TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All guests are required to complete a waiver before entering the experience. If you are under 16 years of age, please ask a parent or guardian to complete this for you.

The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is produced by Ellipsis Entertainment Limited (“the Company”), trading as Layered Reality™. By purchasing a ticket for this experience via the Layered Reality™ website, box office or third party website, you accept the Terms & Conditions Of Entry. Entry to the experience is deemed acceptance of the Terms & Conditions Of Entry and you thereby expressly accept the risks associated and participate at your own risk. The Terms & Conditions Of Entry do not create any rights or obligations enforceable by or against anyone other than the Company and you.

 

TICKETS & BOOKING 

  • Our performances are priced according to demand, a bit like an airline. The sooner you book the less your tickets will cost, and you can save money by choosing less busy days. You’ll get the biggest discount if you book early, and we promise our ticket prices will never go down after they go on sale.
  • Ticket prices range from £39.50 to £125 per person. Tickets are sold per person and there are no concessions.
  • The price paid at the time of booking is final and non-negotiable. The Company reserves the right to amend ticket prices at any time, without prior notice.
  • Payment cards used to purchase tickets will be charged on the same date of the order.
  • Guests must ensure they check that the information contained in the acknowledgement of the ticket order is accurate.

 

EXCHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

  • We guarantee you'll be able to cancel your tickets any time up until 5pm the day before your experience. When you cancel your tickets we'll email you a gift voucher so you can rebook via our website as soon as you're ready. The gift voucher must be redeemed within 6 months of the original booking. Guests must contact the Guest Services team at support@layeredreality.com to request an exchange.
  • In the event of any disruption or cancellation to the experience, a complimentary exchange or gift voucher will be provided. The Company does not accept any responsibility for travel, accommodation or related expenses.
  • In the event that the experience is temporarily closed due to force majeure, guests will be offered a complimentary exchange or gift voucher to visit the experience upon re-opening.
  • Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. The Company reserves the right not to issue any refunds.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

If you identify as disabled and can’t attend a show without the support of a companion or carer, we’ll give you an Essential Companion ticket free of charge to make it easier for you to see a show. There is no need to contact us in advance with your request – during the booking process, when asked if you need an Essential Companion ticket, just click ‘yes’ and that will become part of your order.

This experience includes multiple effects which may include total darkness, uneven surfaces, air blasts, strobe lighting, pyrotechnics, latex, sudden loud noises, live actors, fog, scent and temperature changes. There is also a slide, motion simulators and tight spaces, which will require guests to bend down whilst walking or crawling. This combination of effects is designed to immerse guests into the experience and is intended to be impactful. Some participants may suffer from a loss of balance, headaches, musculoskeletal pain, dizziness, problems caused by jets of air, fog effects or scents, and in some cases, epilepsy-like symptoms, during or after the experience.

 This experience may not suitable for:

  • Guests under the age of 10.
  • Guests who are elderly.
  • Guests who are pregnant.
  • Guests with disabilities.
  • Guests who suffer from high blood pressure, heart conditions, asthma, epilepsy or back/neck conditions.
  • Guests who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Guests with mobility issues.
  • Guests who are wheelchair users.
  • Guests prone to motion sickness.
  • Guests who are of a nervous disposition.
  • Guests suffering from breathing or respiratory problems, such as allergies.
  • Guests with any type of medical condition affecting the senses of smell, vision, or hearing.
  • Guests with sensitivities to scent, loud noises, or flashing lights.
  • Guests under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

If you normally wear glasses it is recommended your wear them for this experience or use contact lenses. The VR headsets are fully adjustable to accommodate glasses. If you wear hearing aids, please let our team know and they will assist you with positioning the VR headsets.

If you have any questions or concerns during the experience, please speak to a member of our team so they can help you. Alternative routes are available if you do not wish to participate in certain physical activities.

