The Man From Beyond, the Houdini Seance Immersive Room Escape Game

an immersive escape game experience in Houston, Texas

Experience Houston's only award-winning escape room
Winner, Room Escape Artist Goldern Lock-in Award 2017

"Powerful... moving"

Winner, Houston Press Theatre Awards 2017

"Wowed us..."

Winner, Partly Wicked Room of the Year 2017

"Brilliant... memorable"

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An Immersive Experience Like Nothing Else

Strange Bird Immersive presents The Man From Beyond, an original story combining immersive theatre and an escape room.

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Escape Room

Locked in a room with friends, you must discover the room’s secrets and solve its puzzles before time runs out.

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Immersive Theatre

The world of the story surrounds you, characters hold out their hands to you, and no one is a passive spectator.

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The Man From Beyond

A 90 minute experience that brings stakes and realism to the escape game and introduces agency to the theatre.

The Story

Daphne at the table in the escape room

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.

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The Next Generation of Escape Room

...created, built, and experienced only in Houston

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Professional actors dedicated to realism from the moment you walk through the door

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Responsive light and sound effects deliver a cinematic experience

escape game puzzle: The Cabinet of Mysteries

Custom-designed sets and puzzles that never require guessing to solve

Houdini's World's largest stopwatch, as a 60 minute escape room clock

Go beyond the 60 minute game, and be a part of a 90 minute story

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Room Escape Artist

Room Escape Artist

"It stands out among escape rooms. It stands out among immersive theater."

Houston Press

The Man From Beyond Places Houston on the Immersive Theater Map

"superbly unique... meticulously conceived"

Partly Wicked

Discover the secret treasure of Houston’s Escape Room scene

"The single most memorable escape room I have ever seen."

Houston Chronicle

Immersive theater plays with what performance is supposed to be

"Takes the "Sleep No More" aesthetic and applies it to a traditional escape room"

Houston Press

Houston Theatre Awards 2017 Winner

"...a hybrid experience, incorporating the best of immersive theater with the fun of an escape room experience."

Houston CultureMap

Top 9 things to do in Houston this weekend

"the interactive adventure promises an adrenaline rush"

Art Houston

Truth Through Imagination

"An immersive experience like nothing else."


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Private Bookings

Reserve the whole experience for just your group. Book a room as "Private event" and bring 4 to 8 people. Contact us for other times.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A Curated Selection

Is it scary?

The Man from Beyond is atmospheric and offers surprises and suspense, but no horror or gore.

Is there math?

You will search and discover and interpret and investigate and connect. You will not do math.

I’ve never done immersive theatre before. What’s it like?

Don’t worry—there’s no embarassing role-play. You get to be yourself but inside a realistic imaginary world. Prepare to do amazing things you wouldn’t normally do.

What’s your escape rate, and where’s your leaderboard?

That’s not what we’re about.

Where are you?

The Silos at Sawyer Yards, an old rice packaging plant converted to artist studios, in the heart of the Washington Avenue Arts District, Houston's largest creative community and perhaps the highest concentration of working artists in the United States. The Silos is about a mile west of Downtown Houston, a few blocks south of the Taylor St exit of I-10.

Can I play again?

Yes. You undoubtedly did not participate in everything and want to see more, but it’s challenging to avoid spoiling the solutions you do remember for new players. Veterans of the game will receive a complimentary ticket if they book a private room for their friends. Contact Adrian Rook to set up your return visit.

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The Silos at Sawyer Yards
1502 Sawyer St #213
Houston, TX 77007

Your adventure begins a mile west of Downtown Houston on Sawyer Street. Once in the front parking lot of the Silos, turn down the narrow driveway along the north side of the building, next to the railroad tracks.

Picture of Silos on Sawyer from Sawyer St. looking east towards Downtown Houston

Drive past the parallel parking spots until you pass the old rice silos. Park in the head-in parking and there will be a door on your right labeled "The Silos". The door requires an access code: punch in the code received in your email to open the door.

map to immersive theatre/escape room space inside Silos on Sawyer; address: 1502 Sawyer, Ste 213 / Houston TX 77007

Once through the entrance door, you will see the restrooms ahead: please make use of them.

Then walk down the narrow winding hallway that goes towards the front of the building. Continue through a left turn and you will find our stairs on your left, just above a shop selling ceramics and scupltures.

Climb the 17 steps to meet us at Madame Daphne’s Tarot Reading Room and Séance Parlor. You’ll know her when you see her.


We are Houston's first and only dedicated immersive theatre company.

Our mission is to create immersive experiences that tear down the traditional boundaries between performer and audience so both are free to live truthfully inside imaginary circumstances. We look forward to exploring new experiences with you.


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