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Please read the information below, and if you can’t find the answers you are looking for, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
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, Ricoh 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 C.

Details: https://www.ricoharena.com/visiting-us/parking/

When is the event, where and what time?

We held on absolutely as long as we could in the hope that this year’s event could happen, but with the recent tightening of social restrictions and ongoing local lockdowns, it’s now clear that it isn’t going to be practical or safe to run it, so it’s being postponed until Saturday 13th November 2021.

We’re extremely disappointed and will miss seeing you all but keeping everyone safe has to take precedence and we’re already looking forward to making up for lost time next year!

If you’ve bought a ticket you will be offered a refund or to transfer it for next year’s event.

Keep safe everyone and please put Saturday 13th November 2021 in your diaries now!!

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, Ricoh Arena has on-site restaurants, a bar and brasserie, a coffee shop and bakery.

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 2020 has been postponed until 2021.

If you’ve bought a ticket you will be offered a refund or to transfer it for next year’s event.

Keep safe everyone and please put Saturday 13th November 2021 in your diaries now!!

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

No, tickets are non-refundable. 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?

Ticket Sales for the Prosthetics Event have been suspended.

We held on absolutely as long as we could in the hope that this year’s event could happen, but with the recent tightening of social restrictions and ongoing local lockdowns, it’s now clear that it isn’t going to be practical or safe to run it, so it’s being postponed until Saturday 13th November 2021.

We’re extremely disappointed and will miss seeing you all but keeping everyone safe has to take precedence and we’re already looking forward to making up for lost time next year!

If you’ve bought a ticket you will be offered a refund or to transfer it for next year’s event.

Keep safe everyone and please put Saturday 13th November 2021 in your diaries now!!

Do you offer student discount?

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

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 Ricoh 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.

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