WiFi WARS

Wi-Fi Wars is a live comedy game show where you play along! Log in with your smartphone or tablet and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges to win the show, and prizes!

Hosted by comedian and regular videogames commentator Steve McNeil (Team Captain on Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit, host/regular on Challenge TV's Videogame Nation), the show was first performed as part of the Royal Institution's 2015 Summer Programme after Steve and Rob Sedgebeer's appearance on their 2014 BBC Christmas Lectures. In 2016 they returned with a new show, at which they broke the Guinness World Record for "Most People Playing A Single Game of Pong" (286 people, the previous record was 251)

An early version of the technology used in the show was developed by Rob Sedgebeer and kindly loaned to the live incarnation of McNeil and Pamphilon's videogaming/comedy show Go 8-Bit, which you may have spotted in things such as Time Out (Critic's Choice), Metro (Top Ten London Geek Nights Out), The Guardian ("Not To Be Missed") and on BBC Radio 4 Extra. They also had their own stage at Eurogamer's EGX, welcoming over 80,000 people to the event over its four day run at Earls' Court. Rob's tech is also used extensively in the TV show.

WARNING: BRING A CHARGED SMARTPHONE TO OUR LIVE SHOWS - YOU WILL USE IT TO PLAY THE ENTIRE SHOW!

"I have never heard the Royal Institution audience cheer as loudly, or laugh as hard, as they did for WiFi Wars" Martin Davies, Public Programming Manager, Royal Institution

UPCOMING SHOWS

JUNE 2024

Saturday 22nd June 2024, 7.00pm (12+)
LONDON, The Royal Institution
Tickets: www.rigb.org

Sunday 23rd June 2024, 3.30pm (6+)
BARNES, Barnes Children's Literature Festival
Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk

Sunday 30th June 2024, 3.00pm (7+)
TOTTON, Hanger Farm Arts Centre
Tickets: hangerfarm.ticketsolve.com

JULY 2024

Sunday 7th July 2024, 3.00pm and 7.00pm (6+)
CAMBRIDGE, Cambridge Junction
Tickets for both shows: www.junction.co.uk

Saturday 20th July 2024, 3.00pm (6+) and 7.00pm (12+)
WATFORD, The Palace
Tickets for both shows: watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Saturday 27th July 2024, 3.00pm (6+) and 7.00pm (12+)
MANCHESTER, Cultplex
Tickets for 3.00pm show: cultplex.eventive.org
Tickets for 7.00pm show: cultplex.eventive.org