Metro Radio Arena


The Newcastle Metro Radio Arena can be found close the Central Station, making it easy to access by public transport. Both the Tyne river and the St James’ Boulevard road are situated next to the arena in the city centre of Newcastle.

Where Is It?

Arena Way,
Newcastle upon Tyne,

How To Get There

The Rosebery hotel is the perfect place to relax after singing your heart out at a gig, or trying to stop your children from trying to run and meet Mickey Mouse at Disney on Ice! A unique and accommodating hotel near the Metro Radio Arena, the Rosebery has everything you’re looking for, as well as a variety of transport links.

Getting from the Rosebery to the Metro Radio Arena could not be simpler or quicker. The number 38 bus stops right outside the hotel and drops you off by Central Station in approximately fifteen minutes. From there it’s just a five-minute walk to the arena. The bus runs every ten minutes, right up until midnight, so there is no need to rush back.

You can also get on the Metro from Jesmond, which arrives regularly and will take around five minutes after a short walk to the station from the hotel.

For those who prefer a taxi to a bus ride, the fare to the arena is only between £5.00-£7.00 and is a ten to fifteen-minute drive, depending on the city centre traffic.

What Is It?

The Newcastle Metro Radio Arena is a popular entertainment venue, holding music and sports events played by big names and seating 11,000 people at its full capacity. Concerts, gigs and sports matches for basketball and ice hockey are all staged in the region’s largest arena.

The arena has undergone many different name changes since its opening in the mid-1990s, depending on the sponsorship deal, and is now sponsored by local station Metro Radio. It was opened to create a new, larger space for entertainment events in the city in order to attract bigger acts and more well-known performers, as the nearest venues on this scale were Glasgow and Sheffield.

Some of the famous names who have played Newcastle’s arena include Elton John, Katy Perry, Tom Jones, Whitney Housten, Justin Bieber and Kylie Minogue, to name only a few.

The Metro Radio Arena also holds other major events, such as Christmas fairs, comic and film conventions and even Cirque du Soleil. Find out when your favourite singer or band is playing next here.

What's Nearby?

Newcastle Central Station is only a five-minute walk away from the Metro Radio Arena, while the quayside is also a short walk away. Alongside a beautiful view, you will find a variety of tasty restaurants and modern bars for you to choose from. Whether it’s a family meal before the show or cocktails with friends to get in the mood for a night spent listening to your favourite band. From chains like Pizza Express and the Pitcher and Piano to independent places such as Unos and Prima.