The Crystal Maze is having a major renaissance at the moment, with the recent Christmas special and a new series in the works. However, you no longer have to be a passive spectator, because from the beginning of April, the Crystal Maze Experience is coming to the Old Granada Studios. You will need a team of up to eight people, ideally with a variety of abilities, to take on two hours of physical, mental, skill, and mystery games. Just like in the TV series, you will be guided through four different zones: Aztec, Industrial, Futuristic, and Medieval. In each, individual team members will take on several short challenges to try to earn crystals. These will give you extra time for the final challenge: catching flying gold tickets in The Crystal Dome. If you’re feeling extra brave, you could attend one of the lower-priced preview runs in March, where they will ‘road test’ the experience before the grand opening. Both the previews and the main events are selling out quickly, so act fast.

Mon 13 Mar – Sun 26 Mar (previews), Sat 1 Apr – Fri 30 Jun (main run), Old Granada Studios, Lower Byrom Street, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP, Tel: 0844 871 8805, various times, £45-£55,

Mon 13 Mar - Fri 30 Jun
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Fri 2 Jun 2017