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Utilita Arena Newcastle

About

Utilita Arena Newcastle (formerly Metro Radio Arena) 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. Utilita 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 Utilita 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 Utilita 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.

Opening Times

Utilita Arena (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

 

 

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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Facilities

Accessibility

  • 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

Catering

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

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking

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

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Saturday, 5th December 2020 - Saturday, 5th December 2020

Chris Ramsey 20/20 Tour at Utilita Arena
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Thursday, 14th May 2020 - Thursday, 14th May 2020

Gregory Porter at Utilita Arena
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Friday, 3rd April 2020 - Friday, 3rd April 2020

Sam Fender at Utilita Arena
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Saturday, 14th March 2020 - Saturday, 14th March 2020

The Script at Utilita Arena
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Saturday, 18th April 2020 - Saturday, 18th April 2020

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott at Utilita Arena
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Sunday, 24th May 2020 - Sunday, 24th May 2020

Trevor Noah at Utilita Arena
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Monday, 4th May 2020 - Monday, 4th May 2020

WWE Live! at Utilita Arena
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Saturday, 25th April 2020 - Sunday, 26th April 2020

The Big North Tattoo Show 2020 at Utilita Arena
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Sunday, 12th April 2020 - Sunday, 12th April 2020

Pussycat Dolls on Tour at Newcastle Utilita Arena
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Friday, 11th September 2020 - Friday, 11th September 2020

Stormzy H.I.T.H World Tour at Newcastle Utilita Arena
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Sunday, 5th July 2020 - Sunday, 5th July 2020

Paw Patrol Race to the Rescue at Utilita Arena
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Saturday, 15th August 2020 - Saturday, 15th August 2020

Simple Minds at Utilita Arena
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Saturday, 13th June 2020 - Saturday, 13th June 2020

Dua Lipa at Utilita Arena
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Tuesday, 7th July 2020 - Tuesday, 7th July 2020

Kings of Leon at Utilita Arena
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Saturday, 21st November 2020 - Saturday, 21st November 2020

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