Frequently Asked Questions

Doors are open each day for our Platinum and Gold ticket holders from 9.30am. Standard ticket holders can gain entrance from 10am. Show ends between 5.30-6pm.

WOTD have been running a very successful Saturday night aftershow since 2016. Platinum and Gold ticket holders get automatic admission to the evening event however a small amount of standard tickets are released. This is always sold out very fast and this year is no exception. If however you want to be considered for this please contact us here at WOTD to put you on our waiting list.
What can you expect at the aftershow?…Ask anyone who has attended in the past 2 years and you will be told how great it really is. We have a very nice hot food buffet served alongside all our star guests. This year we hope to add something special to the ticket for the evening however details for that will be released when we have them.

Yes however it’s only the case if you buy an autograph with that individual guest. If you don’t want an autograph with that guest but you do want a selfie then it’s just £5. (If however the individual guest insists on a selfie fee regardless we will endeavour to tell you the fans as soon as we know).
**As a small show we are proud to have evolved over the past 3 shows from 2016 stating £10 per selfie to 2017 stating half price selfies with any autograph to free in 2018 with any autograph. This stance has come following consultation with the fans and knowing this is something they would like to see introduced**

At WOTD we have no cash handled at the guest tables. Instead we run a ticket system that you can purchase before hand or on the day. The tickets are purchased either here on our website or at our WOTD stall. If you purchase before the show you will be able to collect those autograph/photo tickets from our fast track queue. You will only have to join the main queue if you wish to purchase more tickets on the day. Once you have your tickets they will work the same as cash at the guest table. For example if you buy 3 Howard Sherman autograph tickets you will be given 3 individual tickets to exchange for 3 autographs at his table. We highly recommend folks pre-purchase their photo/autograph tickets throughout the year to help budget for so many great guests..you wouldn’t want to miss out on anyone would you!!

Yes…this year for the very first time WOTD have thrown open its doors to welcome under 18’s. We pride ourselves on the fact we are seen as a family friendly show however we do recommend that parents take into consideration the adult themes these movies represent before buying their tickets. All children must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

This year we will be running a cosplay competition to find the best dressed WOTD guest of 2018. We will be updating you on this later on in the year.
Get ready to impress us with your designs.

Once you have purchased your tickets here you will receive an email to confirm your purchase.

You may download and print your tickets by clicking here

All users will be re-emailed tickets before the show

Vendor spaces are extremely limited at WoTD and are always sold out very early. However, if you wish to contact us, via our contact page, to discuss future events or to be put on a cancellation list, please feel free to do so.

This comes up often from folks who travel long distances and want a place to stay.
We’ve negotiated a deal with our new venue, the Pendulum hotel, for room deals for our fans. You can contact the hotel direct and mention you are attending WOTD and they will discount a single room to £89 per night or £99 for a double room including breakfast.
Alternatively one of our team has been allocated the task of searching the Manchester area for the best deals on hotels. Her name is Claire May and she can be found within our Facebook group “Weekend of the Dead”. If you have any questions relating to this subject then she’s the person to talk to. There are many hotels to be found within a close proximity of the venue covering all budget requirements.

Vendor space is very limited however this year we have at least 10 different stalls catering for many different tastes. Our own very popular WoTD stall will be returning along with some other favourites like Neongore and Zompoc, the podcast that brings you interviews with all your favourite zombie writers and actors. The extremely talented horror legend artist Graham Humphreys will be returning once again to tempt you with his finest art.

Although the venue is very close to the Piccadilly railway station, some may want to drive. You can park right next to the venue in Charles Street for a very reasonable rate of £10 for 24hrs Monday to Friday and a fantastic value rate of just £2 for 24hrs on a Saturday or Sunday.

Simple answer is no, however we released autograph and photo tickets early to help folks budget.You can pre purchase as many or as few tickets as you wish. To add to this we will also have a pre-order line to collect these tickets in a fast track queue which should help fans enter the venue quicker.

The Hotel is fully licensed to sell alcohol to over 18’s so there’s always a place to buy a drink be it a soft drink or something stronger. We encourage people to have fun and enjoy themselves. We do, however ask that everyone be considerate of the other guests and attendees and anyone causing a disturbance will be asked to leave. Any form of substance abuse will NOT be tolerated and will result in removal from the premises. This may also result in a ban from any future events.
We will also not tolerate any fighting or abusive behaviour be it physical or verbal towards any other ticket holder, staff or guests.

We offer a professional photoshoot service at the show. You are free to take photos using mobile phones and compact cameras (without interchangeable lenses) at the event and of the guests signing the items with their permission.

Weekend of the Dead reserves the right to use any photographs taken at the event for promotional purposes.

Autograph prices differ from guest to guest, however, the prices for an autograph at Weekend of the Dead should be between £15-£30.  You can pay on the day, or to help you budget, pre order an autograph ticket in our online-shop. Guests are happy to sign any item you bring (such as posters or VHS tapes) or you can purchase unique items direct from the guest or our WOTD stall. Some guests may chose to charge more for certain items on their table, this is something WOTD can’t control.

Well firstly, you have to have a ticket, as the event is not free to enter. You can chose either Saturday or Sunday or both if you wish.
This year we have moved to a venue that allows folks of all ages to attend. We welcome under 18’s however we must remind guests to remember the adult content of these movies and judge that accordingly.