• 14th-16th September: three days of games and play on London’s South Bank
  • 17th September: "Playing In Public", the Hide&Seek Weekender Conference

Hide&Seek Weekender Party


PLEASE NOTE: The Weekender Party is a ticketed event. Tickets are £13/£10 concession, available from the Old Vic Tunnels website. They include a £1 Old Vic Tunnels restoration fee.

The Hide&Seek Weekender Party heads to its most exciting venue yet – the amazing and extraordinary Old Vic Tunnels. Join us for:

…MUSIC! DJ sets from Ed Barber, and from Fred Deakin and his WHEEL OF MUSIC.


Several Amazing Things About Tetris (Patrick Ashe) 20:15-20:55
A short performance piece about the video game Tetris, obsession and some amazing things that lasts for as long as one person can play Tetris.

MegaGames (Tom Webb) 21:00-21:20
A hilarious tournament of interactive games played by and made up of YOU.

Infinite Lives (Ross Sutherland and Tim Clare) 21:30-22:30
Combining the live forms of ‘literary recital’, ‘comedy club’ and ‘episode of Gamesmaster’, Infinite Lives includes a live text adventure, a Street Fighter 2 tournament, some ukulele solos, and many other secrets still waiting to be unlocked.

…and of course, GAMES!

Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik) From 20:00
A no-graphics, digitally-enabled playground game played with PS Move motion controllers.

Who Took The Apple? (Lau Korsgaard, Copenhagen Games Collective) 20:00-22:00
A game played backwards in time, featuring an apple, a bucket, four beers and a set of large cards.

Swordfight (Original design by Kurt Bieg and Ramsey Nasser, UK version by Gareth Briggs) From 20:30
Keep your tip high and push your opponent’s buttons in this uniquely below-the-belt version of fencing.

Do Move Say (Peter Vigeant) 20:30-21:30
Become an inhabitant of a strange but perilous town, where everyone acts a bit oddly – and one of you is a murderer.

Discotect (Ivan Gonzalez, Hide&Seek) 21:30-22:30
Half the dancers have music; for the others, the disco is truly silent. Can you work out who is who? Play as a dancer or a discotective.

Firefly (Pollie Barden and Chloe Varelidi) 22:30-23:30
A tagging game of dark intentions where players compete/collaborate to steal the most flashing LED badges from other players.

Killer Queen Arcade (Joshua DeBonis and Nikita Mikros) 22:30-24:30
Two teams, each led by a powerful Queen, face off to be the first to bring the giant snail god home, horde twelve morsels of nectar, or assassinate the enemy Queen.

Drunk Dungeon (Margaret Robertson, Hide&Seek) All night
An ambient party game that has partygoers simultaneously constructing and exploring a top-down dungeon in order to score more points for their respective teams.

Parlour Games All night
New and classic parlour games, around the party’s quieter corners.

Saturday 15th September