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Food & Drink

From pints & burgers to sit down meals we have a range of catering options for all occasions

We all love food. We want you to enjoy being at the Arena so we spent time refreshing our concourse Food & Drink outlets, to bring a range of fresh, tasty and where possible, locally sourced products.

Event specials, tasty pizza, premium hotdogs, all freshly prepared, as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks. 

Whether you’re coming straight from work; treating the family; enjoying a group night out or celebrating a special occasion, we want you to start the show early!

Our food outlets are open from the doors time published on your ticket and close approximately 20 minutes from the scheduled conclusion of the show.

The Arena has achieved top marks in the food hygiene rating scheme awarded by the Food Standards Agency. The venue has held the highest food hygiene rating every year since the scheme was introduced. More information on the scheme can be found by clicking here.

We have 8 fast Food & Drink outlets situated around the concourse serving fries, burgers, pizzas and hot dogs as well as ice creams, sweets and crisps. Depending on the attendance of the event, not all Food & Drink outlets will be open but you can find out which are open from our information point. 

The building is licensed and serves a range of alcoholic drinks. It may be a requirement that drinks are decanted into plastic cups on some events. We operate a Challenge 25 policy so please be prepared to provide photo ID if you are lucky enough to look under 25 and wanting to purchasing alcoholic products from the Arena. Complimentary tap water is available upon request from the outlets.

You can take your purchases into the Arena and consume them in the comfort of your own seat on most events.

On 1st October 2019 our Food & Drink outlets went cashless.

We now take payment through chip & pin and contactless card payments.

We hope that you will soon see the benefit of quicker service and reduce waiting times at our catering stands and thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Should you have any further questions about our catering provision please email our catering team or if you are here at the Arena just ask to speak with our Duty Manager who work at every event.

We’re proud of our food & drink provision and team, so please note that only food purchased on the premises may be consumed in the venue. However should you or anyone you are attending the venue with have any specific dietary requirements that require you to bring your own food or drink to an event please contact us in advance by emailing cateringservices@sheffieldcitytrust.org so this can be organised in advance.

It is important to stay hydrated at events and we make cold tap water available in disposable plastic cups free of charge on all events that our catering stands are open for. Customers can also bring with them their own empty reusable plastic water bottle, again our catering team will be happy to pour you the free tap water into your reusable bottle. These bottles cannot be ceramic, glass or metal & you must always check what security restrictions are in place on the event you are attending as some shows place restrictions and may request the removal of lids from drinks bottles - we urge you to check these details before you travel by checking on the show page of our web site, contacting Customer Services or our catering team cateringservices@sheffieldcitytrust.org.

As previously stated promoters often request that plastic bottles are not served and that the contents of the bottle are either decanted, poured into a plastic cup, or the tops are removed from the bottle. If this a show requirement our catering team have no choice but to adhere to this show promoter's request. The main reason for this is to prevent the bottle being used as a projectile, if decanted or the top removed, the liquid contents come out when thrown thereby reducing the impact when landing and distance the bottle/cup can be thrown.  We understand this can be frustrating, it is for us, but this is done with safety of both the audience and artiste in mind.

If you are attending a private event at the Arena please check with that event what their policy is on food & drink as there may be a different policy & procedure from regularly ticketed events procedures detailed above.



As part of our step-by-step change to remove single-use plastics Utilita Arena Sheffield have introduced Stack-Cups, an environmentally friendly alternative. 

STACK-CUP tm has come to Utilita Arena Sheffield. The clever (and globally patented) spiral handle that makes cumbersome tray unnecessary. If that wasn’t enough, the products are washable, durable, and reusable cups - perfect for eradicating single-use plastic at our events.

Due to its wonderfully simple design, there is next to no waste on spilt drinks either, allowing customers to enjoy each and every refreshing beverage.  

Sheffield City Trust is continuing its mission to reduce environmental impact and through its partnership with STACK-CUP, the Arena will reduce the number of disposable cups by 700,000+ every year!

Reusable, clever cups will be used on most drinks’ purchases, to replace single use plastics where possible. Your cup will cost a £1 and can be exchanged each time you return for a drink. Your re-used cup will then be washed off-site and placed back into circulation for future events.

More than 60,000 reusable pint cups are in rotation to handle demand, enabling the arena to drastically reduce the amount of CO2 emissions by an estimated 266 Mg C (tonnes).

At the end of our events, customers can leave their reusable cups in the designated bins, ready to be washed and reused or taken home and brought back to the venue on your next visit. Please do not place your clever cup in general waste!

Customers can also take home their reusable clever cup to enjoy elsewhere and use again upon their return to our greener venue.

There are thirteen new and limited Stack-Cup designs to see, displaying all Utilita Arena Sheffield and City Hall have to offer customers; entertainment, sport, comedy, and fun. See all the available designs below.

Click here for all the latest information on both the venue and the operator's Environmental Policy. 

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