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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:

    • Nunnage
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Fantastic escape rooms!
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 30th June 2024
      What a great experience. First escape room I have done, clear instructions from staff at the beginning. Kindly took some photos of us before and after. The room was exciting and had loads of props... Read full review
    • lls341
      Fun escape room!
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 3rd July 2024
      The game was challenging enough to be fun without being frustrating, really good time and a very warm welcome from our gamesmaster Heather! Read full review
    • Navigate60811453274
      Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Thank you
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 9th July 2024
      Great time enjoyed it all and heather was great with the explanation and made the experience even better. The experience itself self was great loads of fun 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 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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