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Wednesday May 4, 2022

Blue skies for National Motorhome and Campervan Show

The National Motorhome and Campervan show concluded at the East of England Arena on April 24, bringing this landmark event to a close after four days of exhibition, sales, camping and live entertainment from 80s legends T’Pau, Go West and Sonia. The skies remained resolutely blue for the thousands of visitors to the show, and with hundreds of ne [...]
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Friday April 29, 2022

East of England Arena welcomes over a thousand boxing fans to fundraising event

The East of England Arena and Events Centre welcomed over a thousand boxing fans on April 9 2022, to watch amateur and beginner boxers go toe to toe at Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) and raise money for Cancer Research UK. Now in its eleventh edition at the Arena, UWCB paired competitors with peers in their age and weight classes in carefully or [...]
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Thursday April 28, 2022

Bill Bailey heads for Peterborough in long-awaited tour.

Star of Strictly Come Dancing, Black Books, and veteran of a dozen wildly successful comedy tours, Bill Bailey will be returning to the East of England Arena and Events Centre on May 4th, 2022, as part of his \"En Route to Normal\" tour, which was postponed during the pandemic. In this new show, Bill ponders the questions that this moment in histo [...]
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Wednesday April 27, 2022

UK’s largest touring outdoor cinema comes to Peterborough

Adventure Cinema is bringing its Outdoor Cinema Experience back to the East of England Arena this May 6 - 8 2022, for a weekend of classics, musicals, and family films. The UK’s largest touring cinema will be bringing a collection of films to the arena this summer, including a celebration of 50 years of ABBA with Mamma Mia! and other fan favouri [...]
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Thursday April 14, 2022

MCN Festival of Motorcycling roars back into life at East of England Arena

The Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling is set to return to the East of England Arena and Events Centre on May 14th - 15th 2022 and has announced it will be partnering with Silverstone Auctions to bring a live auction to the venue for the first time. The show, organised by Bauer Media, attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from all across the UK and eac [...]
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Wednesday April 13, 2022

Futureworx constructs the future at East of England Arena

The first Futureworx event has concluded at East of England Arena and Events Centre, 30-31 March 2022, welcoming over 600 construction industry experts and decision makers to the venue to learn and discuss important topics to the construction industry, including net-zero, HS2, and the continuing impact of data and technology. The event is organise [...]
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Tuesday April 5, 2022

Cambridge Rock Festival moves to Peterborough!

Cambridge Rock Festival is coming to the East of England Arena and Events Centre this summer, 16-19 June 2022, featuring a great mix of upcoming bands, experienced touring rock outfits, leading tribute acts and the occasional rock legend, all playing live on three covered stages. Camping is available on site, and fans can camp right next to their v [...]
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Wednesday March 30, 2022

Managing Director Lee Sharp talks security in the latest edition of Stand Out

Lee Sharp, managing director, East of England Arena and Events Centre, has been featured in this month\'s edition of the leading UK live events magazine Stand Out, talking about how venue security at all venues will need to adapt ahead of the proposed Protect Duty legislation, which is due to become law by early 2023. Lee discusses the changes tha [...]
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Wednesday March 16, 2022

Self Build back up at full strength for fourth edition

Self Build and Design East proved to be a big draw at the Arena this month, with an estimated 1,500 visitors to the show over two days, March 5-6, 2022. Visitors were able to enjoy the many home exhibits on display including the amazing and clever new technological features that come onto the market every year. Visitors to the show also got plenty [...]
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Monday March 14, 2022

Construction Business Builders’ new event brings 130 professionals to the Arena

The East of England Arena and Events Centre saw over 130 construction businesses from across the UK gather for Construction Business Builders\' debut at the venue over the weekend of February 26-27, 2022. The two-day training event, hosted by Joseph Valente - CEO of organiser Trade Mastermind and 2015 winner of BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ - saw p [...]
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Wednesday March 9, 2022

Rising star promoted at East of England Arena

Nicole Hankins, former event manager at East of England Arena, has been promoted to the role of senior event manager, having started out as an account manager at the venue in 2019, the venue announced today. Pamela Newbould, head of events at East of England Arena, remarked on Hankins\' rapid promotions over the last three years, saying, \"Nicole [...]
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Thursday March 3, 2022

Nearly 1000 brides (and grooms)-to-be found inspiration at Valentine’s Wedding Show

The East of England Arena & Events Centre and Cupids Weddings Shows are celebrating the successful conclusion of another Valentine\'s Wedding Show at the Venue, February 19-20. 200 gift bags were handed out to the eligible brides, and exhibitors reported a good rate of bookings from visitors all round. The event, which had its debut at the Are [...]
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What our clients say

  • 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)
  • 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


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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.