• Start date: 03 October 2017
  • End date: 21 October 2017
60 mins (with various start times)

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Do you have what it takes to make history?

Set in the near future, events mirror those of the Peasants Revolt of 1381 led by revolutionary Wat Tyler, when people’s protest turned to violent revolt over taxes, austerity and unstable leadership. Experience what it’s like to be at the centre of a critical moment in this nation's past, live the build-up through digital storytelling then let the lines between history and reality blur as you storm the Tower and decide the fate of the nation.

The People’s Revolt is an immersive, interactive experience from ground-breaking theatre company differencEngine in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces.

“The gates to the Tower of London are locked; those inside must answer to us all. Their wealth is our austerity, our poverty and tax. But they are few and we are many. We brought this revolt to their door and I ask you now: Do you have what it takes to make history?”

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This event contains strong language and adult themes and is only suitable for people 18 years of age and over.

This event takes place across a site with uneven surfaces, cobbles, spiral staircases, low lighting, and many steps and therefore is not recommended for those who have limited mobility.

Groups will move quickly through the spaces and flat footwear is recommended.


AVAILABLE DATES: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

TIME: 18.00, 18.30, 19.00, 19.25, 19.50

TICKETS: Full Price: £25.50, Concessions: £23.00  (Incl, HRP member, Students, Tower Hamlet Residents)

ACTIVITIES:  Puzzle Solving, Team work and Interactivity. Groups are asked to make time pressured decisions together, to role play and negotiate for the good of the Revolt.


  • The event begins near to Tower Bridge, and NOT the main entrances of the Tower of London
  • Under no circumstances will late comers be admitted, bookers must arrive 10 mins before their start time. 
  • This event is outside for the majority of the time so please dress appropriately.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for outside areas, including pavements, grass and cobbles. 
  • You will need your mobile phone for the evening, to receive and send text messages and phones calls.
  • Please make sure you arrive with your battery at least half charged. It does not need to be a smartphone.
  • This event does not include access to the Crown Jewels or any of the main Towers.

This event involves using steps around the historic site and is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users or for people with limited mobility. If participants have particular access requirements, please contact 020 3166 6646 or learning.info@hrp.org.uk.

To find out about more events from Historic Royal Palaces please sign up here.

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