On September 22, 1994, FRIENDS™ aired on TV for the first time, and almost thirty years later, the iconic series is still firmly placed in pop culture. If watching reruns on Netflix at lunch when WFH isn’t enough (just me?), then you’ll be pleased to know that, like Rachel, an international FRIENDS™ Experience will be getting off the plane, and coming to Birmingham this summer.
Following success in the US and Belgium, The FRIENDS™ Experience is a totally immersive experience that lets you relive the laughter, tears and hilarious one liners, with props, set recreations and more – perfect for casual or committed fans here in Brum.
What to expect at The FRIENDS™ Experience
At The FRIENDS™ Experience, you’ll be able to relive your favourite scenes from the decade of episodes, stepping into the characters’ shoes – and regular haunts. Sit in Monica and Rachel’s living room, chat in the hallway between the two flats, and perhaps even perform Smelly Cat in Central Perk for the other visitors.
The experience will bring you face to face with some of the most recognisable original props, and there are way more photo ops available than Ross has had marriages: fans are encouraged to stack their heads around the purple door, like in The One With The Late Thanksgiving, and of course, pose on the famed orange sofa.
Even once you’ve got your fill of photos and getting up close to the sets and props, the experience doesn’t end there. At The FRIENDS™ Experience Store, you’ll be able to purchase exclusive merchandise. From clothing to collectables, there’s something for all ages and fans – especially if you don’t share food merch.