Utilita Arena

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Telephone: 0191 260 5000

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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

Little Mix - The Confetti Tour

7 May 2021 to 8 May 2021

Live Music

McFly: The 2021 Tour

12 May 2021

Live Music

Pet Shop Boys Dreamworld Tour

21 May 2021

Live Music

Pussycat Dolls on Tour at Utilita Arena

1 Jun 2021 to 1 Jun 2021

Live Music

Strictly The Professionals 2020

2 Jun 2021 to 2 Jun 2021


Rescheduled - Barry Manilow at Utilita...

3 Jun 2021 to 3 Jun 2021

Live Music

Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed

9 Jun 2021 to 10 Jun 2021


Rescheduled: Kings of Leon

14 Jun 2021 to 14 Jun 2021

Live Music

Paw Patrol Race to the Rescue

26 Jun 2021 to 26 Jun 2021


Simple Minds at Utilita Arena

20 Aug 2021 to 20 Aug 2021

Live Music

Riverdance at Utilita Arena

8 Oct 2021 to 10 Oct 2021


Simply Red All The Hits at Utilita Arena

15 Oct 2021 to 15 Oct 2021

Live Music
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