Important info before you arrive (2022)

5. 5. 2022

Time and place

From May 20 to May 22, 2022 at Brno Exhibition Ground. Offical opening ceremony starts at 6pm. Entrance will be open from 4pm.

Main entrance to Animefest is hall E. If you already paid for the ticket and have ticket barcode (printed or on screen), you may use the main Expo gate on Friday 4pm to 7pm. Once you get the Animefest bracelet, you may come via the main gate.

If you already paid for the ticket, you can get your bracelet on Thursday 4pm-6pm, or Friday 10am-1pm, at hall E.

Opening times: Friday 16:00-24:00, Saturday 8:00-24:00, Sunday 8:00-15:00 (hall A1 will be closing at 22:00)

Need to know how you get to the exhibition ground? Have a look at our map and transport info, and venue map with all buildings.


As a ticket, you will get the bracelet allowing you to come in and out of the venue anytime. If you preordered the ticket online, please print the ticket code for faster entry.

You can pay the ticket by credit card, or by cash in CZK, or EURO.

Gym accommodation

Any visitor may use the ZS Kotlářská gym, with the school nearby. There are several rooms available. Don't forget your sleeping bag and anything to be comfortable. Gym will be open on Friday from 2pm, you can leave your baggage there and come to the exhibition ground. We must leave the gym on Sunday by 4pm. You can use the gallery in hall A1 to store baggage on Sunday.


Opening times: Friday 16:00-24:00, Saturday 8:00-24:00, Sunday 8:00-15:00 (hall A1 will be closing at 22:00)

Live shows from Rotunda hall are streamed on the big screen in A1 hall, and also online.

We will prepare Android and iPhone apps with current schedule - download from

Weapons and cosplay

You can bring weapons or their mock-ups to the festival space only for cosplay purposes. Permitted functional firearms are only category D (eg airsoft) without a stack or with an empty stack with sealed organizers. Cold weapons and dangerous or potentially dangerous props are only allowed in softer designs or as unused fixed costume components. Costume or other accessories to it are allowed only without sharp edges or other potentially dangerous parts. Dangerous handling of weapons means seizing of weapon to gettin excluded from the festival; shooting from fire arms means immediate and permanent exclusion from the festival.

Preordered merchandise

Please, pick up your order at Animefest stand in hall A1.


Voting for  Cosplay contest, Cosplay debut, AMV contest, and FestDance will be in the mobile app.


Some streets around the Expo are regulated - if you see blue line at the parking spot, you need to pay from 5pm to 6am (overnight) 20 CZK/hour - details and online payment at Parking at Hlinky and Bauerova streets is free. 

Food and refreshments

You can find food stalls outside and in A2 hall.

Misc info

Staff members on duty have blue t-shirt with Animefest logo. All staff members also have name badge with their role. Feel free to ask any staff member for any comments, suggestions, help, if you have trouble with other visitors or staff... We're here for you. If you need medical assistance or are injured, please contact staff members or information point.

Information points are located in A1 and E halls. You can also call our infopoint at +420 723 224 961.