Events

Find out about the future events we're running here! We'll be adding new and exciting events all the time as well as showing photos and updates from our previous events. Keep an eye on our Facebook events page for further info too!

Bear in mind we may film or take photos of our events, so if you don't want to be involved do let us know and we'll make sure to accommodate you.

Upcoming Events

    The Kids Gaming Club

    Parents and guardians - the Kids Gaming Club returns for Summer 2022!! Looking for a chance to take a break for a couple of hours? Then look no further than our morning club for children aged between 6 and 12.

    We'll have a dedicated and qualified team member on hand to entertain your children with gaming related activities for a few hours. You can grab a coffee and hang out here or escape in town whilst we keep your children busy! There will even be drinks included for the kids... 

    £5 for one child or £8 for two! Payment and information will be taken on the day.

    Maximum Melee

    Melee is back!

    We'll kick off with a singles tournament bracket and go from there - no pre-registration required, just turn up for now.

    - Venue fee: £3
    - Singles: £2

    Tabletop Takeover

    If you love-

    • Board Gaming
    • Trading Card Games
    • Tabletop Wargaming

    Then this is the event for you, and all for one price!

    £3.50 Per person
    No need to book just turn up and start playing.

    Starts at 4.30pm and runs until 11pm
    - Runs every Thursday unless its the last Thursday of the month-

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    We have FB groups for all your tabletop needs, make friends, organize what you want to play or just share your love for the subject:-

    Board gaming: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cardiffboardgames/

    Trading Card Games:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/cardifftcg/

    Tabletop Wargaming: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cardifftabletop/

    Kids Dungeons & Dragons

    Fri | 19 August 2022 | 13:00 to 16:00
    Fri | 19 August 2022 | 13:00 to 16:00

    Its summer! Are you kids looking to try out Dungeons & Dragons for the first time? Or are they experienced adventurers looking for a game to keep them busy? Then head to us this summer where our experienced and qualified team are on hand to guide them through a fun filled session!

    We have 2 games (1 repeated on a different day) for you to choose from:

    Witchlight Carnival
    Once every eight years the fantastic Witchlight Carnival touches down on your world, bringing joy to one settlement after the next. But there's more to this magical extravaganza than meets the eye!

    Adventure Mode Easy
    All adventurers have travelled to The Yawning Portal for their first adventure. It's a right of passage, like babies first adventure.... No one told you getting to The Yawning Portal would be the difficult part.

    Sessions are designed for kids between the ages of 10 and 16 and run on Wednesday August 10th and Friday August 19th between 1pm and 4pm. Our Dungeon Masters are DBS checked and experienced with D&D. There's also unlimited squash available too!

    Summer Party 2022

    Fri | 19 August 2022 | 21:00 to Sat | 20 August 2022 | 03:00
    Fri | 19 August 2022 | 21:00 to Sat | 20 August 2022 | 03:00

    Wear your floweriest shirt, bring your shades and flip-flops, and prepare to enjoy the heat - we're having a Summer Party! 

    For the first time we're running late into the night this summer, with MORE games than ever, free welcome cocktails, live music, free PC gaming, and loads and loads more!

    This is a ticketed affair at £10 per person. And, as an extra special thanks, we have a LIMITED number of early bird tickets available to you all for just £7!

    Minecraft Summer Club

    Mon | 22 August 2022 | 11:00 to 16:00
    Mon | 22 August 2022 | 11:00 to 16:00

    Minecraft group play & create sessions return to The Arcade Vaults for our Minecraft Summer Club!

    We're running our own smaller 6-player scale sessions on the PC version of Minecraft, with a shared world and lots of organised building by our resident Minecraft expert Charlie!

    We've got 2 sessions over 4 Mondays in August so there's plenty of chances to play. AND, all tickets include arcade access for the entire day and unlimited squash to drink.

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    Note - this event is for kids aged 8-14 only. Parents are welcome to wait upstairs or leave their children under our supervision.

