Covid – 19 Measures
Liverpool VRVE space out our sessions to allow for cleaning of studios. We have plenty of time to air out and clean between sessions. There is a ventilation system in the Studios that brings in fresh air and expels the air out of the room.
We have hand sanitisers in reception and by the entrance to both studios for use regularly by staff and clients.
What is VR and what Equipment do you have?
Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. Unlike traditional user interfaces, VR places the user inside an experience. Instead of viewing a screen in front of them, users are immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds. Virtual Reality is where you put a comfortable Headset on and experience a multitude of games and experiences for all your senses.
Each individual will wear one of our wireless headsets, providing high quality wireless VR, complete with full room scale tracking and controllers. There is a diverse range of fantastic experiences available and you can easily swap to a new game whenever you like. It’s super easy to use these headsets and there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
We have Two Studios at the VRVE, so there is plenty of room for you and your party.
Who can use VR?
We have an extensive catalogue of games, there’s truly something for everyone.We cater for people 10 years and above, with no technical knowledge required. Children as young as 8 have used the Headsets at Liverpool VRVE but please be aware that the headsets may be large for children with small heads. Please contact us to fully discuss BEFORE you book a session. We would hate for them to come excited and find the headsets or controllers are too big for them. For children aged 12 or younger, we require one supervised adult per three children to help supervise and take care of our equipment.
How many people can come?
For a 1 hour slot, up to 11 people can use each studio, which allows for a good amount of time for everyone to try a variety of experiences. Each studio is currently exclusive to your party. We can accomodate larger groups sizes in the studio if needed, please contact us for details. We also do a 1 hour slot for 2 people which has been popular. There are couches for the non players to sit and watch what is going on as well as a cafe area where you can get drinks and snacks if needed.
How does it work?
After welcoming you in and a brief induction, our studio host will start your group on an intro experience “The Plank “, one-at-a-time, projected onto our big TV. This is fantastic fun to watch and a real challenge, so be brave and be prepared!!
Each member of your group will then be allocated an area, fitted with a headset and set off into our games. We choose the easiest and most fun games first to get you fully immersed in VR. We then show you how to quit any game, get into menu and games library and suggest games that are suitable for you based on your needs.. Everyone can pick any experience that they’d like, with our host ready and waiting to make recommendations depending on your preferences.
There’s no limits or constraints, everyone can do any experience for as long as they’d like and swap & change at any time throughout your session. During your session, our host will usually recommend a multiplayer experience or two. We’ve got a few different options for 2, 4, and 10 players, dependent on time, see below for further details!
Can I bring a larger Group?
Yes! We can accommodate a maximum of 22 people by using both studios.
For children 10 to 12 years, a ratio of 1 adult to 4 children to supervise
For children 12 to 16 years, a ratio of 1 adult to 8 children to supervise
Please contact us for further details about larger group bookings.
How do I Book and do we have to Book in advance?
You Book by hitting the BOOK NOW button on each page or top menu.You have to book in advance. It works best if you can book online, but if you have any issues, please contact us and our friendly team will be able to help. We only accept bookings at least 3 hours in advance and cannot accommodate drop-ins during the weekday unfortunately, so if you’d like to come to Liverpool VRVE on the day, please get in touch first by phone or Whatsapp.
How long do we get?
Each person will access a headset for the hour booking which will include your brief induction. We have a vast range of games and experiences for you to access once you have mastered how the controllers and headset work. You can then return to the games menu from within the Headset at any point and switch games as often as you choose.
Can I book multiple hours?
Yes of course! Whilst 1 hour is a great introduction to VR, an extra hour will give you enough time to try a variety of different experiences! To book multiple hours, simply add the second slot into your basket by heading back to the booking page. You could even utilise the whole VRVE premises for your party by booking both rooms simultaneously, which means you also have sole use of the Reception Area and cafe.
We can book multiple hours for you if you wish to ease the process. Just contact us via social media and we can assist you in making the multiple bookings.
Can we do multiplayer experiences?
Some games offer multi-player options but most games in our catalogue are single player experiences. Blaston, Elven Assassin, Racket Nx, Drop Dead and HyperDash are games that have multi-player elements to them. We will tailor the session to meet your needs and requirements.
Can I use the headset with glasses?
Yes, the headset is designed to work perfectly with all types of glasses and due to the way the optics work, most people find they don’t need to wear them at all!
Do I need to bring anything with me?
All participants need to wear socks and must remove shoes when entering the studio. Please wear comfortable clothing as the experiences can be quite active!
When should we arrive?
Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of your booking time so you can be assured of finding us and not missing your session, as we cannot ADD TIME onto your session at the end as we will have other bookings.
Is there car parking?
Yes! There is an NCP Car Park behind 8 Water Street. Road side parking down the side of the building on Rumford St and Covent Garden with pay and display meters.( Free after 6pm) Liverpool ONE parking is an 8 minute walk away. As we are in the centre of Liverpool, parking can be difficult, so public transport is also a good option. We are a 10 minute walk from Lime Street train station and 2 minutes from James St and 5 minutes from Moorfields Station.
Food and Drink
Snacks and drinks can be purchased from our reception where there is also comfortable seating areas. Please note that You CANNOT Take any drinks or food into the studios at anytime.
Should you wish to cancel your booking we will offer a re-booking or full refund if you notify us within 1 hour after making a booking and at least 1 week before your booking date.
If you notify us that you cannot attend your booking at least 2 days beforehand, we will offer a re-booking subject to availability within the next month.
Due to COVID at the minute, we are very flexible and accommodating towards the current situation of booking and cancellation. We will always help to facilitate an outcome both parties are satisfied with.
Booking amendment policy
You must bring no more than the total attendees stated in your booking (typically max of 6). If you wish to bring more, please contact us at least 48 hours beforehand.
We may charge an extra £30 per person at the door for unexpected attendees who wish to play and this may affect our ability to provide the best experience for your group.
We have the right to refuse entry for any unexpected attendees.