Venue update

We continue to await further guidance from the Government on a revised timetable for the resumption of events. The threat of the virus has impacted many of those scheduled, and we are working closely with our customers so we can return to business as soon as permitted. Our principal concern remains the welfare of our staff, customers, suppliers and visitors.

Please continue to check our What's On page for the latest information.


Our Piazza entrance is open 8.30am - 11.30pm daily. Face coverings are compulsory within the venue as per current Government guidance, however we understand that this may not be possible for all visitors, see further accessibility guidance here. Outside of our opening hours, a walking route is available between Birmingham International Train Station and the rest of the NEC Campus.

Our campus neighbours Resorts World and The Bear Grylls Adventure are now open, as are campus hotels Crowne Plaza and Hilton Metropole. Moxy Birmingham NEC is still temporarily closed.



Our 4-step Venue Protect has been developed to create a safe and controlled environment for events to take place at the NEC.


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Your safety and Security is our priority.

It may not be business as usual, but our security is.

Your security and safety remains our top priority. We will continue to review our security measures to ensure that they remain effective during this period.


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At the NEC, we are committed to ensuring that through the work and events we deliver, we are as sustainable as possible. Whether we are looking at energy, waste or food miles, as one of the UK’s leading exhibition venues we want to limit the impact of our presence on the environment, make positive change and ultimately prevent wastage.