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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:

    • Andrea D
      Trip Type:
      Excellent date night idea
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 22nd May 2021
      Such a fun date night, the room we picked was quite hard but we made it with a few min to spare. Staff is really lovely. Will be returning. Read full review
    • hazdabaz
      So much fun and a great team!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 9th July 2021
      Fantastic experience and enthusiastic team! We had a special occasion and with some pre-planning, accommodations were made to make an evening to remember! The rooms are great and it was such a fun... Read full review
    • kirstenlD6950PW
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Amazing experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th July 2021
      Myself and my sisters wanted a night out and didn’t want to do just the standards which is drinks. We was going into the room with not a clue as we had never done this before but heather made us feel... 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 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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