Latest Coronavirus Update

Welcome Back to the Arena! We look forward to seeing you!

Things may be a little different when you return so we wanted to let you know what will be in place for your visit


Venue hire

Hosting events from 3,000 - 13,600

Hosting events from 3,000 - 13,600

Since the Arena opened in 1991 we have hosted over 2,700 events that have been watched by over 14.5 million customers averaging 122 event days & 650,000 customers every year.

We are flexible enough to provide an intimate theatre style 3,500 capacity venue to a maximum standing capacity of 13,600 with everything in between. 

See below for more information on hiring the Arena or the fixed capacity Steel Hall email or

For business events and conferencing please email

The Arena is a purpose built indoor entertainment centre that can cater for audiences up to 13,600.


If you are looking for a fixed capacity venue with a 4,000 seated or 4,500 standing capacity then you have found what you are looking for - The Steel Hall.