Friday, April 21, 2017

Become immersed in Houdini

A Houdini-themed combination of escape room and immersive theatre is playing at The Silos at Sawyer Yards in Houston, Texas. The Man From Beyond is a 90 minute experience created by Strange Bird Immersive. It opened in January as Houston's first permanent immersive theatre installation.

Madame Daphne cordially invites you to a private séance to contact the spirit of Harry Houdini. But all is not what it seems, and when the ghost appears, things take a dramatic turn. Unravel mysteries a century in the making, and you could find yourselves doing more than escaping a room.

Visit the Strange Bird Immersive website for more details and to book tickets.

Below are links to more Houdini-themed escape rooms and immersive attractions.

UPDATE: I just received this very kind comment from Co-Artistic Director James Cameron Cooper on Facebook:

"We found Wild About Harry to be invaluable in building The Man From Beyond. Thanks to John Cox for the notice and for keeping Houdini alive."



  1. Perhaps it's time Disney built some type of HH animatronic show.

    1. I've always thought Disney will one day do some kind of a Houdini-themed something. Houdini is such a representation of turn-of-the-century American and magic...that's right in Disney's wheelhouse. But at least we have "Houdini's Magic Shop" on Disneyland's Main Street. With the memorabilia on display, I'm wondering how many young people's first experience with Houdini happens in that store.

  2. We just went to this escape room two weeks ago and they add in immersive theatre. The historical accuracy and the immersion are very impressive. It was very high quality. A must-do for escape room enthusiasts and Houdini fans. We drove 21/2 hours each way to go to this and were so glad we made the detour!