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About Sleep No More

The award-winning immersive experience Sleep No More has been going strong in New York since 2011. Get Sleep No More tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

What is Sleep No More?

Sleep No More is a show that reimagines Shakespeare's Macbeth as a walkthrough experience in Manhattan's McKittrick Hotel. Audience members are given masks and then left to wander among the floors of the hotel at their own pace, encountering different scenes from the show throughout. There's little dialogue, though; the scenes are reenacted with movement. And while you're walking around, the actors are, too, so you can follow them and discover even more secret locales — though they might take you there themselves first. You might also spot a celebrity, as famous actors make guest appearances from time to time. Past guests have included Sara Bareilles, Neil Patrick Harris, and Emma Stone.

Another way Sleep No More differs from a traditional Macbeth is that this version incorporates diverse historical influences. There are some references to the Paisley witch trials that took place in 1697 Scotland, and the design is inspired by film noir (actors dress in 1930s period costume) and Alfred Hitchcock's work. The venue itself is named after the hotel from Hitchcock's Vertigo, and the name of its in-house bar, the Manderley Bar, is pulled from his film Rebecca.

As Punchdrunk and Emursive, the immersive theatre companies that co-created and produced Sleep No More, state on the show's own website, the McKittrick was a 1930s luxury hotel that ended up shuttered just before its planned opening, and was left unused until they brought Sleep No More there. This is just a legend, though, to enhance the world of the show; in reality, the McKittrick was once a group of warehouses that were redecorated to look like an old hotel and converted into a performance space.

Before coming to Manhattan, Sleep No More had its world premiere in 2003 in London, where Punchdrunk is based. The show then went up in Boston in 2009 as a co-production with the American Repertory Theater, a company known for producing lots of New York- and Broadway-bound shows. Following that run, which won the 2010 Elliot Norton Award for Best Theatrical Experience, Punchdrunk collaborated with Emursive to rework the production and mount it in New York. The show opened in March 2011 to critical and popular acclaim, winning the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. Punchdrunk also got special Obie Awards for its design and choreography.

Five years after the premiere of Sleep No More in New York, the show went up in China. For this production, the story of Macbeth was combined with Chinese mythology, and the production went up in a formerly abandoned venue that was re-christined the McKinnon Hotel.

How long is Sleep No More?

Sleep No More runs up to three hours. The exact time varies depending on your check-in time — each performance has multiple check-in windows for audiences to enter in waves — and how long you spend in the venue.

Come experience the New York institution that is Sleep No More off Broadway — and then come again, as you can attend multiple times and never have the same experience twice. Get Sleep No More tickets in New York now.

Run time

2-3hr. Approx.

Start date

April 13th, 2011

End date

July 7th, 2024

Age

Ages 18+. No one under 18 is permitted unless accompanied by a ticketed parent or legal guardian. At no time may a guest under the age of 13 years old be admitted to Sleep No More. Guests may be asked for proof of age.

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1K+ Reviews

DMQ

DMQ

583 Reviews | 739 Followers
90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Edgy, Indulgent

See it if you want an immersive experience unlike any you've ever had, you love interpretive dance, or you just feel like running around.

Don’t see it if you're not into Macbeth (it's partly based on that story), don't want to move a lot, or don't like dance or no dialogue.

Chatter

Chatter

186 Reviews | 367 Followers
83
Ambitious, Clever, Confusing, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if you like immersive, non-traditional storytelling, voyeurism, wandering through maze of rooms. Wear comfortable shoes and lightweight clothes

Don’t see it if you can't stand or quickly move throughout the whole show, or if you hate feeling there's always something you're missing in the next room

EvanSeesTheatre

EvanSeesTheatre

41 Reviews | 164 Followers
99
Must see, Intense, Immersive, Edgy, Riveting

See it if You love inventive staging, immersive theatre, Macbeth, and a theatrical experience like no other.

Don’t see it if You like a fourth wall, hate nudity, and aren't interested in walking around a theatre space alone in a mask all night.

Jenna the Musical

Jenna the Musical

311 Reviews | 494 Followers
98
Ambitious, Intense, Must see, Absorbing

See it if you want something avant garde and immersive. One of my favorite experiences ever.

Don’t see it if you don't like dark spaces or would prefer to sit in a traditional theatre and watch a show.

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Venue

530 West 27th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10001

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Show schedule

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Frequently asked questions

What is Sleep No More about?

Escape to the world of Sleep No More, an immersive Macbeth adaptation with a noir aesthetic inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's films. Explore five floors of the McKittrick Hotel and become part of the action at every turn — you can attend more than once and never have the same experience twice. Get Sleep No More tickets.

How long is Sleep No More?

The running time of Sleep No More is 2-3hr. Approx.

Where is Sleep No More playing?

Sleep No More is playing at The McKittrick Hotel. The theatre is located in 530 West 27th Street, New York, 10001.

What's the age requirement for Sleep No More?

The recommended age for Sleep No More is Ages 18+. No one under 18 is permitted unless accompanied by a ticketed parent or legal guardian. At no time may a guest under the age of 13 years old be admitted to Sleep No More. Guests may be asked for proof of age. .

How do you book tickets for Sleep No More?

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