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Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience in Manchester
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Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience in Manchester

By Alcotraz Manchester: Cell Block Three-Four
Recommended by 99% of travellers
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About
Inspired by Hollywood Movies and TV that have brought to life America's infamous prison stories, Alcotraz is London's first immersive theatrical cocktail bar. From the orange jumpsuits upon entrance, to the real metallic cells, Alcotraz becomes the perfect backdrop to a drink within an epic yet intimate environment. You won’t find a set menu of drinks here…after all, it is prison! The working inmates of Alcotraz will be serving unique, personalised cocktails behind bars using the liquor that visiting convicts will have smuggled in and your personal tastes. As new inmates you can expect to see your illegally smuggled liquor combined with liqueurs, bitters and homemade syrups to make bespoke, contemporary and classic cocktails perfect for your time behind bars. Be as creative as you can with your attempts to smuggle-in liquor. Alternatively, Inmate Cassidy has got the Guards on your side who have their own system for hiding contraband. Just make sure the Warden doesn’t catch you.
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Duration: 1h 45m
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  • All ingredients to make you cocktails such as liqueurs, bitters, syrups, purees except the liquor.
  • Immersive theatre show
  • Entry/Admission - Alcotraz Manchester: Cell Block Three-Four
What's not included
  • Please bring your own base spirit such as gin, rum, whisky if you are wishing to enjoy cocktails.


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 436558P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience in Manchester?
Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience in Manchester price starts from £40.71. Discover and book Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience in Manchester on Tripadvisor
What is the Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience in Manchester cancellation policy?
Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience in Manchester cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience in Manchester on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience in Manchester?
Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience in Manchester is hosted by Alcotraz Manchester: Cell Block Three-Four. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Alcotraz Manchester: Cell Block Three-Four on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience in Manchester on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience in Manchester?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 45m. Discover and book Alcotraz Prison Cocktail Experience in Manchester on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 436558P1

