Today brings the exciting news that officially licensed Doctor Who escape rooms are due to open across the UK.
We’ve always considered Doctor Who to be the perfect ‘gateway’ series for younger people; kids can find the show scary but not terrifyingly so. This makes today’s announcement welcome news for the interactive experience scene. We’re not expecting these escape games to be frightening but imagine that they’ll make for a brilliantly immersive time which is more than enough to pique our interest!
The games will launch in Bristol from December before opening at other Escape Hunt venues in Birmingham, Leeds, Oxford and Reading in 2019. Pricing has yet to be announced but you can register at http://www.escapehunt.com/ to receive updates as they’re released.
Full press release follows:
BBC Studios and Escape Hunt to produce Doctor Who Escape Rooms around the country
BBC Studios and Escape Hunt are pleased to announce that later this year they will be bringing Doctor Who-themed live escape rooms to several locations across the nation.
From December 2018 the themed rooms will be available in the Bristol Escape Hunt venue, and from early 2019 further Doctor Who escape rooms will open in Birmingham, Leeds, Oxford and Reading.
Mat Way, Global Director of Live Entertainment at BBC Studios, says: “It has been a long-term ambition of the team to be able to bring about Doctor Who-themed escape rooms. Our main role here at BBC Studios is to continually extend the fans enjoyment of our brands, and so to be announcing six new live entertainment games across the country to fans is something really exciting.”
Escape Hunt use the Doctor Who brand under license from BBC Studios.
Richard Harpham CEO Escape Hunt PLC, says: “Following the success of our original Escape Hunt games, we are thrilled to be partnering with BBC Studios to create Doctor Who – The Live Escape Game. Going on an Escape Hunt is all about stepping into and experiencing new worlds so strength in different genres is absolutely key to our content strategy. Doctor Who represents the very best in British action adventure and has a loyal and dedicated fanbase that spans all generations. We look forward to bringing the show to life for all fans in its first ever live escape game experience at Escape Hunt venues across the UK.”
Please go to www.escapehunt.com for further information and to register here for news about tickets.