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You need to do five things well to reach full potential:

  1. Location – picking the right geographic location and suitable 
  2. Games – selecting the right games for the local market
  3. Training – finding the right staff and training them well
  4. Marketing – it’; it’sical you get this right, it’s more than advertising
  5. Customer Service – Experience is core to retaining and attracting new business

Our team will guide you through all of the above.

We’ve seen too many new competitors invest in thand e wrong games or waste money effort on the wrong location; we work with you to make the best of your investment. 

Know Escape has grown since opening our first corporate location in Chelmsford and our first franchise location in Kingston, London. 

We have opened more franchise locations, including Gatwick and Chesterfield.

Chesterfield is now the UK’s number 1 Escape Room, as rated by Tripadvisor reviewers.

Our team recently supported an existing and underperforming Escape Room in High Wycombe to switch to our format, which increased turnover by over 50%.

Our business model unites the tools and support needed to build a successful company.

As your brand grows and becomes more robust, we’ll be with you every step.

Earning Potential

An efficient Escape Room business can make north of £200k- £300k ($232k – $323k) in the first year of operations if a venue has more than one game launched and the franchise owner implements the guidance, systems and processes with care.

We cannot guarantee earnings, but if you run Know Escape games and deliver a Know Escape level of customer service, steady trade and an excellent high income should be expected.


The cost to join the Know Escape franchise is tailored to meet your budget; there is an ongoing management charge to manage your online bookings, marketing and call centre. 

As part of the Franchise Package, you will have the following three key critical success indicators covered:

  1. Named Franchise Relationship Manager supporting your Exclusive Territory for the duration of your franchise
  2. Total solution for location choice, game catalogue selections, training, marketing and customer service tools
  3. Booking System, Website, Game Control Systems and Customer Portal
We know the common mistakes, and by working with us, you will avoid them. 
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Our games are very popular and  are often booked out weeks in advance.

Oh wow, simply wow! Rob the Bank was my 84th Escape Room game, and after playing games all over the UK it was by far the best experience. I've never laughed so much, my heart was racing and as silly as it got, I just want to play more of your games! Thank you so much for loving Escape Rooms as much as I do!
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Jane J
Player, Rob the Bank, Bishop's Stortford Venue
Absolutely fantastic, from the moment we entered the room to the moment the unexpected happened at the end I will never forget just how much fun we had. I've played all your games now, and Crazy Cat Lady was my favourite of all time!
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Sarah D
Player, The Crazy Cat Lady, Chelmsford Venue
The kids have not stopped talking about the Escape Room for weeks, we are definitely coming back, we're recommending you to everyone, well done!
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Gary O
Player, An Hour to Kill, Maldon Venue
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Next Steps

Explore our website, check we are right for your needs

Make contact and well arrange a video call to learn more about each other.

Use the form below, and one of the team will get back to you; if you need to talk to us, you can call on +44 (0) 330 043 8288. We operate in UK hours and welcome contact from around the world. 


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