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Welcome to the East of England Arena and Events Centre. Peterborough’s award winning, all purpose, entertainment & conferencing venue.

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Exhibitions & Trade Fairs

East of England Comic Con and Gaming Festival

The East of England Comic Con and Gaming festival will be taking place at The East of England Arena in Peterborough in Spring 2023 with the best of cosplay, gaming, props and more. [...]
Saturday March 25, 2023
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Inflatable 5K

The worlds largest inflatable 5K is coming to the East of England Arena on the 10th of December. The 2022 edition now has less running and more obstacles. You will now tackle 26 gigantic obstacles! You don't have to limit yourself to doing 5K, as you can chose to complete between one (2.5k) and six (15k) laps of the course, so the more laps you do, the more obstacles you have to navigate yo [...]
Saturday December 10, 2022
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Winter Wonderland Christmas Parties

Our bar will be open from 7pm, and guests will be welcomed with traditional glass of bubbles, before sitting down to a three-course Christmas dinner, featuring seasonal favorites like roast turkey with all the trimmings, a wonderful choice of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Doors open at 7pm, along with the Bar, and the fun carries on after dinner and desserts with a DJ and dance fl [...]
Thursday December 1, 2022
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We boast the best…

Marketing Services

Our PR partner, Vividink, can create promotional campaigns for your event. Such as social media. News releases, promotional images, and content. All targeting our local and regional audiences to increase your publicity.

IT Services

We have state-of-the-art AV equipment to support your event, keeping it reliable, secure, and memorable. With a high-speed internet connection and onsite expertise and support throughout.

Meeting Venues

Whether you want to host a one-to-one meeting, interviews, training, or overall AGM we have the venue space for you. Our meeting rooms all offer flexibility for breakout rooms, a 40-person boardroom, or 400-person AGM. Book and hire one of our meeting room spaces today.

Versatile Spaces

Having the right room layout and space is vital to ensuring a successful event for both guests and organisers.
We have a variety of versatile event spaces for a capacity of 40 to 6000 delegates.


Based in Peterborough just 15 minutes from the city centre, our venue is fully accessible by car and all forms of public transport. With plenty of things to also do in and around Peterborough, it is the ideal location for everyone.

Free Parking

If arriving by car, you will be guided to one of our free parking areas. Offering secure parking for 22 coaches and 2,500 cars on hard standing, plus additional space for 15,000 on grassed areas. There are numerous designated disabled parking bays at key locations within the parking areas. All parking is within flat, walking distance of the venue, making access as easy as possible for visitors.

What our clients say

  • The East of England Arena are a professional and well-run venue providing an incredibly versatile space for all types of events. Plenty of parking with helpful staff on hand to make your event run as smoothy as possible. Highly recommend.
    The ICC Family, ICC Cheerleading
  • Having been fortunate to work at the venue a number of times, I can say first hand that it’s such an incredible and versatile space – a real unique asset to the local area. The inhouse events team are hugely experienced and knowledgeable and make the planning process very straightforward and simple.
    Nicola Green, Event Emporium
  • The construction industry’s biennial PLANTWORX event which involves machinery of all shapes and sizes as well as associated services and equipment moved to the East of England Arena & Events Centre in 2019 – the facilities that the venue offered were ideal for the our requirements and the staff provided unstinting support throughout. After the covid pandemic we are delighted to be heading back to the venue next June for PLANTWORX 2023.
    Simon Frere-Cook MBE, PLANTWORX (CEE Ltd)

Latest News

Monday September 26, 2022

East of England Arena welcomes new events manager

We are pleased to welcome Renay-Nicole Kenton, who joined our venue as an events manager on August 8, 2022. Renay has a strong foundation of experience in the events industry and graduated with a BA in Events Management from the BIMM Institute in 2021. After graduating Renay worked as an event coordinator, where she supported in-person and onlin [...]
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Thursday July 21, 2022

Circus Fantasia delights young and old in Peterborough

Children of all ages met under the unmistakable peaks of the Big Top this month, as the magnificent Circus Fantasia brought its traditional family circus to the East of England Arena, July 6-10, 2022. Twice a day, every day, performers from around the world staged an unforgettable two-hour show, including big family favourites like the Human Canno [...]
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Thursday July 21, 2022

East of England Arena welcomes 10,000 visitors cyclists to the Tour of Cambridgeshire 2022

More than 10,000 cyclists and spectators gathered at the East of England Arena and Events Centre for the Tour of Cambridgeshire (ToC) cycling festival, June 10-12, 2022, which featured closed road competitive cycling events, live entertainment and camping. The event began with the single and group time trials on Saturday, and a more gentle 2.5km F [...]
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Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01733 363500

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East of England Arena and Events Centre

If looking for us with your SAT NAV, please use PE2 6HE as the postcode.

By Rail

Peterborough is located on the East Coast Main line running from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. A number of fast trains run on this network, making London accessible in 45 minutes on specific trains.

The station has its own taxi rank, which means reaching the East of England Arena is approximately 15 minutes away once the train has arrived in the station.

By Car

Arriving by car, you will be guided to one of our hard standing or grassed free parking areas. There are 22,000 spaces – so plenty of room for everyone. We also have plenty of disabled parking bays.

Travelling from Peterborough City Centre – take the Nene Parkway/A1260, follow directions to Oundle Road/A605 and turn right onto this road, which will lead you directly to the venue. The brown highway signs indicating East of England Arena/Showground will help to guide you. The journey is approximately 16 minutes from the centre of Peterborough.

Travelling from the A1(M) South – continue along the A1(M), passing the Peterborough Services (Extra MSA); continue forward onto the A1 and then take the next turn left, signposted East of England Arena/Showground. At the junction with the A605, turn left and travel half a mile. At the roundabout, turn right, and you have arrived at the East of England Arena.

Travelling from the A1(M) North – ignore the very first signpost for Peterborough and continue travelling along the A1 picking up the brown highways signposts indicating East of England Arena/Showground. Follow these signs and leave the A1 at Alwalton, taking you through the village and onto the A605 Oundle Road junction. Turn left at this junction and at the very next roundabout, turn right and you’ve arrived at Peterborough Arena. If you are in a heavy vehicle, or towing a trailer, we advise you to avoid driving through Alwalton. In this case continue on the A1, leaving at Junction 17. Turn left onto Fletton Parkway A1139. After half a mile exit onto the Orton Parkway (still A1139) taking the second exit at the roundabout. Continue on Orton Parkway at the next roundabout. After half a mile turn left onto Oundle Road where you will find the entrance of the Arena on your left after 600m. 

By Public Transport

Peterborough City Centre has a number of taxi ranks, as well as a coach park and bus station located within the Queensgate Centre. The Stagecoach bus service runs a half-hourly service during the week and two-hourly Sunday service, stopping just outside the East of England Arena. The bus number to look for is X4 leaving Bay 15 at Queensgate, Peterborough.

The bus stop is located at the Marriott Hotel, Lynchwood.  A  fifteen minute walk will bring you to our main entrance gate. 

By Air

East of England Arena’s location makes it central for London Stansted, London Luton, East Midlands and Birmingham airports – all four are approximately 60-90 minutes away by car.