Peaky Blinders lock-up

Get locked up overnight to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK!

Location: The Lock-Up, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NW
Date: 6 March 2020 @ 7pm until 7 March 2020 @ 7am
Minimum fundraising target: £250
Activity level: Mild but be aware of dark confined spaces!

Follow in the footsteps of the original Peaky Blinders gang from Birmingham and spend the night in one of the Victorian cells at Steelhouse Lane lock-up.

Come dressed in vintage gear from the period to help set the scene, get your fingerprints and mugshot taken, and compete in challenges and tasks to earn treats, rewards and prizes!

At Alzheimer’s Research UK, we know that dementia is caused by diseases, and with your help, research can overcome them. Every pound you raise will help make breakthroughs possible.

Join the team and you’ll get:

  • An Alzheimer’s Research UK fundraising pack.
  • Fundraising support from your local Alzheimer’s Research UK fundraising lead.
  • A prison release goody bag and bespoke certificate to celebrate your fundraising success.

Event details

  • Prisoners arrive between 7-7.30pm – you will be notified of your time to report to the lock-up.
  • You will have your fingerprints and mugshot taken before being taken to your cell, where you will spend the night.
  • There will be a series of challenges and activities during your time in the lock-up where you will have the chance to earn treats, rewards and prizes!
  • Prizes for the best Peaky Blinders dressed prisoners!
  • Pay a registration fee of £25 to secure your place (non-refundable).
  • Raise a minimum of £250 for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Hit key fundraising targets BEFORE your lock-up date to earn the following prisoner rewards:

  • £50 – Bring your pillow to use in your cell
  • £100 – Bring a blanket/sleeping bag to use in your cell
  • £150 – Bring a book/magazine to read in your cell
  • £200 – Access to hot food and drink during your prison stay (water and cold food will be provided for anyone not reaching this target)
  • £250 – Complementary breakfast with the whole Lock-Up team at Aston Conference Centre to celebrate your release.


Minimum age is 10 (Parent/Guardian’s permission is required for anyone under 18 and an appropriate adult will be required to attend and have full parental responsibility for the duration of the event). The accompanying adult is not subject to an additional fundraising target of £250.

Cells are small, dark and confined so not recommended for anyone with claustrophobia or similar conditions.

Cells are very basic with only a wooden platform for sitting/sleeping, so this event is not recommended for anyone with mobility needs or joint/muscle/bone conditions.

There will be a requirement to use steps and metal stairs as well as navigate uneven flooring in order to access your cell and toilet facilities, so sadly this challenge will not be appropriate for anyone with mobility needs or who is unable to climb stairs unaided.

The lock-up is a Victorian building and lighting is uneven with many low light level areas, so may not be appropriate for anyone with visual impairments.

No alcohol is allowed on the premises, and entry will be refused to anyone considered drunk by the duty Sergeant.

To avoid overcrowding you will be given a timed slot in which to arrive. Please adhere to this time to allow for a smooth booking in process.

No prison visits will be allowed during your stay, but there will be a chance to earn rewards where you can leave your cell for a few minutes and be taken to an area where there is a mobile signal so that you can make a call or post about the challenge on social media.

The cells can get cold! Come in warm clothing, and don’t forget, if you raise at least £100 in advance of your challenge you can bring your pillow and sleeping bag/blankets for extra comfort!

The premises has a no naked flames policy and is a no smoking facility.

All prisoners will be subject to a bag and brief body check on arrival and lighters, matches, candles, alcohol or any item which could be used as a weapon will be confiscated and returned upon release the following day.


Venue: The Lock-Up, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NW