Find an artist for your event...

Retro Arcade

The Retro Arcade is a party, buddy builder, quest conqueror and nostalgia hit rolled into one. All installations are unique and designed to do one thing; bring people of all ages together through the universal language of play!

Price from £846 + travel

Check date & price instantly


Secure your 2021 / 2022 booking before the 31st May 2021, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

Read full offer terms


Price from £846 + travel from Somerset

Based on 1 person performing one day hire

  • South West From £847
  • Wales From £853
  • South East From £866
  • West Midlands From £879
  • East Midlands From £898
  • East of England From £898
  • North West From £917
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,058
  • North East From £1,110

Most Alive Network artists travel UK wide and internationally. Get a guide price instantly by clicking the 'get quote' button and entering your event date and location. Make an enquiry and we will liase directly with Retro Arcade to confirm price, availability, and the provide you with a confirmed quote.

Get Instant Quote

Performance Times

1 day hire

From £846 + travel

Get a quote

Booking Options

Customise your booking with the following options...


Required by act...


Default lineup: 1 performer

Standard price includes a choice of 3 x Game Installations

Each of the below class as one installation:
3 x Retro Boxes
1 x Unique Installation
1 x Arcade Cabinet

Full Biography

The Retro Arcade is a party, buddy builder, barcade, quest conqueror and nostalgia hit rolled into one. All their installations are unique and designed to do one thing; bring people of all ages together through the universal language of play. Using digital and analog games that are all simple to pick up and play our work has been shown in places such as the V&A Museum, Bristol Old Vic, Birmingham Library and now weddings, festivals and events around the UK and Europe.

Whether you want a couple of installations spread out, a large area or huge projected games with comedy commentators we can go to any scale. They can curate their games around your theme, customise their installations, animate dead spaces or create access points with their virtual reality hardware for people to conquer their fears of heights or pretend they're in the matrix.

Everything they build is not just fun to play but fun to watch people play.

They are also the first to offer and build custom games and arcade machines specifically for your event. Tell your companies/wedding/events story through your own game featuring characters based on your guests. They will work with you to make the game and provide it as a free download for all guests or in the form of a physical copy of the game given out as gifts.

Want to tell some comedic and legendary stories from around the office that people can play? Want to give your staff the chance to be the boss for a moment? Want to make a who wants to be a millionaire style quiz people can play? The game's contents are limited only by your imagination.

The machine itself is a bespoke arcade machine created in partnership with you. They've created games for weddings where you have to get the ring to the bride and games for birthdays which feature friends as animated pixel characters and tells a story as you play.

Their installations can be set up anywhere as long as there is power and it's dry. They are easy to turn off and on during the event if you want periods where people focus on speeches etc. They can put them up for an hour, a day or a month.

Previous clients include:
BE Festival
Arts Council England
Eden Project
V & A Museum
Latitude Festival
Birmingham Public Library

Similar Artists

See more artists like Retro Arcade

Loved By You

100% of people that booked Retro Arcade would recommend Alive Network to their friends

The UK's #1 Service

Our one-to-one service means you're looked after every step of the way.

Best Value

Get unbeatable value with no hidden costs.

Chat To Your Artist

After booking, speak directly
with Retro Arcade.

Safe & Secure

Reliable artists. Secure contracts. 24/7 Emergency Cover.