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Sheffields Premier Escape Room Experience.

Welcome to Lockup Escape Rooms! We are a highly rated escape room experience based on London Road in Sheffield. Escape rooms are a fun challenge for groups of 2 to 8 players. Our customers are old and young, couples, colleagues, parents… we appeal to anyone who wants to do something different!

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About us

We are The Lockup Escape Rooms and welcome to our website. You can find out more information about the experiences we offer by navigating to our rooms section, or to go directly to our booking site click the button below to make a booking

Front door Postcode: S2 4LN.
Parking Postcode: S2 4LP – 2 Hours = £3 (View Here)

Our Escape Rooms

Room 1: Meltdown

NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WITH SCIENCE!

You are a team of scientists being sent into the lab of a nuclear power plant about to go into meltdown. Can you complete the experiments, solve the puzzles and avoid disaster? The situation is critical, timing is crucial and teamwork will be key to saving the day!

2-8 Players

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Bonus Objectives:

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Room 2: Deep Space Brig

SCI-FI HORROR!

A crazed xeno-biologist has commandeered an experimental prison ship and repurposed it into his personal laboratory. Your mission is to access the lab and steal his latest experiment, before you are consumed the endless void of space, or something else entirely…

2-8 Players

Difficulty:

Bonus Objectives:

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Scare-free mode available!

Room 3: Mutiny

PIRATE ESCAPE!

You and a group of salty sea-dogs mutaneered from your captain to pursue a mysterious treasure on an ancient island. You found your prize, but your new skipper wasn’t far behind and has thrown you in the brig. Can you escape with your treasure, and your lives?

2-6 Players

Difficulty:

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Please note: All players in this room will be handcuffed. Players have access to handcuff keys for emergencies at any time.

Pricing

Our pricing reduces with the amount of players in your party! Students/carers/armed forces/blue light card holders get a 10% discount. Use the code STUDENT or BLUELIGHT to get this discount. Proof of ID will be required upon entry.

2 Players

£24 Per Person

3 Players

£22 Per Person

4 Players

£20 Per Person

5 Players

£18 Per Person

6 Players

£16 Per Person

7 Players

£15 Per Person

8 Players

£15 Per Person

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We are rated 5 Stars!

Number of Players Per Player Total
2 £24 £48
3 £22 £66
4 £20 £80
5 £18 £90
6 £16 £96
7 £15 £105
8 £15 £120

Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the following questions and queries if you need any information or have a question. Or alternatively get in touch with us and we’re more than happy to help!

2nd Floor
4 London Road
Sheffield
S2 4LN

We are on the top floor of the ‘Chinese Fireworks’ building at the bottom of London Road. The entrance to our premises is located around the side of the building adjacent to London Road.

We have a big yellow sign with The Lockup brand as well as a sign for Kip McGrath, they are our neighbours.

As this is a live escape experience, we cannot accept cancellations made less than 48 hours before the scheduled start time of the booking. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please call Liam on 07725267479. Cancellation requests made with more than 48 hours notice will be refunded on the card that was used to pay.

The above rule also applies to amendments (e.g. if one member does not turn up). The Lockup does not keep cash on site, therefore last-minute cash refunds are not possible

If you want to bring an extra member, please let us know so the rooms can be modified to accommodate them. Be prepared to pay the difference on arrival via cash or card.

In order to keep to a daily schedule of bookings, we would appreciate it if players could arrive at the front door at the scheduled booking time. This leaves enough time for toilet visits and to be briefed before and debriefed after the game.

If the team is over 10 minutes late, we may make the decision to cancel the booking without a refund, however, we may be able to change the schedule if we have notice. Get in touch and we will let you know how flexible we can be but be prepared for disappointment, especially if it’s a busy time.

If you’re late, call us, most of the time we can be flexible but not always. Please understand, if we say no, it’s because of overlap with other bookings and COVID procedures. We don’t enjoy the ‘you’ve missed your booking’ conversation either, so please make sure everyone is on time!

See our policies document for more information.

There is a private pay and display around the rear of the property on Beeley Street (next to ‘The Beer Engine’ pub). 2 hours costs roughly £2 subject to change. It is camera controlled, so make sure you pay on arrival.

The Waitrose nearby also offers 2 hours free parking, but check their terms displayed in the car park. The timer starts from entering the car park to leaving the car park, so don’t enter too early or leave too late.

The average booking session at The Lockup lasts approximately 70 – 80 minutes from arriving to leaving.

There is a modern toilet suite for customers. It is cleaned every morning.

There is also disabled access via a lift with doors wide enough for most wheelchairs. Some puzzles will be difficult to complete for wheelchair users, but there will still be puzzles that you can complete. There is also a disabled toilet available for use.

