MCM Birmingham Comic Con Entry Procedures

It’s almost time!! After two whole years, MCM is back at the NEC. Whilst we can’t wait to have you all back under one roof, there are a few things we need to take care of first to get us all together safely.

Important: Proof of COVID-19 Status required.

To ensure the safety of the event, and following pilot event results and latest government advice, everyone aged 3 or over entering ExCeL London and NEC Birmingham will be required to provide one of the following:

  1. Proof of full course of vaccination. 
  2. Proof of negative COVID test within the last 48 hours (Lateral flow test is accepted).
  3. Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days after the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.

For more information on national guidelines, please visit the government website.

For those taking a COVID test, we strongly recommend you take this prior to attending. To find out how to get a free lateral flow test or find the locations of testing sites, please visit the NHS website. Please note, if you aren’t able to take a test before attending, the NEC does have lateral flow tests available. For those travelling by train, these are available at the Bridgelink. For those arriving by car/foot/shuttle, these are available from inside Hall 17. NEC charge £12 for lateral flow tests, card only.

Important: Tickets will not be available to purchase on the door.

Tickets for MCM Birmingham Comic Con are now sold out, and will not be available to purchase either online or in-person at the show. If you haven’t already booked your ticket, we’re very sorry you missed out and we hope you’ll join us in 2022.

Opening Times

For ticket holders, the show opening times depend on which ticket type you purchased.

Priority, Weekend and Family Entry Tickets: 09:00-18:00
General Entry Tickets: 11:00-18:00 

Priority, Weekend and Family Entry Tickets: 10:00-17:00
General Entry Tickets: 12:00-17:00

Getting Here

If you’re joining us by train, alight at Birmingham International. From there you can follow signs for MCM Comic Con to the COVID-19 checkpoint in the covered ‘Bridgelink’, then cross the NEC plaza, head over the skywalk and into the Atrium where you’ll find Hall 9 - our queue hall.

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 17 on NEC’s signs. Enter the venue through Hall 17 for your COVID-19 checkpoint.

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 17 for your COVID-19 checkpoint.

Shuttle times are:
Sat 0700 – 1900hrs
Sun 0900 – 1900hrs

Our accessible entrance is through Atrium 1.

Read more on directions and travel:


For all fans, please be aware of the following entrance procedures for MCM Birmingham:

Step 1

Have your COVID-19 Status ready for inspection on arrival at NEC. If you do not have it, tests are available for a cost of £12 from Bridgelink or inside Hall 17.

You can read full information on health and safety requirements at our show here.

Step 2

Once you reach the NEC, if travelling by rail head to Hall 9 via Bridgelink or if travelling by car/foot/shuttle follow signage for MCM Comic Con and enter through Hall 17.

Step 3

All fans will need to go through security checks so have your bags, cosplay weapons and tesseracts ready for inspection.

Questions on cosplay props? Click here to read more!

Questions on security? Click here to read more!

Step 4

To pick up your entry wristbands, after security please follow signage for general, priority or special assistance and family passes depending on your ticket type.

Our team will receive full details of your order, just have your confirmation email to hand and you’re all set.

Creator, Press or Industry? Head to our query desk!

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


Our accessible entrance is Atrium 1.

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.

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

Photos & Autographs

Photo Ops & Autographs are still available to book either online or at the show.

Come over to the dark side and book a duo photo with your favourite Sith Lords or get an autograph from the cast of Red Dead Redemption

Book yours now!