The UK’s Favourite Arcade, Indie & Retro Video Gaming Expo Lands in Margate This August
PLAY Margate is a brand new summer event celebrating all aspects of gaming. Held in partnership with leading gaming specialists Replay Events who are responsible for staging some of the UK’s biggest video gaming shows, PLAY Margate will feature a whole host of video gaming-related treats.


From retro gaming and classic arcade cabinets and pinball to indie games and then some of the most modern PC and console games, PLAY Margate is a true celebration of gaming both old and new. Lifelong gamers and newcomers alike can enjoy a show that goes beyond traditional games with tournaments, cosplay contests, merchandise traders and two awesome after parties (adults only) run by GamerDisco that that will mix gaming, music and live entertainment to inevitably exciting effect.


Other highlights of the event include ‘The Ring’ a 16 screen gaming carousel hosting both casual and competitive head-to-head LAN gaming on some of the best ‘FPS’ and driving games of recent times. As well as this, the Video Game Carnival will bring the quirkier side of gaming to PLAY Margate with sideshows such as Lazer Pong, first person Scalextric and giant Gameboys to enjoy.


Finally, the cornerstone of the show is the Replay Ages and Celebrations Zone where there will be over 100 computers and consoles showcasing some of the very best games and genres from the past 40 years including Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Tomb Raider, Street Fighter, Star Wars and Lego.

PLAY Margate runs from Friday August 21st –August 23rd at The Winter Gardens, Margate


Friday 21st August – 10am – 6pm & 7pm – 11pm

Saturday 22nd August 10am – 6pm & 7pm – 11pm

Sunday 23rd August 10am – 6pm



Ticket Type




Child (Under 5’s Free)


Evening 7pm – 11pm (Over 18 yrs only)


2 Day Pass – Adult


2 Day Pass – Child


3 Day Pass – Adult


3 Day Pass – Child



Booking fee applies 50p per ticket in person/phone & £1.50 per ticket online


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