breakout of your daily routine.
The concept and design of Prison Break Market are the brainchild of developer and owner Peter Gillespie who has traveled the world extensively and closely watched how markets have vendors unpacking to set up and packing up at the end of a day. He simply felt it was an inefficient way to trade in the conditions most markets operate under, while he closely looked at how they created temporary spaces with converted old industrial buildings.
And so his dream was to create a midway environment between a pop-up market and shopping center, and to give a base to crafters to permanently be able to manufacture goods in front of clients and encourage them to teach their trade while enjoying the benefits of selling the end product.
Our property also tastefully boasts numerous unique, quirky, historic, and collector pieces of both through the buildings on the grass areas that over the years have been collected and restored to bring some nostalgia to the folk who visit the market.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE PRISON BREAK MARKETS' OPERATION DAYS AND TIMES?
Every Shed at the market is unique in terms of their operating days and times, with some operating from as early as midweek all the way through to the weekend. All Sheds are open from Friday to Sunday at specific times. Please refer to the individual sheds pages or the home page for more information.
ARE PETS ALLOWED AT PRISON BREAK MARKET?
Under the provisions of the Health and Safety Code, “customers shall not bring any live animals into any food facility.” We ask you to respectfully comply by not bringing your dog or other pets into any food facilities unless it is a Guide Dog for the Blind, Signal Dog for the Deaf and/or Service Dog for the Disabled.
Leashed pets are allowed on any part of the property that does not infringe on Health & Safety Codes.
DOES PRISON BREAK MARKET ACCEPT CASH?
We are a cashless society with all our vendors in possession of card machines. We had extensive conversations with our local police department, local fire department, the health & safety department, local community leaders, stakeholders and vendors, upon which it was decided that the best way to alleviate any physical monetary theft.
IS PRISON BREAK MARKET OPEN ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS?
We are open on all public holidays unless stated on any of our social media pages or in the news section of our website. We are closed on the 25th of December however.
IS THE MARKET WHEELCHAIR/STROLLER FRIENDLY?
There is wheelchair access to all the Sheds at the market. Shed 1, 2, 3 and 5 have ramps located on their entrances from the parking access. Shed 4, 6 and 7 have wheelchair access on the inner main pathway of the market.
PARKING AT PRISON BREAK MARKET
We have reserved handicap parking at the ramp entrances to all the Shed, and at various other spaces. Our parking capacity falls within line with what was instructed to us from the Health & Safety Department within the market, and there are parking spaces located on the outside of the market.
IS THERE AN ENTRY FEE TO PRISON BREAK MARKET?
The market does not charge an entry fee at the gate, with free access to the market. There are a few sheds that charge an entry fee dependant on their individual business.
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN ALCOHOL AND FOOD TO THE MARKET?
We do not allow any external food or alcohol to be brought on to our premises as there is a variety of vendors available who offer those products.
ENTERTAINMENT OR LIVE PERFORMANCES AT THE MARKET
Shed 6 San Quentin does on certain occasions host productions such as Jailhouse Rock, Comedy Shows and Festivals. Shed 7 The Pourhouse does on certain Saturdays have live entertainment within their shed. If you are an artist, please email us with your contact details and link to your music so we can distribute it to our building champions
HOSTING AN EVENT AT PRISON BREAK MARKET
There is various Sheds that can host a private event. Shed 6, San Quentin Events is our largest venue that can host
up to 500 people dependant on the style and type of event needing, they also allows for the room to be transformed into any style you require, they also have a smaller venue with a capacity of up to 30 people for private functions and team building sessions.
Shed 7 The Pourhouse has The Gallery which is located on their mezzanine level indoors that can also host private bookings and reserved seating
Prison Break Market has its own generator that allows for the enjoyment of your day to continue with as little disruption as possible.
WHERE IS PRISON BREAK MARKET?
We are located in the the suburb of Glenferness, between Kyalami & Lonehill. Please click here to access our location on the map.
CAN I BOOK OR RESERVE A TABLE AT THE PRISON BREAK MARKET?
All Sheds that sell food operate at a first-come/first-serve basis with the exception of Create, The Noble Experiment’s Giniversity, Dreambox and The Galleria in Shed 7, which require reservations or bookings to be made prior.
DO YOU OFFER TEAM BUILDING PACKAGES?
There are multiple options from Dreambox, to Create, it all depends on your needs. Please contact our office for more details.