Here are answers to common questions about our event. For information about specific events, check our Upcoming events page.


Where is The Shed?

The Shed is our current main venue, and is part of the MMU campus, a short walk from Oxford Road Station, on Chester Street. The address for this venue is:

The Shed
John Dalton West
Chester Street
M1 5GD

Further details for getting to the venue can be found here.

Where can I park?

The Shed’s Carpark is available to use on the day of the event and is free for attendees.


Who can come?

Anyone. There’s no lower or upper age limit, and no prior knowledge is required. We regularly get under 8s and over 60s attending.

Do I need to know any programming

No. If you want to learn to code, you can. However, you can use the Pi for plenty of other things besides code.

I can’t get there for the 10am start. Is that ok?

That’s fine. You can come and leave as you please.

I bought a ticket but now I can’t make it. What do I do?

If you go in to your eventbrite account and view your order, you can request a refund. I will issue any refund request received before the day of the Jam.

Can I drop my kids off and pick them up at the end?

No. Children under 16 must be supervised at all times. One adult can be responsible for multiple children. Over 16s are welcome unsupervised and can take the student ticket price of £1.50.

What food is provided?

We usually provide pizza to attendees of the Jam. This is paid for by ticket sales, with any excess and donations funding equipment for the Jam and future workshops.