So, wait… Is this a PLAY?
FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure is both a play (the noun) and a play (the verb). Just like a play (noun), there is theatrical lighting, sound design, and music that shapes your imaginative journey. Unlike a play (noun), you won’t sit in a seat and watch, YOU will play (verb). We think of it as more of an experience where everyone can build, dream, and create together.
But what do I do?
Picture the Gillian Theatre as a giant living room filled with couches, cardboard boxes, sheets, clothesline and more. When you enter, the lights come up on giant towers of boxes. First order of business---build a fort! Maybe it’s the tallest fort ever. Maybe it has lots of rooms. Maybe you team up with other participants and make a giant super fort. Maybe it’s cozy and you curl up and have a chat. Maybe you take a tour of someone else’s fort and make a friend. It’s up to you! With new elements added throughout the experience and lights and sound that take you from day to night and back again, the story is different every time.
For a peek into the adventure check out this clip provided by our friends at Filament Theatre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCW8Z3B2zVc
Who is in charge?
The experience is facilitated by two amazing adventure guides who are there to support your journey and make sure everyone has a great time and stays safe!
Are food & drink allowed in the space?
While you can’t take food and drink into the adventure, there will be space outside of the adventure zone to fuel up or take a break and concessions will be open.
How can a 5-year old and a 50-year-old enjoy the same experience?
When we say “people of all ages” – we mean it. When was the last time you had the chance to build, create, and explore? Rediscover your inner child by taking a moment to unplug and play. And of course, young people are experts at playing so FORTS is a great opportunity to let the young ones in your life lead the way. Want to leave the kids at home? Check out our Adult Nights in the ways to play below.
How long is FORTS?
The experience runs for 60 minutes. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the show to enjoy pre-show activities with your Adventure Guides.
How many kids may I bring?
There is a limit to 3 kids to each adult.
Anything else I should know?
Shoes aren’t allowed in the play-space so choose cute socks the day you visit!
PICK YOUR WAY TO PLAY!
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