In-person immersive experiences as we used to know them have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. To help fill the immersive void, we have put together a list of some of the currently running Remote Immersive Experiences and Remote Escape Rooms. The shows below are for a general audience. If you are looking for something a little scarier, check out our sister site Haunting’s Horror Remote Experience Guide.

REMOTE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

444 Liberatio, Elisabeth Stranathan, Immersive Theater, Remote Experience

Company: Elisabeth Stranathan
Dates: January 1, 2, 11, 12, 20-22 & February 1-2
Price: $59.95
Provided Synopsis:

444 Liberatio (“For Deliverance”) is a 60 minute Virtual & Remote 1 on 1 Immersive Mystery Experience Conducted Via USPS & Zoom.

EXODUS means a Going Out or a Departure…. But it is also the Name of a Strange Someone You Receive a Cryptic Package from. There’s a Chance You Encountered her Sister, GENESIS, a Few Months Back… Back in the Beginning as Some Would Say. As this Strange Year Reaches its Climactic Fin, EXODUS Contacts You bearing an Invitation to Depart the Historical Year that was Circa 2020…. And Enter Into a New Age. Where Agelessness is Achieved and Archaic Truths are Gained.

Welcome to the Intergalactic Timeloop Continuum.

Prior to Your Virtual Meeting with her, Exodus will be Sending You a Handcrafted and Encoded Personal CherishTreasureChest through the Ancient Art Known as SnailMail… Upon the Arrival of Your CherishChest, You May be Required to Decipher Codes, Find Keys, Interpret Clues and More to Truly Understand the Purpose Behind this Pandora’sBoxPortal which Leads to One’s Own Self-Exodus from Their Past… Clearing the Way 444 Focus Towards the Future… A Future which is Already Ours.

Join Exodus on an Inner Journey of the Self that Explodes the Senses and Stimulates the Mind…. That Transcends Logic and Ignites Imagination. Amid an Astral Plane that is Soaked in Orphic Mystery of Poetic Linguistics Melds the Mystical Magicks of Your Individual Characteristics. An Adventure Awaits. An Adventure that Raptures all Preconceived Notions & Obliterates All Expectations in this Personally Catered One-on-One Immersive Experience that Exists on the Intersection where Mystery Meets Art.

SHOW EXPECTATIONS:

In Order to Ensure Your PERSONALIZED Package Arrives in Ample Time Prior to Your Experience, Tickets MUST be Purchased by 12/26/2020.

Upon the Purchasing of Your Ticket, You will Receive an Email from Exodus. This Email will Include a Survey to be Completed by 12/27/2021. Your Answers will be Used by Exodus to Create a Personalized CherishedTreasureChest Catered to Each Individual who Chooses to Embark Upon this Journey. Although it shall Arrive Prior to Your Ticket Slot Date and Time, it is Imperative You Follow Exodus’s Instructions and Wait to Open it Until You Can be Guided through the Proper Channels Necessary to Achieve the Supreme Goal of Exceeding Your Current Existence.

Geffen Stayhouse, Citizen Detective, Geffen Playhouse, remote Experience, Immersive Theater

Company: The Geffen Stayhouse
Dates: Nov 10 – Feb 7
Price: $65
Provided Synopsis:
True crime detectives, the game is afoot. In this virtual show based on an unsolved 1920s Hollywood murder, audience members become the sleuths in a case that mixes theater, mystery, and collaborative code-breaking. Guided by best-selling true crime author Mickie McKittrick, you and your fellow detectives will uncover the evidence and follow the clues, altering the course of the show every night. Sharpen your pencils and join this interactive ride that questions our collective obsession with solving the impossible.

Mickie McKittrick will be your guide throughout the show. Sometimes the entire group will work together, while at other times you’ll join a smaller breakout room for a more intimate examination of evidence and clues. Ultimately, the entire group will make choices to determine the show’s surprising conclusion.

All 24 detectives will take a brief personality survey quiz one week before each show. This determines the best fit for the squad to which you will be assigned to work on specific tasks during the case.

