What makes The Escape Key so special?


"The best escape rooms in Newcastle by an absolute mile.


- Trip Advisor


Quite possibly the most important part of your experience. We train our staff to look after you from the moment you step inside. You will be warmly welcomed by your dedicated Gamesmaster who will patiently explain what you are about to do and give you the back story to the game through a short and entertaining film.


We believe your visit to an escape room should be a truly immersive experience, so we spend a lot of time, love (and money) making sure our beautifully themed rooms really do take you into another world. As well as looking amazing you can expect music, sound effects and smart lighting to further enhance your experience. 


Our challenging and varied puzzles provide the game play of your experience.  Our rooms are packed with hidden electronics making 'magical things' happen that you will smile about for days - you won't find a series of repetitive 'find the combination and open the box' style puzzles - in fact our latest room has no combination locks at all! 


Our unique location overlooking the ancient graveyard of St. Andrew's church in Gallowgate is a rich source of inspiration for some of our games. We thought, why build a Harry Potter style escape room when we are right next to a real witches' burial ground and what better way to escape a contagion than over a real plague pit!

We offer four handcrafted escape experiences in our central Newcastle location. All of our action-packed escape rooms have innovative puzzles that will thrill everyone, from first time challengers to veteran escapees! We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and you'll be looked after by your dedicated Gamesmaster. You'll also notice an exceptional level of care in the design of the rooms and our films and storytelling will further immerse you in the world you are about to enter.

The other thing that 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 real witch burials and plague pits! 

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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