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Press Start Sheffield

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You're never too young or old to play video games Wesley Hall presents Press Start - a gaming cafe for all ages. We have a wide selection of consoles and a bunch of classic games. Whether it's beat 'em ups, racing games or platformers, there'll be something for you. Not into video games? No problem! There are plenty of themed 'geekcraft' activities to enjoy, and a cafe serving artisan coffee. We hope to see you there! HELLO, SHEFFIELD!
Our next event is on: JUN 22ND 2024 14:00 - 17:00

You can find Wesley Hall church in Crookes.

There will be posters and signs for Press Start in the window and on the street so you can't miss it!


If you have any questions, suggestions, or would be interested in helping out with the next Press Start gathering in some way then please drop us an email or contact us on Twitter

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Press Start is a non-profit event, and is comprised mostly of our own personal video game and console collections. We appreciate any monetary donations for upkeep and replacement of broken items, and are always on the lookout for more hardware to add to our stock!


If you would like to donate any of the following items to Press Start then please get in touch using the 'Contact Us'  form above:


  • CRT or flat-screen screens
  • Old or new video game consoles
  • Console controllers or peripherals (driving wheels, fight sticks, music game instruments)
  • Video games
National Videogame Museum

The National Videogame Museum in Sheffield opened in November 2018, and is host to lots of machines, old and new. Entry fees apply, but this is a great way to spend an afternoon!

For older gamers, Meltdown is a good place to meet friends, have some drinks and play some games. They also stream eSports  and have themed nights.

Meltdown eSports

Sheffield is host to many other awesome gaming events, venues and developers - visit the below for more information. Let us know if you'd like us to share your site!

Extra Life is a video game cafe on Commercial Street in Sheffield city centre that has a variety of old and new consoles, free to play for customers. Check their website for upcoming events!

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Can't make it to our next meeting? No problem!


Press Start is proudly associated with the Sheffield Games Collective Discord channel - a place for gamers in Sheffield to meet and talk. Please be aware that the server is not filtered, and parental discretion is advised for younger members!


If you have Discord, please consider joining us by clicking the icon below.


If you don't have Discord or want to know more about it, visit their website here.

//Tonks 2024