    The Kids Gaming Club

    Thu | 25 August 2022 | 11:00 to 14:00
    Thu | 25 August 2022 | 11:00 to 14:00

    Parents and guardians - the Kids Gaming Club returns for Summer 2022!! Looking for a chance to take a break for a couple of hours? Then look no further than our morning club for children aged between 6 and 12.

    We'll have a dedicated and qualified team member on hand to entertain your children with gaming related activities for a few hours. You can grab a coffee and hang out here or escape in town whilst we keep your children busy! There will even be drinks included for the kids... 

    £5 for one child or £8 for two! Payment and information will be taken on the day.

    Tabletop Takeover

    If you love-

    • Board Gaming
    • Trading Card Games
    • Tabletop Wargaming

    Then this is the event for you, and all for one price!

    £3.50 Per person
    No need to book just turn up and start playing.

    Starts at 4.30pm and runs until 11pm
    - Runs every Thursday unless its the last Thursday of the month-

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    We have FB groups for all your tabletop needs, make friends, organize what you want to play or just share your love for the subject:-

    Board gaming: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cardiffboardgames/

    Trading Card Games:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/cardifftcg/

    Tabletop Wargaming: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cardifftabletop/

    Game Makers: Social - August

    Thu | 25 August 2022 | 19:00 to 23:00
    Thu | 25 August 2022 | 19:00 to 23:00

    The new monthly game makers and developers meet-up returns. Formerly the Games Wales meetup, its basically the same - a chance to network and socialise about all things game development!

    And if you have any games you want to show off or playtest please do bring them along....

    Charity Mario Kart 8 Tournament

    Fri | 26 August 2022 | 18:30 to 21:30
    Fri | 26 August 2022 | 18:30 to 21:30

    Our Charity Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament for the Cardiff Foodbank returns for the Summer Holidays!!

    Please bring one item from the ‘most needed food items’ list for entry into the tournament. When considering potential future donations to Cardiff Food Bank make sure to check the website https://cardiff.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ to check what is most needed. 

    Please do not bring food items from the 'plenty of' list and try and coordinate with your friends to bring as large a variety from the list as possible!

    The venue fee will be £3.50 and the winner of the tournament gets 1 month's membership to the Arcade for FREE! This gives you free entry for the entire month, plus 15% off EVERYTHING in the arcade, café and bar!

    Maximum Melee

    Thu | 1 September 2022 | 19:00 to 21:00
    Thu | 1 September 2022 | 19:00 to 21:00

    Melee is back!

    We'll kick off with a singles tournament bracket and go from there - no pre-registration required, just turn up for now.

    - Venue fee: £3
    - Singles: £2

    The Trial

    Fri | 2 September 2022 | 18:00 to 22:30
    Fri | 2 September 2022 | 18:00 to 22:30

    The Trial is an immersive theatre experience where the audience are put in the role of the jury on a criminal case. After hearing the evidence you will choose the line of questioning for The Prosecution to go down, you’ll then by majority vote decide the guilt or innocence of the Accused.

    Show Times

    • 6pm- 1st Showing
    • 7:30pm- 2nd Showing
    • 9pm- 3rd Showing

    GET YOUR TICKETS HERE -
    https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/dewis-theatre/e-epvqpp

    The Case: Pay Your Dues -
    Sir Arthur Darkwood Captain of The Red Boar Company stands accused of breach of contract by Joan, the widow of Edgar Fitzjohn, late of The Red Boar Company, for not yielding to her Edgar’s portion of the loot gained by The Red Boar Company on their latest campaign where Edgar was struck down in a fray.

    Dewis Theatre is a Theatre Company that seeks to give it's audience interactive choices that impact on the performance in a truly meaningful way.

    Maximum Melee

    Thu | 15 September 2022 | 19:00 to 21:00
    Thu | 15 September 2022 | 19:00 to 21:00

    Melee is back!

    We'll kick off with a singles tournament bracket and go from there - no pre-registration required, just turn up for now.

    - Venue fee: £3
    - Singles: £2

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