History of Video Games – Ready Player One – Future Artists Studios (August 27th to Sept 11th)

by Asha

Ready Player one is a Pop up retro arcade with unlimited arcade game player time (free play, no coins required) for up to 3hrs per session all summer at Ready Player One, by Future Artists Studios. (August 27th until September 11th 2016)

The history of video games as told via a pop up arcade, 


Come and play over 50+ retro video games in our very cool specially designed pop up arcade! Check out the trailer video below to see what we have in store!

Book Tickets here, pick a day, pick a session, book – Large groups e-mail info at futureartists.co.uk



Ready Player one
From vintage original machines like Space Invaders and Pac Man to rare Star Wars games, through 80s classics like afterburner and Outrun to the 90s hits of Street Fighter and many many more, including all the classic home entertainment systems (Sega, Nintendo, Atari and more) and a 1950’s inspired pinball arcade – These are the real machines, some are over 30 years old, restored and ready for the next generation of players to test their skills and see who can be the top of the ‘Ready Player One’ scoreboard – are you ready!

Please Book in Advance, so that everyone get’s game play, we are limiting numbers to 40 people per session over 50 machines… this project is built by gamers, for gamers 🙂

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When : From Saturday August 27th through till Sunday Sept 11th 2016 – days and sessions vary book in advance (typically 12pm until 9pm)
Where : Future Artists Studios, 81 Chapel Street, Salford, M35BZ (next door to Honest Coffee)

All day parking is available from £4 at several local car parks, follow the signs, we are just 5 minute walk from Deansgate and 10 minutes from the Arndale, nearest Tram and Tran stop is Victoria Station, a 5 minute walk to us.

How to book: 

Head to our ticket page here, and choose a day, and then choose a session and book


More detailed info, and how the sessions are run can be found below.

Each session costs £12


Advance booking only, under 14’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult, please arrive a few minutes before each session starts, and join the entry system, tickets either printed or on the app, please not that all game play must end at least 10 minutes before the session concludes.
Food and Drink available inside the show, players can not bring their own food and drink inside the building, and food and drink must be consumed in the designated area’s.
Evening sessions (After 7pm) are for over 18’s only ID WILL BE REQUIRED

Group bookings and Private hire options available msg us facebook.com/futureartists Book the entire arcade for a birthday, occasion or work function from £1400 including up to 5hrs of game play for up to 40 people and unlimited food and drink. (limited dates available, please enquire via facebook messenger for more info)

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