Do you have what it takes to escape BAIT?

From October 20 to 31 the Assembly Hall will be hosting BAIT, an immersive horror experience that will test your courage to the limit. It is the first time the theatre has ever done anything like this and is a must for anyone over the age of 18 who is into the darker side of performance art. Kim Johnson discovers more about this unique spine-chilling adventure…


Thrill seekers will be in their element at the Assembly Hall this Halloween as, for a limited time only, a brand new, immersive horror experience is making its way to Tunbridge Wells.

Whether you’re obsessed with enigmas, addicted to an adrenaline rush or a whizz at puzzles, BAIT offers everything you could ever want from an escape room – but with a terrifying twist.

Unlike other escape rooms, BAIT is an immersive, hands-on experience with live actors, flickering lights, blood-soaked floors, and tricky clues to crack. The range of unique features all come together to make this an adrenaline-pumping adventure like no other, where every twist and turn will engulf your senses and leave you gasping for breath.

Over the course of seven nights, between October 20 and 31, teams of four to six participants are invited to venture into the unknown as they enter an abandoned laboratory, tasked with the seemingly simple job of cleaning it. However, once the door closes, everything changes. Participants are swiftly locked inside where they will come face to face with their deepest fears. With dimly-lit rooms, eerie sounds that seem to come from somewhere within the walls, and the ominous feeling that you are not alone, your worst nightmares will be brought to life and only the bravest souls will make it out alive.

Teamwork and communication are essential, as you work your way through the labyrinth of rooms, completing puzzles and decoding hidden messages in order to uncover the lab’s horrifying secrets and find the way out.

Each task you complete with your team will bring you a step closer to freedom, but you’ll need to work quickly. There is just one hour to complete the tasks and escape, and something sinister is lurking just out of sight, waiting to capture members of your group one by one. Every. Second. Counts.

Do you have what it takes to complete the challenges in the time set, or will you be trapped forever with the malevolent force that lurks in the shadows, just out of sight?

With four nights already sold out (October 27, 28, 29, 31) and limited availability for the remaining dates, booking in advance is essential. Due to the nature of this escape room experience, it is advised that only individuals aged over 18 can participate.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Amelia, over the phone by calling 01892 530613 or online via: (TN card members can get 20 per cent off over the weekend of Friday October 20-22)

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