Punchdrunk: The Burnt City

Immersive theatre Punchdrunk to stage epic ‘future noir’ drama and dramatic retelling of the fall of Troy in old London arms factory.

Punchdrunk, the pioneering producer of large-scale theatre spectacles are behind this immersive extravaganza - and walk-through experience - based on the fall of Troy, set in a future parallel world. The Burnt City is being staged in cavernous buildings at the company’s new headquarters at Woolwich Works, a creative hub in the historic site of the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, south-east London.

Some 600 theatregoers at a time will be given free rein to walk around the contrasting ancient worlds of Troy and Mycenae, each given a dystopian neon-lit, sci-fi spin - where you will encounter and interact with gods, monsters and perhaps discover a secret passageway or two over a three-hour evening.