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Exhibitions and Events at Cheltenham Racecourse


With a variety of spaces available, we have the ability to host a vast array of high-profile exhibitions both large and small.


The Centaur is our largest space available, at 2,600m². This distinctive facility is the biggest venue of its kind between Birmingham and Bournemouth, combining outstanding service with an unforgettable venue.


The Centaur is fully equipped with auditorium-style, which can be completely removed to transform the space.



  • Ample free parking
  • 2,600m² of indoor space with HGV cargo doors
  • 2,250 seated auditorium
  • State-of-the-art audio-visual equipment
  • Expert caterers can tailor menus for over 70,000 guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Easily accessible by road and rail
  • Formal or informal events
  • Breakout rooms
  • A versatile staging system, with professional lighting and sound systems
  • State-of-the-art mother grid provides advanced lighting and sound capabilities
  • Dedicated Event Manager

“We ran our debut Fair in the Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse. It was a huge success with 45 leading art galleries and 4,300 visitors over three days. All our exhibitors were impressed and delighted with the venue and our visitors were simply saying “wow” as they walked into the show.

The venue was outstanding for us with every facility we could need, a great location and unlimited parking. The racecourse team was absolutely amazing – for operations, technicians, catering and stewards nothing was too much trouble and they often took the initiative.

Our sales contact didn’t dump us once we’d signed the contract, he stayed with us all the way. We couldn’t fault it and we’re here again in 2018.”

Anthony Wardle, Director of Fresh Art Fairs Ltd

Spaces & Suites you might like

The Centaur

The Centaur

An ideal venue for a large exhibition, live event, a seated dinner of 800 and theatre layout for 2,250.

2,600m² of flexible space, this distinctive facility provides organisers countless versatile options with a maximum capacity of 3,000.

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.

Festival Suite

Festival Suite

Festival is a perfect room for conferences, exhibitions or a celebration event with a maximum dinner capacity of 120 or 250 for a reception.

Festival has stunning views across the course and Cleeve Hill.

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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  • 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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