The Republic immerses guests - called players - in a fully designed, interactive world inhabited by intriguing characters. Players take on an important role in this conflicted society with their actions dictating how the rich story ends.

Created by top designers as well as experienced writers, artists, musicians, engineers, actors, and more, this high energy, up-close performance is truly unlike anything Orlando has seen.

Inspired by Greek mythology, Fritz Lang's "Metropolis," and Plato's literary work, the story of The Republic experience places players inside a society ripe for revolution, where citizens are born into social status but band together to overthrow an overbearing government while risking banishment to the Labyrinth.

The Republic is not a traditional stage show. It's not a haunted house. It's not an escape room. It's not a theme park ride. It's also not confined to any emerging immersive theater standards. It is something entirely new. Boundaries will be pushed as players are asked to embody a role and become part of the story. Throughout the experience, players will be watched, deceived, touched - possibly even kidnapped.

Breaking the traditional stage-audience boundary, The Republic is an immersive theater experience that surrounds viewers with the performance, allowing audience members to move under their own free will, engaging directly with performers, sets, props, and other interactive features throughout.

The Republic creator Sarah Elger discusses our experience on NBC news:

FOX 35 broadcasts live on The Republic grand opening day:

The Republic features:

- More than 25 fully designed, immersive spaces across 18,000 square feet
- Interactive elements that will change your very surroundings
- Elaborate, engaging story delivered by improvisational performers who will get up close and hands on
- Original musical score and soundtrack to immerse you in the world
- Multiple endings, dictated by your actions, offering a different experience with every visit

You will be watched. You will be deceived. You will be touched.