Matthew Harrison

The Actual Reality Arcade

The Actual Reality Arcade

The Actual Reality Arcade is a life-sized interactive game zone inspired by 10 classic arcade games for everyone to enjoy.

Fire rockets, dodge barrels, avoid lasers, build Tetris walls, shoot aliens and become Pac-Man. Enter the Actual Reality Arcade where you play for real and bring the games to life.

Mixing interactive fun and laughter with physical play and engagement and bringing back nostalgic memories and creating opportunities for new happy ones. The arcade has proved hugely popular with players with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK.

The Actual Reality Arcade was created by Matthew Harrison and was commissioned by Without Walls Street Art Consortium in 2016 and premiered in May 2017 at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. It has now been touring successfully for over 2 years and has appeared at over 50 festivals and events across England and Europe.


Site 10

Running time

installation open for 6 hours


  • Sat 29 Jun - 12:00pm