Lava is Re-Opening + FREE Gaming

We have great news for all our gamers. We have been waiting a long time to be able to reopen the centre, but from 2 pm on Monday the 17th of May, we can reopen for you all again.

Three Hours Free

There will be a great offer to mark our reopening. This is a three hour free gaming sessions for anyone who wants to play at Lava between Monday the 17th and Wednesday the 19th (subject to Covid-19 capacity).

To collect your free voucher, all you have to do is to sign up to our free online newsletter. There you will find the promo code for the £12 three hour session.

Once you are on the ‘Three Hours’ purchase page, click ‘add to cart’ > ‘view cart’ > enter the ‘coupon code’ > click ‘apply coupon’ and then purchase your three hour session for £0.00.

You will receive an email acknowledging your payment and letting you know to collect your login details from the front desk.

This offer is only available on Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th May.

Opening Times

There are new opening times at Lava. These are daily from 2 pm to 12 am.


Buy Online

As well as new opening times, we have a new online payment system. This makes it much more convenient, simpler and quicker to pay and get on with your gaming.

You will no longer have to wait at the cashier’s desk to pay for your gaming. With online payment, members can have their memberships topped up online and be able to play on one of our PCs within 1 hour.

Guests can also pay online. You will be able to quickly collect your login details from the cashier’s desk and get gaming faster than you have ever done before.

All customers will receive instructions on how to begin their gaming once you have purchased either your guest time or membership.

To purchase your online game time please follow the buy online link then;

1. Select your service

2. ‘add to cart’

3. ‘view cart’

4. Apply any coupons

5. ‘Proceed to checkout’

6. Enter your payment details and ‘place order’

7. You will receive instructions on how to begin your gaming via email.

Guest Prices

PriceBuy Online
One Hour£4.50Buy Online
Three Hours£12.00Buy Online

Guest hours are a great way to pay casually. You may use these to play anywhere in the centre and on any game. They can be used and activated at any time after purchase. After they have been activated then they must be used up within 14 days. After that, any remaining gaming credit will be lost.


MembershipPriceGame HoursPrice/HourBuy Online
Silver£50.0015£3.30Buy Online
Gold£100.0035£2.85Buy Online
Platinum£200.0080£2.50Buy Online

Memberships are the most popular way for our hardcore gamers to play. You may use these to play anywhere in the centre and on any game. Unlike guest credits, they keep their credit forever. Even better, you can make huge savings in terms of cost per hour based on an hour’s guest gaming.


After opening we will continue to have our Covid-19 guidelines in place which are designed to keep you all safe while you return to game with us. Please view our Covid-19 page to learn all about our guidelines.

Key points

  1. Please stay home if you have a fever, consistent cough or loss of taste or smell. Seek a coronavirus test.
  2. Remember to have your NHS Track and Trace app on your phone. You will need this to scan the QR code on entry.
  3. Please bring a face mask. They are required to be worn in all public buildings, including Lava.
  4. Please be aware that Lava has a reduced capacity of 18 PCs during these restrictions, so please get here early if you can.

If you have any questions on any of the issues regarding reopening, please send us a message in theh box below and we will aim to reply as soon as we can.

We are looking forward to meeting you all again.

Lava Esports, Sheffield