Past Event

Complicite & Simon McBurney

The Encounter

Journey deep into the Amazon.

A co-production with Edinburgh International Festival, the Barbican, London, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Schaubühne Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre

United Kingdom

His Majesty's Theatre

Tickets $16



Put on a set of headphones and descend into the depths of the Amazon, where the ear sees more than the eye.

Inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu, The Encounter traces National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre’s journey into the remote Brazilian rainforest.

Using 3D audio technology to build a shifting world of sound, this fully immersive theatrical experience explores interconnectedness, perception and time.


A co-production with Edinburgh International Festival, the Barbican, London, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Schaubühne Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre.

Dates, Times & Access

His Majesty's Theatre

Assistive listening
Touch tour
Wheelchair access
Available in selected sessions

Captioned performance Wed 22 Feb, 8pm

Audio Described performance Wed 22 Feb, 2pm

Captioned performance Wed 22 Feb, 8pm


Sound Workshop

Apply techniques from The Encounter in a creative workshop using Foley to develop a film soundtrack. To register your interest, please complete the School Booking Request Form and use the text field to describe how this would benefit your students’ drama studies.


In School

Places strictly limited



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