Covid – 19 Measures
Liverpool VRVE space out our sessions to allow for cleaning of studios and we are now only accepting private hire. We have plenty of time to air out and clean between sessions and there is only your group and our host in the studio at once. 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. Wearing a mask is optional for clients as you hire the studio to yourselves. Finally, besides our main headset, everyone will use a separate headset and if requested, our studio host will also wear a mask or Face shield. Please note due to our Coronavirus measures, we may call to adjust timings or rearrange bookings made less than a week in advance if it allows for safer playing.
Everybody over 16 must either scan our QR code for track and trace or leave their contact details with us. We keep these for 21 days as per protocol from the government to allow for Track and Trace.
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!
Our main headset provides the ultimate experience in VR, with full room scale movement. The view from this headset is projected onto our massive 150″ screen and the audio through our 5.1 sound system. Everyone has a blast using this and spectators can watch on the large screen.
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. For children aged 12 or younger, we require one adult per three children to help supervise and take care of our equipment.
How many people can come?
For a 1 hour slot, 4-6 people is ideal for each studio, which allows for a good amount of time for everyone to try a variety of experiences. Each studio is exclusive to your party. Our studios can facilitate a maximum of 10 people under our party bookings at an additional cost of £10.00/pp, contact us for more details! Please bear in mind that our equipment may need to be shared among larger groups, so the more people you bring the less time each you may have in VR during the session.
Can I bring a larger Group?
Yes! We can accommodate a maximum of 10 people in each studio.
For children 10 to 12 years, a ratio of 1 adult to 4 children.
For children 12 to 16 years, a ratio of 1 adult to 8 children.
We charge an additional £10.00/pp above our standard pricing (for parties larger than 6 people). 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, so if you’d like to come to Liverpool VRVE on the day, please get in touch.
How long do we get?
Each person will access a headset for the hour booking which will include your 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.
Can we do multiplayer experiences?
Some games offer multi-player options but most games in our catalogue are single player experiences.
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 no more than 15 minutes in advance of your booking time.
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 Bumford 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 5 minutes from James St and Moorfields Stations.
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 will charge an extra £15 per person at the door for unexpected attendees 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.