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Is the venue easy to find?

Yes, it’s 800 yards from junction 3 of the M6, within easy reach of the M1 and M40. On-site train station ‘Coventry Arena’, three more train stations within 8 miles. 20 minutes’ drive from Birmingham International Airport, 55 minutes by train to London Euston.

Is there parking on site?

Yes, CBS Arena has three on-site car parks with a total of 2,000 spaces available, all within close proximity of the venue’s main entrances. You can pre-book and pre-pay for parking or pay on arrival. Parking for the Event will be in Car Park A or B


When is the event, where and what time?

We have been working closely with the team at the Coventry Building Society Arena, (previously Ricoh Arena) so that we can safely hold The Prosthetics Event Saturday 13th November 2021.

The Event opens from 9 am until 5 pm.

Exhibitors can be found in Hall 2 off the main atrium, using the North Entrance. Stairs from Hall 2, will take you down to the Main Stage and Education Stage!

We have missed seeing you all we’re already looking forward to making up for lost time!

Keep safe everyone and see you on Saturday 13th November 2021!!

What time do the doors open?

9am sharp – please be aware there are usually queues much earlier than this.

What age do you have to be to attend?

There is no official age restriction but under 16’s must be accompanied by and adult. If you’re bringing a child, we need to advise you that there will be casualty, gore and monster effects on display plus partial nudity in the Body Art Zone as the artists create their full body art pieces. If you are happy that this is suitable for the child in question, you’re welcome to bring them along.

Do kids go for free?

Yes, children aged 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.

Can I buy food at the event?

Yes, CBS Arena has on-site restaurants, a bar and brasserie, a coffee shop and bakery. We will have food and beverages available to purchase in Hall 2

Will there be tickets on the door?

If there are tickets left there will be some to buy on the door. This is not guaranteed however and previous events have sold out well in advance so early booking is advisable.


It is essential that you check if there are tickets left before you travel; please do not assume they will be available as you may be disappointed. The number of people allowed in the venue is restricted by health and safety regulations, and if there are no tickets left on the day The Prosthetics Event cannot allow you in if you arrive without having booked. Ticket information is available on this website, on our social media channels, by emailing us and by calling +44 (0)7470463878.

Where can I buy tickets?

The Prosthetics Event 2021 is BACK!

Purchase your tickets here

Keep safe and we can’t wait to see you on Saturday 13th November 2021!!

Is there a Cloakroom to store coats and bags?

No, there isn’t a cloakroom for attendees to use, so please plan in advance how to look after all of your belongings.

Do you provide free tickets to carers?

Please get in contact with us to discuss your needs.

Covid-19 Guidelines The Prosthetics Event 2021

COVID status checks for The Prosthetics Event 2021

For the Prosthetics Event 2021, we will be introducing COVID status checks on arrival. Before entry to the exhibition Hall, all ticket holders aged 11 and over will be required to demonstrate their COVID status in one of the following ways:

COVID-19 Self-Declaration Form

For the Prosthetics Event 2021, we are introducing COVID-19 status checks on arrival. Before entry to the exhibition Hall, all ticket holders aged 11 and over will be required to demonstrate their COVID status.

All attendees to the Prosthetics Event 2021 MUST provide a completed copy of this Self-Declaration form before entering the Exhibition Hall.

Failure to be able to produce the required information will result in entry being refused.

Can I get a refund if I can't come?

No, tickets are non-refundable. All sales are final, and NO refunds will be processed due to COVID-related reasons. You are however entitled to a refund of the face value of tickets in the unlikely circumstance of the event being cancelled.

When will my tickets be posted?

Tickets are available for The Prosthetics Event 2021!!!

Order yours now so you don’t miss out on the exceptional day that will be The Prosthetics Event 2021!

UK tickets final order date for delivery Thursday 4th November. The tickets will be posted out on Friday 5th November 2021. Orders made after the 5th of November will be available to collect on the door.

International tickets final order date for delivery – Monday 1st November. The tickets will be posted out on Monday 2nd November 2021. Orders made after the 1st of November will be available to collect on the door.

On the day tickets – £45.00 inc VAT

We cannot guarantee we will have tickets left to sell on the day, and advise attendees to purchase them in advance!

If you’ve bought a ticket in 2019, and were not refunded, we have deferred your booking to 2021. We will contact you to ensure you still want the ticket to attend the 2021 event

Keep safe everyone and see you on Saturday 13th November 2021!!

Do you offer student discount?

Discounts are available for students when a group booking is made by a tutor.

Tutor’s please email us for further information.

How can I get involved in the event?

If you’re interested in volunteering, demonstrating or exhibiting please email us for information.

Where can I learn more about prosthetics and makeup FX?

There are huge amounts of resources available now. For some initial pointers please see the advice for beginners section on our parent company Gorton Studio’s website.

What is the Prosthetics Event?

It’s an educational and shopping event for people interested in prosthetics, make-up FX and related fields, and their use in everything from major film and television productions to scare attractions and cosplay. It caters for professionals, students, hobbyists and fans alike within a culture of knowledge-sharing and learning. The schedule comprises a full day of demonstrations and educational classes on the Main Stage as well as a back-to-back schedule on the Education Stage. There are also demos and classes on stands plus sale of products, materials and smaller scale prosthetic works. The Monster Mash Exhibition has its own space showing prosthetic creatures and make­up FX by various artists, and the Application Station is a hive of activity with artists applying prosthetic makeups all day and ready to answer your questions.

Why is it only one day and based in Coventry?

By basing ourselves in Coventry we are more accessible to a much larger area of the UK; 70% of the UK’s population live within a 2-hour drive of CBS Arena. This allows people to attend on a day trip as opposed to having to book hotels. An event run over two days can be cost-prohibitive for attendees, and they often have a sense of disappointment that they’re missing out if they can’t afford to be there for both days. By making this a one-­day event everyone attending gets 100% of what it has to offer.

Where can I buy the latest issue of Prosthetics Magazine?

You can purchase a monthly online subscription and printed copies of all available magazines here.