Interactive theater offers surprises around every turn, much like doing literally anything blindfolded. Delve into the darkness with this Groupon.
$18 for Admission to Nightmare (Before Christmas): The Experiment (Up to $30 Value)
Held on the second floor of the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, this 55-minute interactive horror-theater show invites select audience members up on stage to participate in the cast’s terrifying experiments. Nightmare (Before Christmas): The Experiment admits no one younger than 10, and visitors between the ages of 10 and 15 will not be admitted without a parent or guardian. See a list of FAQs here. Shows take place at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., with an additional show on December 21 at 11 p.m. Choose from the following dates: December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, or 23. Please note that admission is $15 on family-friendly days—December 22 and 23.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
The locked room has become a classic trope of pulpy mysteries and Hollywood thrillers. But at Trapped NYC, it becomes real life. The interactive adventure begins as up to eleven players enter a small apartment. The end goal seems simple—get out. But that's not as easy as it sounds, as puzzles stand in the way of every activity, from accessing the bathroom to opening the refrigerator and discovering that someone drank all the milk. Logic, teamwork, and a bit of physicality are all required to complete the various challenges, which get more and more difficult with each passing minute.