The Crystal Maze Manchester: The Crystal Maze

By | April 27, 2019

by The Crystal Maze Manchester (website)

Lower Byrom Street, M3 4FP

Manchester

1-32 players

60 minutes

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Jump into The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience โ€“ the hit 90s TV show now brought to breathtakingly immersive, genuine 3D life. Itโ€™s where teams run around madly, shout themselves hoarse, complete all sorts of tricky challenges and finish up in some lovely satin bomber jackets. Honestly, this has everything.
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based on ratings from 38 users
combined with 7 pro reviews

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samsham rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivegreat hosting
Speedy Sloth expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
funnygreat hostingnostalgic

Just brilliant team fun

โ˜•Joe Brown expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 14/04/17 Team size: 2

Great theming and true to the game show. The format limits the amount you get to play and the cost is pretty steep unfortunately!

๐Ÿฆกcipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 8 Outcome: Successful escape!

It's worth every penny. I've been twice, every time with a new actor/host leading you through the different areas. It's perfect for a large number of players in comparison to traditional escape rooms. A blast!

WinglessArchangel experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 21 Aug 2022 Team size: 6
beautifulgreat hostingepic

Oh my gosh this is so much fun! We went along as a group of 6 and were put into a team with 2 other people. From the very beginning every single team member at the venue (right from lovely Glynn in the foyer, through Isaac - or shall we call you Mumsie?! - to our wonderful Gamemaster Eve) did an incredible job, making sure that our team gelled properly and got really jazzed up and involved. The whole experience was such a brilliant recreation of the TV show (as it used to be in the 90s), complete with the pumping theme music, the running down corridors and up and down stairs, crawling, sliding and jumping to get from one beautifully themed zone to the next. The games were varied and all well-realised, with no obvious corners cut. In fact, it felt as if we could have been playing on the actual set of the TV show! There was a good variety of types of game and difficulties, and every personโ€™s needs and preferences were taken into account by the hosts. There were always ways to avoid the physical parts of the experience if you were unable to manage them. Even though not everyone plays every game, we all felt thoroughly involved and integral to the team and experience and we got to the famous Crystal Dome with adrenaline pumping and blood rushing. The dome itself was great fun - although, and this is our only tiny criticism, we felt there were not enough tokens inside for us to have a chance of getting a good score. But this didnโ€™t detract at all from our fantastic experience, which we felt was well worth the money and we were glad weโ€™d travelled to experience it. Thanks to everyone involved in making our day great - especially for the special victory medal for the birthday boy! We will be back!!

hologramtale rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
immersivegreat hosting
SpookyEm rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 8 Jul 2017 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivegreat hosting

I really enjoyed this experience. Bought back lots of memories from watching the show. 

MerseyMarauders expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
clevergreat hostingfamily friendly
Mighty Oaks experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 6 Sep 2020 Team size: 8
cleverimmersivegreat hosting
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A fantastic experience that perfectly clones the TV show. It really does feel like youโ€™re in an episode of The Crystal Maze.ย 
Iโ€™ve been starting to get good-natured mocking from friends and colleagues over my general obsession with the Crystal Maze Live Experience. I crowdfunded them back before they opened their first London venue, played four times in Angel with different sets of people, and was starting to know the games better than the staff. I couldnโ€™t go to Manchester and not try that maze out, could I?
The remake of the classic 90s TV series of the same name. With a million pound kickstarter, bookings stretching out a year in advance and media praising them left, right and centre they had a lot to live up to. How did they fare?
Simply brilliant. An hour of pure, unadulterated fun. I had been waiting 25 years for the time I got to actually play the Crystal Maze for myself โ€” and it was everything it was billed to be.

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