Northern Lights Pinball is a non-profit, volunteer led group that was formed in 2011 from a small number of pinball enthusiasts and friends who came together to run a pinball show with a difference. Our shows are designed to appeal to a wide range of players – both seasoned pinball collectors and the general population who may never have played pinball before at all. From this we hope to create a new generation of pinball fans.

The Northern Lights Pinball Show is an annual autumn event. First appearing as part of R3PLAY in Blackpool 2011 where we gathered nearly 50 machines the show has gone from strength to strength and since 2012 was relocated to Event City in Manchester where it is now co-located with Play Expo. The show is currently the largest pinball event in the UK with comfortably over 100 machines, and attracting over 30,000 visitors during the weekend of the show.

Northern Lights Pinball raises money for charitable causes, and has donated over £30,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust to date.

As the popularity of the show has grown the continuation of this event would not be possible without the support we receive each year from pinball collectors and enthusiasts around the UK and beyond. The show also receives generous sponsorship from a range of pinball companies worldwide. Our thanks to everyone who helps and supports us.


Pictured from left to right: Chloe, Dave, Paul, David, Mark, Simon L, Dan, Chris ‘Poibug’, Nigel.

Absent from photo: Darren and Simon W