The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience has pledged to show its pride for the Manchester Pride Festival by helping raise money for LGBT+ causes in Greater Manchester.
Anyone visiting the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience between 22nd and 26th August will notice some pride-esque updates to the décor as the Manchester-based attraction will be giving its maze a very colourful makeover to show its support for Manchester Pride.
Be sure to spot the rainbow flag on the eccentric Maze Masters’ clothing and throughout the four different zones as the iconic maze will be transformed into a rainbow beacon of inclusion as part of The Big Weekend, which forms part of The Manchester Pride Festival, running from 24th to 27th August.
Plus, when crawling, running and sliding your way around the interactive attraction, keep your eyes peeled for a few custom-made pink crystals and snag them. Each crystal won results in a £5 donation by The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience to Manchester Pride – but don’t worry if you can’t secure these custom crystals as the attraction will be fundraising to support the charity either way.
“Manchester Pride is a great charity and the bank holiday weekend event, including the Manchester Pride Parade, is an incredible initiative to be part of,” said Pollyanna Hall, sales and marketing director at the attraction.
“The charity supports the LGBT+ people throughout the year community and organises a flagship event – but relies on donations to make this happen. We’re proud to do our bit in supporting Manchester Pride as well as helping our guests and visitors to celebrate it at the Maze!
“As the rainbow flag symbolises the mixed LGBT+ community, with the colours themselves symbolising life (red), healing (orange), sunlight (yellow), nature (green), harmony (blue) and spirit (purple/ violet), we hope our finishing touches to the Maze helps to bring this same joy to our visitors.”
The Crystal Maze LIVE team will also be in full force as part of the Manchester Pride Parade on the 25th August with a walking entry complete with banners, flags and gold glittery tokens, with a few surprises, too.
“We love to see support from partners across the city during the Manchester Pride Festival,” said Mark Fletcher, chief executive for Manchester Pride.
“The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience is a brilliant attraction for the city – I really enjoyed the whole experience when I visited the Maze.
“These donations are greatly appreciated, and the creative activation really brings home what an inclusive and supportive community we have. I’m really looking forward to seeing the Crystal Maze team’s entry in our world famous Parade.”
As seen on TV, the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience is made up of four zones. Inside each zone are different challenges: skill, physical, mental and mystery, and it’s up to your team captain to decide who takes on what challenges with the ultimate goal of winning a crystal.
Each crystal won means more time in the iconic dome, where the aim is to catch enough golden tickets to secure your place on the coveted leaderboard.
To book tickets and to play and see the rainbow flag throughout the experience, head over to their website to make your advanced booking. If you’d like to donate to Manchester Pride and help support the incredible platform that they provide, you can do so here.
Note that all visits must be booked in advance, and drinking before the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience will prohibit guests from participation with no refunds available.