The Escape Key Student Challenge


Each month we offer one of our escape rooms for the student challenge. Escape in under one hour with three hints or less and you get your money back


  • On arrival let us know if you want to play the Student Challenge. 

  • Sign our safety waiver using  student email addresses

  • Gamesmasters will not volunteer any hints. Players must ask for hints.

  • The game will end after one hour

  • If more than three hints are requested the challenge is lost but players can continue to complete the game.



The first room we built and more popular than ever, Plague is inspired by the events of 1636 when the Bubonic plague wiped out half the city in the space of a few months.

Below the windows of the Plague room lies Newcastle's busiest Plague pit in the graveyard of St. Andrew's church - the city's oldest church.

While it is not an extreme horror experience, it is certainly spooky and atmospheric with a few frights as well. It is a challenging room with a good variety of puzzle types. Take a peak at the room here

Remember students always get 10% off the full adult ticket price by selecting student as player type at the checkout.

For an additional 10% off on Wednesday and Thursday use discount code STU20 at the checkout

The Escape Key Ltd. 

60-62 St. Andrew's Street, Newcastle upon Tyne,

NE1 5SF United Kingdom. 

Company No. 10697801. 

0191 468 2068 / 07922 286476

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