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

an immersive experience in Houston, Texas

#1 Escape Room
in the United States
5 Years In A Row
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additional times available on request
4-8 participants*
Private bookings
Ages 16 and up*
up to 2 hours
Peak/off-peak pricing
* contact us for groups under 4 or over 8     **under 16 allowed with adult. See FAQ.

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

You and your friends must discover the room's many secrets 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

brings stakes and realism to the escape game and introduces agency to the theatre.

Internationally Recognized

Winner #3 in the World, Top Escape Rooms Project Enthusiasts Choice Awards 2018/2019/2020

"The best of the best"

Winner, Room Escape Artist Golden Lock-in Award 2017

"Powerful... moving"

Winner, 10 Best Escape Rooms 2018 by USA Today Reader's Choice

"By popular vote"

Winner, Partly Wicked Room of the Year 2017

"Brilliant... memorable"

Winner, Escape Authority Keys to Greatness: Most Immersive

"Compelling and real"

Winner, Houston Press Theatre Awards 2017

"Wowed us..."

Best Story Telling, Escape Rumors 2018 Achievement Unlocked Awards

"Achievement Unlocked"

Best Immersive Game, Immersion Awards 2019 by Immersion Nation

"Truly exceptional"

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 Live Entertainment

...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 game, and be a part of an epic story

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Experience Houston's best escape room.


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."

Escape Authority

Escape Authority Review

"a story so compelling and so real that it was impossible to not become lost within it"

New York Times

Escape Rooms in an At-Home Era? Here’s the Key

"deeply creative, and they're scrappy."

Dating Advice

Offers Couples an Interactive Date

"so much more than the typical dinner-and-a-show routine"

Audience Reviews

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Special Offers

VIP Experience

Upgrade your experience with extra time in Madame Daphne's Tarot Reading Room, where you will enjoy multiple tarot readings and sip on our complimentary Prohibition-era cocktail. Select at booking.

Give them an adventure

Contact us to arrange special events for parties or proposals, or share the magic with gift certificates.

Corporate Team Building

With best-in-class production values and unique packages, meet the team-building event you won't want to forget.

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.

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?

In the Houston Design Center on Old Katy Rd near the intesection of I-10 and 610/West Loop, near Memorial Park. See Location for more.

How do I book?

All bookings must be reserved in advance through our website. All in-person games are private: you will not play with any other group. Tiered pricing applies to smaller groups.

Can I play with only 2 or 3 players?

You may buy empty seats to meet the minimum of 4, but we recommend only experienced escape room players opt to play in small teams. Please contact us if you wish to do so. We regret the inconvenience this may cause for small groups.

Do you have an age limit?

We recommend The Man From Beyond for ages 16 and up. We require one adult per guest under 16.
Due to the intense nature of the experience, it may be inappropriate for guests younger than 13. Please contact us to consult.

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7026 Old Katy Rd #310
Houston, TX 77024

The Archives

Click below to discover more about a closed experience.

Poster for audio experience What Happened Here May 2021-now (still available)
Poster for virtual immersive theatre mystery The Strange Secret of Mr Adrian Rook Aug 2020-Apr 2021
Poster for virtual immersive theatre scene Madame Daphne Zoom Tarot Readings July-Sept 2020


We are a Houston-based immersive entertainment company producing escape rooms, immersive theatre, and more, often all at the same time.

Our mission is to transform live entertainment through innovative immersive experiences. We look forward to exploring this new work with you.


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