Yes, all photo ops and autographs take place in the venue and require a valid ticket for the day you attend.

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 events and you will be told how great it really is. We have a very nice hot food buffet served alongside all our star guests who will be attending the sit down with you.

Yes, we’ve held out as long as possible but this year all selfies will require a selfie ticket.

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 wouldn’t want to miss out on anyone would you!!

YES under 18’s can come to this years event!!!

We are no longer restricted because we have a new venue at the Innside Manchester Hotel. Please remember however that the movie content is over 18 so do keep this in mind if you decide to attend the talks, as language and image content on the big screen may shock them.

Cosplay is always welcome at WOTD, in fact we love it. We want you to enjoy the experience to the MAX.

Do remember however that we are in a public hotel so try not to give anyone a heart attack lol.

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 pre-purchased autograph and photo tickets along with show wristbands will be availble to pick up on the Friday evening from the hotel lobby (usually 6pm). Collecting your tickets early will help fast track you into the venue so consider this option if you’re in town early.

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 attending our 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.
There are many hotels to be found within a close proximity of the venue covering all budget requirements.

We fully recommend you plan your visit to Manchester well in advance to get the best hotel deals.

Vendor space is very limited however this year we have more stalls than ever before, catering for many different tastes. Our own very popular WOTD stall will be returning along with some other familiar favourites.

Although the venue is very close to the Piccadilly railway station, some may want to drive. You can find several parking locations near to the hotel. There’s an NCP carpark on Lower Mosley Street M2 3GX or Manchester Bridgewater Hall Car park M15 4PS as two examples. Please check out the rates before deciding to park there.


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 Innside Manchester 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. Guests at their own discretion may charge for a selfie regardless of what rules we have in place. Please check first if unsure.

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 £20-£35.  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.

It is very important that fans understand that autograph prices are usually set by the guest and or their agents. With the guests/agents help we try to set them at an affordable and sensible rate.

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 days if you wish.
This year we have moved back to a venue that DOES allow under 18’s to attend so please feel free to bring them along if you think they’d enjoy it. Please remember the over 18 content of these films may shock younger viewers especially at the talks.