The Burnt City
The city has fallen, its streets and people are decaying and you are the witness to it all
The master of immersive entertainment Punchdrunk presents their newest venue which houses The Burnt City - a sprawling, expansive labyrinth of Troy which is their latest and most creative venue yet. Modelled after the hypothetical city, the venue is complete with uptown areas, dive bars, back streets, tucked-away nooks and expansive areas that brim with possibilities. The venue is constructed on a site named Woolwich Works (South East London) which forms part of the Royal Arsenal within Woolwich and not far from Greenwich. It is built on a collection of Grade-2 former military structures that have undergone a staggering £31 million reconstruction. The venue contains an entry foyer, a box office, and interior corridors that connect the buildings when the performances are running. The building is fully accessible.
Punchdrunk have taken over the vast majority of the complex, using two adjoining buildings spanning 100,000 sq ft to host The Burnt City. As a result of this, the venue can host an audience of up to six hundred members to explore the labyrinth at their leisure.
The Punchdrunk Venue has a cloakroom and a bar and VIP Lounge (Peep) can be found in the backstreets of Troy. The Peep bar opens to enjoy a drink 15 minutes before your allocated time slot. Peep remains open after the performance except for matinees.
One Cartridge Place is in a residential area with no on-street parking. We recommend traveling by public transport where possible.
Closest stations are Woolwich (Elizabeth Line), Woolwich Arsenal (DLR & Railway) and Woolwich Pier (Thames Clipper).
The new Elizabeth Line station is a short walk away and connects to Tottenham Court Rd in 21 minutes and Liverpool Street in 15 minutes. On exiting the station, walk straight ahead to No 1 Street, turn right towards Woolwich Works and turn right again on to Duke of Wellington Avenue.
If approaching from Woolwich Arsenal station, turn right (towards the river) and enter the Royal Arsenal Riverside site through the gates. Walk along No 1 Street, towards Woolwich Works and turn right on to Duke of Wellington Avenue. Woolwich Arsenal station is connected to Bank, Stratford International and London Bridge stations.