Event Timetable


Setting Up

Access to the building from      8:00am 
Shops open to the public from  9.00am

                    Packing up

Packing up from                       6:00pm 

Setting Up
Access to the building from       9:00am 
Shops open to the public from   11:30am

Packing Up
Packing up from                           5:30pm 
Event Information

Thank you for joining The Crafters Roadshow in our latest new venue Manchester Arndale. We are so excited for this great opportunity to have you guys showcase in Manchester's largest shopping centre. We look forward to hearing all your thoughts about how we can make this venue even better. 

On the day of your event we will supply you with a 6ft Showcase Station and seating. 

You will be allocated your space on arrival and this can change from day to day but unlikely.
 You can leave you stand up overnight ready for the next day and we will wrap the event up at night.
(this is completely at your own risk but the building is secure with night guard)

 Access to Manchester Arndale

Access is best from the NCP multi storey car park which can be accessed from High Street you can see from images below. From this car park you have direct access to the centre and the area we will use on the ground floor which can be seen in the bottom picture.
A map of the centre with our location and street maps to the car park are all below.

If you have any problems please give us a call.

Manchester Arndale

M4 1AZ

Point of Contact

1, We supply you with a 6ft Showcase Station, please ensure that you do not cover the front or sides of this with your own table cover. You can use your table cover as a topper if you wish. All front of units should be side by side Black-White-Black-White as requested by Centre Management.
2, Please ensure that no eating or drinking is done behind you stand as requested my Centre Management this must be done away from your Unit.
3, Please make sure you are set up with all trollys, boxes or hazards cleared away for the public opening times which can be seen above. We also cannot have hazards on the mall floor before the public leave the Centre at the end of the day, this is a Health and Safety Issue. If you have to leave early please call us and we will arrange and escort.
1, The Crafters who continuously do well are the ones who have spent a little time thinking about their presentation, remember we are in a high quality retail environment and the public expect a certain level of sharpness.
2, It's not all about what you earn on the day use this opportunity to hand out business cards and gain new excited customers who have never seen your product before. The leaders in Craft all do this gaining them returning customers and sales out within going to events.
3, The biggest of them all that everyone doesn't like to do is COLLECT EMAILS Yes! I know you hate it but you must start now building a mailing list to send out information about you and your company to your excited new customers who want to know more!!! You don't need to send them out all the time just as little as once a month. Tell them about new products your working on (not selling) Tell them your next event or how about a genuine special offer.
Run a raffle of something really good that you create and have a draw once a month from March-December (normal Craft event season) thats just 10 items. It has to be your highest valued items ( you have to make it worth it to ask for their email, a genuine offer) now we know this won't cost you a lot but
think what you will gain, NEW customers all year long who are interested in you and your product. The best Crafters collect around 10 emails per day, could you collect more? Please try this and tell me about how much it's working for you, everyone does once the give it a go.
Look up www.mailchimp.com it's one of the best FREE email marketing service provider and the one we use. OK we now pay for it because our database is so large now but it's well worth the money.
Setting Up
Access to the building from        7:30am 
Shops open to the public from      9:00am

Packing Up
Packing up from                          8:00pm 
Setting Up
Access to the building from       7:30am 
Shops open to the public from     9:00am

Packing Up
Packing up from                           7:00pm 
Arrive early to avoid stress
We would give yourself a few hours for your first event
The post code for this building to use in your sat nav is
NE11 9DJ  
We will provide you with a 6ft Showcase Station like the ones below and seating
See below a map of Manchester Arndale and surrounding streets
See below a map of Manchester Arndale NCP Car Park
See below a map of Manchester Arndale NCP Car Park and our location outside NEXT
See below picture of NCP Car Park entrance on High Street
After a little digging online we found you can get 12hrs parking for as little as £5.50 as you can see from the signs above and the screen shot of their website below.
This information below is a guide to help you with parking as we haven't called them or tried to book ourselves as we use a van which we can't park here.
See below Manchester Arndale Mall Map which you can see the parking is only a little walk on flat surfaces along the mall to NEXT and the area we will use.
See below the area marked in RED will be the are we will be set up on.
If you are staying with us for a second day you can leave your stand set up ready for the next days trading and we will wrap the units up like below in Metrocentre.
Please remember this is completely at your own risk but in all the years we've been doing this nothing has gone missing during the night but again this is completely at your own risk and if you prefer you can take everything away every night.