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  • Alcotraz Manchester: Cell Block Three-Four
    1,117
    United Kingdom
    Joined in June 2021
  • angiew315
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hen's on Tour
    This was a great experience, so much fun, laughed from start to finish! Would definitely recommend for anybody to give this a go! Would definately return for a second visit!
    Written 25 February 2024
  • 669waynej
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    THIS IS NOT AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE - TOTAL RIP OFF- AVOID
    We booked this as we love a laugh and thought this would be fun and something different. We read the reviews so were ready for an amazing time. Nothing could be further from the truth!!! It is not ok or acceptable for customers/inmates to attempt to get involved in the 'story being acted' You are told very sternly when you arrive that you must be quiet when the actors are on and anyone interrupting or making comments will be asked to leave. Note - the 'show' part of this where the Warden and the guards 'act' is only 3 x 5 mins slots - THAT IS IT!!! The so called 'cocktails' of which you have no say which one you get are awful full of syrup and fizzy pop and even though they took away from us 4 full bottles and 2 half bottles of alcohol, at the end of the night we were given 3 full bottles- 1 with a quarter gone and the 2 half bottles totally untouched!!!!! The 'cocktails' were small full of ice and had just a splash of our alcohol in them. Is this a ploy by the organisers to make sure no one gets drunk - it worked if it was!! But the cocktails shown on their site look amazing with all sorts of decorations /fruit/cream etc on them - ours had a thin slice of strawberry/thin slice of cucumber and passion fruit. So as this experience only lasted after the lecture of what you can not do at the beginning lasted just over 1 hour 35 mins. We then all had these bottles of our alcohol to take away with us meaning it was virtually impossible to go anywhere else. But we were lucky we explained to the lovely Irish Pub next door what happened and they allowed us in there - in fact we had a better time in there with the live music. They had us filling in parole cards but as each cell was nearly full they did not have enough time to go through them all instead just choose a couple from the group. When you you line up to have your photo taken in your orange jumpsuit - It is taken WITH YOUR OWN PHONE - for £50 they do not even print off a simple photo or keyring of your experience. For nearly £50 each - using a splash of OUR OWN alcohol - being told to remain quiet when the actors were on - no heckling - or joining in - just 15 minutes of entertainment in total - if you are happy to do this sitting in a small cell where it is not interactive or immersive experience and you are paying for the privilege - then this is the place for you. As for me and our group we feel like we were mugged! So on this basis the people who should be in a prison cell are the event organisers. It is simply about a money making event they are not bothered if you enjoy it or not - so long as you keep quiet - bring in your own alcohol which they hide as it was not in the cocktails and give it back to you at the end - then this is the place for you - just be aware of what you are getting for your money - it is simply hype and the best money making event at a very very little cost to the event organisers!!
    Written 30 January 2024
  • ultimatechez
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Total rip off ......
    Absolutely rubbish sorry for over £50 each and what ypu got was a total rip off , 5 of us went 5 bottles of our own drink 4 and a quarter handed back at the end of the night by staff don't know who's drink we all had , cocktails they say lol one peice of fruit and a cup of ice not a cocktail to me ...wasn't funny hardley no interaction with any customers could not hear the story being told , the warden only read 2 charge sheets out we had filled in out of five ! What was the point of writing them not to even be read out ? And to top off the night when over the staff eg door man would not let us use the toilet before we left said they were shut OMG , staff just rushing us out of the place so disappointed with the hole night definitely a total rip off don't bother
    Written 28 January 2024
  • Amanda S
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    Had a fab time! belated birthday present for my sister. The Actors were all amazing and drinks were brilliant. Great experience think I’m going to take my husband next time.
    Written 20 January 2024
  • Shelllanc
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply brilliant experience and cocktails
    It was one of the best nights we've had. The team is brilliant. You get fully involved in the immersive experience. Cocktails are excellent. We took a small bottle of whiskey and vodka as we couldn't decide, and they made cocktails with both and gave us the half bottles afterwards. Definitely recommend getting locked up here. I've been in the other Alcatraz, and it's a good likeness, too.
    Written 13 January 2024
  • RuthAshton65
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get Yourself Sent Down Soon! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️
    I took my friend here for her birthday and didn’t really know what to expect. We were definitely not disappointed. So much fun! Before attending you are sent your sentence and what crime you have committed, along with details of the kind of character you are. The setting is of course like Alcatraz prison in San Fran, the wardens and inmates act out situations with us all and in between you get four delicious cocktails served in prison issue utensils. The cast are lovely and also very talented as they remain in character throughout. The venue is next to Great Northern so plenty of access to public transport and car parks. If you have not done this experience yet, then do. It’s amazing!
    Written 12 January 2024
  • adammG4305NR
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    £40 a ticket was a bargin
    100% worth the money, cocktails were delicious and the acting was hilarious and spot on. Definitely do again!
    Written 6 January 2024
  • oluwatoyinh2024
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a beautiful experience behind bars..The actors where fantastic and hilarious 🤭
    The view was amazing and I enjoyed every bit of it,we took lots of pictures and the reception was welcoming.The drinks were beautifully presented and satisfying.I loom for to be convicted once more as my experience behind bara was a one to remember.
    Written 1 January 2024
  • Tim-JennyS
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Manchester Night Out ideas
    Such a fun night and a great cast of people. They are all in character from as soon as you go in. Take your own drink and have fun.
    Written 8 December 2023
  • rachaela08
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant Fun!
    We had the best time!! This experience is well worth the ticket price. Cocktails are delicious, all you need to bring is the spirit of your choice. Actors are all brilliant, It was sooo much fun!! Huge thanks to team alcotraz.
    Written 2 December 2023
  • Explorer608734
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Horrific don't go, the worst. They overbook, refuse entry even though you've paid, ignore you and can't promise a refund after t
    Horrific experience! Alcotraz overbooked, took our money and refused our entry, we were left in the freezing cold to suffer their failings. Our slot was 7.05pm, Alcotraz contacted us in the week to change to 9.30pm because they overbooked. We obliged to help them out. We turned up and were refused entry after queuing for 20mins because they had put us back to the 7.05pm slot and didn't tell us. We were stood there freezing, ignored, watching group by group having the safety talk being told. We were told that we would have to wait to see if someone doesn't turn up but as it stands we can't go inside, we just need to wait. No time frame, no help, the manager has no authority and even said I can't promise you a refund 😲. I asked for a contact number and name but it was barrier after barrier I eventually got a name but no contact details for data protection. Pls note data protection does not apply to a business. The manager was messaging Dan Sherman the owner, I asked to speak to him but the response was he's busy working, I said let me speak to him if he's working. The response was I'm already running late with these groups I need to go back in 😲 Alcotraz, we need an apology, a full refund and our taxis paying.
    Written 26 November 2023
  • pandcenever
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unpredictable amusing cocktail experience
    This is an amazing experience. Great fun. I did it this with my wife who loved it. The cocktails were all amazing, unusual and none we would normally try. Definitely want to go back and do it again.
    Written 18 November 2023
  • jodier901
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience!
    Great experience, would definitely recommend. All of the actors were fab and really made it a good immersive experience for everyone. Would definitely come back with other people.
    Written 17 November 2023
  • sugarspunbrother
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saturday Sesh in Manchester
    I wasn’t sure what to expect but we got straight down to it from the moment we went through the door. It’s fun and not too serious and the staff ensure that everyone “has their moment to participate”. Don’t overthink sneaking the alcohol in, you simply hand it over to the guard when you arrive. The cocktails are great and they aren’t shy with the portions.
    Written 13 November 2023
  • J380AIcharlottem
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience - definitely go if you can - sadly not 100% wheelchair accessible, ambulatory users would be fine.
    Fantastic experience. Loved every bit. The actors were brilliant, the space was perfect and the cocktails were delicious. Unfortunately, it isn't 100% wheelchair accessible. There is a lift from the ground floor to the cells and an accessible toilet. We had to leave the wheelchair near the lift and had a short 'walk' to our cell. As an ambulant (short distances with sticks or other walking aid) wheelchair user I was able to access all parts of the experience and the staff were very kind and accommodating. We also were concerned that, as plus size people, we wouldn't fit in the prison jumpsuits but we had no worries at all as they had up to and including 4XL.When it came time to go to the warden's office, they had put a stool for me to sit on. By the time it came time for our photos I was definitely more than a little tipsy and we laughed so much through the whole thing! I told all my friends when I came home and recommend it wholeheartedly.
    Written 13 November 2023
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Andy W
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Disgusting way to treat people & customers.
3 days after the event I am still upset by how we were treated.

