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The Imaginarium – the new fantastical experience at Village Underground

Friday 15 November 2013
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To anyone who’s a fan of Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus: if you’ve ever wished you could jump into the brilliant and fantastical world of the movie, now’s your chance with a visit to The Imaginarium at Village Underground as the main event of your Christmas party plans.

Produced by Secret Productions – the brains behind Secret Garden Party and Wilderness Festival – and performed by 20 actors from Petersham Playhouse, the rustic warehouse space of Village Underground becomes an immersive theatrical performance venue for one magical night. Guests will stroll through a range of parallel universes evoked among a collection of London Underground tube carriages; meeting strange characters in settings as diverse as a wild jungle, a wartime plane and a Victorian salon. Jazz players, Can Can dancers, Debussy and Lautrec will also be stopping by.

But the theatrical element is the delicious centrepiece of what promises to be an unforgettable party: guest chefs from Urban Caprice will throw a specially tailored lavish feast for you and your guests, there’s a free bar from 7-11pm and the disco riot continues until 2am.

This is a corporate Christmas party unlike any other: so forget about that beer and a burger at Wetherspoons with your colleagues and consider something really special this year. Check out the vid below for an introduction to the weird and wonderful world of The Imaginarium!

Enter the Imaginarium from Village Underground on Vimeo.


  • The event has been specifically designed with the experience of large groups in mind and can cater for bookings of between 20 – 400 guests each night.
  • The event commences at 6pm, followed by the feast at 8pm, then a disco riot until 2am.
  • A free bar is included in your booking between 7pm – 11pm.
  • Dates available for 12 nights only – Early booking highly recommended
  • Prices range from £89 to £149 per head (subject to VAT)


  • This event involves promenade performance.
  • Guests may be asked to wear a blindfold or mask for a short duration and may be led up and down stairways.
  • Comfortable footwear is recommended (but not essential).
  • This event involves haze effects and flashing lights.
  • There may be some areas of darkness and confined space.
  • Guests must let the venue know if you or any members in your party suffer from claustrophobia, a heart condition or have any accessibility requirements. This includes difficulty in going up and down steps. Please give at least 24 hours notice so that the venue can provide you with further information and make arrangements.