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

You can only buy tickets for the Nottingham Video Games Expo from Eventbrite here

Cancellation and Refunds 

Tickets for the Nottingham Video Games Expo are non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be reproduced, resold.

In the event that the Nottingham Video Games Expo is cancelled, you'll automatically receive a full refund - no further action required. However, if the Nottingham Video Games Expo 2023 occurs as planned, our traditional no refund policy stands.

Why Nottingham?

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. 

How do I enter to win tickets for the Derby Computer Museum?

Every ticket purchased for the Nottingham Video Games Expo for Saturday 22nd July will be entered into a free prize draw for x2 Adult tickets to the Derby Computer Museum.

This will be drawn on stage at the event on Saturday!

The winner can redeemed their prize a the Derby Computer Museum reception on any day they are open, their opening hours are Saturdays 10am to 4pm, more information about the Derby Computer Museum can be found here

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.

How do I get to the entrance of the NottsVGE?

This year's Nottingham Video Games Expo is located at The Belgrave Rooms, when you arrive you follow the ramp up to the entrance then a member of the team will be waiting to scan your ticket, they will prove you with your all day event wristband. Visit the floor plan page to see an screenshot of the entrance/walk way area.

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 

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?

Yes, there will be traders selling all sorts of items from the world of gaming and beyond

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 in the main hall area plus Antstream Arcade will be located in the Stage Area, this is included in your ticket price. View the floor plan here to find out where all the area's are located.

Can I win prizes?

Yes, our Charity Partner Get Well Gamers will be running a raffle/activities info found here

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.


Planned industrial action by the RMT union on Saturday 22nd July. (Train Strikes)

Possible train delays/cancellations please visit here for more information.

How can I get to the event?

Details on how to get to the Belgrave Rooms can be found here. Looking to use the tram? the nearest tram stop is Royal Centre - details can be found here

How much are the ticket prices?

Standard ticket prices range:

£5 (Child 6-15yrs)


£10 (Adult 16+ Yrs) 

£24.99 (Family Ticket x2 Adult x2 Child)

Children under 6 get free entry when accompained by a ticket holder

Carers and support workers accompanying ticket holders are granted free access. Please provide your credentials upon entry.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Yes, we will offer this option by cash or card payments however, if online tickets sell out we will not be offering entry/tickets at the door. Prices will also differ at the door to the online advertised price.

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. 

Nearby accommodation

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

Hilton Nottingham

Park Plaza Nottingham

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