"This Story Arcade is on the side of the art." —Scott Stein, Senior Editor, CNET
Featuring eight incredible exhibits and showcasing the latest emerging technologies (VR, AR, AI, haptics, robotics, 360 video, and more), the Story Arcade brings together the best examples of next-generation storytelling!
The Story Arcade will also feature a beautifully furnished lounge—made possible by Convene and Design Within Reach—that will house several hands-on projects for guests to enjoy between attractions.
Attendees are no longer passive consumers of entertainment at the Story Arcade but are active participants in the adventures.
This NYC Pop-Up Arcade lets visitors experience firsthand the most compelling new story formats.
This Story Arcade is on the side of the art.
Tickets are sold in hour blocks, with only 20 passes available each hour to stagger entry times and ensure there's enough time and space for everyone. We recommend you reserve 60 minutes for the total Story Arcade experience, with an additional 30 minutes for Story Arcade + Chained, but won't be enforcing a hard cut-off once your time slot is up.
"We've Seen the Future of Storytelling, and It's F@#%ing Awesome!" —VICE
FoST is known for curating some of the best in immersive content from around the world. In the Story Arcade, we feature eight critically acclaimed, internationally lauded, and highly anticipated exhibits and invite you to experience storytelling like never before.
Now you can commune with ghosts, fly through a prehistoric landscape, receive an original perfume, travel to the Amazon River basin, explore the cosmos, learn about the challenges of traveling as a minority, help a tiny hero uncover secret stories, and walk in the shoes of Freedom Fighters.
*We recommend reserving at least 60 minutes to experience all of the incredible exhibits featured in the Story Arcade.
“This VR–live actor mashup is like your best absinthe-fueled nightmare!” —CNET
Presented by MWM Immersive, Chained: A Victorian Nightmare is an immersive theater VR adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol. Step into Victorian-era London, keep the company of ghosts, and confront your own past, present, and future through a bone-chilling journey of self-discovery in this evocative new vision of the classic tale.
*Please note: This is a 30 minute single-guest experience and only two tickets are available per hour.
Thursday & Friday
Contact Karolina Manko: Email or call (212) 727-2322
The FoST Story Arcade is a limited-run NYC-based pop-up, showcasing an incredible sampling of immersive, experiential, and multi-sensory exhibits. Featuring virtual reality, artificial intelligence, immersive theater, augmented reality, and more, The Story Arcade features the best of next-generation storytelling!
Please note, some of our featured exhibits have weight and other limitations. Be sure to read carefully through the description of each exhibit before purchasing your tickets.
The FoST Story Arcade Pop Up will be open to the public from February 23–April 21, 2019. The Story Arcade and Chained: A Victorian Nightmare, are both closed on Mondays. The Story Arcade only is also closed on Thursdays (only Chained is available on Thursdays).
Story Arcade: 10am–5pm
MONDAY: All closed
TUESDAY: Story Arcade: 12pm–5pm Chained: 12pm–6pm WEDNESDAY: Story Arcade: 12pm–5pm Chained: 12pm–6pm THURSDAY: Story Arcade: Closed Chained: 3pm–6pm FRIDAY: Story Arcade: 3pm–7pm Chained: 3pm–6pm SATURDAY: Story Arcade: 10am–5pm Chained: 12pm–6pm
The FoST Story Arcade will be located at the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Chelsea (601 W 26th Street, Suite 301). Closest subway stations include the 7 at 34th Street Hudson yards, C and E at 23rd Street, and the 1 and 2 at 28th Street.
There are two ticket-types to choose from:
Story Arcade Ticket: This ticket type grants you entry into the Story Arcade®, featuring seven main exhibits and access to the lounge. It does NOT grant you access to Chained.
Story Arcade + Chained Ticket: This ticket type grants you entry into the Story Arcade®, featuring seven main exhibits, access to the lounge, as well as a timed-entry ticket to the Chained: A Victorian Nightmare exhibit.
Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Due to the nature of the technology deployed it is possible that during your visit certain exhibits may be unavailable because of maintenance and/or repair. By purchasing a ticket to the Story Arcade, you acknowledge this to be a possibility.
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your ticket time. If you arrive late we will be unable to guarantee you entry. Please note that tickets are nonrefundable and may not be rescheduled.
If you have purchased the Chained add-on note that you will be assigned a slot that is either on the hour or the half hour (e.g. 12pm or 12:30pm). The total runtime of theChained experience is 30 minutes, after which you will have to enjoy the rest of the exhibits.
Entry times for the Story Arcade will be staggered so as to ensure that attendees have the best possible experience. It will take most attendees approximately 60 minutes to experience the Story Arcade, but we will not be imposing a hard cut-off after the hour.
Due to the technology deployed to run the exhibits, we recommend that all ticket-holders are at least 13 years of age. All guests under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian present with them who will be asked to sign a liability waiver on behalf of the minor. All parents/guardians must also be ticket-holders themselves. Please note that the following experiences can only accommodate one guest at a time with no exceptions: Chained, Munduruku, Cosmic Sleep, Birdly’s Jurassic Flight, I Am a Man, Wolves in Walls
We advise all guests to come in comfortable clothes and shoes. Expect to be on your feet and active for the duration of the experience.
You may take photos of the general Story Arcade space, but please note you will not be permitted to document any of the exhibits once you are inside of them. If you'd like to share your experience on social media, be sure to use the following hashtags: #storyarcade #fostpopup
We encourage guests to secure tickets online and in advance. Pending exhibit availability, we may be able to accommodate an on-site purchase; however we are unable to make any guarantees.
Tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable. If you'd like to get in touch with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are offering special Corporate Tour hours from Tuesday-Friday (12p-3p). For more information on corporate tours please contact our Community Manager, Karolina Manko at email@example.com or (212) 727-2322
The Story Arcade is curated and operated by The Future of StoryTelling. We are a passionate community of people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who are exploring how storytelling is evolving in the digital age.
We are proud to work in partnership with the following: The Brand Experience, Hyperquake, Convene, RXR Realty, Design Within Reach, Starrett-Lehigh, LOG-ON, and Macktez.
If you have questions or need help please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our office number is 212-727-2322 (M-F 9a-6p)