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 17 events at this location

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Autosport International

Held at the NEC since January 1991, Autosport International will be celebrating its 28th anniversary between the 11th and 14th January 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham. This annual pre-season event covers all areas of motorsport, both professional and grass roots, from karting right up to Formula One. Featuring the very…

Thu 11 Jan 2018

£36 ( £33) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£36 ( £33) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Sat 13 Jan 2018

£36 ( £33) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Sun 14 Jan 2018

£36 ( £33) / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Autosport International

Annual pre-season event covers all areas of motorsport, both professional and grass roots, from karting right up to Formula One.

Thu 11 Jan 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0121 780 4141

Fri 12 Jan 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0121 780 4141

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0121 780 4141

Sun 14 Jan 2018

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0121 780 4141

Bricklive

A celebration of LEGO with displays from fan builders, themed areas and millions of LEGO bricks to play with.

Thu 26 Oct

£21.75 (£38) / 0121 780 4141

Fri 27 Oct

£21.75 (£38) / 0121 780 4141

Sat 28 Oct

£21.75 (£38) / 0121 780 4141

Sun 29 Oct

£21.75 (£38) / 0121 780 4141

The Cruise Show

A travel exhibition dedicated to finding the perfect cruise trip. Featuring an array of destinations to and cruise styles from the major and specialist companies.

Sat 16 Sep

£6–£10 On the door (Under 16s free) / 0121 780 4141

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Sep

£6–£10 On the door (Under 16s free) / 0121 780 4141

  • 10:00 – 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 2018

£29–£49 / 0121 780 4141

Sat 20 Oct 2018

£29–£49 / 0121 780 4141

Sun 21 Oct 2018

£29–£49 / 0121 780 4141

Dinosaurs In The Wild

Travel through herds of dinosaurs, watch a dino autopsy, witness hatchlings emerging from eggs and come eye to eye with a very angry Tyrannosaurus Rex at this multi-million pound dinosaur attraction.

Wed 23 Aug

£29.50 (Children £26; Family £23.75) / 0121 780 4141

Thu 24 Aug

£29.50 (Children £26; Family £23.75) / 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

GCCF Supreme Cat Show

The UK's largest cat show featuring the Best of the Best of the GCCF's Show Cats. All adult and neuter cats must qualify to be at this prestigious event. With over 900+ cats, breed information, cat food, toys and talks, stalls, competitions, face painting, nail art and colouring for the little ones, this event has…

Sat 28 Oct

£15 / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:00 – 17:30

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 11 Oct

£12 (Children free) / 0121 780 4141

Thu 12 Oct

£12 (Children free) / 0121 780 4141

Fri 13 Oct

£12 (Children free) / 0121 780 4141

…and 2 more dates until 15 Oct

Insomnia 61

11 July - It's official: Insomnia, the UK's biggest gaming and tech festival, will be returning to Birmingham's NEC this August Bank Holiday weekend. The festival is the unmissable event of the summer, with day, weekend and family tickets available. Many of the most recognisable faces across YouTube and British gaming…

Fri 25 Aug

£26.14 / 0121 780 4141

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Sat 26 Aug

£26.14 / 0121 780 4141

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Sun 27 Aug

£26.14 / 0121 780 4141

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Mon 28 Aug

£26.14 / 0121 780 4141

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Insomnia Gaming Festival

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

Fri 25 Aug

£26.14–£99 (Family £78.40; Weekend £104.55) / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Sat 26 Aug

£26.14–£99 (Family £78.40; Weekend £104.55) / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Sun 27 Aug

£26.14–£99 (Family £78.40; Weekend £104.55) / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Mon 28 Aug

£26.14–£99 (Family £78.40; Weekend £104.55) / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30 – 18:00

The Motorhome and Caravan Show

See what's new and fresh in the world of motorhomes and caravans before heading off into the camping sunset yourself.

Tue 17 Oct

£9.50 (£8.50; Children free) / 0121 780 4141

Wed 18 Oct

£9.50 (£8.50; Children free) / 0121 780 4141

Thu 19 Oct

£9.50 (£8.50; Children free) / 0121 780 4141

…and 3 more dates until 22 Oct

The National Franchise Exhibition

Exhibitions and displays about running your own business.

Fri 13 Oct

020 8394 5294

Sat 14 Oct

020 8394 5294

The National Franchise Exhibition

The UK's flagship franchise exhibition will return to the NEC, Birmingham, on 13 & 14 October. The National Franchise Exhibition boasts over 100 leading brands, 60+ seminars and workshops and free professional advice. The National Franchise Exhibition has partnered exclusively with the British Franchise Association…

Fri 13 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0121 780 4141

Sat 14 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0121 780 4141

The National Wedding Show

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

Fri 29 Sep

£10–£14 (Children £6.50) / 0844 874 0486

Sat 30 Sep

£10–£14 (Children £6.50) / 0844 874 0486

Sun 1 Oct

£10–£14 (Children £6.50) / 0844 874 0486

…and 2 more dates until 29 Oct

Open Mic UK Music Competition

Regional final of the talent contest open to singers, singer-songwriters, rapper and vocalists performing covers or original material.

Sat 26 Aug

£5–£25 / 0121 780 4141

  • 09:00 – 22:00

Wolf Alice

Off-kilter indie rock from this London four-piece.

Fri 6 Oct

£16.50 / 0121 780 4141

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