The Escape Key


Telephone: 0191 468 2068


Take on The Escape Key's brand new outdoor challenges and test your team work skills by playing their history based outdoor escape games Rosie’s Charm and Thirteen Ghosts.

  • Rosie's Charm is an exciting outdoor mystery adventure played by groups of 2 to 6 people through the streets of Newcastle. Can you unravel this tragic tale, find Rosie's charm and work out what happened her beloved Mr. Alexander?
  • The stories featured in Thirteen Ghosts are inspired by some of Escape Key's favourite accounts of sightings and hauntings which are widely available to read in books and online.
  • Outdoor games are £45 per group booking.

Read more about The Escape Key's outdoor games and book online at

The Escape Key's indoor games now include some new safety measures that are in place so that you can enjoy your experience and be reassured the attraction has taken precautions to protect against coronavirus.

  • Teams of up to 2 households/ support bubbles
  • Extended time between games from one hour to one and a half hours to allow for thorough cleaning of the rooms.
  • Hard surfaces, puzzles, locks and other items will be treated with a disinfectant fogging machine or sprayed and wiped with anti viral chemicals
  • Rooms will be ventilated with fresh air between games
  • Game masters will wear visors when speaking face to face with groups

Read full Escape Key Newcastle safety measures here.

Our aim is simple: to provide you with the best possible experience through the high quality of our games and the high standard of service we offer our customers.

The Escape Key is the North East's premium escape room centre and is ranked Number 1 on Trip Advisor and won the Traveller’s Choice Award in 2020. It is located in an atmospheric warehouse overlooking a graveyard in the historic Gallowgate area of the Newcastle. Specialising in truly immersive experiences inspired by Newcastle’s rich history, The Escape Key has four indoor games and two brand new outdoor escape games.

In Plague, step back into the dark history of the Black Death in Newcastle and Gateshead. Learn how half the population perished in one year and the brutal role of the plague doctors. You and your team will be locked in the Plague room (overlooking the plague pit of St. Andrew's graveyard) with one hour to solve the puzzles and escape before the doctor returns. This activity is suitable for groups of up to six people aged 10 or above.

Witch takes you back to the infamous Newcastle witch trials of 1650. Some of your team will enter a prison cell, falsely accused of witchcraft. Work as a team to complete fiendish challenges to break out and save them from the hangman’s noose?

Did you know that Newcastle was the first city in the world to be lit by electricity? In Electric City you have to break into Joseph Swan’s house, find his laboratory and save his invention from an angry mob.

Find out more about all our games, pricing and booking on our website.

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Opening Hours


Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 10:00 - 22:00

Friday 10:00 - 22:00

Saturday 10:00 - 22:00

Sunday 10:00 - 22:00

Bank Holiday CLOSED

Telephone: 0191 468 2068


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