"part mind reading, part coercion, part exciting game of nerves"
PRESS COVERAGE OF THE OTHER SIDE FROM OUR previous run
A limited run
In the late Victorian era, the spiritualists claimed they discovered a connection to the other side. Drawn from nearly every walk of life but united in their conviction that death was not the end, they called these ghostly encounters Séances. Within a decade, the spiritualist movement had followers in nearly every corner of society. Doctors, lawyers, scientists , even politicians … all flocked to the séance in search of the loved ones they’d lost and the answers that science had failed to provide.
Nearly 100 year later, Séances continue to capture the public's fascination. But are they truly a gateway to another realm or simply the manifestations of our own terrified imaginations?
Each night 15 brave participants will attempt to answer that question.
Guided by your host, world renowned mentalist Jason Suran and taking place throughout a historic Chelsea mansion, The Other Side is an experience you will never forget … and no one will ever believe.
But try not to be afraid. After all, there’s no such thing as ghosts … Right?
What to expect?
Upon arrival, you will be escorted upstairs to the club car where the evening begins with a complimentary cocktail giving you and your fellow participants a chance to get acquainted. At 8pm guests will be be escorted downstairs to begin their séance experience. Over the course of the evening, Mr. Suran will lead guests through the strange and unusual history of spiritualism all the while recreating the astonishing effects that helped spark one of of history’s most dangerous mediums.
All participants must be 21 or over and formal dress is highly encouraged.
What is Microtheatre?
Microtheatre is a multi-sensory genre of performance art that first became popular in post-recession Spain. In contrast to immersive theatre, which seeks to give large groups of audience members a variety of individual experiences, microtheatre strives to give a small group of strangers a powerful and unifying experience.
In many ways, séances refined this genre decades before it even existed.