 

GENERAL TERMS 

  • Guests must walk forwards at all times and always follow instructions by the actors.
  • Guests are admitted to the venue subject to a condition that, if requested to do so, they will allow themselves and/or their belongings to be searched.
  • The minimum recommended age is 10yrs, however manufacturer guidelines recommend that VR headsets are suitable for children 12yrs+. All children under 16yrs will require written parental consent prior to admission. Parents take full liability and responsibility for children under 16yrs inside the experience.
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18yrs or over. Guests failing to provide acceptable forms of identification may be refused admission without a refund.
  • The Company reserves the right to ask for proof of age prior to serving any alcohol, and to refuse to serve alcohol, to anyone who appears to be underage.
  • Only food and drinks purchased within the venue can be consumed on the premises. Food, drinks or chewing gum are not permitted inside the experience.
  • Smoking on the premises (including the use of e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited.
  • Guests arriving later than their scheduled ticket time will be refused admission without a refund.
  • Lockers are available at the venue to store any bags or loose articles. Personal belongings are stored at the owners risk and the company will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • Guests are advised to wear comfortable clothing and sensible footwear. High heels or open toed shoes must not be worn.
  • All electronic equipment must be switched off or otherwise disabled whilst inside the experience. Guests are, however, permitted to use mobile phones during the interval.
  • The use of photographic or recording equipment of any kind is strictly prohibited in the experience. The Company reserves the right to delete any unauthorised recordings and any guests who are suspected of making recordings may be removed from the experience without a refund.
  • Forms of light are not permitted inside the experience, this includes laser pointers and torches.

 

VIRTUAL REALITY 

  • To enter Virtual Reality (‘VR’) guests must wear a headset, which will block their view of the real location, and headphones that will prevent hearing the outside world.
  • VR experiences can be very realistic and create different levels of emotions. Guests can be scared, made to feel unsafe, unsure of surroundings, or made to jump.
  • Parents take full responsibility for children under 16yrs using the VR equipment. Manufacturer guidelines recommend that VR headsets are suitable for children 12yrs+.
  • If you experience any problems or issues with the VR please raise your hand. If you feel unwell or  experience any discomfort during the VR, please remove your headset.
  • In the event of a fire alarm, the system will shut down immediately. If this happens, guests should remove the headset and take instructions from our team members.
  • By using the VR equipment voluntarily guests assume all of the physical, psychological, and financial risks associated with the use of VR equipment.

 

SAFETY & SECURITY 

  • Guests must walk forwards at all times and always follow instructions by the actors. Guests must not stop or move backwards unless instructed to do so by the actors. Guests must not run inside the experience at any time, or for any reason.
  • The actors may use language that some guests may find offensive. Guests must not swear at the actors for any reason.
  • The actors may make physical contact with guests as part of the experience. This may include contact to hands, arms, shoulders, legs or the top of the head. Guests must not touch the actors for any reason.
  • Guests must not remove anything from the experience, this includes props and sets.
  • The climbing of sets, walls, doors or props is not permitted unless directed to do so.
  • Anyone failing to comply with instructions and ignoring safety warnings given either by signage, or verbally by a team member, may result in being removed from the experience without a refund.
  • In the event of inappropriate behaviour, guests may be liable to pay for the cost of repairing any damage caused to the property, equipment, contents, sets or grounds of the experience.
  • Anyone found to be in possession of alcohol, or who appearing to be intoxicated may be refused admission or be removed from the experience without a refund.
  • Any behaviour such as shouting, drunkenness, violence or abusive conduct which may constitute an annoyance to other guests or team members is prohibited.
  • Anyone displaying lewd, offensive or threatening behaviour to other guests or team members may be removed from the experience without a refund.
  • Naked flames of any kind are strictly forbidden inside the experience. This includes, but is not limited to, matches, lighters and sparklers.
  • The possession or use of illegal drugs is strictly forbidden. Offenders will be removed from the experience without a refund and may be subject to prosecution.
  • The possession of full head masks, imitation/actual weaponry or other item to cause damage or injury to persons or property is strictly forbidden.
  • The misuse of, or interference with equipment or devices which are there in the interests of safety is a criminal offence. Offenders will be removed from the experience without a refund and may be subject to prosecution.
  • The Company reserves the right to refuse admission and/or remove guests from the experience, at its own discretion, any guest failing to comply with the Terms & Conditions Of Entry.
  • The Company will endeavour to ensure the experience is open for guests during normal operating hours. However, the Company reserves the right, at its own discretion, whether for safety reasons, mechanical breakdown, operational reasons or otherwise, and with or without prior notice, to close the experience or any part of it.
  • The Company reserves the right to evacuate the experience in the event of an emergency, irrespective of whether it is a genuine emergency or not. In this event, the Company does not accept any liability for any delay or cancellation nor is it liable to refund part or all of the ticket.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO RECORDING 

