In January 2018 we opened our doors to the public with just 300 games and 10 retro games consoles. We wanted to offer everyone the chance to experience retro video games from the past 4 decades the way they were intended; on original hardware with proper old school televisions.
Our aim from day one was to offer a fun, safe and inclusive space for fans of all things geeky to hang out, make new friends and connect with each other.
From chilled out Tuesdays to crazy busy Saturdays, over the course of 2 years we successfully managed to build a wonderful community of friends and hold a dazzling array of events encompassing everything our staff are passionate about.
In Jan 2020 R-CADE celebrated it's 2nd birthday and after over 300 events both in our venue and around the country we felt like we had perfected the magic formula. We had succeeded in creating a warm, welcoming, safe, environment where people from all walks of life could meet and feel comfortable.