Hello haunters, we have just received word that all upcoming Blackout events in Los Angeles have been cancelled. It seems that the creative forces behind the haunt have been having some difficulty securing insurance. Therefore, they’ve chosen to halt the production for the time being. We have provided their official statement below. We’ll keep you posted on any updates
Ladies and gentlemen, as many of you know, one of the most important reasons BLACKOUT has gained its reputation is because of the value we place on our audience’s safety. We want to push limits but would never jeopardize the health and safety of our actors or our audience by moving forward without the proper permits in place… most notably, insurance.
There are those shows that would move forward without proper safeguards…those that would jeopardize the safety of the audience. We do not count ourselves among those types of experiences. It is for this reason that we unfortunately are going to have to cancel our upcoming Los Angeles off-season.
After running for over 6 years and 25+ shows, all with a strong safety record, we currently find ourselves being held hostage by our insurance company. We refuse to jeopardize your safety just to accommodate their greed. Regretfully, we do not feel comfortable moving forward with the show unless we can guarantee the safety and coverage for both the actors and our audience. While it pains us to do it, we feel it is the safest, and only, option we have right now.
Anyone who has purchased a ticket to the upcoming Los Angeles show, you will be receiving a refund on your purchase this evening. It should take approximately 3-5 days to show up on your account.
On a personal note, we’ve seen this show grow a lot in the last six years. We began as a tiny show in NYC that gave you a shot of whiskey at the door. Now, we are lucky enough to design experiences at the Forum alongside Queens of the Stone Age. We are proud of what we’ve built and so appreciative of the support we’ve had from you, our audience. It is always been you who has held us up.
Thank you everyone for your support – we apologize again for any inconvenience . We hope we are able to make it up to you soon.
Josh, Kris, and John
We want to hear from you. Have you attended Blackout before? Were you planning on attending the upcoming event?