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music & drama education expo

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.



Take a look at our Highlights video. We captured all of the best bits from the London 2023 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.



We offer 60 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!



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


The Business Design Centre, London 

Opening times: 
Thursday 22nd February 2024 | 0900 - 1700 
Friday 23rd February 2024 | 0900 – 1630 
Venue and travel: 
The Business Design Centre,
52 Upper Street,
London, N1 0QH
The Business Design Centre is located in the heart of Islington with easy access to and from central London by public transport. 

To secure the best available accommodation within your budget we recommend you book as early as possible. We do not have an accommodation provider associated with this show.


The venue is easily accessible by underground rail services. Angel Underground Station is a five-minute walk away allowing you to travel to and from central London within minutes. Just a little further in the opposite direction is Highbury and Islington with great underground and overground connections. Plan a journey with Transport for London. Please ensure you plan and check your journey in advance of the show. 


The venue is easily accessible by bus. There are many bus stops near the venue which cover several routes in and around London. Upper Street is served by the following bus routes: 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 341. Plan a journey with Transport for London. 


Driving to the venue is simple as it is located just outside the congestion charge zone on the A1. Please see the Parking page on the Business Design Centre website for details of how to direct your sat nav and to pre-book your parking. 


Cycling is another popular form of transport used to get to and from the venue. In terms of bicycle hire, there are several Santander Cycle Hire stations located in Islington should you wish to rent one. 



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