Utilita Arena Newcastle, officially ranked 7th as one of the world’s busiest venues by Pollstar magazine, is the largest concert and exhibition venue in the North East of England and is owned and operated by ASM Global, 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 Utilita Arena Newcastle 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, Utilita Arena Newcastle 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 world class sporting events.

Getting to the Venue

Located on the banks of the River Tyne, Utilita Arena Newcastle is ten minutes away from Central Station and the Tyne and Wear Metro.

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Safety and Security

Our event and security teams continue to remain vigilant and are working together with local and national authorities to ensure our visitors have the safest and most enjoyable experience whilst visiting Utilita Arena Newcastle.

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Utilita Arena Newcastle prides itself on being accessible to everyone. 

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Car Park

There are over 600 convenient Official Car Park spaces available on site at the rear of the building that offer CCTV cameras and regular security patrols.

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Premium Experiences

Find out about our Premium Experiences from Annual Options to One Off Experiences we have something for everyone.

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Looking for a place to stay? Utilita Arena Newcastle has teamed up with a range of hotels to make your stay in Newcastle as enjoyable as your visit to the Arena.

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Local Attractions

Looking to experience everything Newcastle has to offer before your gig at the Arena? Click through to see our top recomendations for local attractions.

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Restaurants & Bars

With hundreds of restaurants in Newcastle to choose from, you are going to be spoilt for choice. Why not try one of our recommendations.

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