Pop-up Events

We can now take Enigma anywhere! See below for details of our next pop-up events in the North East, which take enigma to new venues, atmospheric locations and unusual spaces. 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. 

Gateshead Old Prison

Sat 28th and Sun 29th October 2017 

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 you break in and go cell to cell, solving their challenges - which will test your mind, body and aim -  and emerge victorious in less than 1 hr?

Booking Details
To book, just fill in the booking form below, and select your preferred date and time from the drop down boxes.

We'll then confirm you slot, and send you a link to pay, via Paypal. 

  • Ticket price is £60, for teams of 2-5 people
  • Sessions last up to 1 hour, which includes no more than 10 minute briefing
  • Guests are asked to arrive 5 mins before their allotted time
  • Please note - the venue is a disused Victorian prison. While it has bags of character, it has uneven floors, steps and no bathroom facilities, so please come prepared!

Booking form for Gateshead Old Prison
Gateshead Old Prison booking form

Terms and Conditions:

  • Bookings must be made in advance, there are no tickets available for sale at the venue on the day of the event.
  • Minimum age is 12 years old. Any children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Bookings are only confirmed once payment is received. Until that time, your reservation could be offered to others.
  • Please bring your booking email as proof of payment (printed, on on smart phone) - this will be required for entrance.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of your session. Late arrivals will have their game time reduced accordingly
  • We reserve the right to refuse entry if anyone appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which would present a health and safety risk to themselves or others. In such cases, no refunds can be offered.
  • You are obliged to receive a health and safety briefing prior to the event. Anyone not following the health and safety briefing, or acting in an unsafe manner will be asked to leave the session at any time, in which case no refunds can be offered.
  • Refunds can only be given up to 7 days after payment. No refunds can be given less than 7 days prior to the event, or on the day of the event.
  • Access to the location is restricted, flooring is uneven and involves steps and stair, and so is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • There are no bathroom facilities on site. Please come prepared.


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.

Please arrive 5 minutes before your allotted slot.

We are always on the look out for other venues to host enigma events in. If you have a great place in mind - it could be your local pub, your favourite castle or historic building, or you may know of some hidden gems. Please let us know with this form below.

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