Matrix Virtual Reality: VR gaming

Step through Matrix Virtual Reality's doors and prepare to enter another realm. This is one of the most exciting experiences out there.

What to expect:

  • An hour long VR gaming session where you can immerse yourself in another dimension
  • Begin with a 5-minute tutorial showing you how to use the equipment and how to stay safe using it
  • Once the tutorial is over, choose from your host's spoiling selection of games
  • If you come with friends, play multiplayer games where you can work together or against each other - hear and see them in the virtual world!
  • Normally, people try between two and four VR experiences within the hour, but it's entirely up to you how long you decide to play for!
  • Switch games whenever you like - your game hosts can advise on what experiences you might enjoy

Popular choices include:

  • Surviving the zombie apocalypse together, similar to CoD Zombies - there will be a lot of shooting, limbs flying off, guns reloading and overall badass action - everything you would imagine in a zombie apocalypse...
  • Working together to protect your kingdom from orcs and dragons - great for those who have always wanted to feel like Legolas. You can even shoot arrows at each other in the PVP mode if you're feeling competitive
  • Going against each other in something of a mix between dodgeball and paintball
  • Racing real-world cars on tracks so you can live out your F1 dream, enjoy rally-cross action, or hear the roar of a NASCAR, to name a few...
  • Use lightsabers to the beat in Beatsaber to compete in the world's most popular VR game and modern music rhythm game
  • Quench your trigger thirst in a fast-paced robot shooter with many game modes like capture the flag, team deathmatch, domination, and others - play it co-op or PVP

Coming alone? Try sense-priming experiences like walking off the edge of a skyscraper, flying with jetpacks around a city to feel like Iron-Man, controlling time to beat the agents in a Matrix-like world where you are most-wanted, exploring new places in Google Earth VR, and more.

Please note: there are many child-friendly games too (minimum age is 7).

Age restrictions: 7+

Adult (No upper age limit. VR is for everyone - regardless of age or gaming experience.) £30
Child (7 - 12 years of age.) £30
Teenager £30

What people are saying

Claire Eldridge
Mar 2023

Was a great experience, many thanks :)

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Roisin McAuley
Feb 2023

good selection of games and the hosts were really friendly. would go back! :D

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Chloe Raisbeck
Jan 2023

Had a brilliant time. Is such a unique experience and like nothing we’ve done before. Would defin...

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Sophie Howell
Sep 2022

First time at VR, so fun. The guys were informative and very helpful. I also accidentally kicked ...

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How to get there


  • Baby changing
  • Family friendly
  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

  • All equipment that comes in contact with the customer is cleaned and sanitised after every session with surgical alcohol. Headset covers are PU leather which makes them comfortable to use and easy to clean. Game hosts are fully vaccinated and can wear a face covering if you'd like them to

On the day

  • Arrive 5 minutes before your start time (this way your five minute induction won't eat into your play time)
  • Wear comfortable clothes you can easily move in
  • There are many pay and display car parks in the area as well as on-street parking
  • Your host recommends parking on Green street. Use the Ring-Go app to pay. It's free parking on bank holidays, Sundays and after 6pm every day. It's just 1-2 minutes walk to the location on Gibb Street, B9 4AT

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 1 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 1 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Matrix Virtual Reality

Welcome to Matrix Virtual Reality – Birmingham’s one-of-a-kind VR gaming arcade – located in the heart of the city. Find them within Digbeth’s Custard Factory, only a 5-minute walk away from the Bullring Shopping Centre. It couldn't be easier to reach via public transport.

Have you ever tried virtual reality? Most likely you haven’t. VR is very expensive to own and spending £2000 on a system will most likely make you cringe and spoil the amount of fun you can have. Enter Matrix Virtual Reality. They have an affordable solution that will make you and your friends excited. Extremely excited.

If you want to immerse yourself into the world of virtual reality and see if it is your cup of tea, be it on your own, or with your friends, Matrix Virtual Reality is the place to go.

They provide the highest spec computers on the market and the Premium Valve Index Headset for your VR adventure. Come and play a variety of games with your family, friends, or colleagues, experiencing the best that VR has to offer. Who could refuse!

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Matrix Virtual Reality.