Journey into ‘Dark Passage’ immersive pop-up experience and themed bar

This Halloween season, Pseudonym Productions will introduce “Dark Passage,” an immersive experience exclusively in Philadelphia.

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Running from Oct. 4 – Nov. 2, Dark Passage invites guests to step into a realm between life and death for a night of mystery, filled with Halloween surprises and Instagram-worthy moments. Visitors will pass through a glowing portal and enter a story of surreal visuals, intricate sets, and roaming performers, all while traveling through a maze of hidden rooms that hide secrets waiting to be discovered.

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The Dark Passage experience starts in the Strange Spirits Lounge, a pop-up speakeasy created in collaboration with Philadelphia personality Fergus Carey of Fergie’s Pub. Strange Spirits is located just steps away from the portal that opens up to the Dark Passage and features themed cocktails perfect to kick off the evening.

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This themed experience can take guests anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to fully explore, and guests have unlimited access to the Strange Spirits Lounge throughout the night.

Dark Passage was created by University of Pennsylvania alumna Sarah Elger, who has designed attractions for Disney and Universal Creative, and co-founded Pseudonym Productions with Ricky Brigante, founder of Inside the Magic.

“This is the first year we’ve brought our unique brand of entertainment to Philadelphia,” said Elger, “and we’re excited to unveil this new experience that offers an evening we hope is truly something no one has ever seen or experienced before.”

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Tickets are available online, ranging from $35 for a single evening to $79 for a ‘season pass’ with unlimited visits. Tickets purchased at the door to the experience range from $45 to $89, depending on availability.

Dark Passage is located at 1004 Buttonwood Dr. in Philadelphia’s Callowhill area, just a short walk from Reading Terminal Market. To learn more, and to purchase tickets, visit


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