There are two ticket options. Early Bird £9.50 tickets which allows access from 10am and General Admission £7.50 which allow access from 11am. If tickets are not sold out before the event there will be tickets available on the day on a first come basis. A child under 8 years of age get free entry with a paying adult. Anyone aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. A booking fee is applied by our ticketing company on each ticket at the time of purchase.
We are a family friendly event and as such there are no age restrictions. However anyone aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Chester Comic Con is open from 10am to Early Bird ticket holders and from 11am for Standard ticket holders. The event finishes at 5pm.
Cosplay is welcomed at Chester Comic Con. We love to see the creative costumes you've made and the characters you have brought to life. We would ask that all care is taken with prop weapons and under no circumstances are real weapons allowed into the event at any time. When entering the venue any props and weapons will need to be checked and will receive a small certification sticker to say they are safe to walk around the event with, any weapons failing a prop weapon check (sharp blades, weapons that can fire projectiles or pyrotechnics, heavy blunt objects, dangerous objects) will have to be surrendered till the end of the event.
Please take caution outside of the event when in costume and carrying around any prop weapon of any kind.
Please also take care if you are wearing a helmet due to the visibility issues these can cause. You may also be asked to remove your helmet when having your ticket taken and wrist band allocated, please don't be offended if we ask you to do so.
Please remember. Cosplay is not consent. Ask before taking a photo, touching any guest (in costume or not) or touching/holding props.
If you have any questions regarding this just get in touch!
Chester Racecourse is situated just outside of the city walls of Chester. Chester is a beautiful city and worth visiting in it's own right. If you are travelling a long way or want to make a weekend of it why not stay overnight? The Holiday Inn Express Chester is located next to Chester Racecourse and offers lovely rooms at great prices. There are a number of rooms with good accessibility and it has it's own car park just for the hotel.
Click here for more information about the Holiday Inn Express.
Alternatively there are a number of other hotels and B&Bs in and around Chester.
Chester is a historic city in North West England and was founded as a roman fortress in the 1st Century A.D. The city is unique in having a near complete ring of Roman walls surrounding the city centre as well as having a Roman amphitheatre. Chester also features original tudor styled twin level shops called 'the rows' and many Medieval to Victorian buildings
Chester truly is a beautiful city and a jewel in the crown of surrounding Cheshire. For more information please see visitchester.com
Health & Safety/Fire Safety
Comic Co Events and Chester Racecourse have done everything possible to allow Chester Comic Con to run safety and smoothly. In the event of emergency, fire, danger or a safety concern please find the nearest member of staff and follow their instructions.
If during the event you witness anything you deem to be a safety concern you should call for help and inform a member of staff immediately.
We have got a number of press passes available. To apply please get in contact with the subject 'PRESS', outlining who you are, who you work for (with links/examples) and what you would be looking to do at our event. Thank you!
Chester Comic Con is at:
There is a large on site car park (£4.50 all day) and a public car park opposite. There is also a large amount of parking around the city of Chester, most of which is only a short walk from the Racecourse. Chester also operates a Park and Ride service.
Chester Comic Con is a wheelchair friendly event. Chester Racecourse has lifts to the 3 levels inside the main convention hall and wheelchair access entrance to the event. We are also guide dog friendly. If in doubt or have an special requirements just get in touch.
There is an on site ATM available for use throughout the day. A large portion of the stalls and attractions at Chester Comic Con will be cash only. We would advise bringing cash with you as this ATM cannot be refilled during the convention.
food, drink & bar
Chester Racecourse has an on site café offering a selection of hot and cold food and drinks. A fully licensed bar will be open throughout the day. I.D. Required. Please drink responsibly. There are also a number of other cafés, restaurants and bars located in the city centre just a short walk away.
Code of conduct
Chester Comic Con operates with a basic code of conduct which we ask that everyone follows and is something you agree to when buying your tickets.
- Please be respectful of our signers, staff and attendees at all times.
- Ask for permission before taking a photograph of anyone.
- Cosplay is not consent. Always ask before touching or photographing a cosplayer. They won't bite!
- This is a family friendly event so please behave accordingly.
- If there any any problems during the event or you have any questions please just find a member of staff and ask for help.
- If you are given an instruction by a member of staff from either Chester Comic Con, the security team or Chester Racecourse staff please follow their instructions and show them respect.
- Do not bring drugs or alcohol to the event, you will be refused entry/ejected from the event and your ticket will be revoked without refund. If deemed necessary the appropriate authorities will be informed.
- While there is a bar at the event please drink responsibly.
- Aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated, towards either staff or guests.
- Please dispose of all rubbish appropriately or take it off site with you.
This is for your safety and the safety of all other in attendance. Chester Comic Con would like to thank you for your cooperation.
Chester Comic Con staff will all be in a uniform shirt. If you have any problems or questions during the event please find a member of staff in an event shirt, either Chester Comic Con or Comic Co Events.
All the special guests advertised by Chester Comic Con and Comic Co Events are correct at the time of publishing. All appearances are subject to work commitments. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.
We are very lucky to have special guests in attendance so please treat them with respect. Special Guests will give up as much time as they can for signings and talks but they may have to leave before the end of the event so please queue early to avoid disappointment.