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"a deliciously diabolical combination of afternoon tea, cult ceremony, and puzzle-solving mayhem"
- No Proscenium 

Back by popular demand in a new and larger space in NYC's Lower East Side.
Feb 11 - March 31 

Join us in a pop-up escape game dining experience unlike any you've seen before. Teams of four to six will work together to decipher clues, solve puzzles, and unlock teas, finger sandwiches, scones, desserts. But if you talk to the right order members you might find there is something else afoot.

You are formally invited to the high tea and initiation ceremony for new recruits into The Order of the Golden Scribe. This secret Order goes back as long as history has been written, destroyed and rewritten. The key to the Order’s power is utter secrecy.

As a new recruit, this shall be your formal induction into the Order. Alongside your tea, you will be presented with the final tests of your training. These puzzles are a mere formality and should be child’s play for someone with your status within the sect.

We look forward to your official RSVP to attend this most prestigious and highly secret event.


21A Clinton Street

Manhattan, 10002

Caveat is fully accessible. Access the elevator by calling (212)-228-2100 (also posted on the door).

First photo by Bronwen Sharp


What is this?

This is a food-based escape game / immersive theater experience designed by the team at Patchwork Adventures. You’ll be “inducted” into this fake organization and will have to solve puzzles and clues to get each course. You’ll also be interacting with actors, discovering the Order’s secrets and making important decisions as a team.

This experience was developed as part of the 2023 artist-in-residence program at Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre.

What size team is this for?
This event has tables that seat 4-6 participants each. If you are not booking with a full group, you may be paired with other players at your table.
While most puzzles are solved at your table, there are some meta interactive puzzles that are a collaboration with all players.

What kind of food will I be served/dietary restrictions?

Your group will be served various teas, a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, and dessert items. The base menu will have fish, eggs, milk products, gluten, and nuts. We are able to accommodate most dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten free, nut-free). Please put any dietary restrictions on your order form. Email us at to inquire about specific dietary restrictions.

Food safety?

Our team has food safety certifications from NYC’s Department of Health. We will try our best to avoid cross contamination, but if you have a life-threatening allergy to any of the above food products, this experience might not be the best for you.


This experience will take teams between 90 minutes and 2 hours.

Physical Access and Content Information?

Our new space is ADA compliant!

This experience includes: interaction with actors, puzzle solving in teams, interactions with other players, use of logical deduction and observation skills. Mentions of secret cult-like organizations, erased history, the existence of war, dominant cultures over taking, and infiltrating to destroying corruption.

Premium/VIP tickets?

For this run, we will be offering general admission tickets, which is our award-winning immersive puzzle experience, complete with a full afternoon tea. We also have a Premium ticket tier, where participants can get a fun Tea-Mocktail and a Order of the Golden Scribe Souvenir. Our VIP tickets are only offered on certain dates as we work with our space partner on offering a glass of sparkling wine, an amuse bouche, and you'll also get an Order of the Golden Scribe Souvenir. Neither the Premium nor the VIP add-ons are necessary for you to enjoy the show, they're just a bit extra for those who would like to support the show more. 

Large group ticketing?

If you have a large group that you want to bring to our experience, we would be happy to work with you on setting aside tables for the whole group to participate together. Please email us at Our event is great for corporate team building, family reunions, alumni clubs, and affinity groups.

Ticket Price?

Your ticket includes a high quality afternoon tea consisting of food and refreshments. We are also committed to paying our whole team a NYC living wage. This includes our actors, game designers, prop makers, graphic designers and food preppers.

That being said, we do want our work to be accessible. If cost is a barrier, please email us at for a subsidized ticket code to use.

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