Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Real Escape?

The Real Escape is a live exit game in which teams of two to seven people are locked in a room. Together they must find clues in order to unlock the door and make their escape!

What is the minimum age?

There are no age restrictions at The Real Escape. However, due to the difficulty of some puzzles, we recommend that players are aged 12 and older. Each team must have at least one person over 18 years old. Players under the age of 12 can encounter difficulties with recognizing or understanding the correlation between puzzles. However, this game can be very enjoyable for a family if the whole team works together!

Can I hold a party or company event at The Real Escape?

The Real Escape can be hired to host a stag/hen, birthday party, company or any other event and can accommodate up to 22 people per hour, with up to 7 players in Chamber of the Deep, 6 players in Dr Ryddle’s Memories and The Western Job each, and up to 3 people in Mission 60. All our escape games can function simultaneously.
We’d recommend splitting up your large group into smaller groups and reserve 1 session (4 different games).
All of our games have the same start time so your whole group can arrive together, so please book your slots as it appears on the calendar.
We’d love to help! If you’d like to talk to us about your requirements, please contact

Who can play?

The Real Escape is best played in a team of four or five, but a minimum of two and a maximum of seven can book a session. Mission 60 can be played in a team of two or a team of three.
Anyone can play our games but we recommend that players are aged 12 or over. In each team, there must be at least one adult over the age of 18.

How long does the experience take?

The length of the experience varies from team to team but we find that the average session lasts about an hour. Staff will hold a short instruction briefing before each game.

Will we get help if we get stuck in the game?

Absolutely, your Games Master will be on hand to help you with useful hints and clues should you need them. This will be mentioned in the briefing prior to your game.

Is the game difficult?

The game is designed to be challenging! However, the vast majority of teams will be able to complete it if they think laterally and work together. You can see the escape rate when booking to help you decide which room to try first.

Do you mix teams with other members of the public?

No, we do not mix players with other members of the public to fill up the room.

Do you sell gift vouchers?

Yes, gift vouchers are available to purchase on the website.