BBC Studios and Escape Hunt to produce Doctor Who Escape Rooms around the country
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.Mat Way, Global Director of Live Entertainment at BBC Studios
From December 2018 the themed rooms will be available in the Bristol Escape Hunt venue, and from early 2019 further Doctor Who escape rooms will open in Birmingham, Leeds, Oxford and Reading.
Mat Way, Global Director of Live Entertainment at BBC Studios, says: “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 use the Doctor Who brand under license from BBC Studios.
Richard Harpham CEO Escape Hunt PLC, says: "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."
Please go to www.escapehunt.com for further information and to register here for news about tickets.
The Doctor Who Escape Rooms are the first in a raft of Doctor Who attractions, activities and experience that are in the pipeline on the Live Events slate at BBC Studios.
Upcoming attractions include the reveal of the Thirteenth Doctor wax figure in Madame Tussauds Blackpool in October.
The team are also continuing work with London Resort on the Doctor Who IP in the Kent Theme Park which is due to open in 2023.
For more information, please contact: Catherine.Webb@bbc.com
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About BBC Studios
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.
About Escape Hunt
The Escape Hunt group is a global provider of live “escape the room” experiences. The first branch was opened in Bangkok, Thailand in 2013 and the business has grown rapidly, becoming a global network with mainly franchised outlets. The Company was re-admitted to AIM in May 2017 with the strategy of focusing on rolling out owner operated branches, whilst continuing the opening of franchise sites.
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