Tour History

The Actual Reality Arcade has been touring festivals throughout the UK and abroad since May 2017.

After 3 very busy years of touring from 2017 to 2019 and some very exciting destinations planned for 2020 , Sadly ( like nearly everything else)  the arcade was in lockdown.
During those uncertain times we weren’t sure when it would be able to return.

As things began to feel safer, the Arcade successfully returned to public play under Covid safety measures in August 2021 and it was great to be back.

2022 looks like it will be another busy time for the arcade as it now enters it’s 6th year of touring.

It is now estimated that well over 100,000 people have now played on the arcade’s games since it first opened. Countless more people have enjoyed watching too.

It has been a massive success and it’s great news that will be back to bring more joy in 2022

Below is a photo from almost every event the arcade has appeared at over the past 6 years…

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Norfolk and Norwich Festival,  Norwich – 20th and 21st May 2017

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Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, London – 24th and 25th June 2017

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Hat Fair, Winchester – 30th June and 1st July 2017

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Mouth Of The Tyne Festival, Tynemouth – 8th and 9th July 2017

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Wonderful World, Grimsby – Sunday 30th July 2017

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Stockton International Riverside Festival, Stockton-on-Tees – 5th and 6th August 2017

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Just So Festival, Cheshire – 18th , 19th and 20th August 2017

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Power of Summer, Battersea, London – 26th and 27th August 2017

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Out There International Festival of Street Art and Circus, Great Yarmouth – 16th and 17th September 2017

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Light Night, Leeds – 5th and 6th October 2017

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GEEK 2018 at Dreamland, Margate – 23rd – 25th February 2018

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Big Day Out, St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin – March 18th  2018

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Shopfront Festival, Coventry – March 23rd -24th 2018

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London Games Festival 2018, Trafalgar Square, London – 7th April 2018

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London Games Festival 2018, Guildhall Yard, London – 14th April 2018

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Brighton Festival – 19th May 2018

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Geronimo Festival 2018, Arley Hall, Cheshire – 25th-27th May 2018

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Feast 2018, Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury – 16th & 17th June 2018

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Offbeat Festival, Oxford 23rd June 2018

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Geronimo Festival,  Knebworth,  30th June and 1st July 2018

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Summer in Southside, Birmingham – 14th and 15th July 2018

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Olala, Lienz, Austria – 20th – 22nd July 2018

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Camp Bestival, Lulworth, Dorset – 27th-29th July 2018

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The Piece Hall, Halifax –  3rd  and 4th August 2018

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Kirkgate Market, Leeds – 6th – 9th August 2018

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St.Helens – 11th August 2018

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Feel good Festival , Rochdale – 18th August 2018

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Cirk! Aalst, Belgium – 24th- 26th August 2018

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SO Festival , Skegness – 1st & 2nd September 2018

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Inside Out Dorset, Poole Quay  – 14th & 15th September 2018

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Lancashire Encounter, Preston – 21st & 22nd September 2018

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Young Arts and Ness Fest, Lowestoft – October 2018

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Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln – October 2018

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St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin, Ireland – March 2019

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World Autism Day – Oxford March 2019

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London Games Festival, Guildhall, London – April 2019

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London Games Festival, Trafalgar Square – April 2019

Farnham Maltings 50th Birthday – May 2019

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Phoenix Festival, Lewisham, London – May 2019

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Fairy Fair, Norfolk – May 2019

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Burton Children’s Festival – May 2019

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Norwich Games Festival – May 2019

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Eid Celebrations, Doncaster – June 2019

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Plein Publique, Roeselare, Belgium – June 2019

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Imagine Watford , Watford, London – June 2019

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Waddesdon Summer Fest , Aylesbury – July 2019

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On Blackheath, London – July 2019

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Bradford Science Festival, Bradford, London – July 2019

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Radcliffe, The Met, Bury – July 2019

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All Together Now, Waterford, Ireland – August 2019

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Playstival, Dublin, Ireland – August 2019

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Camper Calling, Ragley Hall, Alcester – August 2019

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Gaming Summer, Queensmere Observatory,  Slough, August 2019

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The Full Shebang, Mansfield – September 2019

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Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts, Great Yarmouth – September 2019

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No Car Day , London – September 2019

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Arts By The Sea, Bournemouth – September 2019

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Invaders In Nottingham – October 2019

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Kidtropolis, London Excel – October 2019

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Ness Fest, Lowestoft – October 2019

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Kidtropolis, Manchester Central – November 2019

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National Elf Day, Oxfordshire – December 2019

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Mail Centre Takeover, Nine Elms, London – January 2020

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Illuminate, Oldham Town Hall, Oldham- February 2020

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In Lockdown June 2020

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Chester Races – August 2021

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Gloworm Festival – August 2021

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Geronimo Festival – August 2021

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Camper Calling – August 2021

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Godiva Festival – September 2021

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University of Huddersfield – October 2021

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Basingstoke Festival – October 2021

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Beginners Call – Salford Media City 2022

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Level Up – Great Yarmouth 2022

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Atmosphere – Worcester 2022

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Japfest – Silverstone 2022

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Kirkgate Market – Leeds 2022

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Phoenix Festival – Lewisham 2022

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Queen’s Jubilee, Gorleston-On-Sea, Great Yarmouth 2022

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Queen’s Jubilee, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth 2022

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Dancing Through The Decades, Stoke-On-Trent 2022

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Mile Long Street Party, Walthamstow 2022

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NHS Thank you event, Blackheath 2022

 

Tech Ilford  2022

 

British F1 Grand Prix , Silverstone 2022

50 Years of Gaming, Heidelberg, Germany 2022

 

Blue Dot Festival, Jodrell Bank 2022

 

All Together Now, Waterford, Ireland 2022

 

Moto GP, Silverstone 2022

 

Gloworm Festival 2022

 

Camper Calling 2022

 

Godiva Festival 2022

Out There Festival 2022