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If you are planning to visit the world's greatest dog show then please browse this section to find answers to any questions you may have about Crufts 2018 or the NEC.

More information for Crufts 2018 will be available soon.

Crufts main Information Centre is situated opposite the entrances to Halls 3 and 3a.

Please note that unfortunately NO DOGS other than those that have been invited by the Kennel Club and Assistance Dogs are permitted into the show.

Show opening times: 8:15 - 18:30
The main Information Centre is situated opposite the entrances to Halls 3 and 3a.

Contact Us

View the Crufts show guide online now

The Crufts 2017 show guide was available at NEC but if you didn't manage to get one, you can view it now online or purchase a physical copy from our online shop.

Click here to view the Crufts show guide.

Click here to purchase the Crufts guide.

Buy the Crufts 2017 show guide

Information for overseas visitors

The Kennel Club is proud to welcome visitors from all over the world at Crufts and have arranged a lounge especially for overseas visitors. It is located in Piazza Suite 1.

Click here for map of the NEC, car parks and surrounding area

Export Enquiries

The Overseas Lounge or the Kennel Club main information stand are able to deal with all export enquiries.

Arena Seating

Admission tickets now include Arena seating for up to 6,000 visitors. Apart from the Best in Show programme which requires an additional ticket and subject to availability.


National Westminster Bank Plc has a branch situated on the Piazza at the NEC. For opening hours, please contact the bank directly.

Crufts Press Centre

The Crufts press centre is situated in the Toute Suite in front of the main doors at the NEC and facilities are available to accredited press only.

Private Filming and Photography

Commercial cinematography and television equipment may only be used at Crufts if press accreditation has been issued by the organisers.

Crufts and the Kennel Club are happy for you to take photos and videos during your visit for your own personal use as souvenirs of your day at Crufts. However, there are certain restrictions on the use of cameras for still photography and private video films. (Click here to view restrictions PDF).

We are happy for you to put your Crufts videos on YouTube, Facebook or any other social media sites. However, please be aware that all videos and footage taken by the Kennel Club remains copyright of the Kennel Club who will have the right to claim (i.e. monetise) any video containing any such material which is uploaded to the web. If you incorporate such material then your video may be claimed and, in certain circumstances, you may be requested to remove it from YouTube.

The reason we are now doing this is that we are providing extensive live free coverage of Crufts on YouTube and the small amount of revenue we get from adverts on claimed videos on YouTube helps to pay for this service.


No private filming or photography of any sort is allowed during the Best In Show section of the Arena Programme at Crufts.

Disabled access

Crufts seek to provide equal opportunity for all to enjoy the show and facilities.

Please visit the NEC website for information such as access, parking and wheelchair hire.

Children's Crèche

There will NOT be a children's crèche available during the show this year.


Several food and drink outlets will be open to the public during the opening hours of the show. For further details please visit the Food and Drink page on the NEC website.


Situated in the Piazza at the NEC near the main entrance. Luggage can also be left here.

Medical Centre

There is a medical centre situated on the Piazza at the NEC.

No Smoking

Please note that it is against the law to smoke anywhere inside the NEC and within any enclosed areas of the NEC.

Postal Facilities

The Royal Mail post office is situated on the Piazza at the NEC.


Prams or push-chairs may be admitted and wheeled around the Show. The Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to prams or push-chairs if it is felt that the Halls are overcrowded.


If you have any queries about Crufts, please telephone: +44 (0) 1296 318540 please or email: