Harrogate International Centre

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Harrogate Convention Centre
Harrogate International Centre - geograph.org.uk - 738910.jpg
LocationHarrogate, North Yorkshire
Coordinates53°59′48.48″N 1°32′29″W / 53.9968000°N 1.54139°W / 53.9968000; -1.54139Coordinates: 53°59′48.48″N 1°32′29″W / 53.9968000°N 1.54139°W / 53.9968000; -1.54139
OwnerHarrogate Borough Council
Capacity2,000 (Auditorium)
1,600 (Exhibition Halls)
600 (Queens Suite)
1,000 (Royal Hall)
Opened1982
Website
www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk

Harrogate Convention Centre is a convention and exhibition centre in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.

Previously named Harrogate International Centre it was renamed Harrogate Convention Centre in April 2017.

While Harrogate had been hosting conferences and exhibitions since the end of the Second World War, the under 2000-seat main auditorium opened in 1982 and was the host of the Eurovision Song Contest 1982. The venue has since expanded to include eight exhibition halls offering 13,700 square metres (147,000 sq ft) of space as well as ancillary facilities including a hotel. Further refurbishment and expansion took place between 2009 and 2014.

The Royal Hall holds 1,000 people, whereas the Queen's Suite holds up to 600.

The June 2017 director of the conference centre was Mr Simon Kent.

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Media related to Harrogate Convention Centre at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion
Dublin
Eurovision Song Contest
Venue

1982
Succeeded by
Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle
Munich