A Giant Escape Game in Montreal’s Underground Network during the 12th edition of the Art Souterrain Festival in Collaboration with Échappe-toi

Starting on February 29, the Festival Art Souterrain, in collaboration with Échappe-toi, invites its visitors to play in giant escape game. Taking place in over 5 km of the Montreal underground network, discover in a fun and unusual way the works of the Festival Art Souterrain 12th edition, held from February 29 to March 22, 2020. Art Souterrain and Échappe-toi propose to dive into the greatest immersive escape game to date, entitled “Journey to the Center of the Earth: The Forgotten City” , an in situ experience specially designed for the Art Souterrain Festival echoing this year’s theme, RESET.

The participants will have to answer puzzles, meet different characters and discover clues allowing them to escape with the treasure of the forgotten city. 80 professional actors and ambassadors will be brought together at the heart of the Art Souterrain pathway to bring to life this original escape game.

“This hunt for puzzles is a fun and accessible way to create an unusual link between the viewer and the work of art. This will certainly open up the world of contemporary art to an audience less inclined to attend visual arts exhibitions” , explains Frédéric Loury, general director of Art Souterrain. (loosely translated)

“Playing in the underground city of Montreal and participating in the development of the artistic and architectural heritage is an opportunity that we could not miss and which has been corresponding to our mandate for over 5 years” explains Emmanuel de Gouvello, president and founder of Échappe-toi – Immersive Adventure. (loosely translated)

Tickets are now on sale at the unique price of $ 25 plus tax, places are limited. Experience offered on February 29, March 1, 6, 7 and 8, 2020. Duration 1 hour.

For more details: Facebook Voyage au Centre de la Terre : la Cité oubliée and websites echappetoi.com/en and artsouterrain.com/en


17 rooms in 3 centres around the world have already enabled more than 400,000 players of all ages to experience exciting immersive games, the Escape Game. The center in Montreal offers 9 rooms; all of our games are hosted by professional actors and linked to the history of Montreal. More information on echappetoi.com


Art Souterrain is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 with the mandate to make contemporary art accessible to the general public. With a desire to demystifying works and artistic approaches, the organization sets up several annual projects that seek to educate the eye and create a link between the work and its audience.

To achieve its goals, Art Souterrain relies on a strong model which consists in removing art from traditional exhibition places to bring it to meet individuals. By exhibiting in unconventional places, the organization wants to surprise everyone in their daily lives and thus provoke a new kind of interaction.

The 12th edition of the Festival Art Souterrain will take place from February 29 to March 22, 2020.


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