Are you searching for outdoor festival venues to hire in the UK? A festival needs the freedom of open space and fresh air, two things we have in abundance. A setting of 150 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside whilst being close to major road, rail and air transport links makes the South of England Event Centre the ideal location for a festival. We have several toilet and shower blocks conveniently situated throughout the grounds, on-site accommodation for 60 people, plenty of room for camping and parking for 6,000 cars.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or requirements.


West Sussex 2013 Scout & Guide International Camp

“The Scouts and Guides had a great week, not only enjoying the tremendous range of activities on offer but also meeting new friends from 16 countries around the world and learning about different cultures, languages and customs. Many will keep in touch for years to come in the true spirit of Scouting and Guiding. We thank the staff at the South of England Event Centre who were a fantastic group of people doing everything they could to help us to ensure that the event ran smoothly.”

Christine Cheesmur, WS2013 Assistant Camp Chief


Big Bang Fair South East

“STEM Sussex organise the Big Bang Fair South East – a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) interactive event for young people aged 9-19. We have hired the South of England Showground for two years now, as the event has grown to 8,000 attendees. The Showground is a brilliant venue, as it can be used so flexibly – there’s lots of different spaces (both inside and outside) that can be used for a variety of different uses – including a makeshift theatre! I have found the Showground staff pleasant and efficient in all aspects, and they are very patient with my many (and often demanding) requests. We will definitely be using the Showground for a third year (and beyond!)”

Jo McKinney-Green, Big Bang Project Manager, STEM Sussex at the University of Brighton