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Not Your Average Discount

Alternative Budget Proposal Program

As an entertainment venue, we’re frequently asked:

“Do you do discounts?”

It’s a fair question. Discounts have historically been an easy way to offer support to specific communities, such as veterans, teachers, and first responders. Simply enter the right code and score 10%, 15%, maybe even 20% off.

In designing Escape Artistry we sought to challenge established methods of community support. The business itself was built with artists in mind: a workplace with flexible hours, sympathetic teams, and avenues for creative output. Each escape room was ethically constructed by extraordinarily talented Chicagoans using recycled props and set materials.

When thinking about the discounts we could offer communities in need, we couldn’t bring ourselves to discriminate between groups of people, much less put a percentage on what we felt they deserve.

Entertainment is essential for a full, enriched life, but these experiences are oftentimes inaccessible for those operating with fewer resources. We understand the diversity of financial hardships — from hard-hit families seeking to provide memorable birthdays for their children to non-profit organizers developing fundraisers on shoestring budgets.

For that reason, we have created an alternative budget proposal program.

How does it work?

If our ticket rate of $35/person is out of budget for any individual, family, or organization, we encourage them to reach out to with an alternative price, either per ticket or as a set rate. Our management will assess the feasibility and our team will be in touch about the booking shortly after.

We require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice to approve proposals. The vast majority of alternative budget proposals are reviewed and approved within a 24 hour time period.

So yes, we do offer avenues for discounts. And no, you don’t need your “members only” card to access them.

Community is at our core. We’re thrilled to offer this opportunity to expand access to our space and, especially now, create more opportunities for future Time Travelers to unplug and play.

Stay kind, Escape Artists.

Escape Artistry

The Time Gallery: 1342 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
The Railcar: Flatiron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Ste 350, Chicago

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At Escape Artistry, our escape rooms are "Chicago Original." All 6 of our games are handcrafted by local Chicago artists with custom puzzle games you won't find anywhere else! 

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