Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Escape Rooms Find Success Virtually After Coronavirus Shuttered The Real Ones

5ec6abe1a758ab0008b1c10e-eight.jpg
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today during our fall member drive.

Oh boy, an escape room, the perfect opportunity to... go touch some puzzles that have been touched by hundreds, perhaps thousands of other people? Uh oh. The pandemic era's answer: virtual escape rooms on Zoom.

The virtual rooms mean that both the players and the staff can be socially distanced, while joining in a team adventure with friends. And they're helping L.A. escape rooms like Escape Room L.A. and 60out stay afloat — after laying off staff when the shutdown started, escape rooms now say they don't have enough performers to meet the online demand.

They're also starting to plan for the day when people are ready to go into confined spaces with others, figuring out how to escape in under an hour.

READ THE FULL STORY:

Support for LAist comes from

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter. To support our nonprofit public service journalism: Donate now.