The Crystal Maze is officially set to return after hitting its £500,000 crowdfunding target in the space of just eight days.
And with more than 3,800 fans of the iconic Channel 4 show pledging over £509,000 (and counting) to the cause, the show will definitely be back as a “live immersive experience”.
The show’s original host Richard O’Brien is even back on board for the new project, although he’ll simply be welcoming guests to the experience rather than running around the maze itself and the four famous zones – Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic.
The set will be recreated in a secret London location so fans can take part in the contest in front of a live audience.
Explaining why they chose to bring back the Maze as an interactive experience, the organisers said:
Modern audiences want to do, not watch. In recent years, there has been a cultural shift towards entertainment that audiences can engage with in a more active way. More and more we are finding new audiences who want to experience, interact, and play as opposed to watch.
The Crystal Maze represents the perfect opportunity to do something for this new audience on a grand scale. That same audience who want more active entertainment are the ones who watched The Crystal Maze growing up – making this not just an innovative idea, but a dream come true for many people, including us!
And it’s safe to say that people are pretty excited about the show’s return, given that the £100 Opening Night at the Maze tickets and the £30 Early Bird offerings on the organisers’ IndieGogo page have already sold out.
For those who are still keen to donate, £45 earns you a place as a contestant, it’s £1,000 to enter as four teams, and fans who pledge £10,000 can book the maze out for an entire day!