an alternate reality, which begs the question what if the Martians really invaded? How would we celebrate victory? Naturally, we raise a giant Martian Fighting Machine! This is the first thing you see when you come into our experience, it starts before you’ve even collected your wristband for the show! Come in, have one of our cocktails and enjoy the ambiance before you’re called to action. Once inside you meet our hero’s: George and Carrie – we have Anne-Marie Wayne reprising her role from The War of The Worlds Tour through the phantasmagoria of holograms! They invite you back in time where you see the Martian Invasion unfold: Horsell Common, the journey to London, escaping the Martians and helping Thunderchild’s heroic battle eventually land you in the Red Weed Bar; a moment of calm where you can enjoy our signature cocktail The Red Weed. I mean, let’s be honest, you thought the Martian Fighting Machine on The War of The Worlds Tour was terrifying? Just wait until you see it in virtual reality!

After a well-deserved break you find yourself in the hands of parson Nathaniel and his wife, once again Carrie Hope Fletcher reprises her role from The War of The Worlds Tour! Escape down the leg of the Martian Handling Machine to discover a Brave New World before flying over Dead London and safely landing back in The Spirit of Man bar. Have another drink, you’ll need it! This is just a glimpse of what you’ll experience at Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience, to see what all the hype is about you’ll just have to pay us a visit and survive for yourself!

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The Best Virtual Reality Experience In London


Now we have opened Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience we’re already seeing an unbelievably enthusiastic reaction from audiences. With such a variety of Virtual Reality events in London we’re very excited that you’re enjoying the blend of live theatre, volumetric capture holograms and virtual reality. Virtual Reality events in London are going to be an exciting and unique way to stay cool this summer, offering you the chance to go on amazing adventures without even leaving the city! So why settle for just Virtual Reality in London where you have a brief flirtation with VR when you can immerse yourself in Victorian London with cutting edge technology, breath-taking sets and a full sensory experience?

So, what makes our Virtual Reality experience the best in London? It could be that our VR characters have the ability to focus on you, so their eyes follow you around the world, so you have a more personal experience. Maybe it’s the layered reality that allows you to feel the heat of the Martian Fighting Machine’s heat ray whilst you’re in virtual reality. Or, perhaps, it’s the motion simulators we have that accurately allow you to go on a journey through the rivers of London. We have so many layers to creating the best virtual reality experience for audiences that the only way to really see how incredible it is, is to experience it yourself.

Virtual reality is still an emerging and exciting technology and there are so many events going on all over the world right now. And, with new ways to experience Virtual Reality popping up all over London why not make an event of it and spend some time in our bar The Spirit of Man which boasts an extensive bar, fantastic cocktails and a delicious menu. So, come and experience what critics are calling ‘London’s most anticipated immersive experience’!

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