Participant support and safety

In order to support our participants during the game there will be an organizer with this specific task. They will be available to talk to during the larp with concerns about anything happening related to the larp. They will try to help you to the best of their ability.

Our stance on harassment, racism, discrimination and bullying.

Cabaret is a larp that includes a host of sensitive themes; harassment, bullying, racism etc. We as organizers are committed to creating a safe space for all participants.
We do not tolerate any off-game bullying, harassment, racism or discrimination from our participants. If you are found to have participated in such actions off-game this will lead to immediate removal from the game without restitution of money.


We do not allow nudity at this larp. We play with very sensitive topics and forbidding nudity as a whole will make calibration easier. We expect players of all genders to at least wear underwear that covers the genitals, buttocks and nipples.

Safety Mechanics

We are using the following mechanics for safety during the LARP:

  • You can use the term ‘’off game’’ to calibrate something with your co-players. Pull your co-player aside using this term and check with them what is ok before playing out the scene.
  • A spoken ‘’No play’’ can be used to indicate will be used to indicate that something or someone is not ok. This will immediately end the scene and allow the situation to be resolved, focusing on the needs of the affected player(s). When in doubt, organizers should be involved to further handle the situation. Use of this keyword should not be challenged and no further explanation from the participant who used it is required.
  • Ok check in
    The OK Check-in is a tool allowing for players to communicate with each other out of character about their well-being without pausing the flow of play around them. One person makes the “OK” hand sign at another one. This indicates the question “are you ok?” The other player responds in one of three ways.
    • Thumbs up – means they’re OK and play can continue.
    • A level hand – means the player doesn’t quite know how they feel, or that it’s neither very good or very bad. This should be treated as a thumbs down by the person doing the asking.
    • Thumbs down – means the player is actually not OK, and should be extracted from the situation.

Mechanics for intimacy and violence

We are using the following mechanics to deal with intimicy and violence during the LARP:

  • Sex and cuddling: light touch is allowed at the larp this means touch on the arms, neck, outer legs, and shoulders as well as kissing. All touch of this type needs to be calibrated with the co-players. Any further sexual acts are ‘’fade to black’’. You and your scene partner go off-game to talk through what happened. We do not allow nudity at this larp (see above).
  • Groping: Is to be expected in a nightclub. Touching someone in the neck or on the kneecaps is used as a representation of groping (we do not allow actual groping behavior). We will practice this in a workshop. If you do not want to be touched in the neck area you can signal this by wearing a scarf. In that case participants can tap you on the shoulder to indicate groping.
  • Violence: The one with the weapon controls the scene. If a second weapon is pulled that person takes over the confrontation. Weapons can be used for show or threats during act 1 and 2. But only be used in act 3. Hand to hand combat/fistfights are not allowed due to the nature of the space (mirrored walls.)