  • From time to time the Company and other authorised parties carry out photography and/or video recording within the experience, which may feature guests. Entry to the experience is deemed acceptance of these Terms & Conditions Of Entry and you therefore agree that the Company or any authorised party may use such images in perpetuity in any promotional, advertising or publicity material in any format whatsoever.
  • You further agree that copyright on these materials rests with the Company or such authorised party (as the case may be). Any pictures and/or recordings of any kind are owned by the Company. If you have any objections to being filmed or recorded please speak to a team member before entering the experience.
  • CCTV is in operation across the venue for the purposes of crime prevention and public safety.

 

LIABILITY

  • The Company accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to persons or property, however sustained, on its premises and shall in no circumstances be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense or any consequential or indirect loss or damage of any kind.
  • From time to time the Company may cancel experiences without notice and shall in no circumstances be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense or any consequential or indirect loss or damage of any kind.
  • The Company cannot be liable in any way for the acts or omissions of others. However, the Company does not seek to exclude its liability to guests for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, fraud or any other liability which cannot be lawfully excluded or limited. Guest statutory rights are not affected.

Pre-Sale 'Refer a Friend' Scheme Terms and Conditions

Layered Reality TM (hereafter referred to as ‘we’) have set out below the terms and conditions that apply to our Refer a Friend promotion.

  • The Refer a Friend Promotion (herafter referred to as “Promotion”) will run from Monday 9th November for an initial period of 22 days until Monday 30th November - but may be withdrawn, amended or extended, at any time and without notice (hereafter referred to as the “Promotion Period”). If the Promotion is withdrawn, any promised benefit associated with a qualifying referral will be honoured.
  • To be eligible for participation in the Promotion you must be a resident in the UK and be 18 years or over.
  • To enter the Promotion, you must follow the instructions on our website located on the Refer A Friend page, including entering your email address where requested. By doing so, you accept these Terms and Conditions. In order to continue with the Promotion, you will be required to agree to ‘Viral Loops’ general Terms and Conditions for Users and Privacy Policy. Once you do so, a connection will be established between yourself and ‘Viral Loops’ to which ‘We’ are not a party.
  • You agree by referring a friend to our services and products through sharing your Referral Link with them, that you have consent from them to do so. You further agree that you shall not submit any content:
  • That is known by you to be false, inaccurate or misleading;
  • That is, or may reasonably be considered to be, offensive, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing to any person or entity;
  • For which you were compensated or granted any consideration by any third party;
  • That contains any computer viruses, worms or other potentially damaging computer programs or files.
  • Information that you supply when entering the Promotion will be used only in accordance with Layered Reality’s Privacy Policy and these terms (also found on the website). To view this Web Privacy Policy, click here.
  • Having entered your email address on thewaroftheworldsimmersive.com and entered this Promotion, you will be provided with a unique referral link (“Referral Link”) which is personal to you. You may share this by email or via various social media platforms, with your friends, family members or any other member of the public (“Referral”), provided they are aged 18 or over and a UK resident - for the avoidance of doubt, you cannot refer to yourself. If your ‘Referral’ subsequently signs up to the ‘Pre Sale’ you will unlock rewards in accordance with details found on the Refer a Friend page.
  • In order to make a qualifying sign up your ‘Referral’ must:


a. Click on your Referral Link;

b. Successfully signs up using their own details under the pre sale announcement. 

c. Comply with our terms as stated in section 2 above. 

  • This must all take place whilst the Referral Link is active so before 1pm on Monday 30th November.  
  • The ‘Exclusive Rewards’ (or any part thereof) are not transferable by either yourself or your ‘Referral’ and no alternative will be offered. 'We' reserve the right at any time to substitute an alternative prize of similar or greater value. 
  •  Layered Reality reserve the right to disqualify any entries which they deem, at its sole discretion, to not comply with the spirit of this Promotion.  
  • Entry into this Promotion signifies your acceptance of these terms and conditions. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time without notice. 
  • These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Refer a Friend page can be found here.