Why Visit?


We offer 20 fun CPD sessions & interactive workshops. 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 up to 1,000 visitors, Music & Drama Education Expo | Manchester 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.

Meet and discuss with other like-minded colleagues and pick each other's brains at our Manchester show. Our Networking Café is the ideal opportunity to relax and make new contacts in the creative sector.

Every year we attract over 60 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. 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. 

At the Manchester show we offer 20 high-quality CPD sessions for everyone involved in music, performing arts or drama education including:

-          Early Years practitioners
-          Primary & Secondary classroom teachers
-          Instrumental teachers (peripatetic or private)
-          Drama workshop leaders
-          Heads of Department
-          Hub and Music Service Leaders
-          Management & Administration
-          Performers
-          Students

Highlights Video

Take a look at our Highlights video. We captured all of the best bits from the Manchester 2019 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.

“A useful event to meet delegates who are looking for the work we provide but have not yet heard of us. Also, a great chance to meet other similar organisations and network within the community.”

Lowri Davies, Administrator, The Voices Foundation

“Thank you for creating a wonderful opportunity for Arts colleagues to meet and learn together.”

Cate Madden, Edsential Music Adviser

“Thanks for all the support provided by every member of the team, before during and after the show! Extremely well organised!”

Katherine Savage, Events Executive, ABRSM Publishing

“I thought it was a brilliant event and well worth flying over for. It was extremely well organised and everyone I spoke to seemed to be having a great time. It was fantastic for networking too… Congratulations on such a great event.”

Rachael Howarth

“This event is our most valuable of the year and we always have a great time, meeting lots of new customers and contacts. There's a nice community feel to the exhibition side and the staff organising on the day are really helpful.”

Kirsten Cowan, Business Development Coordinator, RSL (Rockschool Ltd.)

“A great day @MusicEdExpo – thanks to everyone for all the #ideas and opportunities to #network”

Steven Roberts, Conductor