Fairs and exhibitions

John Henry Brookes Building

The Forum

  • Contemporary award-winning venue
  • Standalone lecture theatre located at the main entrance for lectures or talks
  • Smaller lecture theatres, meeting rooms, and breakout spaces available
  • Foyer area for registrations
  • On site cafe.

Clerici Building

Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall

  • Flexible and dynamic space with its own entrance and loading bay
  • Large flat space of 419 square metres including a stage area with full AV
  • The hall can be split into two rooms
  • Smaller rooms, and breakout spaces available nearby
  • Foyer area and the hall walkways are suitable for extended exhibition area, and registrations
  • Informal breakout areas furnished with modern seating and tables complete with power outlets, giving you a fantastic space for breaks and networking
  • On site cafe.

Additional Facilities

All areas benefit from free WiFi.

We have a number of options to help support your event from trestle tables, poster boards to additional AV support. We work with our trusted and local event suppliers for items we don’t hold in stock.


Rooms are available to hire all year round but there is greater availability at evenings, weekends, and during holidays in January, Easter, and Summer.

Room hire prices start from £540.00 for half a day or £900.00 for a full day.


Car parking is not available Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm and we encourage you to use public transport wherever possible. We advise delegates to use Thornhill Park and Ride which is a 15-minute ride away. Please see how to find us for information.

For evening events, limited parking is available at Gipsy Lane from 5.30 pm and is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis with no pre-booking. Weekend parking is limited and subject to availability.