If you need some great entertainment for your event or home games room, we have a fantastic range of arcade games for hire. We cover all areas of Essex including Braintree, Colchester, Maldon, Witham, Halstead and Chelmsford.

We are specialists in event planning, so we know a thing or two about throwing a great party! We hire out our machines on a short term or long-term basis, and we also have a range of furniture to hire aswell. Get in touch for our full brochure.

Essex retro game rental

You may be throwing a retro-themed event, or just have a soft spot for all things nostalgic. Either way, we can help you cover all bases with a huge range of Original retro classics. From Pacman to Space Invaders, we have them all! 80’s and 90’s games are making a comeback and are a super cool addition to any event.

Impress your guests and challenge your friends with our Multiplay machines.

Kit our your home games room

Every home needs a games room, and we happen to be specialists in unique home entertainment. You have the option to hire our machines for a day, a weekend or on a longer-term basis. Our rental service covers all sorts of games including Pool tables, Air Hockey, Football Tables and Boxing Machines.

We also provide a great range of gaming chairs with Bluetooth technology and surround sound.

Event Hire packages

Arcade Game Event Packages

If you are planning an event, private or corporate you may be interested in our event hire packages. Benefit from great discounts when hiring multiple machines.  Your guests can enjoy great entertainment and we tailor our packages to suit your event type and theme.

We have fantastic kid’s party packages and our popular Star Wars package has the Cockpit, Pinball and Upright machines bundled together. There are lots of add-ons you can enjoy, such as photo booths and chocolate fountains;  add the wow factor to your celebration!

Customisable Arcade Machines 

Want to take your machine a little more unique? Not only can do we hire out a huge variety of games for events, but we can also fully brand and customise them too! Lots of businesses choose this option to add their logo and design, but we also customise a lot of machines privately too.

Add your favourite football team design, add your name or event a photo of your dog if you like! There are no limits to customisation. Our expert team take your cabinet into the workshop and adjust it to your specification.

Hire arcade games

Corporate Events in Essex

Trying to think of new ways to impress your guests and keep staff morale up can be tough, but luckily we have a solution. Browse through the machines on offer and select your favourite ones. Get discounts on multiple games too! Once you have chosen sit back and relax as we take care of everything for you.

We offer an excellent setup service where we will provide and deliver your chosen arcade machine to your venue. Whether this is at your office space or a conference centre, we will ensure your arcade machine is delivered to an excellent standard and in a timely manner.

Why choose Arcade Direct?

Arcade Direct is a leading arcade machine rental specialist in the UK. We are proud to offer high quality refurbished original machines, not cheap replicas. Our machines are popular for all kinds of events, both corporate and commercial. We work with clients both in the UK and overseas. Contact us and we can arrange the best package to suit your requirements.

  • Set-up, delivery and collection of all machines from your event is included so you don’t have to worry about additional fees.
  • You can choose single one day hire, right through to multiple rentals over a longer period of time.
  • We offer some of the most competitive arcade machine rental rates in the UK.
  • There is the possibility of purchasing the arcade machine once the rental has expired and there are short term hiring options.
Nell JonesNell Jones
12:22 29 Jun 22
We used Arcade Direct for a Boxing machine at the NEC. We chose them party due to the competitive price but also for the quick quote and helpful, clear communication. The machine was fully branded and looked fantastic. It was an absolute draw at the show and remarked on by many as the best entertainment there, bringing a lot of attention to our stand. During the show there was a part broken (no-ones fault) and Mark's support was brilliant with a courier sent immediately with a replacement to our Air bnb during the evening in time for the show opening the next day. We will definitely work with them on any future shows.
Alice ChambersAlice Chambers
17:08 18 Aug 20
Highly recommend Arcade Direct. Mark was so helpful when i queried the status of an order of a Gaming Chair. As the delivery date was longer than expected i had to cancel however the customer service i received was fantastic.
Kat SmithKat Smith
08:48 17 May 20
I recently ordered a gaming chair & was really happy with the service. Mark was really helpful & the delivery was much quicker than expected!
Lee GiacopazziLee Giacopazzi
09:58 31 Oct 19
I have had the pleasure of working with Arcade Direct several times. I can personally attest to their customer service and I have seen first-hand how their arcade machines transform events and venue spaces. I often recommend them to my personal contacts and clients.
Emily TylerEmily Tyler
13:08 16 Oct 18
Would highly recommend Mark & the team not only for hiring their Arcade Machines but for their event planning and theming too which cannot be faulted!