NEC

NEC
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT
  • Telephone 0121 780 4141
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  • Website www.thenec.co.uk
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The busiest and largest exhibition centre in the whole of the land, the National Exhibition Centre contains the multi-purpose LG Arena and hosts everything from the wee pups of Crufts Dog Show to Europe's largest home tradeshow, the International Spring Fair. The NEC's 20 halls contain nearly a quarter-million square metres of exhibition space (that's a lot of football pitches), which sees 4 million people cross its floors annually.

Events at this venue

There are 15 events at this location

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The Beat, Buzzcocks, The Selecter and Stiff Little Fingers

A mix of punk and ska at a series of three special outdoor gigs.

Sun 27 May

£40 / 0121 780 4141

Craft Drink Festival

Drinks from breweries, distilleries, cider makers, wine merchants, food trucks and more.

Sat 28 Jul

0121 780 4141

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sun 29 Jul

0121 780 4141

  • 10:00 – 20:00

The Creative Craft Show, Fashion & Embroidery And Sewing For Pleasure

The Creative Craft Show is a haven for knitting, cross stitch, paper crafting, jewellery & dressmaking and stitching enthusiasts, offering all the very latest supplies, ideas and innovations in the hobby world! You'll find everything from kits, charts and patterns to fabrics, yarns, threads and buttons plus…

Thu 15 Mar

£12 ( £11) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Fri 16 Mar

£12 ( £11) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sat 17 Mar

£12 ( £11) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sun 18 Mar

£12 ( £11) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Destination Star Trek

A hot ticket event for Star Trek fans, featuring appearances from big names such as William Shatner and Linda Park, as well as themed parties, photo shoots and screenings.

Fri 19 Oct

£29–£49 / 0121 780 4141

Sat 20 Oct

£29–£49 / 0121 780 4141

Sun 21 Oct

£29–£49 / 0121 780 4141

The Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Show

Plan your wedding and honeymoon with industry experts.

Fri 23 Feb

£14 / 0121 780 4141

Sat 24 Feb

£14 / 0121 780 4141

Sun 25 Feb

£14 / 0121 780 4141

Mon 6 Jul 2020

Free / 0121 780 4141

Tue 7 Jul 2020

£20 / 0121 780 4141

Wed 8 Jul 2020

£20 / 0121 780 4141

…and 6 more dates until 14 Jul 2020

Grand Designs Live Birmingham

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, is set to return to NEC, Birmingham from 11 - 15 October 2017. This unique event promises to break down the conventional limitations to home building and offers visitors a chance to discover the latest innovations, explore this year's trends and preview…

Wed 10 Oct

£12 (Children free) / 0121 780 4141

Thu 11 Oct

£12 (Children free) / 0121 780 4141

Fri 12 Oct

£12 (Children free) / 0121 780 4141

…and 2 more dates until 14 Oct

Insomnia Gaming Festival

Computer gaming event featuring play areas, trade stalls, talks, discussions and music.

Fri 30 Mar

£25 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Sat 31 Mar

£25 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Sun 1 Apr

£25 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Mon 2 Apr

£25 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30 – 18:00

MCM Birmingham Comic Con

MCM Comic Con's first event of 2018 is storming into the NEC on 17-18 November for a weekend pop culture extravaganza. Featuring everything from comics, movies, games and sci-fi to cosplay, anime, steampunk and online video, the weekend will host a star-studded line up of guests, alongside thousands of fans dressed in…

Sat 17 Mar

£16–£30 / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sun 18 Mar

£16–£30 / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 17:00

The National Franchise Exhibition

Exhibitions and displays about running your own business.

Fri 16 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8394 5294

Sat 17 Feb

Free if booked online in advance / 020 8394 5294

  • 10:00 – 16:00

The National Wedding Show

A chance to try, buy and book what you need for your big day, from bridal boutiques to photographers.

Fri 23 Feb

£10–£20 (Children £6.50) / 0844 874 0486

Sat 24 Feb

£10–£20 (Children £6.50) / 0844 874 0486

Sun 25 Feb

£10–£20 (Children £6.50) / 0844 874 0486

Slam Dunk Festival

Touring punk, metal hardcore and skate festival. Headliners Jimmy Eat World have been announced for 2018 with support from Taking Back Sunday, Four Year Strong, Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs and Trash Boat.

Mon 28 May

Times to be confirmed / £49 / 0121 780 4141

Slam Dunk Festival

The one-day event features appearances by Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Trash Boat and many more over the eight stages.

Mon 28 May

£49 / 0121 780 4141

  • 12:30

What Career Live? And What University Live?

Having trouble deciding what steps to take after finishing school? Returning to Birmingham in 2018, What Career Live? and What University Live? are the essential events for 15-19 year olds to compare all the post-school options available, from apprenticeships to universities. Find out more about the UK's top…

Fri 2 Mar

Free / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:30 – 15:00

Sat 3 Mar

Free / 0121 780 4141

  • 10:00 – 16:00

What Career Live? And What University Live?

A conference designed to help you decide what steps to take after finishing school.

Sat 3 Feb

Free / 0121 780 4141

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 2 Mar

Free / 0121 780 4141

  • 10:00 – 15:00

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