Virtual Reality experience centre to be launched in Cardiff


          VR Star set to open five new VR experience centres across the UK



Tuesday 24 April 2018: VR Star, provider of the UK’s largest virtual reality (VR) experience centres, is set to launch five new outlets in Cardiff, Middlesbrough, Manchester Swindon and Wakefield over the coming months.

The centres offer people the opportunity to experience a truly immersive VR experience, far beyond what is currently available in the home.

VR Star is the retail brand of Immotion, the fast-growing Immersive Experience company. Operating the latest Immotion VR Cinema Pods, along with new cutting-edge content, VR Star is able to offer a truly unique VR experience, combing great graphics, sound and motion.

The centres will be at:

  • Capitol Shopping Centre, Cardiff (opening on 5 May 2018)
  • The Brunel Shopping Centre, Swindon (opening on 11 May 2018)
  • Arndale Centre, Manchester (opening on 1 June 2018)
  • Hillstreet Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough (opening on 15 June 2018)
  • The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield (opening on 29 June 2018)


More sites are planned to be launched over the coming months.  The new centres follow the successful launch of VR Star in Bristol in December 2017 which has had nothing but five out of five reviews on TripAdvisor.

As well as the VR Star centres, Immotion VR Cinema Pods have also been used by concession partner, Genting Resorts World. Its ‘Feed the Dinosaur’ VR experience features in Yorkshire Museum’s Jurassic World exhibition, the educational attraction that was opened by renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough in March 2018.

The BBC star described the technology as “tremendous”. More details can be found hereImmotion is currently working with a number of additional concession partners across Europe and US which it will announce shortly.

Arek Antoniak, Operations Manager, VR Star, said: “VR Star in Bristol has been hugely successful and these five new centres will offer even more customers across the UK the chance to enjoy the ultimate VR experience. Our VR Cinema Pods engage all the senses to deliver something that is genuinely immersive and thrilling.  We can’t wait for people to get the chance to enjoy them.”