the Ministry of Peculiarities (LLC)
The Ministry of Peculiarities LLC is an entertainment production company established in 2017, dedicated to providing enthusiasts and newcomers alike a high-quality blend of escape rooms and immersive theatre.
Our experience is located in Azusa, California, nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley, just 25 miles east of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of Orange County.
As experienced escape room and immersive theatre enthusiasts ourselves, we know you are searching for more than a room full of puzzles and locks. You will find all our games to be story-driven and immersive adventures, built on narrative and interaction with live industry actors. We think our productions are some of the best, and with 5-star reviews across Google, Yelp, and Facebook, we think you agree.
The Ministry of Peculiarities is a crowning example of the bureaucracy and ineptitude you'll find just about anywhere you look. Rest assured, no matter if you're a beginner or a veteran to escape rooms, you and your friends or family will be the most competent investigators in the building.
Hope End is a story centered around Mrs. Dolores Wright, the last known occupant of an Edwardian mansion known as Hope End. Your team will meet Dolores and encounter questions of family, trust, and choice.
Recalcitrant Research was a 12 minute immersive vignette created in 48 hours and presented for the 2022 Los Angeles Immersive Invitational. Its use of tech to create special effects, participant involvement, and actor physicality impressed the audience enough to take home the prize for "Fan Favorite".
Lingering Echoes was an immersive game created for the 2023 Overlook Film Festival, involving in-person interactions with a cast of eight across multiple city-wide locations, light puzzle-solving, and a story examining a mysterious Ministry artifact known as the Vitaphone, and the horrors it unleashed.
Escape Roomers DE - Top US Escape Room 2023
Escape Roomers DE is one of the largest communities in Europe, and voted Hope End #4 out of 450 played in 2023, and was their highest ranked US game. "What this venue does is brilliant. Truly breathtaking. The set and actors are seamless. Taking you on a magical journey from your arrival, right up until you leave."
Readers' Choice Awards - 10 Best Escape Rooms 2023
No. 5 out of the top 10 escape rooms that USA Today readers have voted as the best in the country for the quality of their experiences. According to expert Christine Barger, The Ministry of Peculiarities is an "incredible immersive escape room with actors centered around a ghost story."
Enthusiasts' Choice Award 2022 - #52/100
Enthusiasts' Choice Award 2023 - #51/100
The Top Escape Rooms Project is an attempt to find the very best escape rooms in the world by leveraging the experience of the most experienced escape room enthusiasts in the world. For two years straight, Hope End has ranked one of the 100 best escape rooms in the world, and is among the top 10 in the United States.
Player Reviews - Overwhelmingly Positive
Best of Morty 2022-2023
Morty's mission is to empower the enthusiast, grow the experiential entertainment ecosystem, and reinvent the protocol of social outings. Hope End has 742 overwhelmingly positive ratings, 157 reviews and counting!
Best Overall - Fan Favorite
"A “competition” where LA’s brightest immersive storytellers come together under one roof to create unique and memorable experiences in only 48 hours to be judged by some of the industry’s most veteran talent."
2022 Golden Lock Award - 44 Games You Must Play
"The Ministry of Peculiarities beautifully blended escape rooms with immersive theater in a dark, quirky, and thoughtfully crafted experience that started when we entered their front door, and continued until we exited."
"They dial in tone and story in a way that makes you really feel like you’re playing with the characters — both physically present and otherwise — rather than being played with by the game master. That’s rare."
"[Lingering Echoes] was like nothing I've ever been a part of before...it was magical, there is nothing like this anywhere else...They crafted something that was really unique and was compelling whether you were playing it passively or whether you were deeply involved."
"Born out of a love for both escape games and immersive theatre, The Ministry of Peculiarities’ Hope End blends the best of both fields into an experience that puts story front and center in a way that many designers strive for and few achieve."
"In the brief time that the Ministry has been revealed to the public, the Ministry’s Hope End experience has developed the reputation for being one of the best escape games in Southern California."
"An innovative immersive game, The Ministry of Peculiarities: Hope End mixes immersive performance and escape game sleuthing in ways that have surprised and delighted our veteran curators."
Wednesday through Sunday
10.00 AM – 9.30 PM
The Ministry of Peculiarities
310 N Citrus Ave, Suite I
Azusa, CA 91702
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