The Centaur

The Centaur is our biggest and best asset for indoor events. Since opening it has played host to film crews, awards ceremonies and a number of high-profile exhibitions and concerts including, Jools Holland, Jack Savoretti and Rob Beckett.

The Centaur offers 1,300 m2 of space, this distinctive facility provides the biggest event space in the local region giving organisers accessible, flexible and versatile options. From a seated auditorium for 2,250 to a dinner dance for 700, the space is versatile and we work closely with your team to ensure your event vision comes to life.


Using its own separate kitchen, our experienced chefs can create mouth-watering menus for any occasion. We also offer flexibility for your own creative team to use the facilities. Our technical team utilise the very latest in draping, lighting and AV to create bespoke events for any occasion.

The Centaur is an ideal location for:

  • Live event
  • Large exhibition
  • 2,250 seats
  • Celebration catering for up to 800
  • Wedding reception up to 800
  • Cheltenham Racecourse’s Christmas parties

For a 3D tour of some of our spaces, click here.

Cheltenham COVID 19 Capacities

To enquire about hiring The Centaur for your event, call Cheltenham on 01242 539 538.

Room Facilities

  • Ample free parking
  • Versatile staging system
  • Removable seating
  • HGV cargo doors
  • En-suite dressing rooms
  • Adjoining Istabraq bar and foyer
  • The Centaur is linked to the Grandstand
  • State of the art mother grid provides advanced lighting and sound capabilities
  • Free Jockey Club Wi-Fi

Room Details


Area 2,600㎡
Length 35mm
Width 38mm
Height 9.3
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Easy to get here

  • + Easily accessible from the M5 (Junction 10 or 11)

  • + Train station, less than 10 minute drive, for London, Birmingham and Bristol

  • + Birmingham and Bristol airports under an hour away

  • + Gloucestershire Airport for private flights

  • + Helipad on the racecourse

  • + Nestled in the picturesque Cotswolds landscape

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