Welcome to Base Station VR

Welcome to Base Station VR Lounge, Johnston (previously Providence) and Rhode Island's first dedicated Virtual Reality Arcade/Lounge.

Base Station VR Lounge came about as an inspiration for a way to share Virtual Reality (VR) with those that may never get the chance to experience it for themselves. Most people have never really experienced VR, having at most only tried it with one of the cheaper headsets that you put a phone into. Although that can give a very basic view of what VR is capable of, it is missing a true level of immersion that we at Base Station VR can provide. With multiple headsets each having an 8'x8' space to physically move around in, we provide what those phone VR sets (and other cheaper VR headsets) cannot. The added benefit of multiple stations is  the opportunity of playing multiplayer VR games with friends.

At Base Station VR, you can rent out a single headset for 60 minutes for yourself, or rent out all 6 of our headsets and share them with up to 50 people for as long as a 3 hour time frame. You're welcome to bring food, cake, pizza, soda, etc (although we do sell some soda and drinks). You can certainly also cater the event if you'd like (if you are a caterer that wants to work with us, please contact us!). We want your experience with Virtual Reality to be an experience.

We encourage anyone who has not tried VR to stop by Base Station VR and check out our space and our offerings. We suggest that you come and try our $5 demo and we guarantee you won't be disappointed. Actually, you may be disappointed when it's over... We're pretty confident that Virtual Reality may even alter how you perceive entertainment.

So if you're looking for something to do in in the Providence area (we're about 10 minutes from there) or something to do in Rhode Island in general, this might be a great consideration for your time.

Contact Info

  •   (401) 484-1895
  •   1478 Atwood Ave, Johnston, RI
  •   info@basestationvr.com




Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Thursday: 12pm-6pm
  and Advanced Bookings from 6pm-10pm
Friday – Saturday: 12pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm

What Can You Do at Base Station VR?

Virtual Reality Gaming/Experiences

This, of course, is the core of what we do. Offering over 70 experiences in Virtual Reality all under one roof.

Birthday Parties

A great way to celebrate a birthday for both adults and kids, Base Station VR offers a place to have fun and enjoy the company of friends and family.

Corporate Parties

Similar to our Birthday Party offerings, Base Station VR is a great place for team building as well as just bringing the folks from the office as a reward for their hard work.

Gift Cards

Not sure what to get someone as a gift? We have gift cards in any denomination that you would like to give.


If you're someone that thinks they'd be coming somewhat regularly, we offer a couple of tiers of membership that should suit your needs.

Loyalty Program

Be rewarded for all the time you spend in Virtual Reality with, well, more virtual reality! We have both a free program and a very fulfilling premium program.


Choose how long of a session you'd like first, then the date and time, followed by how many stations you'd like.

Looking for a Single or Multiplayer Virtual Reality Experience for up to 6 Players?

Looking to Share Headsets With Up To 50+ People?

Looking to Host a Virtual Reality Party or Give a Gift?

Looking for a Multiplayer Virtual Reality Escape Room?

(For more Escape Rooms, click here!)

Or Maybe You're Just Looking For a Good Deal?

For more reservation options (and possibly a promotion or two...), click here.


For the full catalog (also by category), click any of the images above or click here.

Random Statistics

VR Experiences
VR Clients
VR Sessions Booked
VR Minutes Played

Who Comes to Base Station VR?

You might be surprised by who comes to Base Station VR. We've had kids from 5 to adults in their eighties come by and participate in Virtual Reality. There is something for everyone, with experiences that are simple animated VR, to painting in 3D, to fighting zombies and robots in the future. Every skill level is supported and you might find something you didn't expect to to like in the mix. You're encouraged to come by and check out our $5 demo, especially if you've never experienced Virtual Reality. Smiles are inevitable.

If you want to see more photos of our customers, click here.

Single Headsets For Up To 6 Players

Looking to book a session for yourself?
Looking to book something for you and some friends?
You're in the right place here.

For 1-2 Players

$ 39 / Person per Hour
  • Individual Headsets
  • Multiplayer Options
  • 90+ Experiences
  • Short Tutorial For Beginners
  • Great For Date Nights!

For 6+ Players

$ 31 / Person per Hour
  • Individual Headsets
  • Short Tutorial For Beginners
  • 90+ Experiences
  • Multiplayer Awesomeness!
  • The Beginnings of a Party

Sharing a Headset for Up to 50+ People

Looking to share a headset between you and your friends & family?
Looking to book something for a very large group of friends?
This section is for you.

For 1-2 Shared VR Headsets

$ 49 / Headset
  • 2-18 Participants
  • 90+ Experiences
  • Short Tutorial For Beginners
  • Great For a Small Group
  • Perfect for Families

For 6+ Shared VR Headsets

$ 39 / Headset
  • 7-54+ Participants
  • 90+ Experiences
  • A Memorable Family Reunion
  • Largest Group Possible!
  • Short Tutorial For Beginners

Party & Corporate Packages

If you're looking to book for a birthday party or a corporate event at Base Station VR,
this is the section you should be checking out.

