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


    Sat | 20 July 2019 | 15:00 to 22:00
    Sat | 20 July 2019 | 15:00 to 22:00

    Its Smashaday (Smash, on a Saturday!)

    We'll be running a series of tournaments throughout the day on Nintendo's amazing Smash Ultimate, including a Juniors tournament for the younger Smash fans in the afternoon, with various prizes available to the victors (in addition to the glory of course)

    Venue fee:
    £3 (access to the arcade is regular pricing but includes tournament entry)


    Please note, juniors and doubles will run subject to the number of attendees!

    • Juniors (under 14) - from 3pm - FREE
    • Doubles - from 5pm - £1 per person
    • Singles - after Doubles - £2 per person

    Maximum Melee Squared

    Sat | 27 July 2019 | 10:00 to 22:00
    Sat | 27 July 2019 | 10:00 to 22:00

    A new giant sized Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament for Cardiff with a 48 player cap!

    £5 VENUE FEE / £10 (Singles) £5 (Doubles) BRACKET

    This will be an all day festival of Melee with a singles bracket and doubles bracket. Entry price will include:

    • Access to entire retro arcade
    • Multiple NTSC & UCF in use for ALL Melee setups
    • Other Smash setups
    • Evening entertainment
    • Food and drink on site
    • Live stream all day

    Please note, this will be an 18+ event only. More information and sign-up/registration information to follow.

    Cardboard n Consoles

    Thu | 1 August 2019 | 17:00 to 22:00
    Thu | 1 August 2019 | 17:00 to 22:00

    We're having another mash-up event with our friends at Rules of Play!

    For just £6, come and play an incredible blend of boardgames of videogames and videogames of boardgames! Entry will include access to the full two floors of Arcade fun plus the third floor which will be dedicated to the 'Cardboard Renaissance'!

    And if you want entry just for the boardgames its only £3.50!

    Friday Fight Night

    Fri | 2 August 2019 | 17:00 to 21:00
    Fri | 2 August 2019 | 17:00 to 21:00

    We're introducing a regular Friday Fight Night with brackets for Mortal Kombat 11, Tekken 7 and Street Fighter IV. (Note that brackets will run depending on turnout).

    Plus, there'll be a smattering of various fighting games throughout gaming history, including retro Mortal Kombat, SFII, Tekken, Virtua Fighter and more!

    More information to follow...

    Starship Bridge Simulator - Summer Sessions

    Sat | 3 August 2019 | 12:00 to 20:00
    Sat | 3 August 2019 | 12:00 to 20:00

    The fantastic team from the wildly popular UK Starship Bridge Simulator will be bringing in their 6-player game to The Arcade Vaults this summer!

    Think of it as Star Trek though a Rock Band filter. 6-players must work together as a team on a mission to help save the solar system, with a Captain and 5 stations including Helm, Engineering, Science, Weapons and Communications.

    We will have 8 sessions over the day, so there'll be plenty of chances for teams to try and attempt to win! Slots must be booked with full teams of 5 or 6, with a booking price of £5 per person.

    Reservation information to follow soon!

    Minecraft - Summer play and create

    Wed | 31 July 2019 | 14:00 to Wed | 14 August 2019 | 15:00
    Wed | 31 July 2019 | 14:00 to Wed | 14 August 2019 | 15:00

    This Summer, in conjunction with Mi Little Pad Ltd, we're running sessions for kids between the ages of 6 and 12 who love Minecraft! On provided tablets, they'll get the chance to play in a shared world and take on a challenges and group builds, run by an experienced co-ordinator who will help guide Minecraft beginners and experts alike.

    Parents and guardians are welcome to grab a coffee or tea at our bar and relax whilst the kids are occupied. And, as a bonus, the ticket price includes access to our arcade full of games both old and new!

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