The Crystal Maze Live is coming to London’s West End – and more people can take part than ever!

The minimum age has dropped to 13.

Following its successful crowdfunding back in 2015, The Crystal Maze Live has been a much talked about experience in is North London base – with over 300,000 people taking part in their own maze adventure – 75,000 of them found themselves locked in and over while 225,000 crystals have been won to date.

However, having outgrown its current home the maze is now moving to London’s West End – in the Trocadero centre – and will open in Spring 2019. Not only that, they’re making the experience open to even more people by dropping the minimum age of participants down to 13 years old.

Early bird tickets for the new Crystal Maze Live go on sale today and more information can be found on the Crystal Maze website.

The new venue will mean all-new games – so time is running out to enjoy the existing maze ahead of its closure.

The hugely popular The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience has today announced that in Spring 2019 it will be launching the largest maze yet in the heart of London and home of British entertainment, the West End.

The all-new West End maze early bird tickets go on sale from today. The new site at the London Trocadero will cater for the unprecedented demand experienced by the Islington venue since 2016 with 32 all-new games, a new Maze Bar and, for the first time, all day opening hours and on-the-day ticket purchases. The Maze will also open up to a younger audience by offering games for 13 years old and up.

The move to Shaftesbury Avenue follows the success of the attraction since launching via Indiegogo back in 2015The project’s popularity was initially proven by a sold out run of eight months, with fans of the cult TV series eager to take part themselves. Since launch, the experience has gone on to create its own fanbase distinct from the show and has now outgrown its North London setting.

The Aztec, Industrial, Future and Medieval zones have proved popular with not just the UK public but also tourists looking to enjoy a piece of authentic British eccentricity. Since opening, amongst the more than 300,000 visitors to the maze have been public figures from the likes of Cara Delevingne, Skepta and the England Rugby team to Liam Gallagher, Jonathan Ross and Rio Ferdinand. Approximately 225,000 Crystals have been claimed to date and roughly 75,000 people have found themselves locked in.

Tom Lionetti-Maguire, Co-Founder of Little Lion Entertainment said of the launch, “The past few years has seen success beyond our wildest expectations and the culmination of this, is launching our new flagship venue on Shaftesbury Avenue. To be opening an attraction in the Trocadero, that I went to as a kid, feels like a dream… we believe this will set a new standard for entertainment in London and we can’t wait to show it off to people.”

As part of the Maze’s move to London’s theatre district, another British entertainment favourite, Dom Joly, was drafted in to clear out some existing crystal stock, by any means necessary. The comedian was back up to some old tricks, catching the British public completely off guard. For the full film visit the Crystal Maze website.

Though the Maze is relocating the current games will not be going with them as all of the challenges in Shaftesbury Avenue will be brand new. Meaning this is the last opportunity for fans to enjoy all the original games in one place.

With interest in the experience expected to be high, those looking to be one of the first at the Shaftesbury Avenue venue will need to be quick. The new maze can be found at 22-23 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7EJ with early booker prices starting at £49.99 per person available via the Crystal Maze website.

Colin Polonowski

Updated: Oct 03, 2018

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