Frequently Asked Questions

What is an escape room?
It is a live-action problem solving game in which participants use teamwork and elements of the room to find clues and solve a series of puzzles to escape within a set time limit.

Is it scary?
No. “The Audition” is set behind the scenes of a theater with no hidden actors or scary zombies.

How many can play?
“The Audition” can accommodate a group of players from 2 to 8. If you have a larger group, please contact us at (541) 613-6488 for special arrangements.

Will I be grouped with other players?
Only if you request such and the other group agrees. Otherwise, your booking reserves the entire room.

What are the age limits?
All ages are welcome, but groups with players age 14 or younger require accompaniment by one adult.

I get claustrophobic. Am I really locked in a room?
No worries. You have access to an exit (and a restroom) at all times.

How long does it take to play?
Please allow for 90 minutes: 15 minutes for introduction, 60 minutes of game play, and 15 minutes for photos and debriefing. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, we may not be able to accommodate your group. Also, please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early as the prior group will still be debriefing.

What if I don’t succeed?
We recognize that finding your way out of the room is the most exhilarating step in an escape room. Our game masters are available to offer clues or redirect your team should you request help. Our goal is that every group succeeds!

How can I get my group’s name on the record board?
Groups that complete the room without clues are eligible to be listed on our hall of fame board.

Do I need to have special knowledge to succeed?
Everything you need to escape will be in the room and no prior knowledge or experience is necessary. Teamwork and observation skills are essential. Remember, there is no “I” in escape!

Is it a challenging game physically?
There are no physical challenges and the game can be played from a wheelchair. Use of force or taking apart furniture is not allowed and will not solve clues.

How much does it cost?

Groups 2-4: $30 adults, $25 students; groups 5-8 $28 adults, $23 students.

How to book?
Use our on-line booking system or call (541) 613-6488 to schedule. Walk-ins are also welcome to stop by for availability. Games are scheduled every 2 hours from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekends, and 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule?
There is a link in your email confirmation to allow you to change or cancel your reservation. If you cancel up to 48 hours in advance, we will offer a full refund. If you cancel same day and less than 48 hours and do not reschedule, we will charge 50%. If we can re-book your space, you will receive 100% refund.

Where are you located?
Escape Ashland is located at 147 No. Pioneer which is two blocks from Oregon Shakespeare Festival between Northwest Nature Store and Ruby’s Neighborhood Restaurant. Parking is available on site as well as across the street at the public parking lot located at Pioneer and Lithia Way. Bike racks are also on site.