Pentridge Prison Break

Synopsis: Pentridge Prison Break is an exciting strategic event where teams work together to break out of Melbourne’s famous D-Division at HM Prison Pentridge. With themed prison guards and costumes, Pentridge Prison Break will allow inmates (participants) to develop their prison alter ego and interact with each other in a fun and simulated real life prison environment.
Ideal For:Christmas & end of the year functions, project / team celebrations, team building, graduate programs, bucks/hens parties, birthdays & as a corporate social activity.
No. of People:5 – 100
Team Size:3 – 8 people per team
Duration:Can be tailored anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours
Focus Areas:Team Building, Communication, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Leadership, Strategy
Locations:HM Prison Pentridge (Coburg – Melbourne)
Fitness Level:Low

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Pentridge Prison Break Testimonial

REA Group Team Event“I would like to thank everyone from Uplift events for creating a wonderful team offsite for REA Marketing group.

The Prison Break event ran smoothly, was challenging and most importantly, was a heap of fun! The feedback from the day was incredibly positive, I think everyone enjoyed creating their prison alter-ego a little too much!

Thank-you to the wonderful staff who ran the event on the day, their enthusiasm and eagerness to help was wonderful.

The setting at Pentridge Prison was a perfect place to get into character and witness the history the place has to offer, while the event was a cool way to integrate new employees.

REA enjoyed the activity as it created an environment where everyone had to work together to achieve a common goal. Great for team bonding, would highly recommend!”

Mia (Executive Assistant) – REA Group

Family Planning Team Event“We recently engaged Uplift Events to run a Team Building exercise for us at Pentridge Prison. The event was a great success with all staff thoroughly enjoying the day. Sam and Emily were professional and engaging I would definitely recommend them.”

Tina – Family Planning

Symbion Team Event“There were a few in the team who were not overly keen with the idea of team building at ‘Pentridge Prison’. Since participating they have been talking about how good it was! It was successful as we had fun together. Very professional, fun and prompt with sending pictures of the event. Would recommend to anyone. Staff were great fun and helped get the team into the spirit.”

Jo – Symbion

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Pentridge Prison Break Brochure

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Pentridge Prison Break Team Building Activity Brochure
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Pentridge Prison Break kicks off with inmates split into teams and developing a prison gang identity together with a back story. Inmates will get into character with fake tattoos, bandanas and several props provided to set the theme for the event. The real life prison cells in D-Division are creepingly eerie, with the last person executed in the gallows of D-Divison in 1967. Throughout a series of fun, mental and strategic challenges, teams will work together to decipher clues, bribe guards and steal a master key, following a standard “Dummy’s Guide” to break out of prison plan – think Shawshank Redemption.

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Objectives / Benefits:

  • Team building (great social / fun activity to get to know your work colleagues, friends, family better)
  • Communication (individuals are required to communicate and co-operate in a simulated environment)
  • Decision Making (teams must make decisions together on how to tackle the challenges in the most efficient way)
  • Problem solving (teams will face challenges to test their problem solving ability)
  • Leadership (individuals are required to take the lead at certain points throughout the event)
  • Strategy (teams make key decisions concerning when to bribe the prison guards)


Pentridge Prison Break Team Building Activity


  • An assigned dedicated event coordinator
  • Event design and equipment setup
  • Management and booking of Pentridge Prison


  • Officials including a fun and engaging Warden (lead facilitator) to execute the event (including themed prison guards)
  • All activities, themed equipment and props for challenges
  • 7 -8 Fun & challenging activities and puzzles
  • Public liability insurance for up to 20 million dollars
  • Access to HM Prison Pentridge D-Division* including the prison cells, corridors, courtyards etc.
  • Bandanas, fake tattoos / tattoo sleeves for each participant (returned at end of event)
  • Premium metallic medals for each person on the 1st placed team
  • Award ceremony and presentations for winning team with highlights


  • Event summary and results (emailed after the day of the event)
  • USB of photos from the memorable event (posted or delivered to you in person after the event)
  • Post event debrief & catch-up (scheduled at a time convenient for you)

* Subject to availability

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Pentridge Prison Break Team Building Activity

To make your Pentridge Prison Break even more enjoyable, add a package option which can include:

  • Trophies
  • Bottles of water
  • Prizes (movie tickets, bottles of wine etc)
  • Lunch / snacks