Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Arena Way, NE4 7NA Newcastle

Venue information

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The Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, officially ranked the 7th busiest venue in the world by Pollstar magazine, is the largest concert and exhibition arena in the North East of England and is owned and operated by SMG Europe.

The Newcastle 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 its huge 40,000sq metre site.

The 11,000 plus seater purpose built Arena was the brainchild of former Animals stars, the late Chas Chandler and his partner in Park Arena Nigel Stanger. It opened in November 1995 and the first concert saw the legendary David Bowie grace the stage.

Some of the biggest names in the business have wowed crowds at the Arena including the likes of Oasis, Rod Stewart, Coldplay, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Rihanna, Take That, Kings of Leon, Kasabian, Peter Kay, Mamma Mia, Cirque Du Soleil and the internationally acclaimed Riverdance and Les Miserables to name just a few.

Since its opening, the Metro Radio Arena quickly established itself as a leading UK 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 world class sports events.

Thousands of children and adults alike have watched the sensational Disney on Ice performances, whilst sports enthusiasts have enjoyed World Championship boxing, WWE wrestling and Premier League Darts at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena.

Metro Radio Arena box office opening hours From 7th January 2013

Monday: Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 2:30pm
Sunday: Closed


Event information: Customers can collect tickets from the Metro Radio Arena box office at any time after booking. The card holder must collect tickets unless letter of authorisation is provided. Card and order number are needed to collect tickets.

Ticket information:
You have chosen to collect your ticket(s) at the Metro Radio Arena. Your ticket(s) will be available an hour before the event, please print and take your order confirmation.

Hau5 Dance Festival - Saturday

Metro Radio Arena
20/09/14 / 13:00

Hau5 The Festival 2014 will be hosted in the 10,000 capacity, outdoor Courtyard of Metro Radio Arena Newcastle. ...

Tickets available
Tickets from £31.90
Hau5 Dance Festival - Weekend

Metro Radio Arena
20/09/14 / 13:01

Hau5 The Festival 2014 will be hosted in the 10,000 capacity, outdoor Courtyard of Metro Radio Arena Newcastle. ...

Tickets available
Tickets from £60.50
Hau5 Dance Festival - Sunday

Metro Radio Arena
21/09/14 / 13:00

Hau5 The Festival 2014 will be hosted in the 10,000 capacity, outdoor Courtyard of Metro Radio Arena Newcastle. ...

Tickets available
Tickets from £31.90
Disney On Ice 2014 - 100 Years Of Magic

Metro Radio Arena
07/10/14 / 19:00

Featuring More Than 60 Disney Characters Including the Stars of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo

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Tickets available
Tickets from £16.50
Disney On Ice 2014- 100 Years Of Magic

Metro Radio Arena
08/10/14 / 19:00

Featuring More Than 60 Disney Characters Including the Stars of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo

User Rating
Tickets available
Tickets from £16.50
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
4.2 (119 Reviews)
Acoustics & sight lines
On-site service

Selected reviews for this venue:

Jussa, 10/09/14
Ant and Dec (10/09/14) - Disappointed
Due to the Sunday matinee show being cancelled and those people being moved to the Saturday matinee show the organisation of collection of new tickets was terrible! Why they couldnt email the new tickets like they did the original ones I dont know!! Massive queues around the arena caused over an hour delay to the show. Wed originally booked fab seats on the Sunday only to be given the cheap seats right at the back of the arena! Ashley Banjo had absolutely no Craic as the guest and unfortunately the show was disappointing! I think if you had seats on the floor or nearer the stage it would have been more enjoyable as that is where all the action was.
DeeDee, 10/09/14
We had no problem with parking or the venue but as always food and drink is well over priced. Our seats were good and had no restrictions infront of us.
Ant and Dec (10/09/14) - Absolutely Fantastic show
The whole show was brill from start to finish, even better than the TV show. The lager and crisps kept us in stitches well after they had composed themselves. Great guest even a recording from Robbie added to the nigh though it would have made my night if he was there in the flesh because I had a great seat. Ant V Dec was a good laugh, never realised the competition was as fearce between them. I would definately go back to see them again.
ckc, 10/09/14
I have been to the arena many times before and it is well organised and runs efficently however the ONLY negative I have to say was the heat inside the arena it was ridiculous especially with the 90 minutes delay at the start of the event, children were getting restless and bored and even when a couple of doors were opened it was still like a sauna!! Apart from that good venue
Ant and Dec (10/09/14) - Ant and Dec Saturday Night Takeaway
Having originally booked for the Sunday matinee and then it being cancelled I rebooked ( paying booking fees twice) for the Saturday matinee as a surprise birthday gift for my mam. Initially I was not refunded for booking fees and had to pay these twice until by chance I looked on the ITV webpage and saw that the management had agreed booking fees should be returned the arena didnt advise me of this. The show itself apart from the 90 minute delay at the start due to problems at the booking office, was excellent and really enjoyable Ant and Dec were brilliant and it was a great afternoon. It was like watchin g it on TV well organised audience participation was great.
Address: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Arena Way, NE4 7NA Newcastle
Public transport
Getting to the Newcastle Metro radio Arena by Public Transport

