FIVE is a unique events venue operated by Farnborough International Ltd (FIL), the company responsible for the world-famous global aerospace exhibition - the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA).

Situated on the Farnborough Aerodrome in Hampshire, FIVE comprises a 3,000sqm clear span indoor event venue and 50,000sqm of hard standing for temporary structures. FIVE’s versatility allows the venue to accommodate just about any kind of event; whether niche or large scale. Since its launch in 2008, FIVE has played host to a variety of exhibitions, large-scale conferences, corporate events, product launches and film shoots. The venue also boasts extensive outdoor space upon which temporary structures can be built.

The convenient location of FIVE just 35 minutes from London and its motorway links go a long way to ensuring that visitors find the venue easy to get to. Furthermore, both guests and contractors can enjoy ample free car parking on-site.


Hawthorn have partnered with FIVE since its conception in 2007, after helping to design and install the electrical and rigging systems for the purpose-built venue. We remain the in-house rigging and power contractor, and one of the preferred suppliers for all things technical.