18-year-old entrepreneur launches escape room in Shrewsbury’s Darwin centre
A brand-new ‘escape room’ experience called LevelUp Escapes will open at The Darwin shopping centre in Shrewsbury on Saturday 10 December  – with an Indiana Jones-themed escape room.
Eighteen-year-old entrepreneur Nathan Green from Shropshire is the proud founder of LevelUp Escapes. He has been obsessed with escape rooms for several years – travelling across the UK with family and friends experiencing every possible escape room available.
With a theatre and scenic design background, Nathan set out a goal to create an escape room which puts guests’ skills and critical thinking to the test, while navigating the scenes of iconic movies.
LevelUp Escapes will be located on the middle level of The Darwin – opposite M&S – and will eventually hold three escape rooms, which will open in phases. The first will open on 10 December and be themed around Indiana Jones, called Ark Raider. This will be a multi-layered game with hidden twists and unexpected turns. With every clue solved and every secret revealed, people peel back another layer of the story to find the Mayan treasure.
Each game will last 60 minutes and cost from £16 – £24 per person, depending on the size of the team. The escape room is suitable for all ages and children fifteen and over can experience the escape room on their own.
Bookings for Ark Raider can be made now through this link.
Nathan Green, Founder of LevelUp Escapes, said:
“We’re so excited to be bringing the excitement of our escape rooms to the people of Shropshire. There isn’t anything like this in Shrewsbury and it’s really going to create a whole new dimension of entertainment in the area. The Darwin was our preferred location because of its already diverse offer, central location and impressive footfall. I just can’t wait to open our doors and get people playing and talking about our unique experience!”
Kevin Lockwood, manager of The Darwin Centre, said:
“This is a great new offer for us and pushes the Centre into a whole new leisure realm. The site looks incredible, and I have no doubt it will help draw in a new customer base to the centre. It will provide the perfect competitive bonding experience for friends, family and colleagues of all ages.
“Nathan is a very impressive individual – his knowledge and drive, for someone of his age, is remarkable and I am really excited to see his venture grow at the Centre.”
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