The Salon Project
Immersive

Barbican

The Salon Project

04 Apr 2013 - 14 Apr 2013

N/A - £35.00

Pro reviewers rating
1 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
2 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0

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Your evening begins in the Barbican dressing rooms, where you will be costumed in full period evening dress before emerging into a mirrored impression of a 19th-century Parisian salon.

As you mingle with guests, pioneers in their fields will provoke discussion, speaking on subjects at the vanguard of 21st-century thought: science, politics, technology and the arts.

The Salon Project recreates the exclusive meetings at the heart of what was French society‘s golden age – an era of change, excess and inquiry. Relive its splendour, contrast it with the present, and imagine what the future will hold in this beautifully crafted night of fashion and conversation.

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Barbican [Off West End]

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Fancy going to Salon in 19th century France in full costume and all its associated activities? Here is the chance. The audience gave their measurement before the show and everyone is dressed up to the glitter and splendour of 19th century Salon of which intellectual conversation, public speaking, music and art was meant to enlighten. The show does not try to pretend we are in the 19th century and ...

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Christopher Hong 19 Apr 2013
A fun and (variably) interesting experience; more like an interactive museum exhibit than an immersive theatre piece. Getting dressed up in an 18th century getup was more unique for the women than the men (white tie has not evolved much), but the drinks, piano recital, art, and speeches all applied universally. The two speeches we saw (they vary each night) were not as thought- or conversation-pr...

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Cabe Franklin 09 Apr 2013

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