3rd - 8th October 2022 TBC

Great Malvern, UK

11th Edition


As detailed in the programme, the Festival is held at various venues around Great Malvern. Zoom in below for more detail.

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To help you walk between many of the venues, why not use our exclusive Innovation Get-around map during the Festival week?

Malvern Theatres is located in Great Malvern a short walk from the railway station and surrounding shops, cafes and restaurants. The Theatres, founded as the Malvern Assembly Rooms in 1884, have been host to numerous inspiring festivals and theatrical productions over the years, making it a fitting venue for showcasing the latest thinking in business and technology. Refreshments are also available within the Theatres complex at the Bistro.

Coach House Theatre is the smaller venue next door to the Malvern Theatres and is home of the Malvern Theatre Players’ and other community arts activities. This is a fantastic venue for our smaller, more intimate events.

Malvern College hosts a number of our events. The Gryphon Room in the New Sports Complex can be reached via both Woodshears Road or Thirlstone Road, and has some parking from both approaches. It is also only a short walk from both Great Malvern town centre and Great Malvern railway station. St Edmund's Hall is situated on the corner of College Road and Priory Road. Lewis Lecture Theatre is situated furher along College Road. The College was founded in 1865, and amongst its notable alumni (Old Malvernians) are two Noble Prize Winners Francis William Aston (1922, Chemistry) and James Meade (Economics, 1977).

Three Counties Showground is situated about 3 miles south of Great Malvern and is the home of Three Counties Agircutural Society that was founded as the Herefordshire Agricultural society in 1797. The venue hosts numerous key events for the region including the Royal Three Counties Show and has good access for school coaches for our Next Generation Innovators day.

The Theatre of Small Convenience has recently been taken over by Malvern Hills College. It was an old Victorian Gentleman's lavatory and is the smallest theatre in the world (building), making it into the Guinness Book of Records 2002.

The Old Con Club (was briefly Malvern Radio when we used it in 2019) is a bright new venue in Great Malvern, created out of a dilapidated and long closed social club below the post office sorting office.

Morgan Motor Company is the venue for our occasional Automotive Advances symposium. It is the site of the factory, conference facility and visitor centre of this renowned British sportscar manufacturer. The location has visitor parking and can be reached after a short walk from Malvern Link station.


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