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"The room itself was amazing and the puzzles were unique and the best I’ve ever experienced - and I’ve been to many escape rooms!!

Trip Advisor, January 2022

Welcome to The Escape Key Newcastle


We offer six handcrafted escape experiences in our central Newcastle location - two outdoor escape games and four indoor escape rooms.

Our premium action-packed escape rooms have innovative puzzles that will thrill everyone, from first time challengers to veteran escapees! You won't find a series of repetitive 'find the combination and open the box' style puzzles.
What sets us apart from other escape rooms are our close ties to Newcastle and the North East's rich heritage. We're situated right next to St Andrew's Church in Gallowgate, next to a real witch burial ground and a medieval plague pit!

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Three incredible outdoor games

Four Amazing Indoor Escape Rooms

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Overlooking a real life plague pit in Newcastle. Learn about the horror of the Black Death in this atmospheric escape game. Can you get out before it gets you?



An asteroid is hurtling towards earth, only you and your team can save the day. You don’t want to miss a thing in this fast paced tense escape game set in a Cold War bunker.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, the first city in the world to be lit by electricity.
But dark forces are determined to ensure that it never sees the light of day.



Escape the hangman's noose in this eerie escape game based on the dark events of Newcastle's history and played next to real witches' burial ground.


Perfect for Parties and Proposals

Our escape rooms are a really popular activity for all sorts of parties, so whether celebrating a hen or stag*, a birthday or anniversary with friends or family our exciting games will bring everyone together.

We've also had lots of marriage proposals in our escape rooms so please get in touch if you want us to 'hide the ring' and record the proposal.

*All hen and stag party bookings get an automatic 10% discount

Company Team building

Join the 100+ local businesses who have benefited from teambuilding sessions at The Escape Key. Find out how we can help your team develop the skills needed in today's workforce.

We are also the only escape room centre in Newcastle with four rooms in one venue meaning we can have more than 25 people playing at one time.

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