Exhibition Venues in the South

Exhibition Venues in the South

Yes, it’s that time again. Next on our whistle-stop tour of the UK’s best exhibition, conference and trade show venues, we’re heading down south to find a suitable site for any and all of your needs. Take a look at our guide to exhibition venues in the South…

Our favourite exhibition venues in the South


The Royal Bath & West Showground

The Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN

Nestled in the heart of Somerset, the Royal Bath & West Showground is a 240 acre site, with both outdoor and indoor facilities. Hosting fairs, shows, festivals, conferences and exhibitions, the showground has ample room boasting numerous exhibition halls, a 30,000 square foot pavilion, lounge, theatre and restaurant areas.


Bournemouth International Centre

Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH

Within walking distance of Bournemouth Beach, the BIC is well situated in the city centre and features a 650-space car park. With four halls suitable for conferences, concerts and exhibitions, the Bournemouth International Centre is the largest venue in the southern region.


Brighton Centre

King’s Road, Brighton BN1 2GR

Another staple centre based in southern England, Brighton Centre is a conference and exhibition centre which marries the beach with the city. A regular for political conferences, the Brighton Centre provides a professional setting with capacity for 300 to 4,450 attendees.


UWE Bristol Exhibition & Conference Centre

Filton Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8QZ

As part of the University of the West of England, the UWE Bristol Exhibition & Conference Centre is one of the largest in the South West with over 4,000m2 of variable space. The centre is suitable for a variety of events, including exhibitions, conferences and fairs, and its first class facilities lend themselves to delivering unforgettable events.


Motorpoint Arena

Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2EQ

Opened by world-renowned singer Shirley Bassey in 1993, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena is an indoor exhibition centre and events area with over 5,000 square metres of fully integrated event space.

Wales Millennium Centre

Bute Place, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

The Wales Millennium Centre was opened in 2004 and has a capacity of 2,497. Primarily an arts centre, the site offers five performance spaces as well as a number of function rooms, spanning 4.7 acres.


Cheltenham Racecourse

Evesham Road, Cheltenham GL50 4SH

In addition to being a nationally acclaimed racecourse, Cheltenham Racecourse offers space for conferences, exhibitions, trade shows, corporate functions and product launches. Set in 350 acres of land in the Cotswolds, the racecourse is a picturesque choice for all manner of events.


Devonshire Park Centre

Compton Street, Eastbourne BH21 4BP

The Devonshire Park Centre is a modern venue with flexible conference, exhibition and event spaces and a high-capacity auditorium. In addition to the newly developed spaces, the centre also features Grade II listed architecture.


Westpoint Exeter

Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ

Host to the annual Devon County Show amongst other events, Westpoint is a multi-purpose arena with a capacity of 7,500 people. The venue hosts local concerts, fairs and exhibitions and is well located with links to the South West and views of the picturesque Devonian countryside.


The Kent Event Centre

Kent Showground, Maidstone ME14 3JF

The largest conference facility in Kent offering 7,000m2, the Kent Event Centre boasts three exhibition halls, ideal for exhibitions, trade shows and fairs. Situated between two major motorways
and less than an hour from London, the centre has 200 acres of outdoor space in the North Downs and onsite parking for up to 30,000 cars.


Newbury Racecourse

Racecourse Road, Newbury RG14 7NZ

Newbury Racecourse offers versatile conference, exhibition and events facilities with packages to suit a variety of corporate and private events. Featuring three large grandstands, 2,000 square metres of indoor space, 300 acres of grounds, 24-hour access and on-site security, and well located to motorways, airports and train lines, the Racecourse has been delivering successful events since its opening in 1905.

West Sussex

South of England Event Centre

Selsfield Road, Ardingly RH17 6TL

Located in the village of Ardingly, the South of England Event Centre has over 25 years’ experience in delivering successful exhibitions, trade shows, conferences, parties and festivals. The unique and versatile space provides the opportunity to run any size and type of event – spanning capacity up to 50,000. The centre also features free onsite parking for 6,000 vehicles plus accessible links to Gatwick Airport, the M25 and M23 and Haywards Heath railway station.

Selsfield Road

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Photo by Julius Rinke on Unsplash

Exhibition Venues in the South Like its North and Midlands counterparts, the South of the country also lays claim to a notable range of flexible sites ideal for exhibitions, conferences and trade shows. With so many great venues available, we’re confident you’ll find the right spot for the job. And once you’ve picked the winning space, we’re always happy to step in to ensure your exhibition, conference or trade show success.

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If you’re keen to chat through your ideas for a successful event, we always welcome you to get in touch. And if you’re looking for advice on the content or style of roller banners and print materials, reach out to us online or by phone on 023 8070 0111.

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