What is The Eureka Room?
The Eureka Room is a boutique immersive experience room filled with light and sound. The room measures a cozy one hundred square feet and accommodates around six people.
Video-led instruction guides visitors though different programs, each lasting 10 to 20 minutes. The programs have been described as “absurdist”, “wholly unique”, and “indescribable”.
The Eureka Room is not a passive experience. The Eureka Room only works if visitors are willing to participate and engage with other visitors. The participation is designed to be enjoyable and easy.
Um. Ok, but what really happens at The Eureka Room?
Much of the enjoyment of The Eureka Room comes from the surprises, so it’s best that you know as little as possible.
If you must know more, you can read this review of The Eureka Room from The Austin Chronicle or read the write-up at NoProscenium.com (warning: spoilers).
What size group do I need?
Since the programs are participatory, they require a minimum number of people.
Ideally your group will have 5-7 people. Six is ideal.
What if I don’t have that many people?
Not to worry! It’s better that way, actually.
For solo attendees and smaller groups, I will work with you to combine your group with others. I’ve had over 1200 people visit and I’m confident that sharing the experiences with strangers is more fun.
Please don’t bring anyone who you know isn’t going to be into The Eureka Room. That’s just a bummer for all of us. Instead, join with other small groups and meet new people who share your interest in participatory immersive experiences!
How long does it last?
A typical visit lasts around an hour.
Are there flashing lights? I have a health-related issue/concern.
There are many flashing and strobing lights. You may be affected by The Eureka Room if you are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or have other photo sensitivities. If you have questions, email me.
For those who are sensitive to the “rainbow effect” caused by some projectors, I use a 3-chip projector which eliminates the rainbow effect.
Is The Eureka Room ADA accessible?
Unfortunately The Eureka Room is currently located in a home that is not ADA accessible. When the Eureka Room moves to a new location in 2021 I will make sure it will be ADA accessible.
Will visually or hearing impaired persons enjoy The Eureka Room?
Unfortunately, most of The Eureka Room is visual so I would not recommend it for the visually-impaired.
I have had a couple hearing-impaired people visit and was able to accommodate them pretty well. If you are interested hearing-impaired programs, please contact me.
I’m still not sure. What should I do?
If you’ve read all of this website and the FAQs and are not feeling excited about visiting The Eureka Room, I strongly recommend against visiting.
What if I have other questions?
If you have any other questions please contact me here.