The Escape Key
The Escape Key
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 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
About
The Escape Key is a premium escape room centre located in an atmospheric warehouse in the historic Gallowgate area (the place where witches were once hanged) of the city. We aim to give you the best possible experience with the quality of our games and the service we offer our customers. Play The Plague or Witch overlooking the ancient graveyard or try to save the world from Armageddon! The Electric City game is based on Newcastle's heritage as the first city in the world to be lit by electric light. We also offer two outdoor escape adventures. Rosie's Charm and Thirteen Ghosts played using our app on the streets of Newcastle.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Julie M
4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
I took my teenage son and his friends here for his birthday and can highly recommend it . The staff were so friendly and welcoming. The games master really set the scene and gave context to the particular game ‘Armageddon’ . The game was challenging , exciting and lots of fun . It would be great for groups of friends, staff days out and for families with older children. It is set in a very old historic part of Newcastle overlooking a beautiful , old church which really added to the character of the experience . Great value for money, well thought out games and creative rooms with plenty of gadgets and puzzles.
Written 6 December 2023
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Scarlett A
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Friends
Me and my friends attended this and had a fab time! A very good laugh with a few surprises - we will definitely be going back to try a different room!! Would thouroghly recommend :)
Written 6 December 2023
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Kelly B
Washington, UK11 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Visited with two young people I work with and we all had a great time. Fantastic experience definitely the best escape room I've been to!
Written 6 December 2023
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Jessica d
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Friends
absolutely amazing, my group really enjoyed it. there were lots of puzzles to solve and help if you needed it. really would recommend this.
Written 6 December 2023
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Connor
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Business
(05/12/23) - First time in an escape room and I'd definitely recommend giving Escape Key a visit! Booked a large group for our team night out booking all the rooms and what an experience, highly recommend! Can't remember the names of two females who looked after us but thanks so much, we had an amazing night!
Written 4 December 2023
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Emily M
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Couples
Great experience at Escape Key, couldn't recommend it more! Went as a couple for a birthday activity and it was great, our game master was warm, humorous, and very friendly. We did Armaggedon and the room was amazing - you can tell that the company has worked hard to take you back in time and make it an exciting space. If you're looking for something to do in Newcastle, then this is a great idea. Thank you for having us, will definitely be back again.
Written 4 December 2023
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Chris S
Prudhoe, UK1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Business
Had a fantastic time at Escape Key Newcastle for our works night out, Anna was an amazing host for the night! Highly recommend.
Written 4 December 2023
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MagsT
Sunderland, UK1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Friends
First Timers ! Friendly welcome.
Informative Introduction from Jack our game master . We found the experience exciting challenging thought provoking frantic and funny all at the same time ! We arranged it as part of our yearly festive girlie weekend and it was a great activity ! Would defo recommend it ! We will be talking and laughing about it for years ! Would defo do it again! Thanks to Jack for making it a great experience ! We loved it
Written 3 December 2023
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Carol H
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
What a fantastic experience, still laughing about it a day later. Thanks to Jack who made our experience great. Would loved to have been a fly on the wall in his control room. Wish we had a recording of our experience. Definitely 10/10, and will go back. Very professional
Written 3 December 2023
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Connector102982
15 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Great venue so much effort has been put into this escape room. We did the Plague room which is the most difficult we got with 3minutes 22 seconds.
Written 3 December 2023
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The Escape Key is open:
  • Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 - 22:00