Entrance Procedures

If you're new to MCM Birmingham Comic Con, you might have some questions about how to get there. We're here to help! Below is everything you need to know about finding your way to the NEC.

Important: No Tickets will be Sold on the Door

MCM Birmingham tickets are sold online only. No additional tickets will be sold on the door.

Opening Hours


  • Priority Entry Tickets: 10am - 6pm

  • General Entry Tickets: 12pm - 6pm


  • Priority Entry Tickets: 9am - 6pm

  • General Entry Tickets: 11am - 6pm


  • Priority Entry Tickets: 10am - 5pm

  • General Entry Tickets: 12pm - 5pm

Getting here

If you’re joining us by train, alight at Birmingham International. From there you can follow signs for MCM Comic Con to Halls 3A - 4.

If you’re driving, you’ll find NEC clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 – just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC don’t follow your satnav anymore, look out for MCM Comic Con or Hall 3A - 4 on NEC’s signs. 

For those arriving by foot, simply jump on the NEC’s free shuttle bus or take a leisurely stroll along our signposted footpaths and enter the venue through Hall 20 for queue hall.

Shuttle times are:

  • Friday: 7am – 7pm
  • Saturday: 7am – 7pm
  • Sunday: 9am – 7pm


Things you should know

Entry and Queue Hall

Step 1: Head to the queue hall

Follow signs to queue hall in hall 3A or 4! If in doubt, follow MCM signage or reach out to one of our friendly stewards for help! Once scanned, you will then receive your wristband.

Step 2: Security Check

All fans will need to go through security checks upon arrival. Have your bags, cosplay weapons and tesseracts ready for inspection!

Step 3: Collect your wristband

After security,  please follow signage for general, priority or special assistance and family lane depending on your order. Make sure to have your PDF ticket on your confirmation email (you can print this or show via your phone) ready to be scanned by a member of staff. Once scanned, you will then receive your wristband!

You’re in!

If you misplaced your tickets, head to the query desk with your order confirmation ready.

Still got questions? Not sure which queue is right for you? Head to our query desk!  


If you let MCM staff know that you need some assistance, we can fast track you to the nearest security checkpoint. Once you’re through security, head to our special assistance lane to pick up your wristband or companion ticket.

Request a special assistance sticker for help with queues throughout the show.

Read more about venue accessibility, disabled parking and facilities here.

Still got questions?