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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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Events at Utilita Arena

Dizzee Rascal

October 8th

Live Music
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RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World Tour

October 13th

RuPauls Drag Race Werq the World Tour

Swg3 Presents Ben Hemsley

October 14th

Live Music
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S Club 7

October 19th

Live Music
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The Best Of Elvis

October 28th

Live Music
The Best Of ELVIS


November 4th to November 4th

Live Music


December 2nd

Live Music

Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of...

December 6th to December 10th

Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder

Shagged. Married. Annoyed. With Chris &...

December 15th to December 16th

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Elf: The Musical

December 30th to December 31st

Elf The Musical

Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour

January 24th to January 25th

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour

Harlem Globetrotters

February 24th

Harlem Globetrotters

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