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: April 29-30, May 3, 4, 11, 12, 17, & 18
Price: $89.95
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.

Mirror World Creations - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience - Phone Call - Fragile Recall

Company: Mirror World Creations
Dates: Ongoing on Tues (5-7:30), Fri (7:30-11:30), Sat (7:30-11:30), & Sun (7-9:30)
Price: $49.99
Provided Synopsis:

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY — have a chat with your past life! Purchase now to get a telephone number — only $49.99! Famed psychic Genesis Mahabini knows all, sees all, tells all — buy now and book a date and time to chat with your previous incarnation!

In the sixty-minute phone call that is “Fragile Recall,” famed psychic Genesis Mahabini claims she can help you chat up your previous incarnation. But is the sad woman she sends you to talk to really someone you once were? And if not, what does she need — and why does she care so much about you as her legacy?

Mirror World Creations - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience - Phone Call - The Girl On The Phone

Company: Mirror World Creations
Dates: Ongoing on Tues (5-8), Fri (7:30-10:30), Sat (7:30-10:30), & Sun (7-10)
Price: $48
Provided Synopsis:

Irene is trapped in Caracas, kidnapped by corrupt police; she’s found herself a mobile phone but now she needs your help to escape. But will your Google-fu and your attempts to help her keep her cool be enough to get her out of mortal peril in time?

“The Girl On The Phone” is a 60-90 minute immersive experience, a set of texts and phone calls between you and a kidnapped tourist with a scavenged mobile phone. Over the course of the experience, you’ll use the resources you have on hand to help Irene escape her captors and comfort her in the midst of a crisis.

Mirror World Creations - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience - Phone Call - Gremlin

Company: Mirror World Creations
Dates: Ongoing Tues (5-8), Sat (7:30-9), & Sun (7-10:30)
Price: $15
Provided Synopsis:

Magic is real. You know this because you have just been telephoned by a hyperactive gremlin who is shouting about witches. According to the gremlin, you are his only hope for escaping baleful captivity. But his instructions are bizarre, to say the least…

“Gremlin!” is a 20-minute magical adventure that takes place over text message and phone. Help out a hyperactive gremlin, discover a secret world of witchcraft and if you’ve got a mind for it, learn some magic…

Lost Immersive - The Lost Garden - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience

Company: Lost Immersive
Dates: May 1 8pm-11:30pm EST
Price: Free
Provided Synopsis:

On Saturday, May 1st at 8 PM EDT, wander the winding paths of The Lost Garden as we reveal secrets and stories told through original performances by over 50 first-rate immersive artists. There will be new faces, familiar faces, and, of course, delightful surprises along the way. We promise you’ll get lost, and if you’re very lucky, you might be found.

This event is the spectacular culmination of Lost Immersive’s fundraising efforts to support immersive arts workers that began last fall with The Lost Halloween. Tickets to The Lost Garden are free so reserve yours today.

This is a live Zoom event, and you can experience it however you’re most comfortable. Camera-on is optional, the chat will be open, your best garden party attire is suggested (and may be rewarded), bring your own libations. Tickets are per screen, so multiple people who ae sharing a screen only need to reserve one ticket.

Mirror World Creations - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience - Phone Call - The Midnight Market

Company: Mirror World Creations
Dates: Ongoing Tues (5-7:45), Fri (7:30-11:15), Sat (7:30-11:15), & Sun (7-9:45)
Price: $40
Provided Synopsis:

For hundreds of years, the Fair Folk have run the Midnight Market, selling curses, charms and cloaks of dreams to those unwise enough to buy. Now, though, they’ve discovered time zones and telephones, and are bringing the Midnight Market to you. If they’ve called you, they’re sure to have your heart’s desire…only the question remains: what will you sell in exchange?

Telemarketing has never been so intriguing: “The Midnight Market” is a 45-minute experience done entirely over the phone.

