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Anyone can participate as long as they are aged eight or above. Planet VR caters for veteran and novice gamers and can accommodate groups or friends, work colleagues, students and families.

Planet VR is located in the heart of Hanley on Clough Street (East), next to Tesco. 

Booking a gaming experience at Planet VR couldn’t be easier. Your adventure starts after five simple steps:

  1. Book a date and a time slot
  2. Choose your package experience
  3. Pay to secure your session
  4. Check out the rules online
  5. Turn up on the day

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In order to cancel a booking, you must provide notice of the cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the date of the original booking. Any cancellations occurring with less than 14 days’ notice yet more than 24 hours’ notice will be offered a transfer to another activity.

Disabled facilities are available, and guests can enjoy a drink or snack at the bar and lounge before or after their gaming experience. Planet VR offers group booking packages that include use of the arcade gaming pods, VR chairs and more.

The health and safety of our customers and staff is of huge importance and we want you to leave the VR arcade with great memories and anticipation to visit again. Please view our COVID-19 statement for social distancing and safety measures.

Bookings can be made for up to 4 people per VR Pod and 1 player per ROTO VR chair.

A virtual reality game is one that simulates an alternative environment by displaying separate images in front of each eye along with immersive spatial audio, giving the user the realistic illusion of a new reality. This is achieved using the state-of-the-art VIVE and Oculus virtual reality headsets provided with each of our VR gaming packages.

Each Planet VR gaming pod is equipped with a wireless VIVE Pro virtual reality headset and top-end gaming PC to boot. This allows for seamless virtual reality gaming at the highest quality.

All of the virtual reality headsets used at Planet VR are compatible with standard eyeglasses and contact lenses. However, in order to be certain, we have listed the maximum glasses dimensions provided by the headset manufacturers below.

VIVE (Pod): Frame width of 152mm or less, and a frame height of 50mm or less

Oculus (ROTO Chair): Frame width of 142mm or less, and a frame height of 50mm or less

If you are accompanying someone who is playing at Planet VR, there is seating alongside each of our VR pods that is perfect for cheering the gamers on!


We also have a Planet VR bar and lounge area on site that is open to anyone visiting us, gamer or not!

When visiting Planet VR for a virtual reality gaming session, we strongly recommend wearing comfortable clothes that include a belt, a waistband, or a back pocket. This ensures we can securely holster your wireless VR headset’s power pack during your gameplay.

Parties are available to book at the weekend for six time slots – 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm and 5:30pm.


To enquire about corporate or private hire of the venue please contact us on 01782 123456.

Planet VR party packages include use of the arcade gaming pods, VR chairs or a combined option with a dedicated party cadet on hand to provide gaming hints and tips. Parties are available for all ages from eight years old for a minimum of ten people to a maximum of 15.

A choice of delicious freshly prepared hot food and thirst-quenching drinks are provided along with ice cream treats.

Booking in advance enables everybody to have access to the arcade gaming pods, VR headsets, and VR chairs. It also makes sure that the venue remains a safe environment, following social distancing guidelines and safety measures.

Planet VR is Staffordshire’s newest and largest virtual reality gaming centre. The venue is the only one in the UK to offer the advanced ROTO interactive VR gaming chairs. Pricing is affordable and sessions can be split between the number of participants enabling you to have more fun at a fraction of the cost.