What is A Midnight Visit?
A Midnight Visit is an interactive and immersive indoor theatrical experience, created by Broad Encounters Productions and originally produced by Broad Encounters and Groundswell Productions. Conceived and designed as a ‘choose-your-own-journey’, guests are invited to let their curiosity lead the way as they travel through a multi-room dreamscape filled with otherworldly characters and exquisite scenes.
The show features adult concepts, uneven floors, small and large spaces, low-level lighting and many thrilling sights and encounters.
Where can I see it?
A Midnight Visit has been unleashed on Melbourne for its third season! Located in a two-storey abandoned warehouse in North Melbourne, it runs weekly from Wednesdays to Sundays from 30 July, with multiple session times each night. The venue is located at 222 Macaulay Rd, only 2 minutes walk from Macaulay train station, and 10 minutes walk from Kensington station.
The event premiered in Sydney over 12 weeks in 2018, and was presented as part of FRINGE WORLD Festival in Perth 2019. To find out if we’ll be visiting your city next, sign up to our newsletter.
When should I arrive?
You performance start time is the ticket type that you selected at booking. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to this start time. For instance, if you booked an 8pm session, please arrive at the venue at 7.30pm.
How long does the show go for?
Visitors are welcome to explore the space for 70–90 minutes at their own pace.
When does the venue open?
Doors open at 6pm on Wednesdays to Saturdays, and at 4pm on Sundays. You are welcome to arrive early to relax and have a drink and a bite at our on-site bar, The Raven’s Rest.
Does A Midnight Visit start at midnight?
No, it doesn’t. There are multiple sessions each night, starting from 7pm on Wednesdays to Saturdays, and from 5pm on Sundays. The latest time a session has begun is 10pm.
Does the venue serve food?
Yes. Our on-site bar The Raven’s Rest provides a food and drinks menu, with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Our food range includes items such as frittatas, charcuterie and cheese plates, and blueberry choc fudge brownies. We also serve themed cocktail specials with Archie Rose and The Kraken spirits, Innocent Bystander wine, Bonehead Brewing beer and plenty more. Click here to view the full menu.
Can I sit down during the show if I get tired?
There are not many places to sit during the show as you spend most of your time walking through the many rooms in the set exploring all the different areas. Should you feel the need to rest however, alert one of our ‘Grieving Widows’ – figures dressed all in black – and they will assist.
Is the show suitable for pregnant woman?
Yes. We have had many pregnant women attend the show. We are unfortunately unable to accommodate parents with babies however.
Is the show accessible?
A Midnight Visit is not fully wheelchair accessible. If you have other accessibility requirements, please contact us.
Is it scary? Will there be jump scares?
The show is more gothic and mysterious than scary. There are no jump scares, but there is some suggestively gruesome set installations and themes of death.
I have claustrophobia. Is it possible to attend the show and avoid small confined spaces?
The set of A Midnight Visit contains many small and large spaces which you can choose to enter or avoid as you wish. You will not at any point to be coerced to move into a confined area.
Will I be separated from my partner/group?
Groups may be randomly split up – but not for the entire duration of the show.
Do you have a cloakroom?
Yes, there is a cloakroom at the venue. All bags will need to be checked in here before the show begins, and can be collected afterwards. We do advise you arrive at the venue as unencumbered as possible to avoid queuing.
Is there an age limit?
You must be aged 15+ to attend the experience. If you are aged 15 – 17 years you must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Can I use cash at the venue?
A Midnight Visit is a cash-free venue, including The Raven’s Rest bar. We accept all major cards for payment.
Can I take photographs in the show?
Photography is not permitted during the show in any of the performance spaces. You are very welcome to take pictures in the foyer and bar area however.
Do I need to bring my reading glasses?
It is advised to wear your reading glasses if you need them. Before the show, you will need to sign a waiver, and it is important that this is legible before you sign. If you do need them for this purpose, arrive early so you can sign your waiver and then check in your glasses to the cloakroom.