An artist named Zach Morris has created a new type of haunted house – one based on the sci fi subgenre known as Steampunk. As co-director of Third Rail Project art collective, Morris found actors to help him – the Urban Youth Theater ensemble, and a venue for the attraction – the Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
The aesthetic of steampunk offers a fresh, romanticized spin on technology and fashion, creating an alternate, anachronistic Victorian-era that retains a pre-industrial elegance. Clockwork spiders, legions of half-man/half-machine drones, and mechanized monsters and misfits manifest in eerie parlors, laboratories, and boiler rooms. Navigating dark, narrow hallways, corridors, and caverns, the audience is met with startling, stunning terrors around every turn. The Steampunk Haunted House winds through the theater and catacombs of the Henry Street Settlement playhouse. It requires walking up and down staircases, and navigating tight spaces and twists and turns in the dark. There will be fog effects, strobe lights, loud noises, lots of dust, soot, dripping pipes, churning gears, rusty metal, and other things that will hurt you if you touch them.
Dates and Times
October 28 & 29 6:00pm – 9:30pm
October 30 & 31 8:00pm – 11:30pm
Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street), New York, NY
(F to Delancey, J or M to Essex, D or B to Grand)
Wed & Thurs $20 | $10 Students
Fri & Sat $25 | $10 Students
(Regular priced tickets available online. Students tickets, walk-up only)
Box Office: Purchase tickets online or call 212.352.3101