Why Visit?

Why is attending the show so important? We know that as a passionate educator and professional, you care about your students and their development. We understand that your job to teach is more than just a duty, it is a responsibility that you take very seriously. If you take their development seriously, surely you would take your own development as an educator seriously also? Bettering your teaching skills and discovering new ways to teach in the end helps your students grow.

That's why we've created an event like Music & Drama Education Expo to aid you with the right ideas, tools and resources to help you develop your student's skills.
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What's on?


We offer 75 fun CPD sessions, interactive workshops, panel debates & fire-side chats. We cover a wide range of topics such as:

-          Warm-up & motivational ideas
-          New educational trends
-          Great ideas for Early Years education
-          SEND & inclusion
-          Updates on new technologies
-          Latest developments in policy & funding
-          Helpful tips and advice for private practitioners

Learn from expert speakers and take away not only notes but ideas and inspiration.

With over 2,500 visitors, Music & Drama Education Expo | London is the perfect networking opportunity and serves as a sharing platform for private tutors and peripatetic teachers, as well as single-teacher departments which are so common in the creative arts education landscape.

Our Sharing Lab feature gives teachers and practitioners the perfect opportunity to network, exchange ideas and discuss challenges you may face in your field. Meet and discuss with other colleagues and pick each other's brains.

Every year we attract over 150 of the leading brands in the music & drama education sector. Speak to publishers, exam boards, providers and so much more.

Come along and browse their catalogue, play the latest instruments or with the most recently developed technology.

There is something for everyone and, what’s best most of our exhibitors offer great discounts, freebies and prize draws over the 2 days. Pick up all the tools you need at the show to reach your creative goals!

Who should attend?

At Music & Drama Education Expo, we welcome all to attend whether you're a teacher, enthusiast, or even a student. The show invites all to come and get a feel for the creative sector. 

We offer high quality, essential CPD sessions for everyone involved in music, performing arts or drama education including:

  • Early Years and Primary Teachers
  • Secondary Music and Drama Teachers
  • Peripatetic Music Teachers of all genres
  • Music Hub leaders
  • Independent Drama teaching practitioners, drama club and workshop leaders
  • Music, Drama or Performing Arts Heads of Department
  • Pupil Premium coordinators
  • SEN and inclusion professionals
  • Education advisors
  • Governors

Highlights Video

Take a look at our Highlights video. We captured all of the best bits from the London 2020 show so that everyone can get a feel for what future shows will be like.

We also interviewed delegates, exhibitors and speakers from the show so that you can hear from others what they think about the show.

"Thank you Music & Drama Education Expo for holding an amazing few days at Kensington Olympia. I have gone away feeling inspired, excited and ready to bring music and drama into the lives of others every day!"


"Our singing teacher Emily got some amazing lesson ideas from the Music and Drama Expo, we can’t wait to try them!!!! #MDEE"

Junior Jam via Twitter

"Thank you for putting on what I can only say was an outstanding Expo. Full of interesting stands, people, performances, discussions and presentations."

Jan Murray

"Thank you for an amazing conference at the Music & Drama Expo 2019. My colleagues and I are still discussing topics that were covered in the sessions and talking to our administrations about just how impressed we were."

RJ Jensen, Performing Arts Teacher