Already closed | 0h 55m | Midtown W

Paradiso: Chapter 1

From 17 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Clever, Intense, Absorbing, Confusing

About the show

Immersive theater pioneer Michael Counts created this unique experience, which marries escape-room entertainment with interactive theater. More…

Loosely inspired by 'The Divine Comedy,' 'PARADISO: Chapter 1' drops 10 audience members into a noir-styled, futuristic nightmare that they must navigate through. With a company of actors guiding the experience, 'PARADISO' features a narrative structure that makes audiences feel as if they have entered a world where the circumstances, characters, risks, and drama represent an immersive 'reality.' A multi-layered story unfolds complete with actors, 3D holographic projection technology, and special effects. From the team behind 'The Walking Dead Experience' and 'Play/Date.' Ages 13 and up only. Exact Midtown Manhattan location provided upon purchase of tickets. 

0h 55m | Already closed | Koreatown (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (17)


Ambitious, Clever, Intense, Absorbing, Confusing

Absorbing, Clever, Disappointing, Audience-based

See it if you go with a group of people and enjoy spending time with

Don't see it if you get a random group of people and aren't getting along with them

Entertaining, Confusing, Silly

See it if you're going with a group of friends and just want to have a silly fun time

Don't see it if you want high quality puzzles and a real opportunity to solve them, and/or you want characters and plot that makes sense

July 25th, 2016
“An audience-participation experience that is part puzzle, part performance, part technological razzle-dazzle. What you get out of it will depend on what you put into it, and perhaps on whom you bring along...Mr. Counts has staged some extravaganzas in the past, but here he keeps things restraine...
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July 26th, 2016
"Experiential theater fans will feel harried, and escape room aficionados will likely not find the puzzle challenging enough. Still, it's a pretty fun adrenaline rush…As someone who enjoys exploring, I found myself frustrated by the time constraint...It's also hard to stop and listen to a charact...
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July 27th, 2016
"Some might find such an enterprise to be hopelessly silly, but I went with it. Think of it as a life-size, 3-D interactive game board -- or, even better, as the opportunity to star in your own B movie. The clues are genuinely puzzling and it took a fair amount of group cooperation...The overall ...
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August 6th, 2016
"'Paradiso: Chapter 1' takes immersive, participatory theater to a captivating whole new level — targeting escape-room enthusiasts. Freely borrowing from Dante, with a soupcon of Ridley Scott’s 'Blade Runner', 'Stranger Things' and 'Mr. Robot', 10 or less players band together and participate in ...
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