Theatre (immersive, interactive)

  • Summerhall - The Terrace
  • Times vary. Click 'Dates, times and prices' to view the calendar
  • Aug 3-27
  • 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: DARKFIELD
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes. This is a standing event - if you need a seat for this show, please contact the Box Office directly. This show takes place in the dark.
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices


DARKFIELD presents Arcade: an interactive narrative that uses the nostalgic 8-bit aesthetic of 1980s video games to explore the evolving relationship between players and avatars. This choose-your-own-path experience will fully immerse players in alternate environments in a completely dark shipping container, using 360 degree binaural sound and sensory effects. Players will be asked to address deep existential questions about free will and consciousness in a world where some may win and some may loseā€¦

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: The space is adjacent from the main pavement into the front garden of Summerhall.
  • Wheelchair access type: Wheelchair accessible (please contact the venue for more information)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices