Sunday 3 December 2023
Please note, unless otherwise stated, all of our performances are strictly over 18s only
WINNER – CHORTLE Legend Of Lockdown 2020
SOLD OUT – Edinburgh Fringe 2019 & Edinburgh Fringe 2022
Welcome to THE DARK ROOM – the world’s only live-action, text-based adventure game. It’s strange, insane and addictive – it’s a choose-your-own-adventure, so choose it! How do you play? The audience is trapped in a retro videogame with a sadistic end-of-level boss. Choose your options, survive the abuse simulator that is the improv comedy overlord John Robertson, and escape to win £1000 – or, be brutally murdered by the rest of
Now, will you:
A. Find the Light Switch
B. Go North?
C. Abandon Hope?
Now it’s 10th year, this high-octane interactive show is the brainchild of comedian & cult leader John Robertson. Filled with stand-up, appalling prizes and more audience chanting than you’d get at a protest – it’s a gut-busting rock n’ roll geek experience for everyone who buys a ticket. John has performed The Dark Room to crowds of thousands at comedy and gaming festivals around the world including Insomnia Gaming Festival, London Film & ComicCon, Sci-Fi Weekender, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, FringeWorld Perth, Leeds International Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and to millions online on his Twitch Partner channel:
'NOT TO BE MISSED!' Guardian
'What a marvellous, maddening concept this is from the twisted mind of Robertson' Chortle
'Will have you crying with laughter' Broadway Baby
'Watching people tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around. Don’t miss it.” The Daily Telegraph
'One of the most innovative and original comedy shows around' Manchester Evening News
'Loud, raucous and brilliantly daft, this is unrelenting fun for everyone' ****ThreeWeeks
You have to see the Dark Room at least once in your life'*****The Scottish Sun
'You must see this show'***** British Comedy Guide
'A game of passionate nostalgia'***** The Skinny
'Something of a masterpiece'***** Fringe Review
Our venues are small and usually best suited to couples and small groups of friends, we do not offer any group discounts and tables seat 2-4.
As such we specifically limit the number of large groups in the audience at all shows and our capacities dictate the maximum group size we are prepared to take.
If you’d like to enquire about a group booking, please get in touch with us at [email protected]
We do receive a high volume of group requests at this time of year, so please allow us up to 5 working days to come back to you.
We ask that you do not book individually or in smaller blocks as it can cause problems for you on the door and occasionally, we must turn away groups.
We do not accept stag/hen parties at our venues- this is our permanent, year-round policy
This show has unreserved seating and standing room.
The Stand Comedy Club Newcastle
31 High Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 1EW
0191 232 0707