About Us

We have a real passion for Retro Video Games and the Events Industry, so deciding to merge the two together was a lightbulb moment.

We branched out from hosting Events, and moved on to delivering the Arcade Games to you at your event!

We have not stopped there though, as we continue to develop more exciting ideas that we genuinly cannot wait to share in the coming months!

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Our Story: A Retro History



Our love of Retro Video Games combined with our Event industry knowledge became a winning combination

Having spent a number of years planning and distributing events up and down the country, we decided it was about time that we broke away and put our own stamp on things.

We began by promoting club nights that celebrated all things retro. Each night had its own theme and eventually we amassed a range of Arcade Games, retro decorations and props. This was when we realised that we could provide our clients with all they needed for their own events.

From here we had the premise of what would become R-Cade Hire – the convenient and affordable hire of fun event equipment for both public and private events.

About Us: Ready Player One?



We started taking bookings in early 2019 and we haven’t looked back!

It’s been a wild ride – from Weddings to Festivals; Bar Mitzvahs to Awards Nights – we never know what’s coming next! However, wherever we go, our goal is for people to be having fun and to be entertained.

There’s a number of reasons for that, but mainly because it’s our client’s event – and our client is the boss. Now, listen, you will regularly hear that sort of patter all over the internet – but it’s entirely true for us. We love it when you get in touch and tell us about your event, your plans, your wedding, your surprise, your idea – we love that. We’re motivated by that, we’re events people ourselves after all!

If you have passion; we have passion! It’s not just your event, because when you book us it becomes our event too. We want to smash it out of the park as well! It makes us look good but mostly it makes us feel good.

We want those reviews, we want those mentions but we REALLY want you to have had a great event. That is OUR job satisfaction. And hey, we’re making people happy using Video Games etc. Which makes things fun to begin with. 😆

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About our story and development

Level 2: Press Start to Continue!



A Global Pandemic wasn’t exactly in our plans, but we have much in store for the future

Standing still isn’t all that fun and it certainly isn’t all that great to look back on either. We’ve recently been looking back over the past couple of years, and it can be surprising how far you’ve come. 

Those busy weekends delivering events, those hectic weeks building, maintaining or branding our equipment in time for deadlines. Wow – what a rush! but we’re so glad we did it as we want that sort of hundred-miles-per-hour innovaton and spontinaity to continue. 

We’ve no less than seven new products/services that we’re looking to introduce before 2022. This includes variations from our current range to brand new ideas we think will go down an absolute storm. So look out for all the latest developments coming soon!


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