Laurel Hill East
show dates: September 22, 28, 29, & 30 [Rain date: october 1]
What transpires in the human mind during the final seconds of life?
Step into Circus Phantasmagoria, an odyssey into the profound mysteries of life, death, and the boundless universe of the mind. This immersive and interactive experience is an invitation to wander the labyrinthine corridors of the human mind via the physical pathways of Laurel Hill East Cemetery.
Your host inside this extraordinary realm is the Liminial Initiative, a visionary company at the crossroads of technology and human consciousness. Through the revolutionary concept of Physiotourism–which utilizes our cutting-edge, proprietary technology to bridge sensorial perception and the metaphysical–you will be granted open access to a psyche on its journey into the afterlife. Don’t miss your chance to embark on this unparalleled adventure where mind and spirit converge. VIP experiences available.*
As you roam the cemetery’s illuminated paths and hidden corners, you’ll meet a captivating cast of acrobatic entities and otherworldly beings who sketch the boundaries of altered consciousness at the brink of death. Prepare to make your way toward the bridge to the other side, and relish a cirque-tacular conclusion of high-flying feats while seated amidst the tombstones of Laurel Hill’s permanent residents.
Your personal narrative of the afterlife will be shaped by the stories you hear, the creatures you encounter, and the choices you make during your exploration. Whether you take in as much as you can in one night or return for a new journey, your experience will be uniquely yours.+
*Inquire upon arrival
+ Consciousness data rates may apply
$45 General Admission
DIRECTIONS & parking
This event will take place at Laurel Hill East. Enter the event at the Main Entrance Gatehouse, located at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132.
Cars will not be permitted into the cemetery during the event. Free parking is available at the Dell Music Center parking lot, a half- mile from the main entrance to the cemetery. Limited accessible parking spaces will be reserved in the parking lot directly across the street from the main entrance.
The second half of the event is seated. BYO Blankets and chairs will be checked upon arrival at the South gate, next to the Dell Music Center parking lot, and moved to the end stage for your convenience. A cash-donation bar will be available to enhance your journey.
The first half of the event invites guests to wander through the cemetery at night across paved roads, flat grass pathways, and uneven grass amongst tombstones. It is possible to enjoy the show while staying on paved pathways. Guests with serious mobility concerns should email email@example.com to learn more about the accessible shuttle route option. Very limited seating is available and the shuttle will run once on each show date.
In the case of rain this show will be rescheduled for Sunday, October 1.
more about alterra
Alterra Productions is a vibrant community of artists and storytellers who come together to create unforgettable experiences. Inspired by a love of movement and a passion for telling stories that blend circus, dance, and aerial arts with traditional and modern theatrical techniques, they create immersive productions that transport audiences to other worlds. Their work is both thought-provoking and entertaining, challenging audiences to engage with complex themes while also inspiring joy and wonder. Alterra’s shows are not just passive experiences, but active engagements that invite you to participate in the creative process and even help shape the outcome. Their team is headed by femme powerhouses Kaitlin Chin, Kat Stroot, and Jasmine Glover.