learn the art of the con with the grift

Are you an up-and-coming con artist with half a dozen jobs on your résumé and a burning desire to take your shady career to the next level? If so, you should probably re-evaluate your life choices. But if you’ve ever seen a smooth-looking artful dodger on TV and thought, “Damn, I’d love to have a go at that under controlled circumstances and also avoid prison,” then read on. This one’s for you.

The Grift, an immersive part game, part theatre experience, is coming to the UK following a successful debut run in San Diego in 2015. The all-new experience, specially-designed for the Big Smoke, will première on 23rd January in the historic Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel. You and 49 other would-be grifters will be dropped right in the middle of an adventure where you’ll be trained in the art of the con. You’ll meet characters, solve clues, sip cocktails, have a masterclass from the ultimate con artist and be trained to pull off one final swindle – to take down a renowned criminal mastermind. And as if that wasn’t enough, you’re also invited to dinner at The Corner Room, where they’ll be serving a special menu designed to go alongside the live experience. By the end of the night, you’ll live for the hustle.

Think you’ve got what it takes to beat the big bad at his own game? Then it’s time to get grifty.

Tues 23rd January – Sun 25th March 2018
Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, London E2 9NF