The grand palace of entertainment

A stunning authentic fairground venue for your party or event!

The Grand Palace of Entertainment is the only travelling theatre of its kind left in the world. Designed, built and decorated by Joby Carter and his team to the specifications of 19th century travelling theatres, it provides a unique and highly adaptable vintage setting for special occasions, from gigs, comedy and theatre, to themed parties, weddings and promotional events.

The Grand Palace of Entertainment can be adapted inside to suit your event. There is a removable stage at the back of the venue, and a small stage outside at the front (as pictured) for promotion, as well as an optional bar that can be set up inside.



The Grand Palace of Entertainment is available to hire. If you are interested in hiring this unique venue then please visit our hire page and fill out the contact form at the bottom.

Find out more

Want to find out more about our fairground art?

At selected locations you can join Joby Carter for a short guided tour about the history of our rides and fairground art through the decades. Book tickets here.

Kids activities

Check out our learning section for fun activities to do with the kids before and after your visit. 

Find your nearest fair

Excited to try out our vintage steam fair rides and attractions? Find out when Carters Steam fair is next visiting a location near you. 

Coronavirus update

Following the latest advice from the UK government and Public Health England, we are reviewing our upcoming 2020 tour dates. We’re very disappointed that we can’t bring the fun of the fair to you all but we hope to see you soon in 2020 when things settle down.

We will be monitoring the situation and we will update you weekly on our social media, or as soon as the situation changes. You can also find the latest information about our 2020 tour in our blog post which we will keep updated.

Thanks for all your patience while we work through these unpredictable times.

Joby, Georgina and the Carters Team.