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October 28, 2020


The Paramount Theatre presents

Art Heist

Become a detective on a downtown Austin walking search for a criminal mastermind in this 90-minute family-friendly immersive experience.

This event starts Stateside at the Paramount Theatre, but you will be walking short distances to find clues. Start times are staggered at 30-minute intervals.

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Based on a true story of the world’s biggest art caper, Art Heist is a true crime walking show where socially distanced groups will walk to multiple locations to gather clues. The amateur gumshoes interact with a wild group of wily career criminals, slimy con men, rumpled art recovery specialists, a possible inside man, a gentle psychopath, and the larger-than-life but definitely real self-proclaimed Greatest Art Thief of All Time. The show premiered September 11th at the Vancouver Fringe Festival and enjoyed a sold out run of 18 performances.

The story is based on the biggest art heist in history and took place on March 18, 1990, when two thieves disguised as police officers entered Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the middle of the night, telling guards they were investigating a disturbance. Valued at a half a billion dollars, 13 works of art, including paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Manet were stolen. The $500 million pieces as well as the robbers remain at large today.

Actors, through conversation, will reveal clues to the detective audience but then again, a red herring or two might present itself. Sharp sleuths will guess who the liars are and ultimately solve the enigma. No two performances will ever be the same as the actors improvise with every interaction.

Expect intrigue, high stakes and laughs. Set your personal BS detector to its highest setting and help solve this mystery.

Group Discounts (will be reflected in the cart):
10% off for groups of 10-19
20% off for groups of 20+

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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