Utilita Arena

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Utilita Arena Newcastle (formerly Metro Radio Arena) sits overlooking the River Tyne and with a seating capacity of over 11,000, it is one of the largest concert and exhibition venues in the North East of England.

The arena celebrates their 25th anniversary this year and has a stellar line-up of acts and events taking place throughout 2020. However, due to Covid-19, many of these events have been rescheduled.

Local lad Sam Fender will perform to a sell-out crowd while many of the major tours will follow suit with Stormzy, Pussycat Dolls and McFly all taking to the stage at Utilita for what will be electrifying concerts. As well as live music - head to Utilita to experience an eclectic mix of events and entertainment all year round with returning acts and performances including Disney On Ice and Paw Patrol Live for the little ones and The Big North Tattoo Show 2020 and WWE Live for the thrill-seekers! Please check each event listing for rescheduled dates and further information.

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 1995.

Since its opening, the Utilita 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.

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.

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Telephone: 0191 260 5000


Events at Utilita Arena

Postponed: Sam Fender at Utilita Arena

1 May 2021 to 1 May 2021

Live Music

Paw Patrol Race to the Rescue

26 Jun 2021 to 26 Jun 2021


JLS - Beat Again 2021 - Rescheduled...

9 Jul 2021 to 10 Jul 2021

Live Music

Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed

8 Sep 2021 to 9 Sep 2021


Dua Lipa at Utilita Arena

13 Sep 2021 to 13 Sep 2021

Live Music

McFly: The 2021 Tour

21 Sep 2021 to 21 Sep 2021

Live Music

Genesis - The Last Domino? Tour

30 Sep 2021 to 1 Oct 2021

Live Music

Riverdance The New 25th Anniversary Show

8 Oct 2021 to 10 Oct 2021


Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

11 Oct 2021 to 11 Oct 2021

Live Music

Professor Brian Cox Horizons World Tour

23 Oct 2021 to 23 Oct 2021


Rescheduled Chris Ramsey 20/20 Tour at...

30 Oct 2021 to 30 Oct 2021


STEPS - What The Future Holds 2021 Tour...

8 Nov 2021 to 8 Nov 2021

Live Music
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