We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great Band awful venue

Good to see the Manics however despite being Neewcastle's largest music venue the sound is still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William L
Great staff on the night -office staff not so much

Went to see Michael McIntyre, when I booked tickets in person I d checked the seats would work with... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Lucy A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Read all 509 reviews
All photos (108)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good26%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“olly murs”(10 reviews)
“great arena”(8 reviews)
“iron maiden”(6 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
+44 844 493 6666
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Newcastle upon Tyne
from US$20.00
More Info
from US$10.60
More Info
from US$33.30
More Info
from US$33.30
More Info
Reviews (509)
Filter reviews
502 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsolly mursgreat arenairon maidencaptive audiencegreat nightgreat atmospheredartsperformersrefreshmentscomedianfab
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 502 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to see the Manics however despite being Neewcastle's largest music venue the sound is still poor even after all these years. It's a bit like going on holiday and being robbed at the airport £25 for a t-shirt and warm over priced junk food...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 29 May 2018

On arrival at the Arena there were long cues waiting to get inside this was because of the security searches through ladies bags (anyone without a bag could walk straight in.) On reflection this was a small inconvenience as it made one feel safer ....More

Thank Hazels999
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I have been visiting the arena for many years, and hisbyear 4 times in the month of May alone. However, one of those times was a major let down this time. Me and my husband went to see Michael McIntyre and had floor seats. On...More

Thank Stephs11_11
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Went to see Michael McIntyre, when I booked tickets in person I d checked the seats would work with my disability in December and they advised to ring ahead nearer the time. I made 3 phonecalls, the first 2 calls they couldn’t tell me much,...More

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Went to see Michael Mcintyre on 4th May. He was fantastic as always. Venue has went dramatically downhill since i last visited. We left in plenty of time to get into the venue like we did the last time. Upon arriving we were kept on...More

Thank JCLogan
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Went to see Michael McIntyre (who was excellent!) There were increased security checks, including bag searches and body checks on entering, so assuming this is now the norm give yourself extra time to get in (i think it took us about 20-25 minutes to get...More

1  Thank universemonkey
Reviewed 8 May 2018

My Partner and I visited this weekend to watch Michael McIntyre. We were both extremely surprised at the rudeness of the staff outside searching bags and scanning you, they were literally shouting at you. Bearing in mind we paid around £62 each for the show,...More

Thank taaalktome
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Came to see Michael McIntyre. Was good show but seating is rubbish and faces the middle rather than the stage. Had a serious crick in my neck by end of show. Food and drink horrendously overpriced. Won't rush back.

Thank durham05
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Horrendous venue, rude, aggressive staff, awful uncomfortable cramped seating . Act was excellent but would never come back EVER!!!!

Thank conyar700
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Went to see Morrissey here. Music great but venue old and tired, but the acoustics are miserable, rubbish. Wouldn’t come back for a concert.

Thank StuK72
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Simon S
3 March 2018|
Response from alisdair t | Reviewed this property |
Yes.... most of the inside retail outlets do
11 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Flyinggeordie | Reviewed this property |
Good question. Not sure as when we’ve attended we never had to leave and come back. There will probably be a stamp system in place though
20 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from andst30 | Reviewed this property |
We went to the arena last Friday, parked 2 mins walk away on a road and it was free it’s called railway street, there’s a pub on the road called the globe. We got there about 4pm and parked up so.