The Escape Key is an independent family run escape room business. We are all passionate about creating superb immersive experiences for our customers.
What makes us different from other escape rooms is that ours are based on the North East's rich heritage and our customers – whether local or visiting the area tell us they really enjoy learning about the fascinating history which inspired our rooms.
We offer six handcrafted escape experiences in our central Newcastle location - two outdoor escape games and four indoor escape rooms. Our latest game, The Magic Bottles is an outdoor family adventure played on the streets of Alnwick in Northumberland.
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!
As well as having strong local stories as the narrative to our games, we set out to raise the standard and create the most immersive escape rooms possible. We build our rooms to almost movie set quality which does take longer and costs a lot more but it’s really satisfying when players notice the attention to detail and use words like ‘breath taking’ in their feedback.
We pride ourselves on fantastic customer service and all our games masters work hard to ensure guests have an amazing experience and we’re delighted that customer reviews have made us the number one escape room in the North East. We have even been listed in the world's top 100 escape rooms.
Recent review received: Escape Key - Magic Bottles Experience
"We did the Alnwick-based “Magic Bottles” outdoor experience last week during a trip to the NE coast. The kids loved it. The technology worked really well and kept us on track through a really engaging story and treasure hunt. It took us about 2 and a half hours and the kids didn’t complain once about how far they had walked! It was a great way of seeing parts of Alnwick we otherwise might not have looked at. We learned a bit of local history along the way. Won’t give anything away about the plot, but thoroughly recommended!"