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The Centaur

The Centaur is our biggest and best asset for indoor events. Since opening it has played host to film crews, awards ceremonies and a number of high-profile exhibitions and concerts including, Jools Holland, Jack Savoretti and Rob Beckett.


The Centaur offers 1,300 m2 of space, this distinctive facility provides the biggest event space in the local region giving organisers accessible, flexible and versatile options. From a seated auditorium for 2,250 to a dinner dance for 700, the space is versatile and we work closely with your team to ensure your event vision comes to life.


Using its own separate kitchen, our experienced chefs can create mouth-watering menus for any occasion. We also offer flexibility for your own creative team to use the facilities. Our technical team utilise the very latest in draping, lighting and AV to create bespoke events for any occasion.  


  • Ample free parking
  • Versatile staging system
  • Removable seating
  • HGV cargo doors
  • En-suite dressing rooms
  • Adjoining Istabraq bar and foyer
  • The Centaur is linked to the Grandstand
  • State of the art mother grid provides advanced lighting and sound capabilities
  • Free Jockey Club Wi-Fi
  • Theatre - Max capacity 2250

  • Classroom - Please enquire

  • Cabaret - Max capacity 656

  • Banquet - Max capacity 800

  • Reception - Max capacity 3000

  • Boardroom - Please enquire

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Gold Cup

Gold Cup

The flexibility of is unrivalled with the capacity for a drinks reception of 400 or dinner of 260.

Located off the Hall of Fame, the Gold Cup room is comprised of two rooms, Festival and Gold Cup.



Crest is perfect for smaller conferences, reception or dinner dance with a maximum seating capacity of 60 guests.

Links with Sovereign to create a larger event room, both with views of the Cotswolds. Two rooms that connect perfectly to form an ideal space for a variety of events.

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

In the heart of the racecourse, Hall of Fame is a stunning space for your next reception or exhibition with a maximum capacity of 500 guests for a reception.

Over 60 years of history hang from the ceiling.

Why Choose Cheltenham Racecourse?

  • Purpose-built conference and meeting facilities for events of all sizes
  • Dedicated Event Manager
  • State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Award-winning catering with versatile menu options
  • Catering facilities
  • Stunning views with a unique heritage
  • Ample free parking
  • Easily accessible by road and rail
  • Wide choice of flexible spaces
  • Formal or informal events
  • Breakout rooms
  • The range of facilities enables us to cater for the smallest talks, private meetings, conferences as well as the grandest demonstrations or exhibitions in The Centaur.
  • Keep your guests connected with free WiFi across the racecourse along with ample free parking on site, your delegates will be certain to have an enjoyable experience


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Jockey Club Venues Bronze Award Circle2Success Proud Member

  • Easily accessible from the M5 (Junction 10 or 11)

  • Train station, less than 10 minute drive, for London, Birmingham and Bristol

  • Birmingham and Bristol airports under an hour away

  • Gloucestershire Airport for private flights

  • Helipad on the racecourse

  • Nestled in the picturesque Cotswolds landscape

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