Our online booking system accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express payments. Want an alternative method to pay? Give me a call on 07725267479 and I will see if I can make something work.

We have a card machine. Payments on arrival can be made by cash or card however they are made with managers discretion. Sometimes we need a payment in advance – especially if you’re booking at peak time – and we have had issues in the past with no-shows. Sorry!

Recently, over-the-phone payments via card have been getting rejected by payment providers for security standards, but we have the facility to send you a link to make a booking over the internet. In this case, we will reserve your slot for an hour or two to give you a chance to make payment.

Yes! And no…

The door will be locked, but should there be any issues (i.e. an evacuation or a personal emergency), the doors can be opened immediately.

The ‘Meltdown!’ room is not designed to be scary, however, the room will be required to be dark at times to complete certain puzzles. There are puzzles which involve some team members being in enclosed spaces (about the size of a phone booth), so please let us know if any member of the team suffers from claustrophobia and we will ensure they are catered to. If there is a problem some players can “pair up” with others if they have anxiety about the isolation.

Our Deep Space Brig room has some red paint on the floor and a “corpse” somewhere in the room. There are atmospheric sounds and a jump scare during the room, but it isn’t another human, it is automatically triggered as part of the horror experience. All scares can be turned off if requested on arrival.

Our Mutiny room contains realistic skeletons but in a goofy, swashbuckling atmosphere rather than anything horrific. There is a separation aspect in this room that causes some people alarm though all members go in together, it’s a team effort. Some players can “pair up” if they have issues with being on their own.

The room is designed so that the puzzles require communication as a team rather than the intellect of any one individual. If a team communicates properly and works together, the game should not be difficult. Not everyone completes the objective! Don’t be too hard on yourself if you fail, completing escape rooms becomes easier the more you do!

Our puzzles are not designed for younger children. Under 10’s may lose interest in the game, but we welcome families to come and play. If you have any questions about the games’ suitability, feel free to give Liam a call on 07725267479.

For insurance reasons, under 16s must be accompanied by at least one responsible adult (18+). This adult does not need to be a part of the group, just present on arrival. The adult can then go get a coffee or do some shopping for an hour, if you leave your number we’re happy to give you a call if the group is looking like they are going to escape early!

See our policies document for more information.

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Farzah Fahim
Farzah Fahim
2024-04-29
Did the Mutiny room. Had a really fun time. The room was really well planned and unique, it had various puzzles that I hadn’t seen in any other escape room. Guy on the walkie talkie was very responsive and helpful. Particularly liked the real life test tube experiment part.
Julia Wronska
Julia Wronska
2024-04-28
Such a well thought out escape room, my friends and I did the Deep Space Brig and loved it! Excited to go there again to try the other escape rooms :)
Charlie Oxley
Charlie Oxley
2024-04-27
Played deep space brig with a party of 5. Absolutely brilliant and amazing considering the size of the business. Felt really quality and genius problems to solve. Would 100% reccomend.
Dylan Graham
Dylan Graham
2024-04-22
Did both the Deep Brig and Mutiny escape rooms, both excellently themed with creative puzzles. As someone who has done over 40 escape rooms now, mutiny is absolutely one of my favourites; has one of the most interesting concepts I’ve seen in an escape room, all of the puzzles felt extremely satisfying to solve and it had the perfect amount of need for communication and puzzle difficulty for us. Looking forward to coming back to try Meltdown!
Jessica Wolff
Jessica Wolff
2024-04-10
Really good for families. We had a great time at Lockup Escape Rooms. With 2 sets of kids of different ages, Liam organised things so the older 2 could do Deep Space Brig on their own and the younger 2 could do Meltdown with me, at the same time. He turned off the scares to keep it kid-friendly and gave the right sort of gentle hints at the right times when needed. He was really accommodating and made it a lot of fun and workable even for small teams. The Hovis easter egg was very much appreciated too.
Andrew Thompson
Andrew Thompson
2024-04-07
Really well put together escape puzzle rooms. Really friendly staff A* recommend really highly!!!
David Adams
David Adams
2024-02-19
Amazing escape room, full of challenging puzzles, a unique and great challenge set of rooms, can't wait to return! Very friendly and knowledgable games master too!
Mathew Ram
Mathew Ram
2024-02-12
The best escape room I've done to date! We went as a group of three and completed the Metldown escape room. The room was really well designed and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend!
Christian Betts
Christian Betts
2024-02-05
Great experience, we did the Meltdown room for an 11 year olds birthday party. Super friendly and accommodating for eight 10-11 year old girls and one adult. Will definitely be coming back. Thanks!!!!!!!!
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