JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MADNESS

The House of Usher rests.
Will it awaken again in your city?

WINNER: Best New Event 2018

Concrete Playground

“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.

The immersive theatre experience A Midnight Visit has been unleashed on Sydney, Perth and Melbourne since its incarnation in 2018. Tens of thousands of guests have surged into the House of Usher’s labyrinth, emerging exhilarated and changed. For now, the House rests. Will your city be next?

A multi-room, multi-sensory and magnificently macabre experience, A Midnight Visit invites you to explore a dark dreamworld of thrills, obsession, decadence and awe. A performance experience like no other, you will encounter strange characters, eldritch scenes and uncanny 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, The House of Usher invites you to enjoy a hedonistic night out of a very different, dark and decadent variety.

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

Edgar Allan Poe

FAME

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“A delight to all the senses”
– Theatre People
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“[Poe] would be proud of the detail and effort placed on this phenomenal night. Bravo to all involved!”
– ISOLATED NATION
★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2
“Mind-blowing… An amazing maze with surprises both devilish and delightful around every corner.”
– The West Australian
★ ★ ★ ★
“A sure hit…A lot of fun.”
– THE AGE
“Step inside the spellbinding labyrinth that is A Midnight Visit…this is one immersive theatre experience that you cannot pass up.”
Milkbar Mag
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Like Alice down the rabbit hole, you drift into an impeccably constructed dreamscape/adventure land.”
– FRINGE FEED
 ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/4
“This piece of immersive theatre is unlike almost anything else at the moment.”
XPress Magazine
★ ★ ★ ★
“This is your night in a dark dreamworld… A remarkable achievement.”
– TIME OUT
“one of the most popular theatre experiences in Melbourne right now.”
Broadsheet