VR World was founded in 2017 by a team of dreamers, innovators, and creators in the heart of New York City. We sought to create New York's first and only venue that blends emerging technology with nightlife through a tightly curated and personalized experience. From gaming, art, and film to thrill rides, social experiences, and educational content, we've got you covered! Our aim is to totally change your world... at least when you're in ours.
What you’ll do
Upon arrival to VR World, visitors are invited to engage in a multi-sensory journey that goes beyond Virtual Reality. Onsite content is tightly curated to show the best of many genres, taking advantage of the scope and size of the space to allow viewers to deeply explore the medium. Here are a few of the experiences your group can have at VR World:
Beat Saber, Slash through the Beats: Can you hit each cube without missing a beat? Best described as a mashup of Guitar Hero and Fruit Ninja, hit the beats to catchy songs while dodging obstacles sent your way. This immersive experience will hit you with an array of flashing lights and endless beat drops, all while you complete each song with flair.
Tower Tag, Fast Paced Laser Action: Tower Tag is a PvP multiplayer shooter with haptic elements and tons of laser action. Jump from tower to tower to evade your enemy, sneak attack, and get the most points!
Tilt Brush, Otherworldly Painting: Experience painting as you have never before. Tilt Brush lets you paint in virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. 360 degrees over your head and below your feet. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.
Kobold – Kobold is a new kind of horror experience that blurs the line between cinema and VR gaming. Step into the shoes of an urban explorer investigating the mysterious case of a missing boy. Pick up your flashlight and discover the secrets of an abandoned villa in the middle of a dark forest in Germany. Try it here for the first time in New York.
The Dream Collector – Discover what happens to our abandoned dreams in “The Dream Collector,” a VR film that follows the story of an old man and his dog, who collect broken dreams and try to fix them.
Out of The Blue – This is the inspiring story of the legacy inherited by a child in a small town in Mexico. Once described by Jacques Cousteau as the Aquarium of the World, years of overfishing killed the reef and pushed its inhabitants to the brink of extinction. To get their reef back, a family of fishermen chose to make a revolutionary yet dramatic decision.
Beyond our one of a kind Virtual Reality experiences, we are also home to a world-class bar and sprawling cocktail lounge. Stocked with a rotating selection of seasonal cocktails, olfactory curiosities, and soft drinks from around the world, the options are sure to make your VR World adventure unforgettable.
Plan your visit
Any group of more than 12 people can qualify for an out-of-this-world event at VR World. For small groups (12 people and below) general admission rates apply. Click here to purchase your general admission tickets today.
Onsite Groups: Prepare to wow your guests with New York’s premiere party destination. We offer group bookings ranging from team building, corporate events, brand activations, celebrations, and more!
- General Groups: Want to throw a different kind of event with us? Just reach out to us and we’ll help you find what you’re looking for. Click here to complete our online inquiry form.
- Celebration Groups: Are you planning a Birthday, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Product Launch, or Brand Activation? VR World is the place to impress your guests with fun like never before simply complete our online booking form to get started today.
- Field Trips: Inform, Engage, and Explore together! Our balance of educational and fun content is sure to make your next field trip both enriching and enjoyable. Complete our online field trip inquiry form to begin your booking process.
- Corporate Groups: Interested in having a corporate event or team building? Your decision to throw an event at VR World will go down as an unforgettable time and fun to be had by all! Click here to begin your corporate planning process today.
Offsite Groups: VR World on wheels! We can bring the entertainment to any event with our highly-trained staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and licensed content. Ready to book? Click here to complete our offsite inquiry form today.
Where is it
We are located at the heart of Midtown Manhattan, just one block from the Empire State Building at 8 East 34th Street. To get to us via public transportation, take subway lines B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, W to Herald Square or line 6 to 33 Street Station.
Hours & Schedule
Monday -Thursday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Things to keep in mind
Age Requirement Information
VR World isn’t an all-ages attraction. Certain games have age requirements, while a couple of others are geared toward those over 5-foot-2. All guests must be 9+ years old to enter VR World. At 6:00 pm daily all guests must be 21+ years of age. Unfortunately, anyone under 21 after 6:00 pm will not be permitted to enter. Sorry kiddos!
Attire/Personal Item Information
Dress fashionably for comfort. These experiences are interactive. Whether you’re shooting droids, chopping fruit, or working up a sweat boxing, you’ll be moving around a lot, so you might as well be comfy. For those guests with glasses, the headsets fit very comfortably for you to keep your eyewear on. Also, beware that once you put on your VR mask, you can’t see or hear anything else around you. Travel only with the necessities in a small bag that you don’t mind keeping on you while you play, stashing near where you’re playing, or handing off. There are no storage lockers on-site. We offer a self-service coat checkroom to use at your own risk.
Food and Beverage Policy
No outside food or drinks are permitted at VR World due to highly sophisticated electronics and regulations. We do not have food on-site but offer a full-service bar. Grab a drink from our curated cocktail menu that will enhance your senses while playing VR.