Now that the Doctor Who Experience has closed where do Doctor Who fans go to imagine themselves as part of the Time Lord’s universe? Well, BBC Studios and Escape Hunt have just announced that Doctor Who-themed live escape rooms will be opening across the UK starting later this year. From December 2018, these themed rooms will be available at the Bristol Escape Hunt venue, with more Doctor Who escape rooms set to open in Birmingham, Leeds, Oxford and Reading from early 2019.
What is Escape Hunt?
Think of 60 minutes of pure fun where you and your friends work together as a team to escape from a locked room with a bunch of Doctor Who themed clues to help you on your way. You are right in the middle of your own adventure where you experience all the action, terror and buzz of life on the TARDIS.
Mat Way, Global Director of Live Entertainment at BBC Studios, has said: “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 CEO Richard Harpham has also said: “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 the science fiction genre is absolutely key to our content strategy. Doctor Who represents the very best in British action adventure and has a loyal and dedicated fan base that spans all generations. We look forward to bringing the show to life for all of them in its first ever live escape game experience at Escape Hunt venues across the UK.”
For more information about other events on at Escape Hunt and to register for news about tickets, please visit: www.escapehunt.com
Doctor Who is schedule to return this Autumn with a new Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. Whittaker portrays the Thirteenth Doctor and the first female generation of the famed Time-Lord. Joining the Doctor in her new adventures are a new set of companions, Graham played by Bradley Walsh, Ryan portrayed by Tosin Cole and Yazmin played by Mandip Gill. The diversity new TARDIS team is the brainchild of Chris Chibnall who takes over the reins of Showrunner and lead writer from Steven Moffat. Also leading the creative team is executive producer Matt Strevens. Doctor Who is produce by BBC Cymru and will air on BBC One and BBC America and numerous other channels around the world.