Paradiso tells the story of the Virgil Corporation, a global mega-corporation led by a team of behavioral scientists who seek conclusive proof of the Escape Gene — a rare quality that raises extraordinary people above the ordinary. The Virgil Corporation has sought to isolate this gene for years. They believe those with the gene may help to lead our precarious species into an enlightened paradise of order, balance and peace. Do you have what they are looking for?
Paradiso: Chapter 1
See if you have what it takes to unlock the secrets of the Virgil Corporation and find your way out of their shadowy headquarters. Working with a distinguished staff of theater and gaming professionals we have crafted an escape experience like no other. Your experience will begin the moment you purchase your tickets. With multiple rooms to explore enhanced by skilled performers and state-of-the-art special effects — it’s like being dropped into the middle of a Jason Bourne movie. Test your skills. Expand your mind. Change your world. Good luck.
Tickets: $50.00 each
Paradiso: Chapter 2
A white room. A locked door. Twelve strange boxes. The second chapter of the Paradiso epic is a four-channel video installation immersion, which follows the Virgil Corporation’s cutting-edge research into the human mind. Preserved in this facility are the memories of one of Virgil’s most classified test subjects. Can you unlock their secrets before time runs out? Prove yourself.
Coming in July
Tickets: $35.00 each
The Path of Beatrice
The Path of Beatrice takes your immersion to the next level, bringing the world of Paradiso out of the walls of the Virgil Corporation’s facilities and onto the streets of New York. Experience a story crafted specifically for you. Enter a shadowy world of hackers, double agents and covert meetings. See the city in a way you never have before. A war is starting—whose side are you on?
“That was so incredibly fun”
“I didn’t really know what to expect but Paradiso was awesome”
“Its an awesome date night”
“I thought it would be scary but it totally wasn’t – it was super exhilarating!”
“Paradiso is the BEST escape room in New York – maybe anywhere”
“Paradiso is head and shoulders above any escape room I’ve ever done”
“I met my new boyfriend at Paradiso! We are coming back to celebrate our 4 month anniversary.”
“If you want to feel like you are a star of a movie this is your destination! I felt like james Bond!”
More about the experience
We love escape rooms and we love immersive entertainment. Collectively our creative team has decades of experience in this field and the projects we’ve done in the past represent some of the most popular and well respected immersive attractions, theater productions and experiences anywhere (check out the bios of the creative team). With PARADISO we set out to bring the best ideas, technology and capabilities of immersive theater to the escape room format.
The thought that guided us was the belief that if an escape room was more “transportive” – taking audiences into a “real” and believable world – than the need to “escape” would be heightened which would improve the overall suspense and thrill of the experience. We started to apply these ideas in our last project – The Walking Dead Experience – and people loved it (us and our friends and fans included). PARADISO takes everything we started in TWDE to the next level and we hope, through the process, to take the escape room genre to the next level, as well.
So what’s it about? Well, we can’t tell you. You have to do it to find out. If we explained the experience or the story and world it introduces, we’d ruin it for you. We can say, however, that the world we present is inspired by the classic story of the Divine Comedy in which the epic tale of one man’s journey through the 9 Circles of Hell to Purgatory and Paradise is told, as well as the surreal and mysterious worlds presented in the films of Stanley Kubrick and the futuristic film noir brilliance of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece, Blade Runner.
We can also say with confidence that this experience will be unlike anything you’ve done before – escape room veteran or first timer. In designing this experience, we’ve looked at as many escape rooms as possible and we’ve applied a level of design, production and state of-the-art special effects to offer something truly unique and deeply mind blowing. We hope you try it and agree.