Grand Arcade plays host to a range of exciting events throughout the year and has featured some spectacular shows and displays watched by thousands of people. The award-winning centre features a number of regular annual events not to be missed.
At the centre’s opening event, in March 2008, a special appearance by aerial dance group Viva, whose ribbon dance has been made famous on BBC Television, thrilled spectators. Viva dancers descended on cascading red ribbons from the centre’s sky-lit roof into the Grand Atrium below where crowds flocked to watch.
Strictly Dancing ballroom stars Vincent and Flavia showcased their dancing skills at Grand Arcade to mark the centre’s first birthday. The dancers gave an exclusive dancing class to a group of school children and shoppers watched Vincent and Flavia’s performance before enjoying birthday cupcakes and special offers at many of Grand Arcade’s stores.
Grand Arcade presents two free-to-watch fashion runway shows every year, in October and March, showcasing the new collections and top trends for the season ahead on London-cast models. The Grand Arcade fashion shows always feature a spectacular live musical performance and 2012's runway show is on Friday October 26th when there will be four shows throughout the day at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 4pm. As well as fashion, there are tastings from Carluccios and mini beauty treatments from Sanctuary Spa as well as a Show to Shop Zone offering promotions and discounts from Grand Arcade stores allowing shoppers to enjoy a shopping spree.