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GCT Gaming Social

Every Tuesday during term time.

4.30pm - 6pm: under 11s session. (5 - 11 year olds)

Anyone aged under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

6pm - 8pm: over 12s session. (12 - 18 year olds, or up to 24 for those with additional needs.)

Register for each term, free to attend or pay what you can.
Pay what you can options; £5, £10, £20, £35, £50.

Over 18? Keep your eyes peeled for one off over 18 gaming pop ups throughout the year.

The Gaming Social is a weekly gaming drop-in for young people to socialise and mix in a relaxed environment.

Gaming Social is a place where gamers can come together to play our huge range of consoles with their friends.

We started our in-person Gaming Social in 2018 as a way for people who love gaming to get together and socialise over something we’re all passionate about. We've amassed a collection of games and consoles, from Mega Drive, Spectrum, and NES to VR and PS5 and loads in between. We also have regular tournaments of Super Smash Bros on our big screen!
Come down, sign up, switch on!

The sessions
Under 11s - 4.30pm - 6pm, every Tuesday during term time.
Over 12s - 6pm - 8pm, every Tuesday during term time.

Summer term is from Tuesday 16 April to Tuesday 16 July 2024.
There will be no session on Tuesday 28 May 2024.

Who can come?
Our under 11s session is suitable for everyone aged between 5 and 11. An adult must accompany anyone aged 11 or under.
Our over 12s session is suitable for everyone aged between 12 - 18 (up to 24 for adults with additional needs).


How can I attend?
Sign up to each term for an amount you can afford.
Each young person must register for the relevant session for the whole term. Places are booked on a pay-what-you-can basis by selecting one of the ticket price options (Free, £5, £10, £20, £35, £50) per attendee, either in advance via our Eventbrite booking system or in person at the first session you attend.

That means you can come for free, or you can choose to give some money towards the running of GCT Gaming Social; any penny you can spare helps pay our facilitators, purchase new games and consoles, and for our GCT staff to support our brilliant volunteers.

Once signed up, you can attend as few or as many GCT Gaming Social Sessions as you like within the term dates above. You can sign up at any time in the term, so don't worry if you miss the first session!

"I really enjoy GCT Gaming Social as it gets me socialising with new people while playing multiplayer games such as Mario Kart and generally having fun!"

Meet your

We have many people who support our Gaming Social now (who can be spotted wearing their GCT t-shirts), and we thought it would be good for you to know who is who.

Jonny: Our Gaming Social Manager and Master – he set this up and knows all about Gaming.

Helen: Our Community Engagement Manager – knows nothing about Gaming but here to make sure everyone is safe and happy and will sign you in at the door.

Greg: Our newest member of the team, he runs his own Gaming business and knows all about Gaming.

Tom: The Switch Master - in charge of the big screen and contests.

Cameron: Tom’s side kick – helping with big screen fun.

James: All round gaming fan, he is here to answer questions and up for a game challenge.

Lucy: Our organiser, she will help guide you where you need to go and support you to make friends.

Callum: A fountain of knowledge in all things gaming – he helps set up everything too.

Joseph: Loves gaming and will help you find your favourite game.

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