Take local bus services or the Metro to Central Station and the Arena is approximately 5 minutes walk away.

There are two bus routes that go to Railway Street next to the arena:

No 22 Goes from Market Street to the Arena, the last one is 6.25pm
No 604 Goes from Eldon Square, the last one is 11.00pm

All public travel information is available from the Nexus website or Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

By road
How to get to the Newcastle Metro radiop Arena by Car or Coach

The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle is only 3 minutes from the A1 North - South route. Take the A184 signposted 'City Centre', then follow the A189 over the Redheugh Bridge. When in the vicinity of the Arena, follow the signs to the appropriate car parks.


Newscastle Metro Radio Arena event Car Parking

There are over 600 convenient Official Car Park spaces available on site at the rear of the building that offer;

CCTV cameras
Regular security patrols

Alternatively, when our Car Park is full, we recommend using the NCP Car Park located next to the Arena, with its entrance on Redheugh Bridge Road.

You may be able to book your car park place when you purchase your event tickets; we have a limited number of discounted spaces available saving £1 on the usual fee, available for certain concerts.

Cars with wheelchair patrons can park at the Arena subject to availability on a first come first served basis. Pre-booking is not available.


Accessibility Information

Request Accessible Seating Tickets

To better accommodate your needs, Metro Radio Arena has requested that all accessible seating ticket accommodations be solicited only through their representatives. Please contact a Metro Radio Arena representative for further help with your ticket purchase.* Advance ticket purchase may be required.

For those with difficulty operating a telephone please email Please note this email address is only for patrons who cannot operate a telephone, all other enquiries should be made via the booking hotline.

* Box office information is subject to change.

Accessibility Booking Hotline: 0191 260 6066

Pregnant Ladies Attending Concerts

Before attending a concert or event at the Arena you should carry out your own risk assessment.

We strongly advise that you discuss the situation with your GP and take his/her advice; you should consider the following:

The type of event i.e. heavy rock concert with lots of bass/vibration
Crowds, i.e. the type of audience i.e. lots of movement and jumping around
Standing/seating concerts. Standing is not recommended for pregnant ladies

Please take into account the noise and crowds that come with the type of concert/event that you wish to attend when making your decision.

Disabled Parking Facilities

We have many designated disabled parking bays available on site at no charge for badge holders (the badge holder must be present in the vehicle).

Metro Radio Arena Box Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 4.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 3.00pm
Saturday Evening Events - the Box Office will be open all day
Sunday: Closed Evening Events - Box Office will be open from 3pm

Christmas opening hours:
Monday 23rd Dec 10am –4pm
Tuesday 24TH Dec 9am-2pm
Wednesday 25th Dec- Thursday 26th Dec CLOSED
Friday 27th Dec 10am-4pm
Saturday 28th Dec 11am-2.30pm
Sunday 29th CLOSED
Monday 30th Dec 10am-4pm
Tuesday 31st Dec 10am-1pm
Wednesday 1st Jan CLOSED
Thursday 2nd-Friday 3rd Jan 10am-4pm
Saturday 4th Jan 11am-2.30pm
Sunday 5th Jan CLOSED

On event days the Box Office will be open until the main act goes on stage

The Arena Box Office has a low window to facilitate wheelchair access to services.