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Immersive Events

Shrewsbury Prison

The Dana

Shrewsbury

SY1 2HR

Call us +44 (0) 1743 343 100

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Copyright © 2019 Immersive Events, 

"Welcome to the dark and twisted little patch, that is the mind of Immersive Events"

FAQs - Lockdown

1. When are tickets available?

  • Tickets are available now.

 

2. How much are tickets?

  • Tickets for LOCKDOWN are £30.

 

3. Are there discounts for group bookings?

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to offer group discounts at this time. However, if you contact us on info@imevents.global, we may be able to arrange an exclusive run for you and your friends if you can get the right numbers!

 

4. How do I purchase tickets?

  • Tickets can be bought online from www.imevents.global. You can also phone through to the admin staff at the prison, and book over the phone on 01743 343100.

 

5. How many tickets are available?

  • There are 200 tickets available in total. There will be 20 tickets available for each of the 4 runs happening each night, with a total of 80 people per night going through the gates!

 

6. What happens if you sell out?

  • If this event sells out again, like it did at Halloween last year, we will look at potentially adding some more dates later in the year. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment!

 

7. Is there a minimum age?

  • Yes, and it is 16. We have reduced the age of this event, as previously it was an 18+ due to the nature of the event, but if the family are aware of what is involved in this event, and the individual has a responsible adult with them at all times, then we are happy for them to participate.

 

8. What time do I need to arrive?

  • You must be here at least 15mins before the start time you choose when you book. Doors will close 10mins before the start time, to give guests the Health and Safety brief, and then start without delay.

 

9. How long is the event?

  • You will be here for roughly an hour, including entrance to the event, and exit from it. The zombie run itself will be roughly 45 minutes.

 

10. Will zombies touch me in this event?

  • Of course! Its the apocalypse! They will be grabbing at you, trying to draw you close enough for teeth to break skin! Best advice is to just keep running!

 

11. That zombie touched me, can I touch them/push them back?

  • We understand reactions can happen, and you'll want to escape the zombie that is grabbing at you, but we ask you to remember they are actors, and feel pain! Please do not punch, kick, body-slam, trample or full out attack our actors! Pushing hands away, pushing past a zombie, and keeping them at arms' length is fine, but PLEASE do not do anything that could hurt our actors. Anyone caught doing so purposefully will be removed from the event, and have potential charges brought against them in serious cases.

 

12. Can I leave partway through?

  • Yes, and there is a protocol just for this; the SAFE WORD. If for whatever reason you need to leave, whether that be the event is too horrific for you, or you need to get out for emergency reasons, you can say the safe word of 'OXO'. The actors will come out of character, and find out what you need and either get you escorted safely out, or calm you down to a point where you can be escorted out. The Officers manning the gate will sign you out, and release you from the prison.

 

13. I said the Safe Word, why am I being escorted out?

  • The Safe Word is for emergencies only. Anyone using it in jest will be escorted from the premises whether they meant it or not. There is not returning to the event after saying the Safe Word.

 

14. Can I smoke during the event?

  • No, smoking is not permitted on site.

 

15. Will I be separated from my friends?

  • There is a chance that the zombie hoard my take you into their grasp and you may be separated from your loved ones but only for a moment. Our Officers are trained for this, and will retrieve you soon enough, returning you to the group! Try not to get separated! Who knows what will happen to you.

 

16. Are there toilets on site I can use?

  • There are toilets that can be used at the beginning of the event, they are in the Gatehouse as you walk in. If you need to go to the toilet during the event, speak to the Officer taking you through, but it is a zombie apocalypse, it may not be possible to get you to a toilet straight away (also, though we have many toilets here on site, most do not work!).

 

17. Are the officers real?

  • Some of our ex-prison officers will be guiding you through the event, some will be on the Gate to ensure there is a level head in emergencies, but many of the officers you'll meet through the event will actually be actors and staff from both Immersive Events and our sister company, Jailhouse Tours. They are there to keep you safe, and to give you an added dimension of interaction throughout the event.

 

18. Will I be searched?

  • On entrance, you may be asked to show the contents of any bags or pockets to check you are not carrying anything that could harm our actors. Any items deemed as potentially harmful will be removed then returned to you as you leave.

 

19. Can I keep my mobile with me?

  • You can, but we ask you not to take photos or film the event as you go through. Anyone caught doing so may lose the privilege of their phone during the event. Phone use during the event has the potential to ruin the storylines for those following you. There will be a photo opportunity at the end of the event for you, so please keep phones in pockets until that point; also be aware our zombies WILL touch you, and your phone could be damaged in the chaos of the apocalypse!

 

20. Can I wear a prison uniform?

  • You can wear fancy dress, and in fact we encourage you to do so! However, if you are in bright orange like our zombies, don't be surprised if you find yourself missed by the zombies...or...separated from the group! The zombies head for those that don't look like them, so if you want to get a really good night, why not come in an unmistakable outfit! They'll certainly come for you then!!

 

21. I'm in a wheelchair/mobility limited/pregnant. Can I still take part.

  • We would suggest not. Our site is not DDA Compliant, due to its very nature, and the event itself is high paced and hazardous. With potentially one hundred people at any given time crawling the site at a very fast pace, as well as a lot of stairs! We do not want any accidents to happen, so if you are at all concerned about your physical health, then do not attend this event.

 

22. Will I be locked in a cell at any point?

  • There is always that possibility! Best stay on the good side of your escorting officer!

 

23. Will there be future dates for this event?

  • This is our second run through of this event, and following it are the next two instalments of this LOCKDOWN story! If there is huge demand, we may rerun it again!

 

24. Do I have to sign a disclaimer?

  • You will have to sign a disclaimer in order to take part in the event. Anyone under 18 years old will need an adult to sign theirs.