• ESCAPES

    at the Chicago board game cafe

    Now booking January - March, 2020

  • Book an Escape room for your visit to the cafe

     

    Each Escape is 90 minutes. Times are offered 7 days a week in January.

    If you booked a dinner reservation with The Cafe, it is recommended you make your escape room reservations for two+ hours before or two+ hours after your table time.

     

    The Last Defender

    Now booking January - March 2020

    Mondays - Wednesdays at 5pm & 7pm (January only)

    Thursdays & Fridays at 7pm & 9pm

    Saturdays at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm & 9pm

    Sundays at 12pm, 3pm & 5pm

    Nova to Lodestar

    Now booking January - March 2020

    Mondays - Wednesdays at 5:30 & 7:30pm (January only)

    Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 & 9:30pm

    Saturdays at 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 7:30 & 9:30pm

    Sundays at 12:30, 3:30 & 5:30pm

  • BUY TICKETS for an escape room

    Choose your escape room and how you'd like to play.
    Now booking January - March 2020

  • The Last Defender individual tickets

    Evenings and Weekends

    $39-$49 per ticket

    You'll play the game with strangers (unless you scoop up all 16 tickets). By the end, after saving the world (or not), you'll be friends.

    The Last Defender private buyouts

    Weekday daytimes

    $800

    Instant booking for 8 to 16 players for a private game experience Mondays through Fridays.

  • Nova to Lodestar individual tickets

    Evenings and Weekends

    $39-$49 per ticket

    You'll play the game with strangers (unless you scoop up all 16 tickets). By the end, after rescuing each other from the vastness of space (or not), you'll be friends.

    Nova to Lodestar private buyouts

    Private games on weekday daytimes

    $800

    Instant booking for 8 to 16 players for a Private Game experience Mondays through Fridays.

  • Sponsors of the Escapes by The House Theatre of Chicago

    Mark & Wendy Campana

    Renee Duba & James Clancy

    Scott Hughes

    Samantha Lidecka

    Carol & Dean Schroeder

    David Shapiro and Mark Losher

    Jordan Shields & Sarah Donovan

  • The Escapes are produced by
    The House Theatre of Chicago

    amazing feats of storytelling

  • ABOUT THE HOUSE THEATRE OF CHICAGO

    The House is Chicago's premier home for intimate, original works of epic story and stagecraft. Founded and led by Artistic Director Nathan Allen and driven by an interdisciplinary ensemble of Chicago’s next generation of great storytellers, The House aims to become a laboratory and platform for the evolution of the American theatre as an inclusive and popular artform.

     

    The House was founded in 2001 by a group of friends to explore connections between Community and Storytelling through a unique theatrical experience. Since becoming eligible in 2004, The House has been nominated for 70 Joseph Jefferson Awards (24 wins) and became the first recipient of Broadway in Chicago’s Emerging Theater Award in 2007, and was recently awarded a 2014 National Theatre Company Grant by the American Theatre Wing (best known as the founder of the Tony Awards).

     

    The 18th year of original work is underway and The House continues its mission to unite Chicago in the spirit of Community through amazing feats of Storytelling.

  • ALSO now playing at the house

    Join us at our theater or for a magic show

    The Nutcracker

    A magical story for the holidays

    Nov 8 - Dec 29 at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St

    Verböten

    A new musical about punk saving lives

    Jan 16 - Mar 8 at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St

    The Magic Parlour

    Starring Dennis Watkins

    every weekend at the Palmer House hotel, 17 E Monroe St