Educational Trips

Learn | Perform | Interact

Ignite their creativity

Want to inspire your students to become a DJ performing in Miami, or a Lighting Designer on Eurovison? Have you a student who would love to rig the stage at Glastonbury or set up the special effects for Drakes next Arena Tour? If so then you should bring them to BPM | PRO the UK’s largest event dedicated to the entertainment technology industry. With a whole host of opportunites to chat with the best in the industry whilst watching performances in a large scale club within the event.  There is so much to be inspired by at BPM | PRO 2017.

LEARN opportunities

Prepare pupils for this unique educational trip beforehand by planning their trip with them. Take a look at our LEARN sessions, where they can be involved in a Masterclass with world class producers, or learn what DANTE really is! Check out the Arena and multiple stage line ups, they are jam packed with performances, light shows, FX demonstrations, Large Scale Audio shoot outs! If that wasn’t enough to fill a day away from the classroom, then you also must make time to visit each and every brand exhibiting at the event. Everyone has hands on opportunites, on stand demos from the very person who designed the product!

Booking

Enjoy a special ticket price of only £8 per pupil, as well as a free ticket for accompanying teachers (one per 10 pupils) (advanced tickets are normally £15, and the price on the day will be £25).

Contact our call centre to book tickets now on 0800 358 0058 or email groups@theticketfactory.com.

Essential information for schools 

We’ve compiled some additional education-focused FAQs below that detail everything you need to know before, during and after your visit. In addition, you can view the ‘Essential risk assesment inofrmation for schools’ document via the link below, to help you complet your paperwork. 

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Admission Costs

For educational groups, tickets cost £8 per person (this price applies to both teacher and pupil tickets). Groups of 10 are entitled to one free ticket for every 10 full paying pupil.

Time and dates

The event is open on Sunday 22nd from 10am – 5pm for educational groups and Monday 23rd from 10am – 6pm.

Age Groups

The event is ideal for KS3 and upwards. Groups of younger pupils are always welcome, but we do recommend a higher adult to pupil ratio in these instances, as it is open to the general public, can get very loud and visually stimulating. Please note that under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Audio/visual considerations

There are flashing lights throughout the whole event, and the event features very loud music and sparodic intervals as well as loud music throughout. We suggest and provide ear defenders along with specialist earplugs at reception.

Group Size

Groups of all types and sizes are welcome to BPM | PRO 2017. We recommend splitting into small groups when at the event to get the most of the day. Please ensure that your group meets the adult to pupil ratio for your school.

Supervision and code of conduct

For health and safety reasons, you must supervise your pupils at all times. Pupils behaviour is the responsibility of the adult supervisors. Any school group which negatively affects the enjoyment or safety of other visitors may be asked to leave.

Booking and Cancellation Policy

When contacting our dedicated ticket vendors to make your booking, please have the following information to hand:

  • the number of children and accompanying adults visiting the event
  • details of any special access requirements

If you need to make an amendment to your booking after it’s been paid for and confirmed, please contact team@bpm.co.uk with your reference number and your reasons for needing to change your reservation.

Wherever possible, we’ll try to accommodate your request. However, please note that this might not always be possible. Unfortunately, we’re unable to cancel and refund an existing booking.

Risk Assessment

Download our Essential risk assessment information for school, which will help you complete your own risk assessment paperwork.

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Accessibility

Both the venue and the experience are suitable for wheelchair users and are fully accessible. See the NEC’s website for full accessibility details. Unfortunately, the experience is not appropriate for some pupils with autism, and we strongly recommend teacher and parental discretion in this regard. As mentioned above, the experience features flashing lights and loud noises. Disabled and carer tickets within a school group can be purchased at the same time as the group ticket.

On the day of your visit

Getting there

Genting Arena,
NEC
Birmingham,
B40 1NT

Entrance

Please follow the signs for Box Office

Parking

There are plenty of parking spaces for coaches and cars at the NEC.

Photography and Filming

Photography and Filming is permitted throughout the event.