Escapism Chester
Escapism Chester
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Escapism Chester is Chester's Premier Live Escape Room. Hunt clues, crack codes and solve puzzles to escape the room. For teams of 2-6 players.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • AC R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museum heist fun.
    2nd visit here. Really good fun and quite a challenge. Venue has been updated since my last visit and really impressed with the experience. Everyone had such a lovely time and we plan to make if a regular event.
    Thank you for leaving your review and thank you for choosing to return! Many thanks, Escapism Chester
    Written 29 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 July 2023
  • lindy_girl_1
    Chester, United Kingdom28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended
    Great, high quality experience. Some escape rooms at other places feel quite tired but not this one. Really good fun. Definitely recommend. Seb was a great game host.
    Thank you Linda for leaving your review, we appreciate the kind feedback and shall pass on your kind feedback Seb. Many thanks, Escapism Chester
    Written 29 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Deanna G
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love it here!
    For last two years I've attended escapism for my birthday and I've attended while on holidays to Chester I love it, the escape rooms are fun, creative and challenging and yesterday we finally escaped a room on our first attempt with 4 minutes to spare. Danny was our game host yesterday and he was amazing, very funny and helpful. I really recommend the museum heist room and radioactive (radioactive being the one we escaped yesterday)
    Thank you for letting us be a part of the annual celebrations! Well done for escaping in time! Hopefully see you for the next birthday! Many thanks, Escapism Chester
    Written 29 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Kelly D
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family day out
    Great time escaping from ‘The missing’ room today with my husband and kids. Everyone enjoyed the experience our game host Vikki was very helpful with her clues 🕵️‍♀️ and helped make the experience really enjoyable thank you 😊 we will defiantly be back. Thanks
    Thank you Kelly for leaving your review, well done for escaping and hopefully see you for another escape soon! Many thanks, Escapism Chester
    Written 31 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Kimberley Amelia
    Chester, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Radioactive
    I've done a couple of escape rooms in the past, but this was by far the best. Our host, Georgia, was enthusiastic and clearly good at her job. The room itself, Radioactive, was filled with brilliant puzzles, and had a great atmosphere. We also spoke to Shannon, who was very helpful.
    Thank you Kimberly for leaving your review and for choosing to return! We shall pass on your kind feedback to the team! Many thanks, Escapism Chester
    Written 8 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 1 August 2023
  • clairerw2023
    Oswestry, United Kingdom1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun but a bit pricey
    Our first escape room so wasn’t sure what to expect at all! Especially with regards to difficulty level etc. was so impressed, really cleverly thought out! We didn’t manage to escape but really enjoyed it! Only negative would be £45 for 2 people is a bit pricey! Would love to do another one but price would put me off doing too often
    Thank you Claire for leaving your review and thank you for letting us be your first escape room experience! Sorry to hear you may be put off by the price, we are one of the cheaper escape rooms in the north, but if you bring more people then the price per person will drop down, for example if there were 6 of you then the price would drop to £16.50 per person. Hopefully we will see you again for another escape one day! Many thanks, Escapism Chester
    Written 8 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Emma M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Escapism Chester
    Escapism Chester is our top choice for escape rooms - we have now completed all rooms and thoroughly enjoyed our last one, Museum Heist. I think it was the best one yet. Rebekah, our Game Host was fantastic.
    Thank you Emma for leaving your review, we appreciate the kind feedback and we will have to make another room to get you back. Hopefully see you for the Christmas room! Many thanks, Escapism Chester
    Written 15 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 August 2023
  • jo S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to spend an hour making your brain work!
    Very friendly and everything was well explained before entering the actual room! The room we did was apparently the hardest they have (we picked it because it allowed all 6 of us to enjoy it together rather than the level of brainpower needed) the room itself was well set up and clean without lots of clutter, some of the others we have done in the past at other places have been overly cluttered which made them dusty! We tried our hardest not to ask for clues but in the end we relented and had 3 clues and these did help us tremendously without being obvious problem solvers. Our room host was Rebekah and she was fantastic, bubbly and courteous! We will definitely return again!
