Pop-up Events

We can now take Enigma to new venues, atmospheric locations and unusual spaces across the North East. We have none currently planned, but we are always on the look out for exciting places to host enigma - if you have any suggestions, let us know, and we'll see what we can do - it could be your local pub, a castle, a church, an art gallery. 

Previous events - Gateshead Old Prison

The challenge....

This Victorian Prison has laid untouched for decades. Rumour has it the final occupants used only their wit, and limited resources to fashion and create their own enigma to solve, before sealing up the prison for good... until now.

Can your team break in and solve their challenges - which will test your mind, body and aim -  and emerge victorious in less than 1 hr?

Great for teams, friend, families or work night outs. How high up the leader board will you get?

See our reviews on Facebook:

"Took part in one of Enigma Mobile’s pop up events at Gateshead Old Prison. Great location for it, well thought through games - would definitely recommend."

"We did the enigma mobile escape room in Gateshead old Jail - it was brilliant!! Thanks for a great experience, I hope we beat the other teams."

"We really enjoyed our session at Gateshead old prison. The activities were really varied and the staff were fab. Would definitely recommend an enigma event!"

How it works

This is how it works:

  • Ticket prices for Gateshead Old Prison are:
    • 2 players - £50 per team
    • 3 players - £60 per team
    • 4-5 players - £68 per team
  • All sessions last up to 1 hour, which includes a 10 minute safety briefing. But you are playing against the clock to see who is the fastest to get out!
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before your start time.
  • We can split bigger groups into 2 teams, and run back to back sessions. For two teams, please book 2 adjacent slots, then drop us an email, to let us know.
  • If the dates are filling up, or you have another preferred time, drop us an email, and we will see if we can accommodate you.

To book, visit our bookings page to select your time and date and you can pay online, via Paypal (you do not need a paypal account, and can pay by card).

Or if you prefer, fill in the enquiry form below to let us know your requirements and we can respond, and invoice you direct for payment. 


Gateshead Old Prison is located within: 

     Gateshead Old Town Hall
     Swinburne St
     Gateshead NE8 1HE

Entrance is via the green double doors on North Side of the building, on Swinburne St, facing the railway line. Entry will be clearly signed. The site is 5 mins walk from Gateshead Interchange, or pay and display parking is available on Swinburne St.

Please arrive 5 minutes before your allotted slot.