Mirror World Creations - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience - Phone Call - The Other Side of the Line

Company: Mirror World Creations
Dates: Ongoing on Fri (7:30-11:30) & Sat (7:30-11:30)
Price: $45
Provided Synopsis:

Your friend Alex needs your help — her cousin Karen has jumped on the anti-vaxxer bandwagon and is now refusing to inoculate her kid. And Alex can’t get through to her — but due to an incident involving leg injuries and hot chocolate, Karen really likes *you.* So Alex has asked you to help talk her around. But when even the truth is politicized, how do you persuade a relative or friend on the other side of the line?

“The Other Side Of The Line” is a 30-45 minute immersive experience, a phone call between you and your fictional friend Alex’s “cousin Karen.” Over the course of a phone call, you’ll have the chance to engage with Karen’s beliefs, and perhaps even persuade her to engage with yours. An exercise in patience and empathy, this experience focuses on interacting with harmful perspectives in a constructive way.

Mirror World Creations - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience - Phone Call - Outpost Omicron

Company: Mirror World Creations
Dates: Ongoing on Tues (5-8), Fri (7:30-10:30), Sat (7:30-10:30), & Sun (7-10)
Price: $52
Provided Synopsis:

There’s been a murder in Outpost Omicron, the US Navy’s underwater base, and you’re the consulting detective who’s been called in to solve it. Literally “called” — you’ve got 90 minutes on the phone to interview the crew before atmospheric conditions disconnect you. There’s gossip to sort through, a blueprint to peruse, and camera footage (which of course they can’t send you). The scientists and crewmembers are counting on you: can you find the murderer in time?

“Outpost Omicron” is a 90-minute experience done entirely by phone.

Rogue Beacon - Pictures of Gwen - ARG - Remote Immersive

Company: Rogue Beacon
Dates: Ongoing ARG starting May 4th
Price: Free but supplemental boxes are available on the website for £36.
Provided Synopsis:

Pictures of Gwen is an adventure through an enchanting West Country city, Torstow, alongside young artist Gwen and the strange friends she meets along the way. It is a magical realist narrative delivered as an online immersive experience and Alternate Reality Game (ARG).

In the not-quite-shadow of a cyclopean tower that can only be seen through the corner of the eye, Gwen travels on the ley lines where mythology, art and modernity meet. As she journeys Gwen will depict her findings on Instagram, drawing her audience into a labyrinth of mystery and intrigue.

Pictures of Gwen will play out on social media accounts and a network of in-world websites, each presenting storylines, characters, mysteries and puzzles to be investigated. The history, identity and modern reality of Torstow will be explored through its art, architecture and its inhabitants; strange and wonderful as they may be.

Secret Library - Escape Atlantis - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience

Company: Secret Library
Dates: May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 39, 30
Price: $100 for up to 4 players. Additional players $25
Provided Synopsis:

The Secret Library: Escape Atlantis is a virtual escape room for a max of 8 players. While the Secret Library: Origins experience is more considered immersive theatre, Escape Atlantis is a traditional escape room with challenging puzzles and a unique storyline within the Secret Library narrative universe. This experience ventures beyond the common videoconferencing experience to include an integrated floorplan to encourage immersion and autonomy. Search for clues and work collaboratively as you uncover the mysteries surrounding this ethereal realm of knowledge. This experience utilizes interactive features to bring you into the story even before the event even begins.

Secret Library - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience - Origins

Company: Secret Library
Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
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.

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

Company: Strange Bird Immersive
Dates: April 17, 23, 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.

Mirror World Creations - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience - Phone Call - Tutorial Debrief - LARP - Zoom

Company: Mirror World Creations
Dates: Ongoing on Tues (5-8), Fri (7:30-10:30), Sat (7:30-10:30), & Sun (7-10)
Price: $52
Provided Synopsis:

1960 – The Cold War rages on. The intelligence agencies of the great powers play an endless game of spy and counter-spy, trying to learn one another’s secrets, trying to sabotage one another’s plans.

