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Metro Radio Arena


The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle is one of the largest concert and exhibition venues in the North East of England and is owned and operated by SMG, who prides itself on employing local staff within its venues who know the area and its people, and using local suppliers and services to help support the local economy. The Metro Radio Arena has a strong commitment to the North East as a region, and is more than capable of supporting the very best in entertainment in this superb 40,000sq metre site.

The 11,000+ seater purpose built Metro Radio Arena Newcastle was the brainchild of former Animals stars, the late Chas Chandler and his partner in Park Arena Nigel Stanger. It opened in November 1995 with basketball, and the first concert, David Bowie, was on Thursday 7th December.

Since its opening, the Metro Radio Arena quickly established itself as a superb venue and major North East landmark, alongside the Tyne Bridge, Angel of the North and Hadrian's Wall. It has already played host to millions of visitors to concerts, exhibitions, conferences and Premier League Basketball.

Arena Capacities
Concerts - 11,000 +
Basketball 6,500
Ice Shows- 5,500
Some of the biggest names in the entertainment world have paraded their talents, featuring the likes of: Oasis, Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Shirley Bassey, Disney on Ice, Wet Wet Wet, Phil Collins, Simply Red, Neil Diamond, Diana Ross, AC/DC, Elton John, Tom Jones, Cher, Michael Flately's Lord of the Dance and the internationally acclaimed Riverdance and Les Miserables.

The 40,000 square feet of exhibition and conference space is the largest under one roof in the North East and has hosted many prestigious events, including the BT AGM and the Northern Rock Building Society's Special meeting proposing their change to a plc.

Find out what's on at Metro Radio Arena Newcastle.

Opening Times

Metro Radio Arena (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Open according to performances - see <a href="">latest events at the Metro Radio Arena</a> or check their website for details.



Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A1.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Newcastle Central Station. Turn left out of main station and follow the road around  past the Centre for Life, turn right at the traffic lights  and the arena is 300yds on the left.

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - 'T' system.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Full bar service, snack foods.

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Not on an event day.
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 999
  • Min group size - 10
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups


Saturday, 13th January 2018 - Saturday, 13th January 2018

Arenacross Tour 2018
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Monday, 28th May 2018 - Monday, 28th May 2018

Bryan Adams The Ultimate Tour at Metro Radio Arena
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Friday, 3rd November 2017 - Friday, 3rd November 2017

Saturday, 4th November 2017 - Saturday, 4th November 2017

Little Mix Arena Tour 2017
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Thursday, 22nd February 2018 - Thursday, 22nd February 2018

The X Factor Live Tour 2018
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Wednesday, 8th November 2017 - Thursday, 9th November 2017

John Bishop - Winging It
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Wednesday, 6th December 2017 - Wednesday, 6th December 2017

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Monday, 20th November 2017 - Monday, 20th November 2017

Tuesday, 5th December 2017 - Tuesday, 5th December 2017

Steps with Special Guests Vengaboys
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Sunday, 18th February 2018 - Sunday, 18th February 2018

Sunday for Sammy 2018
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Saturday, 25th November 2017 - Saturday, 25th November 2017

ELVIS In Concert - Live on Screen
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Saturday, 18th November 2017 - Saturday, 18th November 2017

James Arthur with special guest Ella Henderson
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Saturday, 24th February 2018 - Saturday, 24th February 2018

Paul Weller
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Friday, 1st December 2017 - Friday, 1st December 2017

Queen + Adam Lambert at Metro Radio Arena
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Tuesday, 19th December 2017 - Sunday, 31st December 2017

Joseph and The Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat
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Friday, 4th May 2018 - Saturday, 5th May 2018

Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour at Metro Radio Arena
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Sunday, 19th November 2017 - Sunday, 19th November 2017

Enter Shikari + Special Guest Lower Than Atlantis & Astroid Boys
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Monday, 25th June 2018 - Monday, 25th June 2018

Katy Perry Witness Tour at Metro Radio Arena
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Wednesday, 11th April 2018 - Saturday, 14th April 2018

Heaven on Earth The Live Arena Spectacular
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Saturday, 2nd December 2017 - Saturday, 2nd December 2017

Phil Collins Not Dead Yet LIVE! at Metro Radio Arena
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Friday, 10th November 2017 - Friday, 10th November 2017

The Killers at Metro Radio Arena
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Wednesday, 1st November 2017 - Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Liam Gallagher at Metro Radio Arena
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Monday, 19th February 2018 - Monday, 19th February 2018

The Script at Metro Radio Arena
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Monday, 12th March 2018 - Monday, 12th March 2018

Stereophonics at Metro Radio Arena
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Friday, 9th March 2018 - Friday, 9th March 2018

Paloma Faith Live Tour 2018 at Metro Radio Arena
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Friday, 6th April 2018 - Sunday, 8th April 2018

Fast & Furious Live 2018 at Metro Radio Arena
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Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 - Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Strictly Come Dancing Live 2018 at Metro Radio Arena
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Thursday, 3rd May 2018 - Thursday, 3rd May 2018

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Metro Radio Arena
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Saturday, 13th January 2018 - Saturday, 13th January 2018

Arenacross at Metro Radio Arena
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Friday, 15th December 2017 - Friday, 15th December 2017

BAMMA & Bellator at Metro Radio Arena
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Thursday, 15th February 2018 - Thursday, 15th February 2018

Unibet Premier League Darts
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Friday, 20th April 2018 - Friday, 20th April 2018

The Vamps Night & Day
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Wednesday, 19th December 2018 - Wednesday, 19th December 2018

Jason Manford: Muddle Class
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