The Ark is the South of England’s Premier Conference and Events Centre with State-of-the-Art Facilities in a Contemporary Environment Based in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
We are a unique venue – more of a communications hub, with an extremely diverse range of clients and events.
These range from defence and security conferences to record album launches; from masterclasses in precision surgical procedures to motivational roadshows; to Christmas parties to art exhibitions; and from small bespoke IT training sessions to large financial breakfast meetings that attract national and international delegates and speakers.
Investing in new audio-video technologies for our Squire Theatre helped us to enhance our status as a modern communications hub. The Squire now boasts 4K projector which delivers a brighter, sharper detailed image. These are supplied by full HDMI connectivity through the latest Crestron Max Computer system, allowing multiple laptop connections across the panel desk and podium. Perfect for media-rich presentations or seminar Q & A sessions.
How to Find Us
We are located just outside of Basingstoke Town Centre and easily accessible from the South of England, London and the Midlands and offer free parking.
Where to Stay
Accommodation is available within close proximity to The Ark.
"I just wanted to express my sincere thanks to you all for looking after us so brilliantly. Our third and final student conference was easily the best of the three - for all sorts of reasons. However, yet again, your team excelled yourselves and provided a level of service that was exceptional. Many thanks to you all, on behalf of our team, for looking after us SO well.
I will certainly continue to sing the praises of The Ark as a conference centre"
Andy Heyes, School Improvement Manager, Test Valley HIAS
‘’One of the only two venues in the country with the specialist AV technology capable of delivering our events’’
Mark Taylor, Product Manager, Arthrex
‘’The Ark was a great choice for our meeting. It was excellent from start to finish. An outstanding venue with great food, fantastic AV facilities and extremely helpful staff’’
Paul Bradford, CEO, Southern Communications
‘’Being Based in the Ark has provided us with state-of-the-art conference facilities, adaptable office space and – most of all – an accommodating friendly team’’
Tom Cecil, Clinical Director, Peritoneal Malignancy Institute
‘’I would like to pass on my thanks and say how I impressed I was with your staff at The Ark Conference Centre Centre. The Fotona UK User Meeting went extremely well and everyone commented on how polite and helpful all the staff were’’
Professor Christian Phillips, HHFT
Innovative Communication Hub
Attended by 50,000 + delegates every year
Based in Basingstoke, Hampshire and established in 2002
Excellent customer service is at the essence of everything we do