Frequently Asked Questions

What is this?

Virtual Hideout is a virtual reality hub in central Manchester offering people the chance to experience room-scale VR gaming, whether it be alone or in a group. You can book a Double or Single Headset room, with each session lasting an hour.

Will I enjoy this?


We offer a fantastic and personal experience tailored around you. It doesn't matter if you're coming for the first time or if you're a regular, each visit is personalised and unique.

How hard are the games?

Our virtual reality experiences are very easy to pick up, though there can be a variety of challenges within each game. But don't worry, there will always be someone with you to guide you and help you in any way they can if needed.

As for our games themselves, there are levels of difficulty. Some are beginner-friendly and some are better suited to experienced gamers, but whatever you choose we will always be at hand if you need us.

Who normally plays this?

A complete mixture of personality, age and gender can enjoy the experiences and games. Teams can be made up of friends, family, colleagues, peers, dates, and many others. It is a great team and corporate building exercise or can be a fantastic experience to celebrate a special occasion.

Do you accommodate special occasions?

Yes, we do! All are welcome at Virtual Hideout and we do our best to help in any way we can. Birthdays, corporate, stags and hens, we accommodate all. Our current maximum capacity is 12 people over three units. Be sure to give us a call if you require any VAT invoices or receipts, too!


What should I wear?

You can wear whatever you want. We wouldn’t recommend heels, mankinis, or full traditional wedding wear however.


What's the difference between the Hideouts?

All of the Hideouts are the same in terms of space and facilities; they are just the different rooms we have on offer. Each one contains 2 VR headsets, wall-mounted monitors to display in-headset gameplay, and seating for spectators.

You can book a single or double headset experience depending on your preference!

Should I book a Single or Double Headset room?

That's up to you! Each single or double headset room can be booked for up to 4 people, so it really depends on how much time you want in the headset - and how much time you'd rather sit and laugh at your friends!

If you don't have a lot of VR or gaming experience we'd recommend a single headset room: it gives you a chance to come out and take regular breaks if you need them, and there's plenty of opportunity to watch your friends and take pictures and videos of their VR action! 

If you're an experienced gamer and want to try some multiplayer action, grab a double headset room! You get more time in the headset as well as CO-OP and PVP games! It's our more intensive option.

If you've booked a single headset room you can always upgrade on the day as well! We will NEVER put you on anything that you're not comfortable with and will always respect your wishes. 

No matter your choice, you'll have unrestricted access to all 100+ of our VR games and experiences - be sure to let our game hosts know if you create the perfect session to suit you.

What is the recommended number of players per team?

Our rooms can hold a team of up to 4 people - the more people you add, the less time you get in the headset, and the cheaper it is per person! If you want to spend the full hour in the headset we'd recommend booking a double headset room for two people. If you want to be able to watch and laugh at your friends, book a single or double room and come as a group of 4!

What ages can play?

All ages above 6 are allowed to play. For players younger than 8 years old, we would recommend coming to try a free trial as smaller heads might have issues fitting into the headsets.

There may also be certain experiences or games that have a minimum age recommendation, but there are more than enough choices to ensure everyone can take part!

Those who are under the age of 16 will need an adult present in order to play.

Will I feel sick when I play?

As the experience is so immersive, a very small percentage of people on their first few goes can feel slightly nauseous when playing. After a short break from the headset and some fresh air, the vast majority of these people feel fine. We offer a free 5-minute taster session for anyone who wants to see what it feels like before booking a session.

How much does it cost?

The price is dependent on whether you book a single or double headset room. It is also cheaper to play during the week between Monday 10am and Friday before 5pm. If you have any more questions on the pricing you can always check our booking page or give us a call!

When can I play / what are your opening hours?

That depends on the day! We're open on Weekdays from 12:30pm-6:30pm, Saturdays from 11am-8pm, and Sundays from 11am-5pm.

We always recommend booking in advance (especially on weekends!) as we get booked up in advance.

How do I get there / Can I park nearby / What are the nearest public transport links?

Check out our contact page here.

Any other questions?

E-mail us at or phone us on 0161 834 7336. Please send all PR enquiries to