This event is designed to be an unusual, but fun and unforgettable experience. And yes, there will be zombies. Have a look through our frequently asked questions…
SO, WHO IS ZEOBIOTECH?
ZeoBioTech is a fictitious company at the heart of a brand-new walk-through experience brought to you by Edinburgh Little Theatre. ZBT claim to create a safe and risk free way of harvesting human organs but the process is hugely flawed – and only good at creating ill tempered and extremely hungry zombies.
WHO ARE EDINBURGH ZOMBIE EXPERIENCE / EDINBURGH LITTLE THEATRE?
We are an Edinburgh-based production company who focuses on bringing high-quality productions to the stage both in Scotland and globally, we also provide both traditional and contemporary forms of theatre education to students of all ages in our performance centres.
We also manage and program various Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues, bringing both home grown writing and performances to the Fringe stage each year, as well as hosting quality productions from around the world to our Hill Street and The Place Hotel venues. With over 20 of our own productions running during the Fringe and upwards of 30 visiting productions this makes us one of Scotland’s leading Fringe company’s.
WHAT IS THE ACTUAL EXPERIENCE LIKE?
A tour of the facility is booked where members of the public can see the research carried out by ZeoBioTech, you are accompanied by 2 company security guards at all times , but after an incident happens you are taken around the facility in search of escape routes, solving problems as you go. The Edinburgh Zombie Experience lasts approximately 1 hour and involves crawling through confined spaces, dark corridors and passageways as well as jump scares and mild gore.
WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE EVENT?
The experience sits somewhere between live theatre, an escape room and a ghost walk. Positioned as a tour of ZeoBioTech’s medical research facility, groups of up to 25 members of the public are quickly drawn into a nerve-jangling, zombie-infested race, solving problems as you go, which allows you to escape the doomed facility.
HOW LONG DOES THE EVENT LAST?
The event lasts approximately one hour. You’ll then have access to our Zombie Bar for refreshments (for alcoholic and and soft drinks) and an opportunity to purchase merchandise and photos of your experience.
IS THE EVENT SCARY?
The nature of this experience is meant to be nervy and gory but ultimately great fun. Caution is advised if you are easily spooked but it’s designed to be suitable for anyone over 12 years old (under 16’s accompanied by an adult) that’s capable of handling surprises and the undead! Parental discretion is required. People who are pregnant, have heart conditions, back and spinal injuries as well as knee problems are advised to think carefully before attending.
WHERE DOES THIS TOUR HAPPEN?
The experience takes place within specially modified floors of the Famous Five Stand at
Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh.
WHAT ABOUT ACCESS AND IS THE EVENT PHYSICALLY DEMANDING?
Unfortunately there is no wheelchair or disabled access to this venue and patrons should be aware that some modest physical activity is an integral part of the tour.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
The experience is best when you are wearing comfortable clothes and shoes that allow you to move around easily! Please no skirts, kilts or dresses as some crawling is involved
WHAT ABOUT COVID RESTRICTIONS?
In line with Scottish Government advice, we will adhere to all current guidelines for our event. Whilst inside the experience face masks are to be worn for C-19 as well as zombie spores (unless medically exempt). Hand sanitiser stations are available, and the entire facility is cleaned regularly.
CAN I TAKE PHOTOS?
Photography is not permitted during your tour. However the event includes an opportunity to purchase a photograph of your experience.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I FEEL UNWELL OR TOO SCARED?
If for any reason you feel unwell or overwhelmed at any point, please inform a staff member who will arrange for you to leave the tour both swiftly and safely.
HOW MUCH DOES THE EXPERIENCE COST?
The whole experience runs from 13th October until the 14th of November. Slots are available from 4.00pm until 9.30pm Monday to Thursday and 12.00pm until 9.30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The best and easiest way is to book and buy online <<HERE>> – each ticket costs £30 (but use discount ZOMBIE2021 for an £8.00 reduction) and can be purchased online prior to your visit. A small number of tickets may occasionally be available at the door.
WHAT TIME SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE?
The whole experience runs from 13th October until the 14th of November. Slots are
available from 4.00pm until 9.30pm Monday to Thursday and 12.00pm until 9.30pm Friday,
Saturday and Sunday (all in 15-minute intervals) Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour
starts. Book your slot <<HERE>>