The Grift

Comes To London

Part theatre and part game, The Grift is a immersive, site-specific experience taking place throughout the rooms and spaces of the historic Bethnal Green Town HallHotel. Dropping its audience of 50 per show into the middle of an adventure in which they are trained in the art of the con, participants meet characters, solve clues and get a masterclass in the ways of the grifter, all in the interest pulling off one final swindle to take down a seamy criminal mastermind. Audiences will have their intelligence tested and get trained in scams like The Pig In The Poke, The Round-The-Corner, and The Money Swap…but will they be sharp enough to take down an evil genius at his own game?

Making its London debut, The Grift premièred in 2105 to rave reviews and sold-out performances in San Deigo, California, produced by the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse. Writer-director Tom Salamon makes his return to the UK after immersive successes Accomplice (produced by the Olivier Award-winning Menier Chocolate Factory) and Goosebumps Alive (The Vaults at Waterloo).

An experience unlike anything ever performed on a stage, The Grift sweeps its audience into a thrilling adventure, turning everyday theatergoers into master con men.  And when the show ends? They’re released into the world with a whole new skill set—one that can pay off for years to come.