A Cocktail Party Social Experiment w Distance - Remote Experience - Immersive Theater

Dates: Jan 9, 16, 22, & 30
Price: $3.33 – $55.55
Provided Synopsis:

A Cocktail Party Social Experiment (w/ Distance) begins with a Question:

In this time of isolation and uncertainty, can we create opportunities for connection and meaningful conversation?

Our Hypothesis is: Yes

Armed with house beverages, the funnest finery from the closets, and Social Alchemix, a group of strangers log in, skip the small talk, and get into the good stuff.

An unconventional hybrid of game night, storytelling, and aligned serendipity, A Cocktail Party Social Experiment (w/ Distance) is an original event unlike any other.

You&I - Hearts of Cranes - Immersive Theater - Origami - Remote Experience

Company: You&I
Dates: Jan 9, 11, 12, 19, 25, & 26
Price: Pay What You Can but Suggested $25 to cover cost of artistic work
Provided Synopsis:

Hearts of Cranes is a remote performance piece combining traditional immersive and participatory theatrical strategies with film inspired practices and structures to create a fully interactive, live, digital experience.

Featuring co-creator Manatsu Tanaka, the piece uses the traditional Japanese practice of origami to guide a single audience participant through a process of reflection and active intention based meditation. Hearts of Cranes is a uniquely intimate experience and incorporates elements of movement, music, and magic.

Helder Guimarães, The Future, Remote Experience, Immersive Theater, Magic

Company: The Geffen Playhouse
Dates: December 4 – March 14
Price: $95
Provided Synopsis:

Helder Guimarães is taking interactive at-home illusions into The Future. With a magician, perspective is everything—and in this show, participants will decide which version of events they prefer to see. Guimarães’ story takes us on a personal journey including stops at a high-stakes poker game and a pub in the south of France, as it explores the seedy underbelly of the gambling world. You never know what intriguing mystery or long-kept secret may be revealed along the way.

On the heels of the blockbuster, sold-out run of The Present, Guimarães once again beguiles with his unique brand of jaw-dropping illusions, philosophical storytelling, and magic that unfolds in the palm of your hand and in the comfort of your home.

Secret Library - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience - Origins

Company: Secret Library
Dates: Dec 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 30, Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, &27
Price: $35
Provided Synopsis:

The Secret Library is a digital performance combining live actors with escape-room like elements. This experience ventures beyond the common videoconferencing experience to include an integrated “stage” to encourage immersion. Search for clues, question characters with suspicious intentions, and work collaboratively as you uncover the mysteries surrounding this ethereal realm of knowledge. This experience utilizes fully interactive features to bring you into the story even before the event even begins.

Rogue Artists Ensemble - Storage Run - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience

Company: Rogue Artists Ensemble
Dates: Dec 18-Jan 31
Price: $20 but Pay What You Can tickets are available
Provided Synopsis:

Storage Run is Pee-Wee’s Playhouse meets Choose Your Own Adventure meets classic holiday fare in this new, interactive holiday experience. With just a few weeks remaining until the holidays, Mike becomes trapped and alone in a tangled web of Rogue storage — or so it seems. Boot up and plug in to a story of computer age connection and holiday whimsy, and help Mike on a quest to send a message to the world. Will you help? Y/N? Your choices build a singular and unlikely friendship and unlock a “holiday-tastic” adventure, all from the safety of your computer.

Using an interactive video platform, you will face multiple branching paths with hundreds of unique combinations and puzzles, and receive virtual downloadable gifts along the way.

Part One of the adventure will be available on Friday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET; Part Two will release on Friday, Dec. 25 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET; and Part Three will post on Friday, Jan. 1 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET. Once introduced, all three episodes will remain available through Jan. 31, 2021. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, with a suggested price of $20.

Strange Bird Immersive - The Strange Secret of Mr Adrian Rook - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience

Company: Strange Bird Immersive
Dates: Dec 3, 11-12, 18, 22, Jan 9, 16, 30
Price: $30
Provided Synopsis:

Something isn’t right at Strange Bird Immersive. Our doors are closed, no strangers to greet. And Adrian Rook, secretary to the Raven Queen, has gone missing.

