Out of this World 2023

22 Oct 2023 10:30 - 17:30

Back for a 9th year, Out of this World is a FREE family event celebrating all things otherworldly!

Taking place across numerous locations in Sheffield City Centre, the event is for anyone who enjoys sci-fi, comic books, gaming, magic, illusion, Halloween and all things spooky.

A bit like an outdoor Comic Con, there'll be plenty of familiar costumed characters from TV and film wandering around, giving you the opportunity to meet cartoon favourites, superheroes and menacing villains.

The event is spilt into zones across Sheffield Winter Garden, Tudor Square, the Town Hall, Millennium Square, the Peace Gardens, Barker's Pool and along Surrey Street. 

With stalls, street entertainment, magic shows, activities and fairground rides, there'll be lots to see and do, so don your favourite fancy dress and join in the fun.


FREE to attend

Additional Information

Sci-fi, Comic and Gaming Zone:

Where: Winter Garden, Tudor Square, Town Hall, Millennium Square and the Peace Gardens


The ever popular sci-fi, comic book, gaming and fantasy areas are home to comic book artists, costumers, trade stalls and displays. You’ll encounter your favourite heroes and villains including Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Ghostbusters and a whole host of Superheroes. There'll also be Pokemon, Baby Kong, Barbie, Tardis and Dalek displays and a Star Trek Nerf range.


Magic and Illusion zone:

Where: Millennium Square, Town Hall and Peace Gardens

A programme of mystifying illusion and magic with some of the UK’s best magicians and illusionists showing their skills, from sleight of hand to the weird and wonderful! See mesmerising displays by Dr Phantasmam, Professor Jon’s Flea Circus, Dangerous Steve and Romana, while Rachel the Enchantress invites all budding young spellcasters to enter her den of magic for creative crafts. 


Halloween Zone: 

Where: Town Hall Square, Town Hall, Peace Gardens, Pinstone St and Surrey St.

Get your Halloween fancy dress on and enjoy some spooky fun! Visit Frankenstein’s monster trapped in his Pumpkin Patch as he plays his tricks in the Peace Gardens, take a trip on the classic retro Ghost Train on Surrey Street while Barney Baloney will amaze with his wacky tricks. He will be joined by the Techno Spartans dance crew with their stunning light up costumes, while Sheffield kids from local dance groups Funky Dance Fever and Razzmataz will also be demonstrating their talent.