Night at the Haunted Museum an immersive experience

Night at the Haunted Museum an immersive experience

PAWTUCKET – Night at the Haunted Museum, Pawtucket’s newest Halloween attraction, returns for a second year, with events on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 13-14 and Oct. 20-21. Proceeds go to support free community and arts programs at the Revel Factory.

Ten31 and Revel Factory, 249 Roosevelt Ave., are presenting Night at the Haunted Museum in partnership with the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

With the “fright meter” falling between “absolutely terrifying” and “kind of spooky,” say organizers, this walk-through offers just the right amount of Halloween magic. The event features performances by Ten31 Productions and its living statues. Tickets are on sale now. Children are welcome, but this event is not intended for the very young.

“Dive into the deep to discover the souls lost at sea,” states a release. “You don’t know who, or what is waiting for you in the dark.”

Throughout the year, said Ten31’s Eric Auger, staff worked with students from JMW. Students designed the story, consisting of theme, characters and history, as well as costumes, set, sound and lighting.

“We have been working with them for the past month here in our workshop to build the set and some costumes,” he said. “So in a sense, this is partially a showcase of their artwork and craft which was created under our guidance and mentoring.”

The immersive Halloween haunt is a unique experience, said Auger.

“Guests are taken on a journey from beginning to end and are ‘told’ a story along the way,” he said. “They interact with actors and costumed performers while they walk through artistically thought-out vignettes.”

The experience is “both fantastical and frightening,” he said, but there’s no gratuitous violence or gore. Everything that is presented embellishes the story.

Tours start every 10 minutes. Each tour can accommodate 15 to 20 people. Minimum of 18 tours per night. Pre-purchased ticket holders should arrive before 9 p.m.

Revel Factory produced the experience in partnership with the students at the Jacqueline Walsh School. Students helped to design and create the entire experience, working side by side with Revel professionals, and some are even performing.

Events will be held: Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 13-14 and Oct. 20-21, from 7 to 10 p.m.

The last ticket is sold at 9:45 p.m. Last tour runs at 10 p.m. Admission is $10 per person.

Visit www.nightatthehauntedmuseum.com . All presale tickets are non refundable.

The Revel Factory is located on the river side of 249 Roosevelt Ave.

Local food trucks will be present for those waiting in line.

Email revelfactoryri@gmail.com or call 401-725-1031 for more information.