Metro Radio Arena

Metro Radio Arena

The Metro Radio Arena is the largest specifically designated entertainment venue in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Arena, formerly known as ‘Newcastle Arena’ and ‘Telewest Arena’, was built in 1995 at a cost of £10m and has a concert-capacity of 11,000.

  • Tickets
  • Events
  • Seating Plan
  • Location & Map
Buying tickets for events at the Metro Radio Arena is fairly easy and there are a number of options: Online, over the telephone and at the Box Office at the Arena. Please note that all tickets do go on sale at the same time, so buying online will give you the best chance of getting the tickets you want. Queuing at the Arena does not guarantee tickets: it depends on demand.


Metro Radio Arena does not have a dedicated website for buying tickets, so they recommend that you use a ticket website such as TicketMaster.


  • Ticket Hotline: 0844 493 6666 (7 days 24hr)
  • Group Bookings: 0191 260 6006 (Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:00pm)
  • Accessibility Bookings: 0191 260 6066

Box Office

  • Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am – 2.00pm.
  • Saturday Evening Events: open all day
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Sunday Evening Events: open from 3pm
  • On event days the Box Office will be open until the main act goes on stage.
Since hosting David Bowie in the opening music event, artists such as Elton John and Lady Gaga have played to packed houses. The arena also hosted Newcastle’s basketball and ice hockey teams, until recently. The success and size of the venue continually attracts a vast range of events including WWE wrestling, boxing, snooker, darts; as well as a variety of conventions.
Metro Radio Arena Seating Plan
The Metro Radio Arena is 10 minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station. Turn left when you exit the station and walk towards the Centre for Life. Continue to walk in a northwesterly direction – remember that the Arena is located next to the Redheugh Bridge (A6082); on the banks of the River Tyne.

Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4 7NA.