Doors open: 09.00
First session: 09.30
A free one-day conference and exhibition for music and drama teachers offering:
- 1 Day of free CPD for anyone involved in music, performing arts & drama education
- 60 + exhibitors showcasing leading brands, products & services for you to try
- An attendance of up to 1,000 giving you a chance to network and exchange ideas
Tickets to attend Music & Drama Education Expo | Manchester are FREE. Book your ticket HERE
The Music & Drama Education Expo launched in London 2013 as a platform to bring together the brightest minds in performing arts education internationally...Full details
When and where is the Expo?
The Music & Drama Education Expo Manchester will take place on Thursday 11 October 2018 at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Park / get dropped off in the N2 car park and follow signs for the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand:
Sir Alex Ferguson Stand,
Sir Matt Busby Way,
How do I get there?
Public Transport: The easiest way to get to Old Trafford is via tram / METROLINK. The Metrolink service operates a frequent service from the City Centre (including Victoria & Piccadilly Stations) to Old Trafford station which is situated within a five minute walk of the venue.
By car: Click here for directions. Please note that major road-works are in place on key roads surrounding Old Trafford until 2020. Please see here for further details on how this may affect your journey by car.
Parking: Old Trafford has 5,000 parking spaces which are FREE to use on non-match days. Hurrah! The N2 car park is closest to the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, Manchester Suite which is where the show is hosted.
What are the accommodation options?
Rhinegold are working with accommodation agency Event Express to provide discounted hotel accommodation. The team have negotiated discounted rates at hotels around Old Trafford, exclusively for event attendees:
Tel: +44 (0) 1905 732 737
If you are unsure of your exact requirements, Event Express also offer flexible cancellation policies, which allow you to make amendments and cancellations at no charge until closer to the event. Event Express do advise that exhibitors book now and amend later in order to guarantee your preferred hotel.
The Event Express service is completely free to use with no hidden charges and no booking or transaction fees, and the friendly reservations team will liaise directly with the hotels on your behalf. For more information, please contact Event Express directly via the email or telephone number listed above, or alternatively refer to the accommodation weblink to book your accommodation online.
What are the catering options?
There’s a cafe and bar area on the show floor serving tea, coffee, sandwiches and snacks – perfect for lunch on-the-go.
Or head over to Manchester’s beating culinary (and social) heart in the lively Northern Quarter, where drinks, music and good times abound!
How much does it cost to come to the Expo?
Entry to the Expo is free for those who have registered online, and £25 to those who turn up on the day.
How do I get a ticket?
You can get a ticket by clicking here and following the instructions on screen. You will then receive an email with your ticket, which you will need to bring with you on the day to gain entry to the event, either as a print out or on your phone.
Do I need to register for individual sessions?
No, places at sessions are allocated on a first come first serve basis at the time of the session.
When do I need to arrive?
You can arrive at any time during the day, from 8.45. The conference sessions commence at 9.30, and the show closes at 5:00.
I've lost my ticket - what should I do?
Email email@example.com and we will be able to reissue your ticket for you.
I can't make it to Expo any more - what do I need to do?
Nothing – if you can’t come that’s fine, and there’s no need to let us know.