Frequently asked questions about the Show

  • Where can I view results of competitions/classes from the 2023 Balmoral Show?

    Results of showing classes are available on the Show’s website under the Competitions tab.

  • What are the Show dates for 2024?

    The Show will return to the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Lisburn from Wednesday 15th May to Saturday 18th May 2024. 

  • Who runs the Show?

    The Balmoral Show is organised by the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS).  You can find out more about the Society and about becoming a member on the membership section of the website. 

  • What provisions are in place for Disabled Access?

    Disabled parking is available for people in possession of a blue badge, this is on a first come first served basis. Please note, a car parking charge of £10 is applicable.

    There are disabled access toilets across the site as well as a high dependency changing unit.  The H.D.U incorporates  facilities for the disabled including a fully automatic tracking hoist, height-adjustable changing couch, support hand rails for ease of movement, and emergency call alarm.  There is  space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers. A centrally placed toilet with room either side for carers, and a curtain to allow privacy.  This will be located adjacent to the rear of the Eikon building. 


  • Are there baby changing and feeding facilities?

    There are baby changing and feeding facilities provided at the Show.  

  • Is smoking allowed anywhere in the showground?

    Smoking is NOT PERMITTED. 

  • Can I bring my dog?

    We operate a strict no dogs policy at Balmoral Show with the exception of those taking part in displays or assistance dogs. Visitors with dogs will not be able to enter the Show.  Dogs are not permitted to remain in cars in the car parks due to the risk of heat exhaustion.

  • I want to treat a client to a VIP experience, what do you suggest?

    RUAS Membership allows entry to the Members’ Area with a private dining room and views overlooking the Main Arena.