Official Doctor Who escape rooms coming later this year

The Doctor has managed to escape aliens and dangerous situations many times before, and now you will be able to follow in his footsteps.

BBC Studios and Escape Hunt have announced that they will be creating several official Doctor Who-themed escape rooms in several locations across the UK later this year.

Escape Hunt is the world’s leading escape room company, offering people the chance to use their intelligence and wit to solve clues and find their way out of a room against the clock.

The first Doctor Who escape room is set to open in the Bristol, with further rooms opening in Birmingham, Leeds, Oxford and Reading in early 2019.

Mat Way, Global Director of Live Entertainment at BBC Studios, said of the project: 

“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.”

Richard Harpham, CEO Escape Hunt PLC, added: 

“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 or to sign up to the Escape Hunt mailing list, go to www.escapehunt.com.

However, the Doctor Who escape rooms are just the first in a line of new Doctor Who attractions coming to the UK.


In October, the wax figure of the Thirteenth Doctor will be revealed in Madame Tussauds in Blackpool.

BBC Studios are also working with London Resort on the Doctor Who IP in the Kent Theme Park, due to open in 2023.