Welcome to The Gunpowder Plot Immersive Experience for Schools

Audience Member Wears A Cloak At The Gunpowder Plot Credit Tom Powell Photography

Ignite your students' curiosity and spark their passion for history with The Gunpowder Plot Immersive Experience. Step back in time and immerse your students in the intrigue, drama, and suspense of the 1605 plot to blow up Parliament, whilst providing them with a unique educational opportunity that combines history, theatre, and interactive learning.

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About the Experience: 

The Gunpowder Plot Immersive Experience transports your students back in time to 17th century Jacobean London. Through movie quality sets, period costumes, and amazing actors, layered with the latest technology including Virtual Reality, projection mapping and motion simulators, your students will discover a world where spies and informants hide in every shadow.

Key Highlights:

  • Interactive Storytelling: Our immersive experience goes beyond textbooks and lectures, allowing students to actively participate in the unfolding events of the Gunpowder Plot. They'll engage with historical figures, witness secret meetings, and even play a part in thwarting the plot.
  • The Gunpowder Plot was created in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces whom we worked with closely to display historical accuracy. Every detail, from costumes to set designs, is thoroughly researched to ensure an authentic and enriching experience. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the period's customs, politics, and society.
  • Curriculum-Aligned: Our immersive experience will complement your school's curriculum. It brings history to life in a way that resonates with students, fostering a genuine interest in the past and encouraging further exploration.
  • Critical Thinking: As students navigate the complex web of political and religious motivations behind the Gunpowder Plot, they'll develop critical thinking skills by analysing the motives of different characters and understanding the broader implications of historical events.
  • Memorable Learning: The immersive nature of the experience ensures that students remember key historical facts and concepts for years to come. The emotional engagement and sensory elements create a lasting impact on their understanding of history.
JOSH LOKI As THOMAS And Audiences At The Gunpowder Plot Credit Tom Powell Photography.

Booking Information:

Bringing The Gunpowder Plot Immersive Experience to your school is easy! Whether you're planning a single class visit or a full-school event, we're here to ensure a seamless and educational experience. Contact our customer service team on [email protected] to make your booking now.
Teachers go free. 1 teacher is required within every group of 16 (each timeslot has a maximum occupancy of 16 and groups go through every 10 minutes).

TOBY PAVITT As TRESHAM Scheming With Audience Members At The Gunpowder Plot Credit Tom Powell Photography.

Back to school offer:

Schools that book group outings on Thursdays or Fridays in September and October will be able to access student tickets for £30 and receive a free Gunpowder Plot pen and pad for each pupil.*
*Offer applies to schools with pupils between 10-16 years of age, excludes sixth forms or colleges.

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Safety and Accessibility:
The safety and comfort of our visitors are our top priorities. Our venue is not wheelchair accessible, however we do have alternative routes for those who wish to take them. We also have risk assessments available upon request. Please read our ACCESS GUIDE before booking. Your students' well-being is assured as they explore this immersive adventure.