It is ok for the “acting staff” to stereotype Americans & verbally abuse the guests.
We were called a bunch of geeks/nerds & an inappropriate comment was made about a member of my groups lip piercing.
It is not ok for customers to attempt to get involved with the so called “story”, if you do the manager makes up a lie that they have heard you make an abusive comment on the CCTV and you will be asked to leave. Security were even called!

Never in my life have I been treated so badly by an establishment.
This is not an isolated incident looking at the other reviews. To make up lies about customers is absolutely disgusting.

Aside from the above this is not an interactive or immersive experience. You basically sit in a small cell where you are served the alcohol that you’ve taken in with you, whilst paying for the privilege.

There are plenty of better options available whilst in Manchester so avoid this one!
Written 27 November 2023
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Hi there, we are sorry to hear about this incident. I am afraid we do have to enforce strict safeguarding procedures in order to keep our staff and other guests safe. We would love to discuss this more with you. If you would be so kind, please email info@inventiveproductions.co.uk in order to discuss.
Written 2 December 2023
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Amy H
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Probably the worst customer service I have ever experienced. Asked if we could go to a later slot, which we accepted. We then turned up to be told they were full. We were then left out in the cold while they did the introductory talk to everyone else. We weren't offered a refund, I was expecting at least this. We had taxi expenses of £100 and planned this as a treat Christmas night out, no compensation was offered. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone because of the way management treated us and if they ask you to change time slots I wouldn't accept knowing what could happen!!
Written 26 November 2023
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Hi Amy, we are sorry about the mix-up with this booking but we are pleased we managed to sort this since this review.
Written 2 December 2023
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Amy M
Carrigart, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Booked this experience as a couple's activity not really knowing what it involved. The actors (Wilma, Cassidy and Warden) were great at breaking the ice even though they could tell I am a bit shy they never singled me out or made me feel uncomfortable. The actors are fantastic at their job and so good at improv, they are so witty on the spot which is a real talent. Also the drinks were lovely and catered towards your preference. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone travelling to Manchester looking to try something different.
Written 18 February 2024
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Ben J
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyable experience, without doubt as a result of the acting team/prison employees. Each and every one of them was superb, and incredibly well suited to the parts they played. Drink mixing was delicious, and well-managed, and everyone was engaged well in the little bit-parts they were given to act out. Would highly recommend to all adult age groups, and works well for individuals, couples, groups, families, or parties. I won't post any photos so as not to spoil the experience for others, though I can confirm you are free to take photos throughout.
Written 5 March 2024
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joanneknight25
cumbria6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Really good fun. Something different. I don’t usually like cocktails but the ones we were served were lovely. The girl who made them came and asked the type of flavours we liked and checked if we liked the strength, fully explained what was in them and nicely presented too. It was a very professional mini interactive theatre show. Brilliant, 👍👍👍
Written 18 December 2023
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GrandTour16545007845
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Amazing atmosphere! The rapport is second to none. All the ones taking part, cast and guests, get along right away which enriches the experience and makes you feel comfortable. The cast looks after you well and keep moving around checking everyone is enjoying themselves. Looking forward to go again.
My friend loved it as her birthday present.
Ah, the cocktails are to die for!
Written 19 November 2023
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Jason F
United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It was brilliant the best thing we did for our weekend in Manchester. The cast we're all excellent never breaking character and so quick witted to respond to the randomness of people's responses. Definitely recommend and definitely will be going back next time I'm near a venue. Thank you for an great night!
Written 21 April 2024
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Msmslt
Nottingham, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was taken here yesterday as a surprise birthday out by my mates. I had no idea, where I was going or what to expect!!
We gad a fantastic time!!
The actors were amazing, there was one pretending to be another inmate, she was fantastic, as were the two prisoner officers & the warden.
You provide your own booze & the cocktails they make (aka chicken soup) are booze heavy & very drinkable 🍸🍸👍👍
The whole thing is a great idea & the set up of all the cells etc, is great.
It’s a really good fun thing to do & I would recommend giving it a go!!
Written 18 February 2024
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JCMKennedy
Nottingham, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thoroughly entertaining experience! The actors were brilliant, we had a really good bit of banter. Cocktails were spot on too! (& We got to take the remnants of our bottle back with us)
Highly recommend this for a bit of fun with your friends (there were some couples there too & they seemed to really enjoy it too)
Written 18 February 2024
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Christodoulos
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
An amazing experience! I mean all the actors/actresses did an amazing job 100% the whole time their energy did not drop. We were active every single minute, they give you tasks to do in order to complete the story, a lot of alcohol ( really nice cocktails!) and they manage to shot some photos for you. Very nice guys
Written 12 January 2024
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