The Nest is a live, theatrical experience that combines elements of immersive theater, narrative video games, serialized podcasts, and escape rooms into a totally new way to tell a story. Since it's different than most forms of entertainment, we've run into a few common questions.

GENERAL QUESTIONS
  • What is immersive theater?
  • In traditional theater, you're a passive observer, watching a story unfold on a stage in front of you. In immersive theater, you're in the middle of the story, and are free to explore the environment around you and make choices that affect the outcome of your experience. It's kind of like being a character in a movie or video game.
  • Will I be required to act or perform in front of others?
  • No. Your main goal is to explore your surroundings, not to act or perform.
  • Is this the same as the 2017 production of The Nest?
  • Not really. Think of this production more like a remake or a director's cut. We've improved many aspects of the show - the location, the set design, the story, and more - to create the version we wish we always wanted to make!
  • Is this a scary experience?
  • We don't think so. There is no blood, axe murderers, or actors jumping out to scare you. However, the room is dark and mysterious, and you may have to navigate small spaces, be alone in unfamiliar spaces, and at times experience moments of complete darkness. The story itself is not scary, but involves adult themes such as suffering and the loss of a loved one.
  • Is this an escape room?
  • No. There are some simple puzzles but not an end goal to escape a room. We suggest that guests take their time and soak up as much of story as possible.
  • Are there any live actors in the space?
  • No. Most story will be delivered via audio cassette narration.
  • How long is "The Nest"?
  • Including check-in, a short wait time, and the experience itself, plan to spend about 90 minutes at "The Nest".
  • How many people experience "The Nest" at a time?
  • Each "timeslot reservation" accommodates two people: yourself, and a guest of your choice. You may also attend alone. You will never be paired with a stranger. The ticket price is the same for one or two people.
  • Is there an age restriction?
  • You must be 18+ to experience "The Nest".
ADVISEMENTS
  • What warnings are there for "The Nest"?
  • "The Nest" is not a scary or physically strenuous experience. However, it is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable with walking, ducking, navigating small spaces, standing for periods of time, moments of complete darkness, or being alone, or for those who are affected by claustrophobia.
  • I'm claustrophobic. Should I see "The Nest"?
  • There are several tight spaces, so "The Nest" is not recommended for those who are affected by claustrophia.
  • Is "The Nest" wheelchair accessible?
  • Unfortunately no, due to our location in a pre-ADA building. If you'd like to chat about any specific mobility questions, email us at greetings[[at]]scoutexpedition.co.
  • Does "The Nest" offer any other accessibility options?
  • Yes! Please email us at greetings[[at]]scoutexpedition.co to discuss your specific needs.
TICKETING QUESTIONS
  • How do I purchase a ticket?
  • At the top of this page, click the "Tickets" link.
  • How many people can enter per ticket?
  • Each ticket is really a"timeslot reservation" that allows entry for up to two people: yourself, and a guest of your choice. You may also attend alone.
  • If I only buy a ticket for myself, will I be paired with a stranger?
  • No. When you buy a ticket, you are reserving an entire time slot, even if you would prefer to attend alone.
  • Can I exchange my ticket or get a refund?
  • We cannot refund tickets, but we may be able to help you sell it to someone. Please email greetings[[at]]scoutexpedition.co with your specific request.
  • If I can't make it, can I give a ticket to a friend?
  • Yes! But please email greetings[[at]]scoutexpedition.co with their full name, email address, and your show date and time so that we will send them the appropriate arrival instructions.
DAY-OF-SHOW QUESTIONS
  • Where is the venue?
  • "The Nest" takes place in the Mid-City neighborhood, about 3 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles. The exact meeting point will be emailed to you the day before the show, but the closest cross streets are W Washington Blvd and S Western Ave.
  • Where can I park?
  • Along W Washington Boulevard, there is plenty of street parking available. Please read all parking signs. If you park in a residential neighborhood, please obey all parking restrictions and keep volume to a minimum.
  • What should I wear?
  • This is an active experience. You will be walking, standing for periods of time, and periodically crawling. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • At what time should I arrive?
  • Your performance date and time is listed on your confirmation email. Feel free to show up a few minutes early, but please do not show up late.
  • What if I'm late?
  • Please show up on time. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, you may not be able to participate. In this case no refund will be given.
  • Is there a restroom available at the venue?
  • Yes, but only for use immediately before or after the experience. Once your show begins, there are no restrooms for a period of about 75 minutes.
  • What happens in case of rain?
  • We run rain or shine! "The Nest" takes place almost entirely inside, and on rainy days the check-in area will be covered.
  • Can I bring my electronic devices/keys/purse/etc with me?
  • You must lock them up. In order to provide the best show experience, you cannot bring your electronic devices - yes, that includes cell phones, Snapchat Spectacles, and Apple Watches - or any bags with you. There will be small lockers for storing items while you're in the experience.
  • Oops, I didn't use a valid email address when buying tickets
  • We can probably sort it all out. Email us at greetings[[at]]scoutexpedition.co

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