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The Bath & West Showground

The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN

Across a stunning site of 240 acres The Bath & West Showground features six sizeable indoor venues, numerous meeting, conference & exhibition spaces, a permanent road infrastructure, site-wide catering & bathroom facilities, and extensive car parking.

Whether accommodating 15 people or 150,000 the extremely adaptable environment with its range of facilities and resources can be tailored to suit your needs; from well appointed meeting rooms and grand exhibition halls to stunning open spaces.

Meeting, exhibition, festival, fair or party you will find the ideal space to hire for your event at The Showground.

Showground Facilities

The Showground is an accessible, versatile destination offering a range of facilities and services

Exhibition Halls

The versatile Exhibition Halls offer abundant space ideal for any event requiring flexibility and exclusivity

Outdoor Events

Over 240 acres of stunning outside space makes The Showground the perfect venue for everything from concerts and car rallies to festivals and sports events

Meetings & Conferences

From an hour long meeting of two to a multi-day conference of hundreds, The Showground has the range of rooms required

Weddings

For a truly memorable day choose the unique, historic setting of The Bath & West Showground

Theatre
Max Capacity 115
Rates from £250.00

An ideal space for conferences, lectures and presentations the purpose built Lecture Theatre seats up to 115 in comfort with excellent lines of sight from every angle.

Integrated kitchen and bathroom facilities, combined with essential AV equipment make the Lecture Theatre one of the most popular spaces in The Showground.

To complement your event the first-floor lounge offers the perfect area for dining and entertainment.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Theatre 115
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Features & Facilities

  • WiFi
  • IR AV Equipment
  • Integral Kitchen & Bathroom Facilities
  • Two Prep Rooms
Lounge
Max Capacity 90
Rates from £350.00

The Stylish Lounge Offers a Superb Space for Hospitality Events.

The Lounge, with integrated catering facilities and a spacious veranda with stunning views across the Showground, is ideal for hospitality occasions and can be used in conjunction with The Theatre for events with multi-space requirements.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Cabaret 80
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
8.70 8.10 2.57

Features & Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Veranda
  • Built-in Screen & Display Panels
  • Bar
  • Kitchen
Arts Centre
Max Capacity 60
Rates from £350.00

The Arts Centre is an Adaptable Self-Contained Space Ideal for Meetings and Exhibitions

A fabulous venue in which to meet, exhibit or both! AV and IT solutions are on hand in this self-contained building along with integral kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 12
Theatre 40
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Features & Facilities

  • WiFi
  • AV Equipment
  • Integral Kitchen & Bathroom Facilities
  • Self Contained Building
Showering Pavilion
Max Capacity 5500
Rates from £3200.00

The Impressive Showering Pavilion is one of the Largest Venues in the Region, Offering an Immense 30,000 Square Feet of Pillar-Free Space Over Two Levels with Capacity for 5,500 Visitors.

The ground floor area is 1,858m2 with six stairways and a lift granting access to the 929m2 balcony which runs along three sides of the building. The flexible 400 cover Bar & Restaurant is accessible from the balcony level.

Ten glass fronted rooms run along the east and west sides of the building; perfect for organizers’ offices or breakout rooms. The Showering Pavilion features plentiful internal bathroom facilities, a small cafe, internal PA system as well as several roller shutter doors allowing easy installation of large equipment.

Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
65.70 30.10 11.70

Features & Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Natural Daylight
  • Internal Balcony
  • 400 Seater Bar & Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • 10 Glass Fronted Office/Breakout Rooms
  • PA System
  • Roller Shuter Doors
Edmund Rack
Max Capacity 5500
Rates from £2800.00

The Immense Edmund Rack Pavilion Boasts 30,000 Square Feet of Indoor Space Perfect for Large Events & Exhibitions.

With capacity for 5,500 people in its 2,787m2, Edmund Rack is a single storey pavilion that is home to exhibitions, expos, concerts and fairs. Supporting pillars run along either side of the building creating spaces that can easily be screened off or retained as part of the main event area.

There are numerous pedestrian access doors on all sides of the building, three roller shutter doors and easy access to permanent toilet facilities. An integral organisers office, complete with telephones for internal communications, make Edmund Rack a versatile self-contained venue for all manner of events.

Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
60.90 46.00 8.84

Features & Facilities

  • Organisers Office
  • Internal Telephone System
  • Natural Light
  • Roller Shutter Doors
Mendip
Max Capacity 2350
Rates from £1200.00

Mendip and Sedgemoor each offer over 12,000 square feet of pillar-free space. These identical, parallel buildings are linked to the Showering Pavilion via a covered walkway and are perfect for small shows or as additional exhibition space in conjunction with other buildings.

Both buildings can be accessed via roller shutter doors, allowing for easy installation of large equipment.

Mendip & Sedgemoor also have the advantage of 54 accommodation rooms located in the wing of the buildings. The accommodation is made up of individual bunk rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Each room is opened via a key card system. They are perfect for event build staff or an alternative option to camping.

Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
68.50 17.20 4.25

Features & Facilities

  • 26 Bunk Rooms
  • Bathroom & Shower Facilities
  • Roller Shutter Doors
  • Linked to Showering by Covered Walkway
Sedgemoor
Max Capacity 2350
Rates from £1200.00

Mendip and Sedgemoor each offer over 12,000 square feet of pillar-free space. These identical, parallel buildings are linked to the Showering Pavilion via a covered walkway and are perfect for small shows or as additional exhibition space in conjunction with other buildings.

Both buildings can be accessed via roller shutter doors, allowing for easy installation of large equipment.

Mendip & Sedgemoor also have the advantage of 54 accommodation rooms located in the wing of the buildings. The accommodation is made up of individual bunk rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Each room is opened via a key card system. They are perfect for event build staff or an alternative option to camping.

Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
68.50 17.20 4.25

Features & Facilities

  • 26 Bunk Rooms
  • Bathroom & Shower Facilities
  • Roller Shutter Doors
  • Linked to Showering by Covered Walkway
Exmoor
Max Capacity 1230
Rates from £1000.00

The Exmoor Halls are perfect for smaller exhibitions and displays either on their own or in conjunction with each other

The Exmoor Halls are made up of two buildings laid out in an L shape are perfect for smaller exhibitions and displays either on their own or in conjunction with each other.

They have adjoining sliding wooden doors which can be opened or closed as required. An organisers office, complete with telephones, for internal use is also available.

Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
42.30 20.65 6.20

Features & Facilities

  • Natural Daylight
  • Organisers Office
  • Internal Telephone System
Outdoor Events
Max Capacity 150000

Over 240 acres of Stunning Outside Space and Numerous Indoor Spaces Make The Showground the Perfect Venue for Everything from Concerts and Car Rallies to Festivals and Sports Events

With a site boasting vast open spaces, beautiful woodland, a lake, show rings and a selection of adaptable buildings there are no end to the possibilities!

Features & Facilities

  • Woodland
  • Lake
  • Show Rings
  • Road Infrastructure
  • Toilet Blocks
Conference Suite - Rural Enterprise Centre
Max Capacity 100

Our fully equipped conference suite is a great space for a range of events, with space to seat up to 100 delegates theatre style, 80 cabaret style or for dinner. The room has a fitted screen and projector and benefits from additional breakout space and refreshment facilities.

Features:

  • Room size: 1314sq ft
  • Plenty of free parking
  • Fitted screen & projector
  • Wi-fi connection (share of 100mb)
  • Flip charts
  • Catering/refreshments available on request
  • Easily accessible (ground floor)
  • Male, female and Accessible bathrooms
  • Other break out space available

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Cabaret 80
Theatre 100
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
15.50 7.60
Training Room - Rural Enterprise Centre
Max Capacity 30

Our flexible research and development/training space is perfect for smaller events, with space to seat up to 30 delegates theatre style. Alternatively, this space can be used for break-out space or refreshments for the conference suite.

Features:

  • Room size: 708sq ft
  • Plenty of free parking
  • Portable screen & projector
  • Wi-fi connection (share of 100mb)
  • Flip charts
  • Catering/refreshments available on request
  • Easily accessible (ground floor)
  • Male, female and Accessible bathrooms
  • Other break out space available

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 14
Theatre 30
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
12.20 4.80
Meeting Room - Rural Enterprise Centre
Max Capacity 6

Available Monday – Friday, our small meeting room is perfect for interviews, training or meetings for up to 5 people.

Features:

  • Room size: 107sq ft
  • Plenty of free parking
  • Free parking
  • Wi-fi connection (share of 100mb)
  • Flip charts
  • Catering/refreshments available on request

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