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Metro Radio Arena

About

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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Open according to performances - see <a href="http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/things-to-do/metro-radio-arena-newcastle-p27261#events">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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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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