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.

COVID-19
  • When does "The Nest" re-open?
  • The Nest is reopening on May 13th. Information on upcoming ticket sales will be released shortly on social media and on our website.
  • I have a credit from the Spring 2020 Extension. How do I redeem my credit?
  • For guests with credits, we've recently emailed instructions. If you haven't received the email, or if your email address has changed, please get in contact with us at ticketing[[at]]thenestshow.com
  • Upon reopening, what precautions will be taken?
  • Guest and staff safety is vitally important to us, and we are implementing the following:
    • Guests and staff are required to wear face masks during the entire experience
    • Check-in process has been simplified and is contactless
    • Time between shows has been extended for enhanced cleaning
    • New cancellation policy to discourage guests from attending while sick
  • What should I do if I am sick?
  • If you (or your guest) are feeling ill or have been in close contact with someone who is sick, do not attend and please contact ticketing[[at]]thenestshow.com as soon as possible to cancel your tickets.

    With more than 24 hours notice of cancellation, you will receive full credit towards booking a future show. With less than 24 hours notice of cancellation, you will receive half credit towards booking a future show. If you do not cancel and you (or your guest) are ill when you arrive, you will not be able to participate and your show will be cancelled without refund to ensure the health and safety of our staff and guests.
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
  • Is "The Nest" physically strenuous?
  • No, but please dress for comfort and mobility.
  • 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 ticketing[[at]]thenestshow.com
  • Does "The Nest" offer any other accessibility options?
  • Yes! Please email us at ticketing[[at]]thenestshow.com to discuss your specific needs.
  • What content warnings are there for "The Nest?"
  • "The Nest" contains some content involving miscarriage.
TICKETING QUESTIONS
  • How do I purchase a ticket?
  • At the top of this page, click the "Tickets" link.
  • What is the price of at ticket?
  • Each "ticket" is really a private timeslot reservation good for two people. Prices to reserve a timeslot start at $125 total for two people, plus a small ticketing and credit card processing fee charged by the third-party ticketing service. More desirable timeslots, such as weekends, are priced at a slightly higher rate.
  • How many people can enter per ticket?
  • Each ticket is really a private "timeslot reservation" that allows entry for up to two people: yourself, and a guest of your choice. You may also attend alone, in which case you will NOT be paired with a stranger.
  • Do I have to let you know if I am attending solo or with a friend?
  • No! You do not have to notify us in advance whether you will be attending solo or with a friend.
  • 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.
  • What is your cancellation policy? Can I exchange my ticket or get a refund?
  • Unfortunately due to our low capacity, there are no refunds and all sales are final.

    If you (or your guest) are feeling ill or have been in close contact with someone who is sick, do not attend and please contact ticketing[[at]]thenestshow.com as soon as possible to cancel your tickets.

    With more than 24 hours notice of cancellation, you will receive full credit towards booking a future show. With less than 24 hours notice of cancellation, you will receive half credit towards booking a future show. If you do not cancel and you (or your guest) are ill when you arrive, you will not be able to participate and your show will be cancelled without refund to ensure the health and safety of our staff and guests.
  • If I can't make it, can I give a ticket to a friend?
  • Yes! But please email ticketing[[at]]thenestshow.com 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
  • When will I receive arrival information?
  • Arrival information is emailed to the same email address you used to purchase the ticket, at least two days prior to your showtime. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam or email ticketing[[at]]thenestshow.com to have it resent.
  • Do I need to bring printed tickets?
  • No. Simply follow the check-in instructions that have been emailed to you, and give your name to the check-in person upon arrival.
  • 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 at least two days before your showtime, 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?
  • In order to keep the show running smoothly for all of our guests, it is important to show up on time. If you arrive late, you will not be able to participate and your show will be cancelled without refund in order to prevent impacting guests that are scheduled to arrive after you.
  • 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 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 ticketing[[at]]thenestshow.com

PURCHASE TICKETS

Due to high demand, "The Nest" is sold out through June 2021. Additional blocks of tickets will be released in the future.

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