About Search Party Edinburgh

Search Party Edinburgh was developed by Gilded Balloon and Padlox Escape Rooms in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The game’s first installment, Fringe Search Party, was launched in August 2020 as one of the only live events at the year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Following its huge success, receiving four-star reviews and fantastic feedback from players, a new festive version of the game was born! Christmas Search Party is a brand-new themed version that’s guaranteed to have more seasonal surprises than Santa’s sack and leave you feeling as satisfied as double helpings of Christmas pud. 

All accessed from your mobile web browser, enjoy a trail of puzzles, games and clues around Edinburgh  and see where your team ends up on the our online scoreboard!

"a ­perfect antidote to the isolation of lockdown"
The Scotsman
"a novel interactive idea that takes its audience out on to the streets of the city safely"
The Stage
Gilded Balloon is one of Scotland’s leading entertainment venues presenting an annual programme as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as well as year-round in their home city of Edinburgh. As one of the four largest and best-loved venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Gilded Balloon is respected internationally for presenting a stunning annual showcase of theatre, comedy and cabaret. 

Gilded Balloon is run by Artistic Directors Karen and Katy Koren who are passionate about providing a supportive platform for all kinds of emerging and established performers, writers and artists to present their work. 

Find out more - gildedballoon.co.uk
Padlox Escape Rooms is based at the Shore in Leith. They are a family business that specialise in creative game design, imaginative puzzles and immersive energising experiences for all. Padlox are always innovating new games whether it’s their mobile Escape Room, a new room they are developing at their home in Leith and now with Search Party – their creativity holds no bounds!

Find out more - padlox.co.uk
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