General Information

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 Registered Assistance Dogs are permitted into the show.

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.

bank iconBank

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


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


cloakroom iconCloakrooms
Situated in the Piazza at the NEC near the main entrance. Luggage can also be left at them.


Discover Dogs iconDiscover Dogs
Over 200 different breeds of pedigree dog to get better acquainted with in the Discover Dogs area.



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


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Private Filming & 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 and these are outlined on the form below.

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 (ie 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 2014.


First aid iconMedical Centre

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


no smoking iconNo Smoking

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


letter iconPostal Facilities

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


pram iconPrams

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.


press iconCrufts 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.


resturant iconRestaurants

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.


Disabled access

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

Please visit the NEC website for information on access, parking, wheelchair hire etc.


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.

PDF iconMap of the NEC, car parks and surrounding area

If you have any queries about Crufts 2013 please telephone: +44 (0) 20 7518 6882  or email:

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