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review, we appreciate the kind feedback and wish you the best of luck for your return! Many thanks, Escapism Chester
    Written 15 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Bruce C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Fun
    Our daughter booked us an Escape Room for a present as they love doing them and say Escapism is one of the best. From the moment we arrived (not really knowing what we were doing) our excellent host Seb explained how everything would work, and how the locks and things should operate. Then we were locked in the 'cabin' and left to our fate. The puzzles were demanding but not too complex, and again Seb kept the whole thing running smoothly with the odd nicely timed hint to ensure it didn't get overwhelmingly frustrating, and despite me even searching my wifes handbag thinking it was a prop we managed to escape with seconds to spare. (Family bragging rights remain even!). An excellent experience all round, smoothly run by the fantastic staff. We'll definitely be back again.
    Thank you Bruce for taking the time to leave review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and understand why your daughter enjoys them so much! Many thanks, Escapism Chester
    Written 21 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • John E
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best escape rooms we have visited
    We tried the Museum Heist room, as we had a group of six, ranging in age from 11 to 70 - some of us had done escape rooms before, others were total newcomers. We arrived early and the excellent team let us enter the room earlier than our booking, rather than waiting. Thanks to Ewan who explained how everything worked. The escape room was really good, it flowed really nicely, it moved quickly so you weren't on one puzzle for a long time and there was a good mix of challenges for all ages. Would recommend Escapism for families, regardless of whether you are an escape room expert or if it is your first time.
    Thank you John for taking the time to leave your review! Hopefully the newcomers now have the escape room buzz and will come again! We shall pass on your kind feedback to Ewan and the team. Many thanks, Escapism Chester
    Written 21 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 August 2023
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Anya
Llanfair Caereinion, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
This is our 3rd visit to the Escapism and it didn’t disappoint. The first time we visited we weren’t supposed to have the kids with us so we called up to check it was OK. They were really accommodating and switched us into a more kid friendly room and made a couple of adjustment. The kids, even though they were still quite young, absolutely loved it!
Obviously it’s not the sort of thing all kids would enjoy and I think it helps if the adults have done an escape room before so you know what to expect and don’t just run around in a blind panic (we all did that on our first one right?!)
Now that my kids are older (9 and 7) they can get more involved, the 9 year old helps with the puzzles while the youngest finds clues and opens the padlocks.
This time we did “Legacy” which is set in a graveyard, so perfect for Halloween you could even dress up! But my favourite so far is “The Missing”, which is also spooky, just because of the way it is set up and the props etc
Having done other escape rooms at other venues I’d definitely recommend Escapism they have great rooms and really friendly staff. With regards to Covid, they have staggered start times, hand sanitiser stations and everything in the room is wiped down etc, so just go and enjoy yourself :)
Written 23 October 2020
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Thank you for leaving your review, hopefully we will see you again for another escape!
Written 26 October 2020
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Catrin H
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Our family of four did Taken (with a 14 and 12 year old). It was a fantastic experience. Hazel was great - she set the scene brilliantly and guided us through the whole process with an appropriately sinister demeanour! Great fun and will definitely visit again.
Written 3 January 2020
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Thank you Catrin for leaving your review, we shall pass on your kind feedback to Hazel and the team. Many thanks, Vikki
Written 4 January 2020
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Mel M
Birkenhead2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
There were 9 of us in all from age 7 to 50. We had a group of 5 including the 2 youngest ones in Ampitheatre. The other group did Legacy. Our host Vikki was great: we needed extra hints which she gave at the right time. We escaped with 21 seconds to go. Would definitely go back and do another room.
Written 2 January 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We hope to see you again for another escape! Many thanks, Vikki
Written 3 January 2020
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Leah G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
As a party of 6 people, aged from 11 - 41 we had a fabulous time here on Saturday. We had the very lovely Shannon take care of us, she was so enthusiastic and really got us excited for the room. She perfectly timed the few occasions we needed a little help with clues and we escaped with just over 10 mins left. We will definitely be back to try out the other rooms and hope we have the privilege of having Shannon as our host again.
Written 2 May 2022
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Thank you Leah for leaving your review, we are happy to hear fun was had by all and well done for escaping in a great time! Many thanks, Escapism Chester
Written 6 May 2022
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max b
Dudley, UK239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This was our first time at Escapism though we have done plenty of escape rooms over the last few years.
We liked it so much we came back for a second game on the way back home from our trip to Chester.
The equipment was all in very good condition and clean and the games were fun to play and the whole setup was very professional.

Seb, our host on the first game (Amphitheatre) gave clues at just the right time and we escaped as a pair with seconds to spare. The second game we played (Legacy) was more complex and we didn't get out. It would probably suit 4 people as there are things that can be done simultaneously rather than in strict sequence.

It was also excellent value for money compared to other rooms we have played.
Written 18 July 2021
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Thank you Max for choosing to return and for leaving your review, we shall pass on your kind feedback to Seb and the team. Many thanks, Vikki
Written 28 July 2021
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Daniel F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
This was a great activity, the room was challenging but fun and exciting. We did the Taken room and managed to escape with 34 seconds left with only a couple of extra clues to help us out. Perfect as a couple but could also be good for a small group. James was a fab host who made us feel welcome, set the scene and geared us up for the adrenaline rush in the room. Would love to go back and try another.
Written 30 August 2020
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Thank you Daniel for leaving your review, we shall pass on your kind feedback to James and the team! Many thanks, The Escapism Chester Team
Written 1 September 2020
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Phill & Lisa
Gwersyllt, UK79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Brilliant experience, and we even managed to escape. Rebekah our host was very attentive when we arrived and explained everything to us. Would highly recommend this experience for anyone with older children or like us as a group of adults.
Written 11 June 2022
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Thank you Phill for leaving your review. Well done for escaping in time! We hope to see you again for another escape! Many thanks, Escapism Chester
Written 13 June 2022
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PonkyHotShot
Reading, UK115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
The wife and I were on a weekend trip to Chester. We saw the Escapism and on the off chance called in. We were lucky enough to be met by the host Vicki who explained what was involved in doing an Escapism experience. It was excellent, and if you’ve got a critical mind Iand love puzzles you really will enjoy it.At times we needed an extra clue and this is where Vikki played her part. But then I don’t think anyone smashes it first time. We would highly recommend it, it was just over an hour in total( but the challenge is 1 hour). We played in the “taken” room, and I’m sure you will enjoy the challenge.
Written 11 February 2022
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Thank you for leaving your review, we are happy to have been a part of your first escape room experience and hope to see you again if you return to Chester. Many thanks, Escapism Chester
Written 14 February 2022
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Rachel12345678a
Lytham St Anne's, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
We were a group of two couples who undertook the challenge of The Missing on New Year’s Eve, run by Diane. She was clearly experienced as she could rattle off the rules and guidance from memory and in a great easy to understand way.

The room itself was so much fun being completely in the dark apart from head torches! It was full of surprise and fun to be a bit scared. We really enjoyed every puzzle and would definitely recommend it. We escaped with 1:57 to go and only 5 clues!

We were only visiting but would love to return to do the most difficult one.
Written 2 January 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We hope to see you again for another escape! Many thanks, Vikki
Written 3 January 2020
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charlotte u
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
We booked to play ampitheatre and loved it so much we rebooked in same day to play legacy!
Such fun games, really well thought out and creative. Jadene was fantastic, really friendly and helpful (so thank you!). We’re already excited for a return visit.
Written 15 August 2021
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Thank you Charlotte for leaving your review, we recommend either The Missing or Radioactive for your next escape! Many thanks, Escapism Chester
Written 16 August 2021
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