We need you to change the narrative.

You are cordially invited to Strange Bird’s virtual Open House. Meet unusual tenants, witness strange events, and help us locate our beloved Mr. Rook.

A 90-minute immersive theatre mystery over Zoom.

Intimate experience of up to 8.

For more information, check out our review of the experience here.

REMOTE ESCAPE ROOMS

Escape Room LA - The Curse of the Dark Raven

Company: Escape Room L.A.
Dates: Ongoing
Price: $16.50 a person (2-6 people)
Provided Synopsis:

The curse of an evil witch has brought eternal darkness to a small secluded village. Now it’s up to you to travel to the village and reverse the curse before dawn. Along the way you’ll outwit trolls, play pub games to win gold, and cast powerful spells! Can you break The Curse of the Dark Raven?

These live-hosted games feature both audio and visual clues. One of our experienced escape room hosts will be leading your game, verbally describe your surroundings while showing you a series of images and puzzles, and letting you know how you can interact with everything you see. And if you get stuck, don’t worry – your host will help you as much – or as little – as you’d like!

It will be up to you to work together to solve the fun clues and tricky challenges! Can you escape in one hour or less?

While this experience may initially sound a little scary, it falls more into the fantasy realm than the horror one.

For more information on this experience, read our sister site Haunting’s review.

The Box, The Diamond Heist, Remote Escape Room, France

Company: The Box
Dates: Ongoing
Price: 110 € (2-6 people)
Provided Synopsis:

A mysterious hacker collective hired your team to help their inside man break into the Diamond Center.

Meet Bob Ramirez, your in-room accomplice, also game master and live performer.

Work with him, break into the Van Steen House and get away with the diamonds!

Sounds easy, right?

This escape room can be played in English or French.

For more information on this experience, read our review.

The Escape Game - Gold Rush

Company: The Escape Game
Dates: Ongoing
Price: $28 a person (3-8 people)
Provided Synopsis:

YOU’RE ON THE HUNT FOR GOLD

For nearly two centuries, the hope of gold has lured people to the hills of Northern California. No one was captivated more than Clyde Hamilton, a greedy gold prospector who loved to gamble. Clyde made too many bets with the wrong crowd and now he’s missing. You’ve been tipped off to where he stashed his gold.. but so has the mob. Find it first!

For more information on this experience, read our review.

The Hardin House Mystery | Red Lantern Escape Rooms

Company: Red Lantern Escape Rooms
Dates: Ongoing
Price: $60 for up to 4 players; $15 for each additional player
Provided Synopsis:

The year is 1988. You and your high school pals are trying to find out what happened to a classmate who’s gone missing at Hardin House—you know, the house with all the locks and puzzles? The house where a famous archaeologist disappeared without a trace a few years back? The house where people see strange lights and hear odd noises? What could possibly go wrong!?!

Connect with friends and family from anywhere in the world through this completely original online escape game. A live game master will guide you through a massive 8-room adventure where their storytelling, along with images and audio effects, will create a virtual escape room experience. And since it’s a virtual game, you can try things you’d never get away with at a physical location. So climb up on that bookshelf! Stick that fork in the electric socket! Go nuts!

For more information on this experience, read our review.

Improbable Escapes -Neverland Heist on the High Seas

Company: Improbable Escapes
Dates: Ongoing
Price: $25 per person for 2-7 people
Provided Synopsis:

Adventure on the high seas!

The notorious Captain Hook has captured your group and locked you in the brig, deep in the bowels of The Jolly Roger. When dawn breaks the nefarious villain will make you walk the plank, but a new friend has offered you a way out… and she knows where Hook keeps his treasure map. While the crew sleeps you’ll take control of the ship, set a course for the second star to the right and head straight on ‘til morning! You have 60 minutes to dodge Hook’s clutches, find your way to Neverland and escape with riches untold.

Don’t delay.  As those familiar with Neverland will know… the clock is ticking.

For more information on this experience, read our review.

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