Want to learn litform larping? Take our tutorial to learn how to larp with prewritten setting and characters. You’ll read the literature, spend an hour learning one-on-one with a facilitator, then another hour taking part in Debrief, a deeply compelling Cold War ghost story. Do you dare open yourself to such an experience?

A litform larp is a larp where players portray pre-generated characters. This may sound more intimidating than freeform larps (larps where players play characters largely or wholly self-generated) but it turns out that pouring yourself into a character pre-written by an experienced author is one of the most amazing, liberating experiences available. In a baldfaced attempt to make this experience available to more people, Mirror World Creations has built a litform larp tutorial for those who would like to learn to larp in the literary style.

No previous larping experience is necessary!

In our tutorial, you and a faciliator will prepare for — and play — our two-player larp, Debrief. Debrief is a one-hour litform larp written specifically for videochat; it is a Cold War ghost story about spies, spirit mediums, betrayal, grief and loss. Before the tutorial begins, our facilitator will reach out to you with a brief questionnaire; answering the questionnaire will let the facilitator “cast” you in Debrief, while also giving them a sense of your larping comfort levels. Post-questionnaire, your facilitator will send you up to 30 pages of reading — this is your homework! You’ll need to read all the documents your facilitator sends you besfore you start the tutorial.
The tutorial itself will last two hours. For the first forty-five minutes, the facilitator will guide you as you get into character and learn the ins and outs of litform larping. Then comes the game — Debrief, which will last not more than one hour. Finally, you and your facilitator will debrief Debrief; talk about your feelings, your experience, and what the larp meant to you.

The full price of the tutorial is $65. For those who don’t think they can afford full price, Discounts are always available.

X the Experience - Poseidon Theatre Company - Immersive Theater - Remote Experience

Company: Poseidon Theatre Company
Dates: Ongoing on Fridays (8:30-10:30) & Saturdays (3:30-5:30)
Price: $25-$50
Provided Synopsis:

X the Experience is a groundbreaking interactive cinema event. Starring Broadway’s Cheech Manohar (Mean Girls) & Kim Exum (Book of Mormon).
Set in the not so distant future, the Subject: X lives in a world where equity is turned on its head. All for the greater good of the “WE”. 2 journeys. Will Subject: X choose to rebel or comply? You have been recruited to participate as a trainee for the “WE”, your sessions with Subject: X begins Friday’s at 8:30 PM EST & Saturday’s at 3:30 PM EST. Live-streamed to you at home.

X the Experience is a bold new interactive livestream cinema event, where YOU play a role in the story and participate in this one of a kind Livestream experience. All from the safety and comfort of your home. X the Experience is a livestream event it is a mix of cinema, digital storytelling & immersive theatre. You will not be on camera. This is not “Zoom”.

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.

Objective Entertainment - This Is Reality 2000 - Escape Game

Company: Objective Entertainment
Dates: Ongoing
Price: £12-£15 per person for 4-12 players
Provided Synopsis:

Take a trip back in time and star in your very own Y2K reality show!

THIS IS REALITY 2000 lets you and your friends have the ultimate Zoom experience, wherever you are.

Play as one of 12 outrageous housemates, each with their own secret objectives, and enjoy games, votes, group challenges and dramatic twists in your very own reality show set in the year 2000, celebrating the rise of reality TV.

This 5 star ★★★★★ reviewed virtual game is crammed full of nostalgic early noughties references, including videos, trivia, and a pumping rY2K-themed soundtrack. Players also get to vote for their winner, along with a variety of other prizes and forfeits, by using a slick, live-updating scoring system.

Our VIP package includes a special celebrity guest LIVE appearance from Big Brother 7 winner Pete Bennett, plus bespoke themed cocktail sets from multi award winning Little Nan’s Bar delivered direct to your door!

There can only be one winner… who will be crowned most popular housemate? Gather your friends and enter the house to find out!

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