The Showground

A leading outdoor events venue in the South of England

Flexible facilities in the heart of Berkshire's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Conveniently located next to the junction 13 M4/A34 interchange, Newbury Showground is the ideal venue for outdoor and indoor events.
As a registered charity, the Society now offers Showground hire/let opportunities for a number of events throughout the year. All net income raised from these events goes towards maintaining the charity and its programmes.

Spread over 150 acres, our largest events accommodate up to 50 temporary structures, 1,000 sheep, 600 horses, five horse arenas, 400 cattle, a 140m craft marquee, a 75m pig marquee, over 400 stewards, 460 trade stands, eight car parks and much more.

If you’re interested in hosting your event at Newbury Showground , please complete our Enquiry Form below and email it to

Buildings & Facilities

The Showground can host a number of events throughout the year including family festivals, motorcar and truck festivals, collectors and antique fairs, charity fun runs and assault courses, Christmas market, pet shows, flower and dog shows. 

There are many sections of the Showground that are available to hire individually or in groups:

The Society Building – A 3,200m2 structure, which is steel-framed, Yorkshire-clad with GRP roof lights and an open protected ridge. The electric–powered roller shutter doors provide easy access for even the biggest of deliveries for your event, with plenty of electric points inside. Water taps are also distributed around the outside of the building.

Open Space – Whether you’re accommodating 10 people for a local event, or 10,000 people for a national activity, the open spaces can be adapted to your needs and requirements. With easy car parking available.

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Equine Arenas – There are four large arenas on the Showground, ideal for a horse Show or as a display ring for any other show.

4×4 Off-road Track – A large course, with part of it built for big off-roaders such as Landrovers and Range Rovers, and also a ‘soft road’ course for smaller vehicles. It has also played host to a cycling event, so it can be very flexible depending on your requirements. Four cars can drive the track at any one time.


  • Hard-surfaced road networks
  • Extensive car parks
  • Suitable for camping and caravans
  • Power points
  • Water supply
  • Experienced staff to provide advice in all aspects of event management, if required
  • Friendly, efficient staff support throughout your event
  • 1 mile from the M4 (Junction 13)