One Hour, 3 Headsets

$ 227 / First Hour
  • 3 VR Headsets
  • One Hour Party Room Usage!!
  • 3-9+ Players
  • 90+ Experiences
  • Bring Your Own Food/Drinks
    and Cake
  • $110 For Each Additional Hour

One Hour, 9 Headsets

$ 447 / First Hour
  • Coming Soon!
What People are Saying about Base Station VR

  • Theodore H.Theodore H.

    Great night out. We wanted to see what VR was all about. Session was private and the owner could not have been nicer teaching us about what to expect and how to enjoy the experience. VR transported us away. It was amazing.

  • Keith D.Keith D.

    Nidal is a fantastic host and the experience was AMAZING! Can't wait to do it again! Two thumbs up!

  • Scott A.Scott A.

    The shop keep was both friendly, informative and very helpful. Definitely will be going back. Very Worth it.

  • Owen H.Owen H.

    The place is AMAZING! The staff was very attentive and nice. The games were super fun and my first VR experience was something i'll never forget.

  • Robin D.Robin D.

    Very cool joint! I really enjoyed the 3D aspect, and getting immersed in the games.

  • Donna P.Donna P.

    Great time. Cool new place on Thayer. Perfect for parties.

  • Burnt HermitBurnt Hermit

    A lot of fun and a great environment for a date or with friends. I'll be coming back.

  • Victoria H.Victoria H.

    It was super fun! We will be back soon! It was worth the Groupon.

  • XBombXBomb

    This was an awesome experience I would definitely go again The games you see on YouTube are even better irl Top of the line equipment makes it that much better

  • Greg B.Greg B.

    Base Station VR is amazing. I went in today and tried out 2 of the games and my mind was blown. It was my first time trying VR and I'm hooked.

    I played a shooting game and another one where I was dodging bullets and fighting faceless enemies. I controlled when it became slow motion and the bullets would slowly fly by my head.

    You have to try this out!

  • Sherri C.Sherri C.

    I can't wait to go back!!! Excellent for all ages. The kids haven't stopped talking about it. Friendly service and nice venue.

  • Scott C.Scott C.

    Kids had a great time. Awesome idea for a birthday celebration

  • Timothy K.Timothy K.

    For a new concept, the business is pretty cool. Located in a central area to have a cheap or expensive night out or date, you can augment it by getting your nerd on at this cool place.

    While it is designed with a minimalist yet comfortable appeal, the thing that is really going to grab your attention is once the VR goggles are on.

    After signing the waiver, you place the gear on your head, including headphones to integrate sound, just seeing the 'holodeck'-like VR will seem very cool.

    I was able to take 10 minute sample of a game, which was John Wick: Chronicles. It played pretty well. The technology definitely does a good job of immersing you in the situation, even if I was a total noob.

    I will come back here again!

  • Debby O.Debby O.

    So much fun! I think I need another 10-12 hours in there to do all the cool stuff!

  • Raphael C.Raphael C.

    This was an incredible experience, I'll definitely go again.

  • Mike S.Mike S.

    This is something you have to try to believe. From 6-42 we all had a blast. Friendly, unique and affordable. If you are thinking of doing something at a big arcade, think again! This is the place!

  • Joel N.Joel N.

    The kids had a great time (9yo and 14yo); they picked the concepts up quickly. Staff was great (this helped the learning curve) and was of great assistance picking an ‘experience’. We found that an hour was a sufficient amount as well, and we would definitely return when/if in the area again.

  • Jim K.Jim K.

    Held my son's birthday party here (about ten 10 and 11 year olds). I think it was the first VR experience for all of them. The reactions they had when they first put on the headset were priceless. Navigating the game selection and otherwise getting each kid setup and running was a bit difficult and required frequent assistance, but once they got the hang of it, they loved it.

    We rented two stations for three hours so we gave each kid 10 min at a time which was enough to get into some of the longer playing games. I think the favorite was Job Trainer.

    Great time and highly recommended!

  • Mary-Jo V. S.Mary-Jo V. S.

    Had a blast! Once I figured out what I was doing! The owner was very nice and patient!

  • Elizabeth S.Elizabeth S.

    Tons of fun, our 10 year old birthday boy and his buddies had a wonderful experience. Highly recommend!

  • Richard J.Richard J.

    I thought it was a lot of fun. The owner was a good guy and was very helpful. Some of the games had controls that took time getting used to so you waste part of the time just trying to figure things out. At $39/hr, you don't want to waste time. I liked the sailing VR and got lost in that quite a while. I used to sail Lasers and the experience is similar. It would have been more fun if you were actually competing in a race though. All in all, I would recommend it. I'm sure the next time I go, it will be easier as there is definitely a learning curve. But then again, I'm old.

  • Craig R.Craig R.

    Would definitely go back. Had a great time and the staff was very helpful.

  • Lankaster P.Lankaster P.

    Perfect for date night! Must do if you have never done it. Great escape and make 30 minutes feel like 2 hours. Owner is onsite and super helpful to make the most of your experience. We will definitely be back for more fun.

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Contact Us

Still have some questions? Send us a message through this form, via email at info@basestationvr.com or with a phone call to (401) 484-1895

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