Montagues and Capulets - The Immersive Story

The CoLab Factory

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Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Tickets from £19.50
Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights, Something A Little Different, Activity
Party Mash Up, Drum and Bass, House Music, Retro
Over 18

Star-crossed lovers, rival families, you know the story but would you change it if you could? 

This immersive theatre production is a unique adaption of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set in a warehouse squat during the 1990’s…when rave culture was MASSIVE.

For never was there a story of more woe, but this time the audience decides where this story goes, with the choices they make and the actions they take changing the fate of Juliet and Her Romeo.

Your family welcomes you into competing sides as either a Montague or Capulet as you become a character in their world.

These violent delights have violent ends, but will you bite your thumb?

Join us for a 90’s rave at Montagues and Capulets, where you can make decisions that effect the outcome of this familiar tale – it’s what Shakespeare would have wanted.

What can I expect?

Classic tunes, competitive games, and 90’s banter – This show is fully immersive, the more you engage the more you get from the experience. Montagues and Capulets allows the audience to roam freely in this open world experience and are presented with choices that can change the overall narrative of the show.

Where is:

In an old rug warehouse/turned theatre near London Bridge… transformed into a 90’s squat…

The COLAB Factory

 74 Long Lane



What do I wear?

Whatever you like but we encourage 90’s vibes, double denim, shell suits, hair gel, and scrunches, We do however recommend comfortable footwear.  

Is there a bar?

Yes! We have two bars including one inside the show – We will be playing some mega 90's tunes for you, and its very affordable, almost 90’s prices.

Card fee so bring cash, and your ID.

How long is the experience?

The show is approximately 2 hours long we ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your start time

What if I am late?

Unfortunately, as this is an immersive performance latecomers cannot be permitted! Make sure you are on time so you do not miss out.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Due to the nature of the show it is recommended for over 18's – younger guests may come with a supervising adult at their own discretion - Get in touch if you have any questions.


This show is set in a 90's themed rave warehouse, there may be hazards on site such as low ceilings and low lighting, stairs or ladders - CoLab Theatre will do their best to make sure that any risks are reduced but please be careful on site, you are in charge of your own safety. 

Warning: Strobes, lasers and SFX smoke will be used during this event, if you are sensitive to strobes or have concerns regarding access issues about access issues please contract CoLab Theatre directly for advice. 

By purchasing this ticket, you agree to the Terms & Conditions of COLAB Theatre ltd


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The CoLab Factory
74 Long Lane, London, SE1 4AU

Nearest station:
London Bridge (Tube)


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It was a brilliant experience from start to finish. The actors made sure everyone was engaged, from gatecrashing the ball to dodge ball. It was a fantastic new way to experience Shakespeare. Highly recommend!! Visited The CoLab Factory on 2017-04-27
by on May 3rd, 2017

This was an absolutely incredible performance which I enjoyed immensely As a theatre design student this piece has genuinely made me rethink what theatre is as an art form ! Thank you!!!!!!!! Visited The CoLab Factory on 2017-04-27
by on May 2nd, 2017

I really enjoyed this. A few areas could have been improved for audience enjoyment of the piece. Slightly too many people for everyone to get a view of all scenes but overall a great evening and I loved our ending. I would recommend this. Visited The CoLab Factory on 2017-04-27
by on April 29th, 2017

Very engaging, amusing and you can walk around with a beer Visited The CoLab Factory on 2017-04-27
by on April 29th, 2017

This was an exceptional evening. From introduction through to surprising climax the characters kept us engaged. The set design was interesting and the possibility to follow individual characters compelling. Visited The CoLab Factory on 2017-04-27
by on April 29th, 2017

We really enjoyed our night, the cast let us get properly involved and made the night. Visited The CoLab Factory on 2017-04-22
by on April 27th, 2017

Really fun experience with a large crowd. The only thing I will say is that is was dark at times and hard to navigate. Also the acoustics of the area was not very good, making it very hard to hear what is happening and what to do next. Visited The CoLab Factory on 2017-04-22
by on April 26th, 2017

Very compelling show - great acting. Thought the set was a bit rough and ready, but it was well worth it none the less. Visited The CoLab Factory on 2017-04-21
by on April 26th, 2017

Absolute quality! The immersive aspect really made it so enjoyable to watch and to be apart of. A magical, romantic show blend of cinema and theatre! Would highly recommend :) Visited The CoLab Factory on 2017-04-22
by on April 26th, 2017

This was completely brilliant. I don't want to spoil it by giving away too many details - suffice it to say, you will have fun. We did! Visited The CoLab Factory on 2017-04-22
by on April 26th, 2017

Average;; but could be great. Building suits itself to An immersive 90's rave production but that may have made them.lazy. Away from the first 1/3 there is zero 90's culture or music. Also a couple of audience stooges so obvious it would be much better if they took a bow at the end. If meeded they could be much more subtle. With a bit more investment in the music and setting it could have felt great. As it was it felt more like a sixth form production in a cool building. Visited The CoLab Factory on 2017-04-21
by on April 21st, 2017

Plus: the staff at the bar and the customer service people are nice and professional. Minus: 'modern' version basically means that the company didn't use any costumes and didn't create any scenography whatsoever. Actors were wearing t-shirts; the show was in a warehouse with some wooden stuff all around and pieces of polystyrene in order not to bang your head. The acoustics weren't good, which is really a minus especially for non native speakers. The result looked cheap and I have to say that at the same price I've been to much more engaging / appealing experiences. The company is trying to make something new, but they should really (really) put more efforts when building their shows. Visited The CoLab Factory on 2017-04-06
by on April 7th, 2017
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I am a massive fan of Colab Theatre. A huge fan. They always produce interesting, out of the box fun immersive theatre performances. They perform in a rundown building/warehouse and each time they have used the space in such amazing and different ways. This show is no different and well worth the cost of the ticket. It's a 90's based themed show and we (the audience) are recommended to come dressed in our best 90's throwback clothes. Think Baz Luhrmann 90's Production of Romeo & Juliet, Clueless, Oasis, Save by the Bell and Empire Records. When we arrived we were randomly put into 2 teams: Montague (Romeo) or Capulet (Juliet). The fun began with the groups being spilt up, giving markings on our faces (so we could distinguish our self from the other group) and then we spent 5 minutes bonding with our new family with chants. Then the fun begins. Colab Theatre has spared no expense. It's a thrill seeking interactive immersive theatre which allows you to get as involved as you want to. From team games to individual missions. The use of space is amazing and the actors never break characters, even when being heckled. They also make Shakespeare modern and fun. This is the opening night and there are a few quirks that need to be ironed out for future shows. Be aware sometimes you won't be able to hear the actors as they speak fast in an echo chamber of a venue. It's particularly hard when they are giving instructions as a lot of the words are lost. Sometimes you won't be able to see the action as is performed on a different level than where you are. If you go (and you should) wear comfortable clothes that you are happy to climb/crawl in. Take a small (if any) bag and participate in anything the actors ask you too. I can't state how amazing Colab Theatre productions are and if you don't get to go to this one, go to the next.
by on March 30th, 2017
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Highly recommended for anybody more into rave culture than Shakespeare, less so for sticklers. Leave the glad rags behind and dress down for comfort and warmth and you’ll have a ball.
by on March 27th, 2017

What an exciting evening of entertainment! I'd heard good things about CoLab, but wasn't sure what to expect from their take on Romeo and Juliet. The 90's rave theme was perfection and I loved the small touches in the cast's outfits, the set and also the welcome into the Capulet family- it took me right back to my misspent youth! I don't want to give too much away, as part of the appeal is not knowing what is coming next, but it was a skilled take on a much beloved Shakespearean classic. It was both a plus and a minus that there were often lots of things going on at the same time. Although I was loving what was happening in front of me, I was curious about the noises coming from the other room. It's certainly a show you could keep coming back to and have a totally different experience each time! They even mention that depending on the missions completed, you are able to change how events unfold- I'm not sure enough to save the star crossed lovers however! A little warning that you might be better wearing your doc martins than your platform heels to move around at ease during the show. The actors were all phenomenal and I particularly enjoyed the 'club owner' character and his rousing speeches. My only criticism would be that during the 'Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo' scene it was a little hard to see what was happening, otherwise a great show!
by on March 26th, 2017
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The space is just incredible- and the actors have got you going up and down ladders, through doors into secret spaces- the set design is just insane. The actors do a great job of keeping the energy high throughout- you forget how long you're in there for!
by on January 1st, 1970
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