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The Real Escape is a unique live action “exit game” for groups of between three and six people. Locked in a room, you must solve hidden clues to find a way out. The clock is ticking so you will need to work together – and along the way you’ll find out a lot about each other.

The Real Escape's first game is The Chamber of the Deep, inspired by Portsmouth’s maritime history and full of mysterious, nautical themes:

'Deep within a shipwrecked flagship lies the Captain’s Cabin. The door swings shuts behind you and it’s just you and your team-mates under the deck. It’s up to you to think your way out. Together you can find a way.'

We can’t give too much away because it’ll spoil the game – but you’ll need skill, determination and willpower to be able to open the door.

The Real Escape is suitable for friends and family groups, higher education students and as a team-building exercise for businesses.

The Real Escape is a great way to bond with friends and family – and to test how well you get along! You’ll find out new things about people you’ve known for years and see how easy or hard it is for you to work together. Concentrate, combine forces and think your way out of the room.

Get in, team up, get out… Unlock your team’s potential by taking part in The Real Escape with your colleagues. This superb team-building exercise will test relationships and help you find out more about people you think you already know well. Who’s the best listener? Who’s the most inquisitive? Who works best in a team? Find out by playing The Real Escape.

Learn lessons that you won’t find in lectures by taking on The Real Escape with fellow students. The game tests teamwork, cognitive ability and lateral thinking – all qualities that you need for your studies. The clues are there. You just need to find the answers.

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Establishment Features

  • Open all year round
  • Toilets

Languages spoken

  • Hungarian spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment only
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed towards student/youth



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Recent Reviews:

  • Farleywarrens
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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    Amazing and fun.
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th June 2022
    Iria was lovely, welcoming, funny, and was helpful at the right points. The Deep was an amazing room with fab surprises. Will be trying a new room for certain. Read full review
  • HelenieC
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    Great fun!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 26th June 2022
    Had no idea what to expect but it was really great fun! Luckily we all worked well together to find all the clues. We will definitely do another! Julia, our host, was a superstar Read full review
  • rosarZ7805AA
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    Well thought out clues.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 28th June 2022
    I think the character of the room was really good and set the seen. Maybe to help you get started they could point you in the right direction so you understand what is needed to be done and collected. Read full review

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The Real Escape

Type:Event Venue

The Real Escape, 257 - 259 Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 4BP

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Opening Times

The Real Escape - Opening Hours (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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