The Narnia Experience at St George’s Hall
Last night I took the girls to the Narnia Experience at St George’s Hall. The experience based on the classic children’s tale by the famous children’s author C.S. Lewis, creator of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. returns to St George’s Hall following a sell-out run in 2013 and is brought to life by Crosby-based community theatre charity In Another Place, the company also behind 2016’s hugely successful production, The Alice Experience which we loved.
In Another Place has gathered a team of around 500 volunteers to produce this huge event from community groups and churches across Liverpool.
The event is an entertaining and interactive walk-through experience for the whole family. The information about the event suggests that it is suitable for children aged 3 and upwards. I agree but my 5 and 6 year olds have watched the film so understood what was going to happen and at times were scared as they became immersed in the experience. This is actually a credit to In Another Place and the magical world they have been able to create within St George’s Hall.
The Experience is on until 25th February with entrance every 15 minutes through the opening hours of 9.30am and 7,15pm. The walk around lasts around 1hr with a further half an hour towards the end for activities. They have 4 quieter autism friendly sessions on Tuesday 21st February between 6:15pm and 7pm
The experience starts with a quiz about the war and the reason the children are being sent away from their parents to live in the country, followed by a chat with the housekeeper who allocates you your role either as Team Edmund or team Lucy. Once you’ve been told what to expect (ish) your are whisked away through the enchanted wardrobe into the fantasy adventure to discover a wintery forest scene and Mr Tumnus.
You are moved through the trail with different characters following the story of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Meeting Mr Tumnus, Mrs Beaver, sitting in Santa’s sleigh and finally meeting the White Witch and Aslan. There are effectively two separate journeys depending on whether you follow Lucy’s trail or Edmund’s journey.
No the set isn’t perfect, and at times thee might be people wandering through the corridors of St George’s Hall that shouldn’t be there, but the community performance is wonderful for the kids and allows their imagination to run wild with the story. My three loved to be involved in the story unfolding and I would definitely recommend you go along during February Half Term.
Tickets are available here.
There is a trailer here if you’d like to see more
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NB: We received complimentary entrance into The Narnia Experience but all views and opinions are my own.