FAQS & Help
What is NottsVGE?
NottsVGE stands for Nottingham Video Games Expo which has been created by two friends James & Alex to bring gaming communities together for an action packed weekend to enjoy gaming and beyond.
The list of groups, devs, traders and guests have been chosen in an attempt to keep it local and to help support local traders and to build the awareness of local community groups.
Where can I buy tickets for NottsVGE
I can no longer attend NottsVGE, can I get a refund?
The video gaming scene for people to access and be part of across Nottingham has sadly declined with the closure of video game cafes / museums and events and marketing not returning so we thought we would change that.
Having been part of the Nottingham Video Gaming scene from the likes of GameCity to Alt-Gaming Lounge even further beyond that with Combat Strike internet cafe which was in the Corner House complex, we have always wanted to bring video gaming back to Nottingham and we've decided the time is now to do it.
Why the The Belgrave Rooms?
We already out grew our first event which was held at the Richard Herrod Centre in Carlton Nottingham, with over 400 people visiting us across the weekend. We listened to feedback and people wanted a City Centre location. The Belgrave Rooms provided us what we was looking for. With everything close by Restaurants, Hotels, Parking and transport links making the Nottingham Video Games Expo a great addition to the city.
Who will be at the event?
The line-up is changing all the time with game developers, traders and groups, you can keep up to date with all the news and announcements by visiting the news page here or by clicking on the full line-up page here.
What time does it start?
General Admission from 11am
Upon arrival we will scan your ticket/QR Code then provide you with a wristband, here you will be shown directions to the main hall where a member of our team/volunteer will check your wristband for you to gain entry. Wristbands must be worn at all times for the Nottingham Video Games Expo.
Doors close at 5pm
I'm planning to arrive early, is there anywhere I can get food/breakfast
Yes, being in the heart of the City Centre of Nottingham there is quite alot to choose from
Food Court, located in the Victoria Centre Nottingham
How do I take part in the Mario Kart Tournament?
Nintendo Nottingham will be located in the Stage Room Area, time trials will take place till 4pm, with the top four times going to the final. This will then take place on within the Nintendo Nottingham section with seating for the audience to enjoy the action. You will need to speak to the team at the Nintendo Nottingham table on how to sign up and set your fastest lap. Please visit the floor plan here to see where they will be situated.
Is the venue accessible for wheelchair users?
Yes, there is a ramp/incline to reach the entrance of The Belgrave Rooms (The venue where the Nottingham Video Games Expo is taking place) making it fully accessible for wheelchair users.
Do I have to wear a face mask/covering at NottsVGE?
Government guidance suggests that people should continue to wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces. This suggestion is not enforceable. You can find further information on the Gov.uk website.
I've tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Can I still attend NottsVGE
A positive test result for coronavirus (COVID-19) means it's very likely you had COVID-19 when the test was done. You should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days after the day you took the test. You can find further information here.
Is there free WiFi?
No, sadly the venue doesn't have WiFi
Can I buy games from NottsVGE?
Will the games be free to play in the Gaming Area?
Yes, video games will be free to play in the Debug Indie Gaming Area and also the Derby Computer Museum area, this is included in your ticket price.
Can I win prizes?
Yes, our Charity Partner Get Well Gamers will be running a raffle/activities.
Will there be somewhere to get food & drink?
Within the main Hall of the Nottingham Video Games Expo there will not be food & drink however, the venue itself has a restaurants which you can find more information about here - alternatively there are many restaurants and bars within the surrounding area.
How much are the ticket prices?
Standard ticket prices range:
£5 (Child 6-15yrs)
CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES.
£10 (Adult 16+ Yrs)
£24.99 (Family Ticket x2 Adult x2 Child)
Children under 6 get free entry when accompained by a ticket holder
Care Givers get free entry with Valid ID when accompanying a paid ticket holder
Can I buy tickets at the door?
Yes, we will offer this option by cash or card payments
Can I purchase tickets from other sources? (Facebook etc)
Tickets are being sold on Eventbrite only - please do not purchase tickets from other sources/websites. This even includes if people state they are unable to attend to try and sell their tickets - Once tickets are purchased from Eventbrite and if you're unable to attend the event - You are able to request a refund (If you're within the timeframe) - If you have purchased tickets from other sources, if the ticket QR code has already been scanned on entry, any additional attempts to scan the ticket QR code will be refused. Each ticket(s) sold will have a QR which relates to that order of ticket(s) only.
Does a Child (Up to 15yrs) need to be accompanied by an adult?
Yes, Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The city centre of Nottingham has plenty of hotels, B&Bs and guest houses which are close by to The Belgrave Rooms.
Crowne Plaza Nottingham, an IHG Hotel
Premier Inn Nottingham City Centre (Goldsmith Street) hotel
Travelodge Nottingham Central
Premier Inn Nottingham City Centre (Chapel Bar) hotel
Mercure Nottingham City Centre George Hotel
ibis Nottingham Centre
Park Plaza Nottingham
Is there car parking at the Belgrave Rooms?
No however, there are local multi-story car parks in and around the city centre
Upper Parliament Street Car Park
Broad Marsh Car Park - Nottingham City Council
Are there toilet facilities inside the venue?
Yes, the Belgrave Rooms have toilet facilities. These are located near the entrance to the main hall area.
Are the any cash points inside the Belgrave Rooms?
There isn't any ATM/Cash points within the Belgrave Rooms however, there are ATMs and Banks nearby within the city centre.
Closest ATM is a 3min walk, which can be found here
Lineup maybe subject to change