It’s almost the weekend!!

We’re getting ready for one of our busiest weekends yet at the National Videogame Arcade and we really hope you can join us…

FREE Game-Making Fun at the National Videogame Arcade

Don’t just play them, MAKE THEM!

Looking for the perfect Saturday morning activity?
This Saturday from 10.30am-12.30pm we’re inviting all the 8-14 year olds to drop in to the Lobby and learn how to make a videogame. This is free taster session for the first GameClub course at the NVA which is starting the following week. It’s a fun, safe and creative environment that gives young games makers a space to meet new friends and enjoy creating their very own videogames. 

The full course of 10 weekly sessions begins on 2 May, and runs every Saturday morning, Read more here…
StreetPass East Midlands  11am-6pm

It’s International StreetPass Week!

Join us for FREE from 11am till 6pm in the Lounge. It’s going to be amazing!

We’ll be running Super Smash Bros Tournaments and there’ll also be space also dedicated for any Monster Hunters in attendance. The bottle bar will be serving soft drinks all day, and StreetPass East Midlands will be running a birthday card design contest and their famous mega raffle….
Saturday Social Prince of Persia Special event – 7.30pm-10.30pm, £4

David Mechner at the National Videogame Arcade!

Jordan Mechner live from Los Angeles!
Lovers of rotoscopy will be delighted to learn that this Saturday one of the most iconic characters in videogames will be leaping his way into Saturday Social.
David Mechner, brother of Jordan and model for the animation of the original Prince, will be joining us at the National Videogame Arcade to talk about the making of the game. We’re delighted to be able to confirm that Jordan Mechner will be joining us live from Los Angeles to talk with David and answer your questions!
NOT ONLY THAT – but David will be sharing his (frankly) amazing knowledge of ‘Go’, one of the oldest and greatest strategy games in the World. Anyone interested in game design NEEDS to be at this evening, it’s a rare opportunity.
NOT ONLY THAT – but the Saturday tournament will be rumbling on with SUPER SMASH BROS. being settled on the screen.


We’re really excited about this one – hope you can join us!

Coming up..

It’s going to be a BIG Bank Holiday weekend for us.
Minecraft Marathon –

Bored of living in a world that’s NOT made of blocks? Us too.

Come to the NVA and help us build some real-life papercraft Minecraft.
Want to get outside more? Come to the National Videogame Arcade!

Why the NVA is the new toast of Hockley – join us as we launch our Toast Bar just in time for Bank Holiday weekend.

Opening to the public and everyone is welcome from Friday 1st May 5.30pm (?)…