Brand New Attraction for 2017, The Seance – it is the UK’s First Panic Room Experience. It is a one-of-a-kind Scare Attraction where we challenge YOU to last the full duration without hitting the panic button! Open Year-Round, with extended opening hours during Halloween… it is located in the heart of Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
Utilising a movie-quality set, live actors, special effects and psychological illusion – to ensure total immersion and realism during your experience…
Upon entering the house, we start to manipulate your senses and mind – using a variety of sensory effects and psychological illusion…all to prepare you for what will happen next!
As the spirits start to takeover the house, your bravery will be put to the ultimate test as we rack up the tension and also the fear factor all in an effort to make you hit that panic button.
Night-Out with Friends? Or perhaps a Family Day Out with Teenagers? Nothing brings people together quite like being locked into a Scare Attraction.
Want something different to do on date night? What is more romantic than being locked into a Scare Attraction together? Romance certainly isn’t dead…
Birthday, Christmas Party or Halloween Party? – our Panic Room will give you something to scream about, contact us today for a bespoke package.
Forget Team-Building, this is Scream-Building – we can cater for any size party, additionally we also have a 46-seat cinema available for hire.
The Seance is a Panic Room Scare Attraction – therefore, everything within it is staged for your entertainment and there is no risk of making genuine contact.
In addition, we have had Paranormal Investigators confirm there is no risk posed to anyone entering The Seance.
Experiences are wheelchair accessible, an access document can be requested via the contact form at this bottom of this page.
Some medical conditions may be aggravated by the experience – please take into consideration the attraction contains the following;
In conclusion, The Seance is not suitable for expectant mothers, children under 13, photosensitive epilepsy sufferers, or anyone of a nervous disposition.
We do not permit entry to late arrivals, please arrive five minutes before to avoid disappointment. No refunds are given for missed bookings or late arrivals.
Hide and Shriek additionally hosts seasonal events during the year – these include ‘Dead Centre’, the Zombie Shopping Mall Survival Event and our equally terrifying ‘Hide and Shriek: Scream Park’ Halloween Fright Night (which is currently on hiatus until Halloween 2018).
Details for Scream Park: our Halloween Fright Night Event can be found here.
Myself and three others attended the seance, and it was honestly one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. The set design was outstanding as well as the atmosphere that was produced. Overall the seance was exhilarating and provided an unparalleled horror experience.
Due to the nature of the attraction, I won't be writing too much to avoid any spoilers. The set itself was amazingly built, very convincing and gave you a real sense of dread before you'd even sat down at the table for The Seance. What followed upon sitting down was immersive, convincing and downright tense.I can't wait to see what these guys come up with next.
One of the best experiences of my life would recommend for a great night out. Very scary but worth it!
We all had such a great day at Hide and Shriek for our staff team building. I would highly recommend this activity. Not for the faint hearted.