Isle of Wight What's On Guide: 2024 Events OnTheWight


21 – 30 Jul 2023


Ventnor Fringe Town Square

St Catherine's Church
Church Street
PO38 1SW

Cycle there (external link)

This event has now finished

ARCADE Cancelled

Source No source link supplied

Part of Ventnor Fringe Festival 2023

Rsz 2rsz d0e5e63bfa30 df arcade 16x9 clean

DARKFIELD’S ARCADE will no longer premiere at Ventnor Fringe 2023.

ARCADE is the most ambitious DARKFIELD project to date, and as audiences will know, that is no small feat. We are very excited to get the show ready to present to audiences in the near future.

Have a brilliant festival Ventnor!

Watch this space – we hope to make it to the Isle of Wight in the near future. – Glen Neath, David Rosenberg, Andrea Salazar and the Darkfield team.

Performances: 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm, 4,pm 5.45pm, 6.30pm, 7.15pm, 8pm, 8.45pm (duration approx 25 mins)

Exclusive, first-look previews of immersive theatre pioneers Darkfield’s brand-new show ARCADE

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” – JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

ARCADE is the latest immersive audio experience from DARKFIELD. But this isn’t an ordinary arcade and these are not ordinary arcade machines. Every machine offers you the chance to enter the world of the game and choose your own unique journey. As you guide your avatar through a world ravaged by endless war, there are many routes you can take and there are many different outcomes.

You can choose a side, win or lose the war, search out a more peaceful route, or join a cult promising a better version of reality. Where will your decisions lead you?

Using the nostalgic 8-bit aesthetic of 1980’s video games, ARCADE’s interactive narrative explores 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 lose…

Tickets: £12, Under 25 £10, Culture / Unlimited Pass 2for1 (First 2 days only) NO SHOWS ON MONDAY 24TH

Please note: this experience takes place in complete darkness. The container will be located at the ‘Town Square’ outside St Catherine’s Church. Performances last approx 25mins.