30 July – 13 October 2019
★ ★ ★ ★
“A sure hit.” – The Age

Welcome, dear one. Please do come in. We at the House of Usher are so very sorry for your loss.

While you are waiting on the casket, perhaps you’d like to step this way and take a journey with us... A journey to the edge of madness.

After sensational takeovers in Sydney and Perth, A Midnight Visit has been unleashed on Melbourne with new tricks and treats!

An epic 36 rooms awaits you in an abandoned warehouse in Melbourne’s inner north. Explore a dark dreamworld of shadows, thrills, obsession and awe. A performance experience like no other, you will encounter strange characters, thrilling scenes and macabre splendour as you journey deeper into the depths of mystery…

Is it nightmare or fantasy? Remembering or premonition? With curiosity your only guide, no two journeys are the same. Expect all sense to be tantalised – even (especially!) the spooky sixth.

Inspired by the life and works of the granddaddy of gothic, Edgar Allan Poe, A Midnight Visit is part choose your own adventure, part performance, part sound world, part surreal playground – and all parts absorbing. Flirting with the surreal and the absurd, while oozing steampunk, Stranger Things and David Lynch vibes, this is your chance to enjoy a hedonistic night out of a very different, dark and decadent variety.

Soothe your spirits before and after your journey at The Raven’s Rest, a bespoke bar offering themed cocktails, wine and other choice libations, as well as a sumptuous menu of tasty treats (think frittatas, cheese platters and blueberry choc fudge brownies). Click here to view the full menu.

Book quick, dear ones. Book quick, for this life is fleeting, and the dark magic we have wrought will not last.

“Is all that we see or seem,
But a dream within a dream?”

Edgar Allan Poe


Dates: 30 July – 13 October 2019

In Season: Wednesday – Sunday

Wednesday – Multiple sessions (starting 7pm)
Thursday – Multiple sessions (starting 7pm)
Friday – Multiple sessions (starting 7pm)
Saturday – Multiple sessions (starting 7pm)
Sunday – Multiple sessions (starting 5pm)



House of Usher – Funeral Services
222 Macaulay Rd
North Melbourne


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“Like Alice down the rabbit hole, you drift into an impeccably constructed dreamscape/adventure land…the level of detail is second to none.”
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“[Poe] would be proud of the detail and effort placed on this phenomenal night. Bravo to all involved!”
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“Mind-blowing… An amazing maze with surprises both devilish and delightful around every corner.”
– The West Australian
“This is what theatre should be doing all the time, challenging, exploring, developing and expanding the form of theatre.”
On the Town
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“A delight to all the senses”
– Theatre People
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“This is your night in a dark dreamworld… A remarkable achievement.”
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“This piece of immersive theatre is unlike almost anything else at the moment.”
XPress Magazine