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When you bring your exhibition to the RDS, you’ll be in good company. We are the number one choice for exhibitors from every sector, trade and industry. Regular exhibitions include The BT Young Scientist Exhibition, The Energy Show, Ideal Homes Show, Bride of the Year Show, Showcase Ireland and Gifted - The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair.

Our Capacity and Amenities

One size does not fit all. We offer a unique range of 10 interconnecting, multi-purpose exhibition halls that range from 370 square metres to 11,000 square meters that can be configured and customised to meet your needs and your budget exactly. Our on-site caterer, RDS Hospitality will provide the bars, cafes and sit-down restaurants to keep your audience well nourished and refreshed.

For full details, please consult the  RDS Floor Plans and for Hall locations please see our Venue Capacities and Site Map.


*The below capacity numbers are indicative therefore subject to change and may vary depending on the Clients’ final layout.

Our Team

Staging an exhibition is a huge challenge. The same team that works with Ireland’s most successful exhibitors will ensure you’re in safe hands. They will guide you through the process step by step, providing expertise, advice on set up and coordination, recommendations for suppliers and contractors and, tried-and-tested tips to ensure a successful event.


What our exhibition clients say...

"The BT Young Scientist Exhibition has been staged at the RDS for more than 40 years. The combination of flexible exhibition halls and willing co-operation of the RDS team, make the RDS a venue that I am happy to recommend to any exhibition or event organiser."

Mari Cahalane, Project Director, BT Young Scientist Exhibition


The unique benefit of being a very flexible venue gives the RDS team the ability to tailor to individual client requirements. To speak to one of the RDS dedicated sales team call + 353 (0)1 668 0866 or email sales@rds.ie.

How to get here


RDS (The Royal Dublin Society), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

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