Newark Showground joins Trident

THC are pleased to welcome our newest partner venue the Newark Showground located 30 minutes from Nottingham town centre...



The Newark Showground, located just a half hour drive from Nottingham, is Trident’s latest partner venue. The 128-acre showground offers masses of meetings space, both inside and out, across its several suites, rooms and exhibition halls. The venue is made up of 11 buildings with a dozen meeting rooms and a secure 84-acre compound. It has proved popular with clients in the past for its peaceful rural location, versatile facility space and close transport links. From car rallies, to family fun days, sports events and exhibition displays – the choice of what event to hold at Newark Showground is limitless!

At 2,955sqm, the George Stephenson Hall is the largest purpose-built exhibition space in Nottinghamshire. The recently re-built Lady Eastwood Centre offers 1,400sqm of events space with new meeting rooms for 200 delegates – ideal for Christmas functions or fund-raising dinners. Surrounding the centre, the grass areas have been re-turfed and are now protected by wooden stakes. For larger events, guests can make use of the free on-site car parking with space for 8,000 vehicles. However with the well-kept grounds, the outside space can be used for camping or caravanning displays or overnight events.

Breakdown of Newark’s main meeting rooms and capacities below:

  • President’s Suite – up to 100 theatre-style:  


  •  Joe Hallam – Informal parties for 250:


  • Sir Stuart Goodwin Pavilion – 170 theatre-style to 110 banqueting: 


  • Hollingworth Suite – for 14 boardroom:


  • Cedric Ford Pavilion - 759sqm. allows 450 banqueting; 300 cabaret-style; 500 theatre-style:



  • George Stephenson Exhibition hall: external areas adjoining the 2,955sqm hall; 800 cabaret-style conference:


  • Lady Eastwood centre:  1,200sqm hall:


The venue also offers an in-house catering and events team to help build a client’s event dream into reality. For further information regarding Newark Showground you can visit their website or contact Trident.


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