Try something different for your Hen Do… Brighton’s newest Immersive Experience: Alcotraz

It’s essential that your Hen Do is a weekend that you’ll never forget, one which will top all weekends, an epic farewell to single life and one that goes definitely goes off with a bang and without a hitch.

When debating where and what you would like to do, I bet you never considered the option of spending it with your hens behind bars?

With so many different activities to choose from now, from the weird to the wonderful; whether its; Afternoon Tea on a Routemaster Bus, Spa days, Dance classes, Treasure hunts, Chocolate making, Escape rooms the list goes on, but now you can take it one step further and actually serve a sentence with your hens in the Alcotraz Penitentiary in Brighton.

This new pop up immersive prison themed cocktail experience available through is an entertaining, tongue in cheek activity which will have you and your hens travel back in time to the US where you all get to spend time in Cell block One Three in the notorious Alcotraz prison.

Set just off of the sea front this is a fun quirky addition to any hen weekend in Brighton. Inspired by Hollywood film and TV prisons this theatrical experience is one you and your hens will never forget.

The BYO concept will see you and your group smuggle in a bottle of liquor/contraband of your choice on arrival where you’ll be immediately immersed into the prison experience.  Here you are met by a ‘crooked’ prison guard who will give you all your orange jumpsuit and guide you to your cell.

Your time behind bars…

When convicted to Alcotraz, you and your hens or ‘inmates’ are taken into an exciting world of mischief as you are instructed by notorious bootleggers inside to sneak in the liquor and the main aim is to not get caught by the warden. Whilst in the prison, you’ll be served disguised bespoke cocktails made with your contraband.  There are no set cocktail menus- it is prison after all but you will enjoy 4 delicious freshly made cocktails whilst being entertained by the prison staff.  Your sentence will last 1 hour 45 minutes and expect to throw yourself into prison life but don’t worry you will be allowed one call and you will return to normality and there is no doubt no time where you will all definitely appreciate celebrating your freedom!

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