We're hosting our first ever cosplay ball, and you're cordially invited.

6th September 2014, 7 PM - 2 AM
The Old Town Hall, 29 Broadway, Stratford, London, E15 4BQ

What's Happening?

We are very proud to bring you the AyaCon Cosplay Ball! An evening of live entertainment and dancing in a stylish London venue - bring your most fabulous cosplay outfit or smartest formal attire and be part of an unforgettable night.

About AyaCon

AyaCon is a UK-based volunteer-run anime, manga and Japanese culture convention, which has run events since 1998. The last major AyaCon event was held at Warwick University in 2013, attracting approximately 1500 attendees for three days of activities that included seminars, video screenings, workshops, live performances and parties.

Entertainment Schedule

More details on the evening's entertainment will be made available soon!

The Old Town Hall
29 Broadway
E15 4BQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting There

How to I get to the venue?

You can reach the venue by foot, car, bus, or tube. See the specific answers below for more details.

Travelling by tube

The venue is a short walk from Stratford Tube Station. The Central line, Jubilee line, DLR and London Overground all serve Stratford. To get to the Town Hall, exit the station from the Main Entrance and cross the road to the Stratford Shopping Centre. Walk through the Centre and follow the signs to exit out onto Broadway. You will see The Old Town Hall opposite.

Travelling by bus

Numerous bus services stop at Stratford Bus Station. From there, cross the road and enter the Stratford Shopping Centre. Walk through the Centre and follow the signs to exit out onto Broadway. You will see The Old Town Hall opposite.
Buses which stop at Stratford:

Route # Route
25 IIford - Oxford Circus
69 Canning Town - Walthamstow
86 Romford
97 Chingford - Walthamstow
104 Manor Park
108 Lewisham
158 Chingford Mount
238 Barking
241 Prince Regent
Route # Route
257 Walthamstow
262 East Beckton
276 Newham General Hospital - Stoke Newington
308 Clapton Park - Wanstead
339 Shadwell - Leytonstone
388 Blackfriars
425 Clapton
473 North Woolwich
D8 Crossharbour

Travelling by car and foot

If you need driving or walking directions to the venue, you can find them here on google maps.


When is the event being held?

The AyaCon Cosplay Ball will be held on 6th September 2014. The event will run from 7PM until 2AM the following day (7th September 2014).

Where is the event being held?

The AyaCon Cosplay Ball is being held at the The Old Town Hall, Stratford, in London. See the venue area for the exact address.

Are there any age limits?

Yes. There is a minimum age of 18 years of age to enter the event as it's being held in a fully licensed venue. We advise everyone to bring ID with them as you may be asked at the bar.

Will there be a cloak room?

A cloak room will be available on-site free of charge.

Can I park my car on-site?

We will have limited car parking facilities available free of charge at the venue.


Will I be able to buy a ticket on the day of the event?

Tickets must be purchased in advance online - we have no plans at this time to sell tickets "on the door".

Will there be paper tickets?

Paper tickets will be issued for the event - they will be sent by Royal Mail in batches at least 2 weeks before the event.

My tickets haven't arrived!

If you have not received your tickets by 22nd August then please contact tickets@ayacon.org.uk with your order confirmation details and we will arrange to have replacements sent out.

Dress Code

Is Cosplay Mandatory?

Cosplay isn't mandatory, but formal wear is recommended.

What's the dress code?

Formal wear is recommended, we will not allow entry in football / sports attire (or any outfit featuring excessive nudity, cosplay or otherwise!).

Are props allowed?

Weapons and props are not allowed in the event. Please be sensible with any outfits that extend from your body such as armour or wings, as parts of the venue could become quite congested.


Hey! My question isn't listed here!

Send your questions to info@ayacon.org.uk, and we'll do our best to answer them.

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