What is Joyfest?

Welcome to Joyfest, the ultimate celebration of gaming in all its forms! Immerse yourself in a world where pixels meet dice rolls, and the excitement of video games takes center stage. Joyfest is more than a convention; it’s an immersive experience that transcends screens, offering a diverse expo catering to every gaming passion. From the cutting-edge world of video games, Joyfest is where enthusiasts converge to explore, compete, and connect in a gaming extravaganza that transcends boundaries. Welcome to Joyfest—where the virtual and tangible collide in a symphony of gaming euphoria!

Where and When?

Get ready for an exhilarating gaming experience as Joyfest 2024 takes center stage at the iconic venue of Royal Armouries Leeds. Brace yourself for a captivating celebration of video games, immersive experiences, and engaging panels at this highly anticipated convention. Mark your calendars and join fellow gaming enthusiasts for a weekend filled with gaming magic in the heart of Leeds.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets for Joyfest can be conveniently purchased on Eventbrite. Visit the event page on Eventbrite’s platform to secure your spot for this unmissable gaming experience! 

Are tickets refundable?

Joyfest regrets to inform attendees that ticket refunds will not be offered. This decision was made to support the event’s planning, coordination, and investment in delivering an exceptional convention experience.

"I lost my ticket?"

If a customer has lost their ticket, they can find assistance regarding ticket information at the event entrance. Our friendly staff will be available to help verify their purchase and provide the necessary support to ensure a smooth entry to Joyfest at the convention entrance.

Can I cosplay?

Cosplayers of all kinds are warmly welcomed to Joyfest. Unleash your creativity by donning the attire of your favorite character, gaming persona, or any imaginative creation. Transform the event into a lively and inclusive celebration, making the Leeds Royal Armouries the epicenter of fantastical gaming experiences. Let your imagination soar as you immerse yourself in the world of gaming wonders!

Are there any cosplay rules?

Yes, there are! Please check out our cosplay rules here. To ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment, our security and staff will strictly enforce the cosplay rules and Anti-Harassment Policy.

Children enter free?

Children under 5 years of age can enjoy free entrance to Joyfest, allowing families to share their favourite gaming experience together. Don’t miss this chance to introduce your little ones to the magical world of gaming!

Is this event for children?

Joyfest offers a family-friendly environment, catering to children of all ages with a variety of activities. Children aged 5 years and younger can join the fun for free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.


11:00AM – 5:00PM
General Admission to Entrance, Exhibiton Hall, Traders Market, Artist Alley, Cosplay / Fan Panels, Side Rooms and Performance Area. 


Royal Armouries Museum
New Dock Hall,
Armouries Dr,
LS10 1LT