The world’s largest live action video game opens in London

Variant 31, a new immersive theatre experience, is set blow minds, so grab some pals and go shoot bad guys together. Book your train tickets to London Paddington in advance and you could take advantage of the cheapest prices available.

Pitched as the world’s largest live action video game experience, Variant 31, which opened in London’s West End in September, is a sci-fi horror-style production that lets you hear, see and smell all the action.

Set in the ruins of the fictional Toxico Technology company, Variant 31 is pushing the boundaries of immersive art, letting participants get up close and person with the action.

The premise will be familiar to gamers and film buffs alike: a laboratory, formally used for morally dubious experiments on humans, has reopened, revealing that it has not been quite as unoccupied as once thought. Use your survival skills to complete objectives, gain points and defeat the creatures.

The venue is right in the heart of London’s West End, on New Oxford Street, and is open Monday–Saturday, with sessions from 6pm–9pm. Tickets cost from £39. Book online at