Planet VR's gin bar

The Planet VR Arcade is here! We’ve touched down in Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent and the gateway to the virtual world is officially open from Wednesday, October 21!

Here at Planet VR, we don’t believe in cutting corners when it comes to creating a memorable virtual reality gaming experience. So, with 5 virtual reality gaming pods, all equipped with top-end HTC Vive Pros and the best gaming hardware around, setting foot into the vast world of virtual reality gaming has never been smoother. Grab your friends, choose your challenge, and battle to become the best Ninja/Boxer/Wizard/Space-Pirate??? around!

Choose between a 30, 60, or 90-minute session and from a large collection of top VR titles like Beat Saber, Superhot VR, Fruit Ninja and many many more!

If the pod experience isn’t your cup of tea, take a seat on the future of VR with our ROTO VR gaming chairs, the first of their kind in the UK! With state-of-the-art technology expertly developed by ROTO, top VR titles can now be played in the comfort of a VR-tailored articulating chair. If you turn your head, the chair will turn too! This unlocks the ability to enjoy virtual reality experiences and full 360-degree freedom with just the turn of your head!

Planet VR is also equipped with a spacious bar and lounge area, perfect for enjoying a hard-earned cold one and some snacks with your friends after a long gaming session. Sit back, take a sip, and remind your mates how they weren’t able to beat your high scores… again!

The expansive world of virtual reality gaming is just a few clicks away! So, what are you waiting for? Book your Pod or ROTO Chair session now!

We can’t wait to see you – book your session today!


Strip lighting at VR Arcade

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.

High cleaning standards are already in place and additional procedures have now been implemented to create a safe environment whilst still ensuring a hugely enjoyable experience for everyone.


Hygiene and health & safety is a key part of what goes on behind the scenes.

  1. All VR equipment, chairs, headsets and controllers are cleaned after every VR experience with clinical-grade anti-viral wipes that kill 99.999% of pathogens within 10 seconds, and is effective against viruses including COVID-19, influenza, and norovirus.
  2. The entire gaming zone, VR pods, bar area and toilets have a cleaning rota to ensure all surfaces and public touch points, including door handles and locks, handrails, stools, tables and payment stations are sanitised regularly.
  3. Payment will be taken online at the time of your booking. Should you purchase anything on the day, payment will be taken via contactless payment methods.


Planet VR is a large venue allowing you to maintain a suitable 2-metre social distance from other guests.

  1. An easy one-way system has been put in place where you will enter the venue through the front and leave by the side exit to prevent the cross pollination of groups.
  2. Food and drink will still be available as usual in the Planet VR bar and lounge area. However, due to social distancing procedure, the bar counter area will be off limits to customers and orders will be collected by a member of staff via table service.


  1. All staff will wear face masks and are required to fill out a daily health questionnaire to ensure a healthy environment for all.
  2. Customers will be required to purchase a face hygiene mask from our reception team to use while using any virtual reality headset.


  1. If you experience any symptoms synonymous with COVID-19 such as a dry cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose or have a loss of sense of taste or smell, please rebook your VR experience and DO NOT attend the venue.
  2. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please rebook your VR experience and DO NOT attend the venue.
  3. All customers will be required to provide their full name and telephone/mobile number to facilitate Track & Trace procedures.
  4. Staff will be subject to regular temperature checks upon entry to ensure the health and safety of all customers attending.
  5. It is highly recommended that that all customers pre-book their visits to Planet VR in order to allow for availability and social distancing within the building. However, in-store bookings are still available in exceptional circumstances at the Planet VR reception desk.