A man wearing a baseball cap, participating in a game, wears VR goggles looks at a large screen that simulates the experience of flying through space. On the right corner of the screen is a speedometer.

Now Play This Relaxed Session

Sat 13 Apr
09.00 - 10.30
New Wing

We are hosting a Relaxed Session for anyone who would like to explore Now Play This in a calm and comfortable environment, including people with autism and other neurodiverse needs, as well as their siblings, families and carers. 

Now Play This is the UK’s leading experimental games festival, showcasing the very latest in independent and innovative game design from across the globe. To ensure that Now Play This is as welcoming and calm as possible, we're holding a Relaxed Session where we will:

  • Limit the number of visitors in the session
  • Turn off/lower elements of AV in the space
  • Provide a visual story to help you plan your visit
  • Provide Access Packs – available at the Now Play This Box Office. These contain: Noise cancelling headphones, magnifying glass sheet for reading any printed text and a stress ball
  • Run regular disability awareness sessions with our staff
  • Provide a safe/calm space to help assist visitors who may be overwhelmed due to the new environment

For any questions about these sessions, please contact visitor@somersethouse.org.uk or for general ticketing enquiries please call +44 (0)333 320 2836. Lines are open between 09.00-18.00- Mon-Fri, 10.00-18.00 Sat/Sun/Bank Holidays.

Please be aware that we do not offer refunds or exchanges as per our terms and conditions of sale.

Content guidance
Some games in the exhibition may feature mature themes. All games are clearly labelled, but adult supervision is advised for younger players. If you require any more information during your visit, please talk to a member of the Visitor Experience team.