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Escape Hunt to create Doctor Who escape rooms

July 23, 2018

Escape Hunt, the global entertainment network offering unique “escape the room” adventures to the public and to corporate clients, has today signed a five year exclusive licence agreement with BBC Studios to create Doctor Who themed escape rooms in the UK.

  • Escape Hunt will open the first of the rooms in December 2018 to follow the autumn launch of the new television series.
  • The intention is to roll out Doctor Who themed rooms across the UK over the next three years.
  • This IP content deal with BBC Studios helps to further differentiate Escape Hunt from its competitors and assist in its strategy of being the premier brand in the escape rooms sector. The company believes that using branded content in its escape rooms broadens their appeal both to the public and to corporate clients and will help to drive footfall and brand awareness.

Escape Hunt has developed a range of industry-leading themed escape rooms for the UK roll out which commenced this spring. Within just four months of opening, all three of its new sites in Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds were featured in the top two TripAdvisor “fun and games” attractions in their respective cities, which bears testimony to the quality of games created by the company’s in house design studio.

Richard Harpham, Escape Hunt Chief Executive Officer, 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 different genres is absolutely key to our content strategy. Doctor Who represents the very best in British action adventure and has a loyal and dedicated fanbase that spans all generations. We look forward to bringing the show to life for all fans in its first ever live escape game experience at Escape Hunt venues across the UK.”

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