About The Arcade Vaults

We are The Arcade Vaults, an exciting and unique venue and community in the centre of Cardiff for all things videogaming. If you make games, play games both old and new, want to learn about games, or would just like to engage with the community in this amazing world of games, then this is the place for you.

At the heart of The Arcade Vaults and its community is you; the players and the creators. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to play videogames and even more so, anyone should be able to make them and understand how they are made.


Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic that is affecting the entire world, our Arcade and The Community Rooms are closed until further notice due to government advice and restrictions, and for the safety of our customers and staff.

We do not intend on going anywhere and will be posting regular updates during these strange and difficult times.

In the meantime, stay at home unless you have to go out, stay safe and stay healthy. See you on the other side!

The Stuff We do

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    Our arcade is split into two areas - we have a space featuring classic consoles and hundreds of games, with a small free-to-play area where we also serve coffee, tea, drinks and gamer friendly snacks. We are also open on selected evenings for those that like a stronger beverage with their gaming fun!
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    The Community Rooms are our co-working and events space, tailerod for anyone interested in making games or being part of a community who do but open to everyone to experience. There are three pricing tiers available to anyone who wants to use the space for work, with high-speed broadband (wired and wireless), tea and coffee, and a kitchen, plus various tech facilities and business support!
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    Our Upper Arcade and The Community Rooms are available for hire. We can run events for you with a wide selection of retro and modern gaming consoles, or just provide the spaces on their own to you, with access to our bar.
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    We organise events and parties across the UK. And we really do everything, including supplying the gaming gear and screens, promotion of the event, set-up, photography, prizes and so on! We also do educational seminars and networking events for those of you in the community looking to learn something new or meet like-minded people.

Upcoming Events

    The AV Team play: Overcooked 2

    Mon | 1 June 2020 | 19:30 to 21:30
    Mon | 1 June 2020 | 19:30 to 21:30

    "Overcooked 2: Cook harder*" strikes back! Can Chris, Sarah, Jody and Kieran overcome the self-imposed challenge and 3-star the remaining levels? Will Sarah stop (understandably) blaming Chris for everything? Is Kieran a Narwhal in real life? Is Jody quietly winning the game by himself? Join the stream to find out!

    Twitch: https://twitch.tv/thearcadevaults
    YouTube: TBC
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thearcadevaults/live_videos/
    Mixer: https://mixer.com/thearcadevaults
    Periscope: https://pscp.tv/thearcadevaults

    * NOTE: Not the real Overcooked 2 tagline.

    The Lockdown Quizbit 2

    Sat | 13 June 2020 | 19:30 to 21:30
    Sat | 13 June 2020 | 19:30 to 21:30

    Before the lockdown hopefully finishes, we're bringing you one more online version of Quizbit our regular videogame quiz, for free!

    We'll have multiple rounds of quizzing mayhem all around videogames (with music and picture questions!) as well as a more general round for those of you with a non-gaming background.

    The whole quiz will be streamed on Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, Mixer and Periscope/Twitter, where your quizmaster will be reading the questions out with a small group of The Arcade Vaults' team taking part via the magic of the internet.

    We encourage you to have watch parties or start your own zoom/houseparty/etc chats for your teams whilst taking part. Plus you can fire us queries via the chat available on any of the platforms!

    Twitch: https://twitch.tv/thearcadevaults
    YouTube: TBC
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/thearcadevaults
    Mixer: https://mixer.com/thearcadevaults
    Periscope: https://pscp.tv/thearcadevaults

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Find us at:
27-31 High Street Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BB