|Location on World Map|
|Meiyerditch||←||Theatre of Blood||→||Eastern Sea|
The Theatre of Blood is a large arena located beneath the castle of Ver Sinhaza. It is used by the ruling vampyres to host blood sports. Here, the citizens of Meiyerditch are encouraged to go to the theatre and fight against the various experiments and abominations contained within, with the promise of freedom from the blood tithes and the right to leave Morytania should they succeed. The reward is revealed to be a ruse as the vampyres are unwilling to let go of their primary food source.
While the theatre is only open to citizens of Meiyerditch, this rule is rarely enforced. The vampyres are more entertained by outsiders than the citizens themselves, seeing as these are better prepared compared to the civilians who are inexperienced and poorly equipped.
The Theatre of Blood is a linear raid. Thus, there is no randomization involved, and the bosses will always be encountered in this order.
- The Maiden of Sugadinti (level-940)
- Pestilent Bloat (level-870)
- Nylocas Vasilias (level-800)
- Sotetseg (level-995)
- Xarpus (level-960)
- Verzik Vitur (level-1040, final boss)
Despite some of the bosses being spiders, vampyres and dark beasts, they will not count towards a Slayer assignment when killed inside the Theatre; thus, the slayer helmet and black mask bonuses have no effect.
Death within the Theatre
If players die within the theatre, they are placed outside the fighting area, and can only proceed if other team members succeed in completing the current challenge. If the entire team is killed, players will lose all unprotected items; these can later be reclaimed from a storage chest (similar to Torfinn's item storage) for a cost of 100,000 coins. Untradeable items that are normally kept on death will be placed in the item reclamation chest upon complete team death in the theatre.
If players die a second time without reclaiming the items in the chest, they will be permanently lost, unless the death occurs within a minigame deemed safe, such as Pest Control.
Dying in the Theatre of Blood is a dangerous death - Hardcore Ironmen who die within the theatre will lose their Hardcore status, regardless of whether the team successfully completes the challenges or not. Any disconnection or logout during a fight is treated as a death, and will likewise result in loss of Hardcore status. Should a player logout when not in an encounter, such as in the hallways of the theatre, the player's death will be treated as a safe death. Upon logging back in to an unsafe death, the game will attempt to reunite the player with their party and, if successful, will place the player in purgatory. If unsuccessful, the player will be treated with a full death and will have to pay the item reclamation fee to retrieve any items lost.
All normal forms of teleportation within the Theatre are blocked; however, the Mysterious Stranger outside sells Verzik's crystal shards for 75,000 coins each, and is the only item players can use to teleport away from the Theatre safely.
Players can spectate other teams in the Theatre of Blood by attempting to enter the theatre, or by speaking to Abigaila, a Morytanian refugee who can be found upstairs in the Lumbridge General Store or near the spirit tree north-east of the Grand Exchange.
Players can either choose to spectate a specific player's team by typing in a team member's or a spectator's name, or choose to spectate the most recently formed party. Spectators must be on the same world as the party member or spectator they wish to spectate. Spectators must also be on the Friends List of the party member or spectator, should the party member or spectator have Private Chat set to "Friends Only."
As of an update on 21 June 2018, players can right-click the ledges to view the fight in a better perspective. Players can rotate the camera clock-wise or anti-clockwise via the chatbox.
Upon defeating Verzik Vitur, a trapdoor will open under her throne, leading to her treasure vault.
There are five large chests, with each player being able to loot one chest. An arrow will point to which chest is for that player to search.
If a unique reward is obtained, a purple aura will emit from the chest, much like how the ray of light turns purple for the player who obtains a unique reward in the Chambers of Xeric. If no unique reward is found, players obtain up to three different common rewards instead depending on their performance.
