After succeeding in London, it’s only right the Crystal Dome made its way up North. Opening this Saturday (1st April) at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios, once home to Coronation Street, Cracker and The Royal Family, the perfect spot for the second incarnation of The Crystal Maze Live Experience, which was inspired by the classic TV show.
In 2015, the public overwhelmingly backed Little Lion Entertainment’s dream of bringing back The Crystal Maze as a live experience that everyone could participate and star in. From the moment the project was announced the response has been remarkable and, to date, over 100,000 people have been through the London maze – with tickets sold out for many more months to come. Now it’s our turn.
The Crystal Maze Manchester (which took three months to build) will open its doors with bigger and better zones jam-packed full of entirely new games (founder Tom gave us the scoop, saying they went down the pub and came up with 24 completely new games over a few bevs), alongside new iterations of old favourites.
On the decision to launch in Manchester, Tom Lionetti-Maguire (Founder of Little Lion Entertainment) said,
“I’ve often been asked if we would build another Crystal Maze and, if so, where it would be. For me there was only one choice – it could only be in Manchester! Every time I’m in the city I fall in love with it a bit more. The people are great and the place is always buzzing.”
Once in The Crystal Maze, groups of eight are guided through four zones (Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Future) by a personal Maze Master. Make your way through the zones and compete in a variety of games in four categories; Physical, Mental, Skill or Mystery – each designed to test you under pressure.
See Our Livestream of the Aztec Zone
The more games won, the more crystals you get and at the end of your time in the maze, the crystals will be converted into precious time in the Crystal Dome.
In London The Crystal Maze has become the entertainment hit of the last 18 months and in Manchester promises to do the same.
“Manchester is such a melting pot, with so many brilliant characteristics – grit, wit and a damned good sense of fun.”, says Lionetti-Maguire. “If the Crystal Maze is anything, it’s undeniably fun! I can’t wait for the show to open and for people to see what we’ve got up our sleeve…”