The return of the furry arcade party!

Heart of Gaming - 44-46 N End, Road, Croydon CR0 1TG

    Hey everyone, the furry arcade party is about to get started!

    Barkade is a unique event celebrating gaming and creativity with the furry community, held in association with Bonus Stage, Playnation Games, and the Heart of Gaming, London's Largest Arcade.

    Our venue is incredibly spacious, fully air conditioned, and has disabled access to the arcade. We're only 20 minutes away by train from Central London (short walk from East and West Croydon), so why not come down for:

    - Arcade games - packed with your favourite retro games include Daytona and DDR. We've also got exciting new additions including air hockey and pinball.
    - Jackbox - test your wit against others!
    - Tabletop games - who doesn't love DnD? We've got a selection of classic board games too.
    - Dealers Den - a fantastic opportunity for artists to sell their wares and take commissions.
    - Bar - get refreshed with delicious furry themed cocktails and drinks (please bring ID). Please keep to seated areas only.
    - Fursuiting
    - there will be dedicated fursuit changing area. Free water available there and at the bar.
    - Green screen
    - strike your best pose for the photo! (Plus ticket holders only)
    - Special guest panels and events - we'll be announcing them shortly
    - Competitions and more!

    Please note that this is a 16+ event, and we advise bringing ID if you look under 16.

    For the safety of staff and attendees, the following rules will be in place:

    - Face masks must be worn (they may be taken off during fursuiting). If you forget your mask, you may buy one from the venue.
    - Temperature checks at entry
    - Track and Trace via NHS Covid App at entry
    - Have had at least one covid vaccination:

    We would prefer if attendees could download the main NHS app, which will display your jabs, as this reduces queuing times. If you are unable to download this, we will accept vaccination cards, an official NHS vaccine certificate or international equivalent. Checks will be made at entry.

    - Please download the NHS app, which will display your jabs. If you have been fully vaccinated, you may show the COVID pass via this app, or bring an official NHS vaccine certificate or equivalent. If you cannot provide these, we will accept the vaccine card. We will check these at entry.
    - If you are feeling poorly or showing signs of COVID-19, you must not attend the meet, and must follow self-isolation rules. We reserve the right to refuse entry should you attempt to enter the event. Tickets can be transferred to the next event.

    Ticket prices

    - £16 for standard
    - £21 for PLUS ticket - for plus ticket (includes green screen photopass, free drink or shot, and Barkade goodie bag). ID checks will be carried out at bar.

    Please note Dealers Den applicants must purchase a PLUS ticket, and should contact for table availability.

    Refund Policy:
      Tickets cannot be refunded, however, they may be transferred to the next event.

    There is a cloakroom on the ground floor for those looking to offload heavy bags and jackets at £1 per item.

    See you at the party!

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