Players can also search the Grand bookshelves in the treasure vault to find six books:
All non-stackable items obtained are in the form of bank notes, unless it is a unique reward. If the player obtains a unique reward, it will replace all common rewards. If not, the common reward table is rolled three times, possibly granting the same reward multiple times.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Message (Theatre of Blood) 1 Always  Not sold Cabbage 1 Always  31 Wine of zamorak 27–57 Uncommon 38,907–82,137 Rune battleaxe 2–4 Uncommon 48,842–97,684 Rune platebody 2–4 Uncommon 76,936–153,872 Rune chainbody 2–4 Uncommon 58,950–117,900 Palm tree seed 1–3 Uncommon 40,927–122,781 Yew seed 1–3 Uncommon 62,018–186,054 Magic seed 1–3 Uncommon 125,537–376,611 Mahogany seed 5–11 Uncommon 10,640–23,408 Molten glass 167–234 Uncommon 24,549–34,398 Vial of blood 31–60 Uncommon 72,044–139,440 Death rune 306–595 Uncommon 66,096–128,520 Blood rune 414–600 Uncommon 159,390–231,000 Swamp tar 367–585 Uncommon 5,505–8,775 Potato cactus 42–57 Uncommon 21,840–29,640 Battlestaff 11–17 Uncommon 86,746–134,062 Adamantite ore 94–150 Uncommon 95,786–152,850 Runite ore 53–103 Uncommon 594,660–1,155,660 Coal 374–595 Uncommon 54,604–86,870 Gold ore 250–348 Uncommon 47,750–66,468 Grimy ranarr weed 23–27 Uncommon 243,961–286,389 Grimy toadflax 28–39 Uncommon 55,580–77,415 Grimy irit leaf 26–55 Uncommon 19,760–41,800 Grimy avantoe 19–35 Uncommon 29,374–54,110 Grimy kwuarm 28–48 Uncommon 34,832–59,712 Grimy dwarf weed 19–48 Uncommon 9,519–24,048 Grimy snapdragon 20–34 Uncommon 211,940–360,298 Grimy cadantine 31–49 Uncommon 42,594–67,326 Grimy lantadyme 11–24 Uncommon 14,883–32,472 Grimy torstol 15–22 Uncommon 119,355–175,054
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Avernic defender hilt 1 Rare 83,999,275 Ghrazi rapier 1 Rare 175,805,612 Sanguinesti staff (uncharged) 1 Rare 111,186,457 Scythe of vitur (uncharged) 1 Rare 712,243,974 Justiciar faceguard 1 Rare 31,012,974 Justiciar chestguard 1 Rare 17,190,633 Justiciar legguards 1 Rare 19,092,220
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold Lil' zik 1 Rare  Not sold
- ↑ Drop rate is dependent on the player's performance during the raid, with a drop rate of 1/650 if the player has performed optimally in the Theatre.
Performance & records
Upon entering the treasure vault, players may read the strategy table by the grand bookshelves to view the overall performance of the team, while spectators can read the war table to view it.
Here, players may view the death counts of each team member, the total deaths in the performance, as well as the time spent in each wave.
The Most Valuable Player (MVP) is listed on the top of the interface, and is determined based on the performance of the individual player, such as damage dealt and the number of deaths.
The challenge time (the time spent fighting the bosses) and the overall time, which includes the time spent between waves, can be seen on the bottom of the interface.
Next to the entrance to the Theatre of Blood is a scoreboard, which displays personal and global statistics for the Theatre of Blood, such as number of attempts, number of completions, number of deaths, and completion times.
Theatre of Blood records
An official records page exists, which shows all-time global records, such as most completions by an individual and total Hardcore Ironman deaths within the theatre, as well as fastest completion times for each boss and the raid as a whole.
- The Theatre of Blood was first mentioned in game in the book The Tale of Serafina, found in the Myths' Guild Library.
- The release date for the Theatre of Blood was silently announced in an update on 3 May 2018 via a leaflet just north of the Ectofuntus, which displayed the following message when read:
|“|| Lady Verzik cordially invites you to the Theatre of Blood!|
The greatest collection of powerful beasts are here for your entertainment.
Tickets available from June 7th!
- The date was then changed to "Pentember 15th" after a player complaint of the leaflet not using the canonical in-game calendar.
- Upon the release of the Theatre of Blood, there was a bug which would cause players to drop the item in the top right corner of their inventory on the floor upon death, if they were in possession of Dawnbringer. This bug was hotfixed within one hour of discovery.
Chambers of Xeric • Theatre of Blood
Theatre of Blood
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The Maiden's Sorrow • The Maiden's Anger • Welcome to my Nightmare • The Nightmare Continues • Dance of the Nylocas • Arachnids of Vampyrium • The Dark Beast Sotetseg • Power of the Shadow Realm • Predator Xarpus • Last King of the Yarasa • It's not over 'til... • The Fat Lady Sings • The Curtain Closes