Sleep No More
About Sleep No More
Punchdrunk's SLEEP NO MORE is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone’s journey is different and unique.
SLEEP NO MORE as Maximilian's Guest
As Maximilian’s guest you will be welcome to go straight to the head of the line for priority entry. The doorman will escort you inside and assist you with complimentary coat check then you will be directed to your reserved table in our Manderley Bar. This does not include food, drink or a reservation at Gallow Green.
“Macbeth” meets Alfred Hitchcock in this haunting and suspenseful immersive experience that will take every audience member on a different journey. The first thing that happens before you wander down the dark black hallway into the dimly lit Manderley Bar is that you’re handed a playing card. When the number corresponding to your card is called, you’re handed a beaked mask and ushered into an elevator. Mystery awaits you — and what that mystery turns out to be is different for everyone. This immersive, macabre theatrical performance piece reimagines Shakespeare’s Macbeth (“The Scottish Play,” for the superstitious) through a film noir and Hitchcockian lense. Characters roam freely through the five-floor warehouse space, and “situations,” as they’re called, occur at intervals on random floors. You are free to explore at your leisure — provided you wear your mask and don’t say a word. Be wary though. Any actor might pull you into a closet or a hut in the “woods” and tell you secrets and stories.
Conceived by the British theater company Punchdrunk and Emursive and co-directed by Felix Barrett and Maxine Doyle, this dark, wordless masquerade has become a New York City institution. “Sleep No More” won the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, and has garnered accolades from around the world. “The New York Times” calls it “a voyeur’s delight, with all the creepy, shameful pleasures that entails.”
What To Watch For
- The McKittrick Hotel is a reference to Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Vertigo,” and the Manderley Bar is a reference to the filmmaker’s “Rebecca.”
- The white, beaked masks are modeled after the ones worn by plague doctors during the Renaissance.
- Celebrities including Sara Bareilles, Leslie Odom Jr., and Aaron Paul have “guest-starred” in “Sleep No More.”
Up to three hours
No one under 18 is permitted unless accompanied by a ticketed parent or legal guardian. At no time may a guest under the age of 13 years old be admitted to Sleep No More. Guests may be asked for proof of age.