Venues

With sixteen flexible conference, exhibition and hospitality venues offering 14,000sqm of indoor space on our well-organised 84-acre campus, Newark Showground’s choice of flexible venues works for a range of indoor and outdoor events, from small business meetings to outdoor exhibitions.

A further 60 acres of former runways provides 8,000 free visitor parking spaces or can be hired for events in their own right. Camping and caravanning is often provided and managed by individual event organisers, with good on-site services and facilities available for a comfortable stay.

The flat site is divided into discrete zones and has four horse rings with collecting rings, three warm-up rings and several small animal rings. With free-draining sandy soil over gravel, the grounds remain serviceable when many other venues can struggle because of extremely wet weather.

There is also site-wide Wi-fi, CCTV, street lighting and floodlights around most of the site, including on the runway parking areas.

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Cedric Ford

The Cedric Ford


Perfect for conferences, small exhibitions and social occasions. The Cedric Ford provides a popular turnkey solution for many dinners, balls, parties and awards events for up …

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Sir Stuart Goodwin


This generous room with its open-beamed ceiling accommodates many meeting styles and sizes, dinners, parties and formal wedding receptions for up to 110 guests. With its …

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Sheldon Suite


The Sheldon Suite is perfect for training seminars, board-room style meetings, presentations or as a break-out space for the larger adjoining room, the Sir Stuart Goodwin. …

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Hollingworth Suite


This very discrete venue for up to a dozen people board-room style offers a calm, private space for strategic, planning or more confidential meetings. The room …

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Stanley Sheldon Hall


The Stanley Sheldon Hall adjoins the Crocker suite of three halls. It is ideal for hire either alone or with the Crocker suite, offering a main …

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Sir John Eastwood Halls

Sir John Eastwood Halls


This unusual group of buildings is currently being re-purposed to accommodate large exhibits for our Midlands Machinery Show with the installation of large rollover doors and …

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Joe Hallam


An unsung hero. It provides welcome warmth and hot food for events all year, especially in deepest winter! The refurbished Hallam Bar, barbecue and courtyard make …

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Newark Pavilion


A modest, clear space for smaller events, it can provide a dry, operational base or shelter for whole-site or outside events, its Tastes Café providing a …

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President’s Suite


The President’s Suite is situated on the first floor of the Cedric Ford and has its own entrance if needed. This venue will accommodate up to …

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George Stephenson Exhibition Hall


Nottinghamshire’s largest, purpose-built exhibition space. Built in 2005, it is highly versatile and one of our busiest venues. Licensed to hold 4,000 people, it has hosted …

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Lady Eastwood Centre


The recently re-built Lady Eastwood Centre offers 1,400sqm of clear, sparkling exhibition or conference space and three versatile meeting rooms. The upgraded venue has quickly established …

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Crocker Halls


These interconnected exhibition halls are top choices for specialist shows needing lots of unobstructed space on a budget, or for vehicle or industrial equipment displays; large …

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Outdoor Spaces


The flat 86-acre internal campus surrounded by 30 acres of runway is well-known for the vast range of outdoor events we host, many combining outdoor areas …

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