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   10:00am

Packing Up
Packing up from                          5:00pm 
Event Information
Thank you for joining The Crafters Roadshow in
 Metrocentre Gateshead. 
We are so excited for this great opportunity to have you guys showcase in Europe'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.
(this is completely at your own risk but the building is secure with night guard)

Access to Metrocentre
A map of the centre with our location and street maps to 
are all below.
This new drop off and pick up location is less than 2 mins from the area we will use within the mall. 

If you have any problems on the day 
please give us a call.



NE11 9YG
​Please note the sat nav postcode below for car park

Point of Contact



Setting Up
Access to the building from        7:00am 
Shops open to the public from      9:00am
Packing Up
Packing up from                         9:00pm 
Setting Up
Access to the building from       7:00am 
Shops open to the public from     9:00am
Packing Up
Packing up from                           7:00pm 
Please see below new direction for access to Metrocentre by following the red line below to service area A,B,C. 
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
Please see below- You will approach this barrier with intercom just press the button tell security you are hear with The Crafters Roadshow. They are expecting you.
Please see below-You have now pulled into the service area just park as close to the white van in this pic as you can will get you closest to the access door to the centre which is on the left of this picture.
Please note you can only use this area for drop of and pick up of stock after you do this you must park your car in the car park.
Please see below- These blue and yellow doors will give you access to the mall and we are only a few hundred yards to the mall floor. One of TCR Team will be here to greet you. 
Same map below just zoomed in more
and below you'll see how the event will be wrapped up at the end of the night and yes! if you stay for a few days you can leave everything set up.
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 for an emergency you have to leave early please call us and we will arrange and escort.

1, The makers who continuously do well are the ones who have spent a little time thinking about their presentation and maintain a professional appearance that aligns with the high-quality retail environment.
2, Use the market as an opportunity to network and hand out business cards to potential new customers. This can lead to repeat business and sales beyond just the market 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.
4, Utilize social media effectively - Social media platforms are powerful tools for small businesses to reach their target audience and build brand awareness. Consistent and engaging content, as well as utilizing paid advertising options, can help boost visibility and reach a wider audience.
5, Network and collaborate with other businesses - Building relationships with other businesses in your industry or community can lead to referral business, joint marketing opportunities, and new ideas for growth and innovation.

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.

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 but it's well worth the money.