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About us

Based in the Sydney CBD, Next Level Escape designs and builds escape rooms to puzzle, challenge and delight teams of players. Every experience is personalised from start to end – every group is attended to by their very own Games Master, who is also an interactive character in their game. YOU are the star of the show!

We strive to create unconventional games with unconventional themes, all with our trademark humour. Whether you’re escaping from the world of literature, disabling an alien artefact, competing in a puzzle-y TV game show, or helping out a hapless theatre company, we want to make you laugh!

We also create custom experiences for corporations, schools and brands. Our custom clients include Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow (rooms to promote the Justice League movie) and the University of Queensland (online and physical games to be integrated into their Health and Behavioural Sciences curriculum).

Next Level Escape is owned by Aaron Hooper and Leanne Yong. 

Aaron is a former economist who worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia for just under three years, and is currently completing an engineering degree at UNSW.

Leanne is an award-winning young adult author. Her debut novel Two Can Play That Game was shortlisted for the CBCA YA Book of the Year award, and is available in all good bookstores around Australia and New Zealand. She is currently working on her next novel while working out how to bring more narrative into games.



We are available for talks at conventions, conferences, schools, on podcasts, etc. You can find a pre-recorded talk we did for an international escape room convention below! If you are interested, please contact us at mail[at] for availability and pricing!

We are also available to appear on podcasts – listen to a podcast we’ve appeared on (Room Escape Divas) here!