You may know that Denver Escape Room hosts all kinds of events: birthday parties, team building, wedding anniversary parties, and even just spur-of-the-moment date nights.
But last week, we welcomed a very special group for a different kind of event: a Denver field trip. We were thrilled to host theater classes from Legend High School, who visited our escape rooms. Many of our guests may not realize this, but many of the skills and talents possessed by those in theater are also highly valuable in the escape room industry.
Denver Field Trip
While the students were here, they played our rooms, had a Q+A session with our team, and even helped reset the rooms for the next players.
During the Q+A session, the students were able to talk with a Game Master, Game Designer, Scenic Director, Area Manager, and Chief Operating Officer to see a full picture of what’s required to create, design, and run an escape room. No topic was off limits, and the group had some great questions:
Are escape room props different from theater props? (Very.)
How do you come up with the idea for an escape room? (It’s tough!)
Do Game Masters get frustrated watching us play and go down the wrong path? (Sometimes 😊)
Do you use a special program to communicate with us while we’re playing? (Yes.)
Can we get a copy of this game design template? (Of course.)
For their final project, the Legend High School senior theater students will be designing, presenting, and pitching their very own escape rooms. Watching the conversation unfold, you couldn’t help but wonder if this was the next generation of escape room creators. If so, we can’t wait to see what they come up with!
Thank you to Legend High School theater students for spending your Denver field trip with us. We were happy to have you, and hope to see you next year.