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The Arena is an awe-inspiring venue which can be adapted to suit any large-scale event or conference. It features a highly flexible flat floor space, which is surrounded by 6,500 tiered seats meaning it can be adapted to suit capacities from 500 delegates up to 10,000.

The Arena is one of the top live music, comedy and sporting venues in the world and welcomes a vast range of high-profile music tours and artists to the stage every year, so you can be sure your event is in capable hands.

We have excellent relationships with AV suppliers who can offer you competitive rates for equipment hire, sets and production. We also have a full-time team of highly experienced sound, lighting and IT technicians to support you in running a successful event.

If you’re looking for an unusual and exciting venue for your next event, the Arena has it all.

With Wi-Fi throughout, the Arena is perfect for conferences, sporting events, gala dinners, award ceremonies, religious gatherings, plus much more!

View the capacity chart for the Arena here. 



Capacity of 500 – 10,000

floor plan

Versatile 2,100sq m floor space


In-house draping system


Dedicated and highly experienced event managers

changing rooms

Additional spaces including changing rooms, green room & production office


Backstage car park and box office facilities


State-of-the-art scoreboard


Arena set up including stage, chairs and mixing platform

We work hard to keep our environmental impact to a minimum, helping you in turn reduce the carbon footprint of your event.



We offer a variety of exciting and flexible spaces for conferences ranging from 50 to 10,000 delegates.


Our team are here to help, support and guide you every step of the way. To arrange a tour of our facilities or to discuss your requirements in more detail, either fill out the form opposite and we’ll give you a call or contact us on:

Tel: 0115 853 3008


Please note standard working hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.