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The Journey by Scott Silven

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The Momentary
A WORLD PREMIER. AN extraordinary landscape. A powerful connection. A unique moment in time.

Renowned theater maker and illusionist Scott Silven invites you to experience the world premiere of The Journey: an interactive, immersive, live production unlike anything audiences have experienced before.

September 29—October 18, 2020
Tue—Fri 6PM, 8PM and Sat—Sun 2PM, 4PM CDT
Live captioning available October 1, 8, 15.
Closed Captioned


For questions about additional performance accommodations available with advanced notice, please contact

Scott Silven - Empirical Photography
Empirical Photography

When Silven returned to his home in rural Scotland, coming off the heels of a sold-out, highly-acclaimed world tour, he found himself in a place from his childhood that was, all at once, unfamiliar. Thinking about concepts of home, place, and connection, Silven created a digital experience to explore this current moment of isolation and how it can positively affect our future.

For The Journey’s world premiere season, Silven teamed up with an award-winning creative team including Broadway and West End award-winning veterans Jeff Sugg (visuals) and Gareth Fry (sound), Tony winner for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The Journey is directed by Allie Winton Butler, one of Scotland’s leading creative talents. It is written by Silven and Rob Drummond. The creative producer is Michael Mushalla. Music is an original score composed by Jherek Bischoff.


In this live, virtual theater experience, travel from your living room to Silven’s home in rural Scotland through beautiful cinematic imagery and high-definition immersive sound. Hear a long-forgotten story, interact directly with Silven in a cutting-edge digital space, and help shape the evening’s extraordinary illusions and mesmerizing events. 

With a maximum of 30 guests per show, each intimate, interactive event is constructed by you, your own sense of home and connection, and your fellow travelers inhabiting the same digital space from across the world.

Through the power of storytelling and the work of a masterful illusionist, discover the path that connects you to Silven’s past, your own present, and a collective future. The Journey awaits.

Scott Silven - Empirical Photography
Empirical Photography

Please Note: Before The Journey begins, you will receive prompts via email in advance of the production. These prompts and your responses will help inform the evening’s events. Be on the lookout for those prompts at the email address you provide. To best experience the show, it is recommended that each guest/ticket holder has their own desktop or laptop computer and set of headphones. Mobile devices are not recommended.

Scott Silven - Empirical Photography
Scott Silven - Empirical Photography

Empirical Photography


Scott Silven who pushes the boundaries of his craft by creating stylish, smart, and uniquely immersive performances for stage, screen and now in the digital realm, has mesmerized audiences across the globe for more than a decade.  He is a modern-day marvel like no other.

Hailed by Vogue as a ‘world-renowned mentalist’, his work has been described as ‘a marvel’ (The New York Times), ‘mesmerizing’ (Town and Country) ‘truly astonishing’ (The Daily Beast) ’unforgettable’ (Entertainment Weekly) and theatre that ‘wows everyone’ (The New Yorker) through a combination of ‘elegance, sheer mind power, and profound philosophical insight’ (Manhattan Digest).The Journey follows previous shows including two major sold-out runs in New York and an extensive tour on the international stage including headline engagements with leading arts organizations including the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Sydney Festival, Stanford Live, Luminato Festival, Seattle Theater Group, and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

As a child, Silven reveled in mystery. His innate fascination with the enigmatic and unexplainable guided him to the craft of illusion at a young age and evoked a sense of wonder that he knew he had to share with others. From stage to screen, Silven’s objectives remain absolute: to orchestrate an awe-inspiring experience, to reveal the mysterious side of human nature, and, ultimately, to lead his audiences to a place that suggests untold possibilities, a place that challenges perceptions; a place that allows them to look at the work, and themselves, in an extraordinary way.

Created with the generous support of


Virginia Arts Festival


Arizona Arts Live