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.

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Entry Times


  • Priority & Weekend Entry Tickets: 10am - 6pm
  • General Entry Tickets: 12pm - 6pm


  • Priority & Weekend Entry Tickets: 9am - 6pm
  • General Entry Tickets: 11am - 6pm


  • Priority & Weekend Entry Tickets: 10am - 5pm
  • General Entry Tickets: 12pm - 5pm

Please note: the last re-entry time is 30 mins before show close.

Getting here

Important: Please be aware of industrial action and rail strikes 1-9 December. Plan ahead in case of disruptions and visit the National Rail website close to your date of travel to review your options. If arriving by car, please note the Eastway Slip Road will be closed as part of the upgrade scheme on the M42 at junction 6 and so we recommend you allow extra time for your journey.

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

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 3 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 follow signs for hall 3 for queue hall.

Shuttle times are:

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

Things you should know

Show Entry

Step 1: Head to the queue hall

Follow signs to queue hall in hall 3! If in doubt, follow MCM signage or reach out to one of our friendly stewards for help!

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 our accessible 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!

For Press/Creator/Industry/Speaker badges

Please head to the query desk in the Queue Hall to pick up your wristband.

What about re-entry?

Please wear your wristband at all times, so you can leave and re-enter the show through halls 3A or 4. The last re-entry time is 30 mins before show close.

Got questions?

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


Head to our accessible lane to pick up your wristband. Request a special assistance wristband for help with queues throughout the show.

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

Still got questions?