Arcade machines on a tiled floor against a multicoloured background


Where will your choices lead you?

On Eastgate Street, in a completely dark shipping container, immerse yourself in a choose-your-own-adventure experience like no other. This isn’t any ordinary arcade and these are not ordinary arcade machines. Step into a world inspired by 1980s video games, with 360-degree sound and sensory effects.

You will be assigned an arcade machine and embark on a unique journey. In a war, which side will you choose? Will you seek out peace? Will you join a cult promising a better version of reality? Will you win or lose?

Brought to you by the “terrifyingly brilliant” (Time Out) Darkfield, world-leaders in immersive experiences, Arcade’s interactive story will ask you powerful questions about free will and consciousness, and no-one will experience the story in the same way.

Are you ready to make a choice?

“★★★★ You will be buzzing afterwards.” — Time Out (on Darkfield's 'Flight')

“★★★★ It gets under your skin.” — The Guardian (on Darkfield's 'Double')

27 Mar - 7 Apr

Tickets: £12

Running Time: 30 mins (no interval)
Ages: 16+
Location: the Arcade shipping container in front of Gloucester Guildhall on Eastgate Street
Content: Themes of war. 

Access: This is primarily an audio experience, with 26 standing and 2 wheelchair-accessible spaces. As a standing event, please let our team know if you’ll need to be sat. We offer free Carer / Assistance tickets. Please contact the Guildhall Box Office (01452 503050) to book these.

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Adult£12.00 per ticket
Child£12.00 per ticket

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Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL503EA
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The stage at Gloucester GuildhallGloucester Guildhall, GloucesterGloucester's premier arts venue featuring art galleries, cinema and live musical and theatrical performances. The Guildhall's café-bar is a laid-back and peaceful haven just a step away from the hustle and bustle of Eastgate Street.