7th October 2023

Great Malvern, UK

12th Edition


As detailed in the programme, the Festival is held at various venues around Great Malvern, depending on the size and type of event in each case.

BloomSpace is a co-working hub between the Coach House Theatre and the main Malvern Theatres. This makes for a great venue for networking after some of our business events held in nearby.

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 often 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).

Malvern Cube is a vibrant community centre a short walk down the hill from the town centre with a versatile hall for performances along with an on-site cafe and bar.

Malvern Hills Science Park is located a short walk east from the railway station in the Barnards Green area of the town. Home to many high tech companies and the BetaDen accelerator, this forms a hub of innovative business activity.

Malvern Library is a modern, welcoming space in Great Malvern that has hosted various science and community events over the years. Downstairs, the Book & Cup Cafe offers light refreshments throughout the day.

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.

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.

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

The Theatre of Small Convenience is an old Victorian Gentleman's lavatory and is the smallest theatre in the world (building), making it into the Guinness Book of Records 2002.

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.

Wyche Innovation Centre, located on the Malvern Hills, is the home of Innovate Malvern. With its integral Malvern Hills GeoCentre and Cafe H2O meeting space, the venue is occasionally used for festival events.


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