Sitting under London Bridge, Shunt Lounge focused on site-specific performances where audience members did not simply observe a passive work of art; the art itself interacted with the audience at times. A mix of nightclub and bar, the lounge showcased an eclectic array of interactive experiences.

‘Immersive theatre’ has become a widely adopted term to designate a trend for performances which use installations and expansive environments with mobile audiences and audience anticipation.  Shunt’s Lounge lasted four successful years, as a popular entertainment venue for participants up to 2010. The work showed the popularity of blending live performances within the myriad of tunnels under London Bridge, as an other-worldly way to enjoy your time.


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For an interesting look at the other side of immersive theatre and how it could possibly have a political affect and cater to a particular type of audience check out the book: ‘Beyond Immersive TheatreAesthetics, Politics and Productive Participation’ by Adam Alston

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