Logo The Video Show

16 - 19 March 2019
The NEC, Birmingham

2019 Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the event take place?

The Photography Show will take place in Hall 5 at:
North Ave
B40 1NT

When is the 2019 event open?

The Photography Show 2019 is open from 10:00 until 17:00 on:
Saturday, 16 March
Sunday, 17 March
Monday, 18 March
Tuesday, 19 March

Visiting - General Information

Who should attend The Photography Show?

Anyone who has an interest in photography. It doesn’t matter if photography is your business, your study focus or your passion, The Photography Show is guaranteed to have something for you.

When will tickets go on sale?

Tickets will be on sale from November 2018, sign up to our newsletter to make sure you're the first to know!


How do I register for a free Pro/Trade Pass?

Trade and Pro registration will be open from November 2018, you will need proof that you make your main income from photography in order to be eligible for a free pass.

If I attended as Pro/Trade in 2018, do I need to register again?

Yes, you do. We like to make sure that we have the most up-to-date information possible.

How can I find out what's on and where the exhibitors are?

You can find all the latest updates on our website, or sign up to our newsletter to get them straight to your inbox. 

You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for any announcements.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes! There will be lots of opportunities to practice the skills you've learned over the course of your visit. Please be aware that neither the venue, nor the event organisers can be held responsible for personal belongings.

Venue Information

Can I park my car at the NEC?

Yes, there is parking available for 21,000 vehicles at a cost of £12 per day.
Please note that The Photography Show team does not have any control over the parking fees.
To pre-book parking with the NEC please visit their website.

Are there disabled facilities at the NEC?

Yes, all levels of the NEC are accessible to wheelchair users, via ramps or lifts.
The Piazza and Atrium main entrances have automatic doors. The NEC has wheelchairs and mobility scooters available for hire, please telephone +44 (0)121 780 4141 to book in advance.
There is a disabled parking area close to the venue.

If you require a carer ticket, please call our free hotline, once you have purchased your ticket, on 0800 640 5001. Our lines are open from 9am to 7pm (Monday to Friday) and 9am to 5pm (Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays).

Where can I eat when I'm at the show?

The Food Village will be open throughout the event. In addition, numerous bars, restaurants and seating areas offering anything from a quick drink to a more substantial meal are situated around the NEC complex.
For those staying a little later or overnight, there is a selection of restaurants in Resorts World, a 5 minute walk from Hall 5.

Is there WiFi at the venue?

Free visitor WiFi coverage is available across the NEC. You can connect using any compatible device, such as a mobile phone, laptop or tablet. This free service is suitable for sending emails, simple web browsing and accessing social networks. PC internet access is also available for hire at the Visitor & Business Centre.


Can I exhibit or find out more about sponsorship packages?

Yes, please contact Richard Macey at richard.macey@futurenet.com for details of the options available.

Your question not here?

Please contact us at thephotographyshow@futurenet.com​ and we will direct your query to the relevant team member. Your query is really important to us but please bear in mind that we receive a large volume of emails and may not be able to respond immediately.