The Buttermarket

“One of Shropshire’s historical jewels and a proud landmark in Shrewsbury, this elegant building combines modern amenities with traditional features.”

With it’s imposing neo-classical columns at the entrance, original arched cellars and rare 12-foot Wurlitzer Organ it makes the perfect event space.

The Buttermarket, an iconic grade 2 listed building, is Shropshire’s biggest entertainment venue, comprising of three unique floors – The Cellars, Main Arena and the VIP Mezzanine.

The spaces, natural light, flexibility and atmosphere make it virtually limitless in terms of what you can create here. We love creative ideas, and if you have an event that you need bringing to life, The Buttermarket is the obvious choice.

Here are some of the events we have experience with:
Proms & Balls – Award Ceremonies – Concerts – Sporting Events – Charity Balls – Weddings & Civil Ceremonies – Conference – Fashion Shows – Indoor Festivals – Workshops & Weekly Classes – Filming & Photography Location – Corporate Functions – Networking Events – Product Launches – Youth Nights & School Productions – Meetings – Banquets – Exhibitions – Family Parties

Bespoke packages are tailored to your needs and our in-house planning, catering, technical, graphics and venue decoration services help you to create the perfect backdrop for your event. Whatever the size or nature of your event, The Buttermarket creative team are ready to listen, understand and advise you to ensure your event runs perfectly from start to finish.

Private Family Parties

Whether it’s your 21st or your Nan’s 80th celebration, we’ll have something to float everyone’s boat.
Our team of dedicated events staff have a plethora of contacts and experience to make your celebrations as special or as simple as you’d like it to be.Here are some of the private parties we have held:
Super Sweet 16 Birthdays – Graduation Parties – Work Leaving Parties – Retirement Parties – Hen, Stag & Hag Parties – Engagement Parties – Christmas Parties – New Year’s Eve Parties – Wakes


We recognise that coming to terms with the loss of a loved one is always difficult, so here at The Buttermarket, our dedicated and sympathetic team are experienced in taking the pressure off, leaving you to spend time with your family and friends.

We offer bespoke packages for 40 to 400+ people to include a light finger buffet, hot buffet or afternoon tea.

For more information, download a Celebration of Life & Wake Package information pack.


What could be more special than the celebration of the birth of your child? Our versatile Grade-II listed venue is offered on an exclusive-use basis, for you and your guests to celebrate your baby’s Christening or Baby Naming.

We offer bespoke packages for 40 to 400+ people to include a light finger buffet, hot buffet or afternoon tea.

For more information, download a Christening Package information pack.



There is limited free on street parking situated outside The Buttermarket.


There is a large 24 hour car park situated behind The Buttermarket (SY1 2DQ)


Our shows use a number of great online ticketing platforms.
For ticketing queries please contact the original point of sale for more information.
Some shows may have restricted access.
Any queries relating to access or care givers please contact