Asynchrony: An Interactive Minecraft Experience

Theatre (interactive, online performance)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
You will require a paid Minecraft Java Edition account, a Discord account, and a stable internet connection in order to participate. Upon purchasing your ticket, you will have access to a link to our Performance Instructions, which contains all the information needed to connect to the show. Please read this well before your show start time, to ensure you are all set to successfully join the experience.

Description

200 years in the future, you are invited to explore the world of a long-abandoned Minecraft server. As the adventure progresses, the server becomes increasingly volatile due to its years of abandonment, becoming a race to escape this strange and changing world with the secrets of the past that you have discovered. Asynchrony is a digital, online experience where actors and participants play Minecraft together on their computers while connected through a voice call on the app Discord. Not an official Minecraft product, not approved by or associated with Mojang.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Emily 18 days ago

Asynchrony is such a revolutionary and hopeful response to online storytelling as a medium. Through an incredible tech and front of house team, beautiful sound and visual design, and what feels like an immense love for theatre - the Asynchrony team has made something that truly captures what makes the performing arts so special.

It's funny and light, relevant and intriguing - with each of the characters offering something new and special to the experience, especially as your story diverges depending on who you follow and who you trust.

Asynchrony is one of the best shows to come out of our experiences over the past year and a half. It's creative and it's hopeful and I had such an incredible time over my two viewings of the show.

Laura Woodbridge 23 days ago

So. Asynchrony. What can I possibly say about Asynchrony?

We live in uncertain times. How many times have you heard that phrase in the past year, the past week, or even just today? But there is one thing I can be certain about: Asynchrony was an experience I will treasure for a very long time.

I think when you are confined to your own home, missing everyone, missing everything, there are few things that are truly successful at bridging all those gaps you have with wider society. But by golly, Asynchrony was one of those things for me. I did participate in the show many times, but it takes just one show to completely change your perspective upon what live theatre, video games, and lockdown-friendly entertainment can be.

The themes! The engrossing story! The beautiful, engaging sets and world that will stick in my head forever. Such entrancing images, and a truly gorgeous storyline. The capacity for interaction with both actors and fellow audience members opened up the world in a way nothing else could - and in a way which could be suited to any type of audience member.

The production/creative team behind this show must be downright geniuses to create such a piece of art - particularly one that was so successful at crafting a genuine sense of interpersonal connection in these fraught and "uncertain times".

Three cheers to Asynchrony!

Spoonful 29 days ago

An amazing show in a lovingly constructed Minecraft world, using its online setting to be interactive and immersive in ways that would be difficult or impossible for in-person theatre. Very much recommended!

Greta 30 days ago

This show was incredibly fun and engaging. A brilliant concept, created by an extremely talented team that is pushing the boundaries of interactive theatre. The cast were incredibly witty and their interactions with the audience made the show so fun and personal. Highly recommend.

Ami 31 days ago

This show has the most ingenious concept I've ever come across!! It's so interactive and engaging - it really keeps your attention and peaks your interest at every twist and every corner! It's not only a fun and interesting storyline, it's also a fabulous introduction to Minecraft for new gamers, as well as exposing new potential opportunities and possibilities for gaming veterans! The cast and crew are absolutely fantastic - an all-round great experience! Would absolutely recommend!

Grace 33 days ago

Highly recommended! Asynchrony is a wonderfully weird and creative journey with low-pressure interactivity. The level of detail in the design of this show is incredible. Being in a voice call with the actors really made it engaging and hilarious. The cast was so good at bouncing off each other and the audience. Also shout out to the front of house people who welcome you and help you set up before the show.

Asynchrony is also pretty accessible for people like me who have hardly played minecraft before. I was terrible at navigating around but everyone was super helpful!

Alana 34 days ago

A super fun, interactive storytelling experience that even casual Minecraft players can get on board with! I have been to 4 screenings of Asynchrony so far and it’s great every time as you get a whole new crew of players to hang out with each time and you can change your path to play out a different version of the story than you experienced before. Highly recommend this fun theatrical adventure for teens and above. What makes it even better is that you do not have to leave your house to attend!

Tara C 34 days ago

WOW. This show was absolutely incredible! The visuals were absolutely mindblowing and I can't imagine the work that would have gone into this. I haven't used Minecraft since I was about 14, so my skills were quite limited, which I was nervous about. But the characters were so likeable and made me feel so welcome in the space. I was so into it, for moments I forgot we were in a game. It's amazing to see such creativity come out of such a difficult time for theatre.

Pip Elder 34 days ago

This was so much fun. I was a total
noobie at Minecraft (literally downloaded for this show) but that wasn’t an issue (I got lost once but at a single ‘hey where are you’ I had several characters come to my rescue!). It was unique, fun and exciting, something I never thought I’d enjoy but I completely did. I would do it again. Tip: do the Minecraft tutorial beforehand if you are like me, it really helps!


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