Do you think of yourself as a super sleuth? Do you tend to solve a murder mystery before the end of the book or movie? If so, then you may well enjoy this night out in Sydney. A change to dress up if you desire to match the era of the 1920s gangster era.
Interactive theatre and pop up dining is very popular in London and New York but in recent years it is taking Sydney by storm especially around the historic areas like Surry Hills and Sydney Rocks area. Recently a friend decided to organise a fun night out where we could all go fancy dress in the roaring twenties gangster theme; Sydney Interactive theatre which is now called Covert Agents was the ideal opportunity for us all to step back in time. We liked the idea of solving clues, having bar pit stops along the way and dining at a secret location when it finished.
It was easy to book online and we received a text confirmation the day prior as to the location we should meet, which was a park in Surry Hills. I won't disclose exactly where as it is meant to be a surprise on the night.
We were all excited and promised to make the effort to dress up for the occasion. You don't need to dress up but my friends will always jump at any opportunity to dress up and when you make the effort it really adds to the enjoyment of the night.
After a few drinks while getting ready, we took off to the chosen location in Surry Hills and were met by one of the Actors dressed up in a tweed cap and trenchcoat. She explained the murder mystery we had to solve and gave us a clipboard full of clues.
Soon we were off walking the back alley ways of Surry Hills in search of clues and also had a couple of bar stops at old Hotels which included a complimentary drink which was part of our ticket price. Along the way we are met by several actors here and there that will act and say a few words that we must decipher.
Then we were shown the way down another alley way through a back door which took us through a restaurant kitchen to our seating area. I can't name the restaurant as it is meant to be a surprise on the night. It was a lovely quirky restaurant where we enjoyed the a tasty tapas selection and downed a few sangrias. As we were all on such a high from the night, we decided to carry on in the Sydney CBD at a 1920s themed bar.
The interactive theatre booking proved to be a fun and interesting night out. Priced at $99 per person, including the evenings drinks, acting and dinner makes it well worth booking. I wouldn't suggest it for children as it is more of an evening for adults due to the drinking along the way.
The only negatives I could foresee to booking this type of outdoor interactive theatre would be the weather conditions. Generally they would only cancel the night if it were heavy rain. So be prepared with some wet weather gear if the weather is looking unpredictable and dress up, it's fun!