Tickets 2018

Ticket Tiers

Perk Standard Supporter VIP
Price Prices as below
Sold out
£10 upgrade per person
(£20 for family ticket)

Sold out
£35 upgrade per person
Sold out
Entry to the event n/a n/a
Convention booklet n/a n/a
Plain lanyard and badge n/a n/a
£5 donation to the RDA
Name in con book
Supporter button badge
VIP button badge
Queue-jump priority entry
Early entry on Saturday
Goodie bag
VIP lanyard
Priority seating at main stage events

Ticket Prices

Standard prices, excluding either of the upgrades, are shown below

Type Full Weekend
Sold out
Saturday Only
Sold out
Sunday Only
Sold out
Aged 4 and under
Free Free Free
Aged 5 to 13 inclusive
Must be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over with an adult or family ticket
£15 Sold out £10 Sold out £10 Sold out
Aged 14 and up
£35 Sold out £23 Sold out £19 Sold out
1 adult and 4 children or 2 adults and 2 children
£70 Sold out £46 Sold out £38 Sold out

Important: Tickets are non-transferable. Proof of ID, such as a passport, photocard driving licence or a credit or debit card will be required to collect the tickets. Attendees aged 13 and under will need to be accompanied by an attendee aged 18 or over with an adult ticket or as part of a family ticket. For more details, please see our FAQs.

What was a VIP upgrade?

VIP upgrade was an add-on to your standard ticket that includes special extra perks to make your visit even more memorable. There is a limit on the quantity, and every VIP gets these extras:

In 2016, the VIP tickets sold out in less than three weeks, in 2017 VIP sold out in 6 hours. In 2018 VIP tickets sold out in 26 minutes.

Attendees without a VIP ticket will be able to buy merchandise at the convention, but the VIP exclusive items will not be for sale.

For 2018 we made the VIP ticket a separate upgrade rather than an adult weekend ticket to allow easier purchase for children and for stallholders. You need to buy a day, weekend or stallholder ticket in addition to the VIP upgrade to gain admission to the event.

Infant and child VIP tickets

Adults with a VIP ticket can bring infants (aged 4 and under) with them and take advantage of the early entry and priority seating, however infants will not receive any other VIP perks such as a goodie bag. Children (aged 5 to 13 inclusive) must have a VIP ticket to enter the convention early - buying a VIP ticket for one member of a group doesn't allow any VIP perks to other members of the group.

What was a Supporter ticket?

Supporter tickets are your way of supporting UK PonyCon and our chosen charity, the Riding for the Disabled Association.

Five pounds from the sale of each ticket (£10 for family tickets) goes directly to the RDA. The rest of the money goes towards UK PonyCon, to help us make the event even more fun and exciting. To say thank you, we'll be giving you a button badge with an exclusive design (four or five badges for family tickets). We'll also print your name in the con book if you'd like it printed.

Why were Saturday and Sunday tickets priced differently?

Saturday is the longer day of the convention with a program of evening events, whilst the convention closes at 6pm on Sunday. We aim to put out a full program of content on both days, but Saturday being the longer day we felt it more appropriate to charge a little more for the Adult saturday tickets whilst reducing the Sunday ticket prices by the same amount.

Child prices are the same both days.

What about Early Bird prices?

Rather than increase our prices, for 2018 we decided to not do early bird prices. We have kept weekend prices the same as the non early bird prices, with the day tickets £2 higher on Saturday and £2 lower on sunday.

More than half of our ticket sales in 2017 were during the "early bird" phase, which puts pressure on the con finances. Whilst the alternative would be to have a limited number of Early Bird tickets, we also believe it is unfair to charge different people different prices for the same ticket. This is especially the case as with the amount of tickets sold in the first day of sales both in 2018 and 2017, early bird prices would be unlikely to last more than a day, most likely a couple of hours.

Will tickets be available on the door? When will you sell out?

Tickets will NOT be available on the door. Since UK PonyCon 2015 the event has sold out before the convention, with the date we reach our capacity growing earlier. In 2017 we obtained more capacity so were able to reopen ticket sales for a while, but our capacity for 2018 was fixed at Saturday tickets sold out in July, Sunday sold out at the end of August. No tickets will be available on the door - please do not turn up without a ticket.

Other ticket types

We have lots of different types of tickets to suit different people. The most popular ticket types are listed above, but here's the last few types:

Personal assistant tickets

We want everyone to be able to enjoy UK PonyCon, and we know that some of our attendees need a bit of extra help to do that. That's why we offer free tickets for personal assistants and carers.

Visit the access statement page to find out how to get one.

Stallholder tickets

UK PonyCon would be nothing without the amazing stallholders and their stalls. We are no longer accepting stall applications for 2018.

Stallholder information can be found on the stalls page.

Press passes

We are currently not accepting any more applications for UK PonyCon 2018.

Please read our press and media policy and our photography policy for more details.