Music Events

Space for your Music Event to succeed

Put on a show-stopper at our concert venue

Are you looking to stage a concert or festival? Any music event needs the freedom of open space and fresh air – two things we have in abundance. Set in 150 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, and only 36 miles from London and 20 miles from Brighton, we’re easy to get to, easy to find, making us the ideal choice for outdoor music showcases, with plenty of space to grow.

Home to the famous South of England Show, we’re highly experienced at welcoming large crowds to our site and hosting events that are truly thrilling. We also have a loyal customer base and active event-going audience on our doorstep ready to attend events like yours.

With a stunning grass showground, adjacent Pavilion, onsite WCs and shower blocks, as well as plenty of room for camping, we can accommodate evening, day and weekend events. Every booking is supported by a professional and dedicated events team who are with you every step of the way. We can help you create an event to remember.

Our venue includes free onsite parking for 6,000 cars.

Call today to discuss your requirements and we’ll be happy to welcome you for a visit.

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Our dedicated events team is on hand to answer your questions – don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Got a question about our Music Event spaces? Get in touch.

 

If you would like to speak to one of our representatives about hiring one of our spaces contact us on:

01444 892048

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What a fantastic Venue. Easy to use and set in a great and beautiful location with good access and a very helpful and professional support team

MPM Events Ltd - Patrick Turner
Organiser, The World of Park and Leisure Homes Show

As a conference centre, the showground at Ardingly has always delivered a first class service. The venue is large and provides sufficient car-parking spaces. Being in the centre of Sussex - its easily accessible - no matter what direction you are coming from. The conference facilities are clean, spacious and elevated overlooking the grounds. The catering is exquisite and always served at the appropriate time. I would highly recommend this venue to those that run seminars, training days or management meetings.

Kieran Diamond
Money Matters Seminar

Our first impressive of the room (Ardingly Room, Norfolk Pavilion) when we walked in was impressive, it was beautifully laid out. The food was excellent and there was nothing that could have been improved upon.

Kathy Flood
Sussex County Bowls Luncheon and Prizegiving

We have had so much positive feedback, including “the venue was great” and “the refreshments were excellent”. We can’t thank you enough for all your support – it made all the difference and I know it will lead to many more local events. This was a great start to the scheme in a fantastic setting.

Liz Bennett
Mid Sussex South Community Voluntary Service

I just wanted to say very many thanks to all involved with organising and catering for Mother's funeral tea. From our perspective, from set up to close, it could not have been smoother and, given the circumstances, it was lovely to know that everything was in hand so that we had nothing to worry about. We cannot think of anything that could have been improved upon and it was exactly as we had hoped for. Our guests were comfortable and relaxed and they obviously enjoyed the food - some very favourable comments were made with recommendations to others along the lines of 'you must just try.

Judith Stanley
Funeral Tea

Events

Grosvenor Shows - Ardingly Quilt Festival 2022

Event start: 27/01/2022 10:00 am

Thursday - Saturday 10.00 - 16.30

Feature quilt displays from well-known quilters and textile artists
A variety of exhibitors selling patchwork & quilting supplies for all your needs
Restaurant and disabled access and FREE parking

Guildford & District Canine Society - Dog Show

Event start: 13/02/2022 8:30 am

We currently hold two shows a year at The South of England Show Ground at Ardingly.

Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair

Event start: 27/02/2022 9:30 am

Buy, sell and swap Triang, Hornby, Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox Diecasts, Meccano, Lego, Action Figures, comics and TV/film mercandise. THIS EVENT IS INSIDE THE NORFOLK PAVILION BUILDING AND NOT OUTSIDE

Autojumble

Event start: 27/02/2022 10:00 am

Tombola, refreshments and plenty of spares, what more could you want on a Sunday Morning. If you have any enquiries or wish to have a stall then please use the phone number above or email horshamhistorics@aol.com.

International Antiques & Collectors Fair (IACF)

Event start: 01/03/2022 9:00 am

International Antiques & Collectors Fairs Ltd (IACF) – are the organisers of the biggest and very best UK antique fairs.

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At the South of England Event Centre, we have the space for your event to succeed. If you would like to know more about our event spaces or have a question about how we can help you make the most of your event, please contact us.

Tel: 01444 892048
Email: eventcentre@seas.org.uk

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