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Wednesday March 2, 2022

Main Arena lit up in Ukraine’s national colours

The East of England Arena and Events Centre was lit up in brilliant yellow and bright blue last night, March 1, 2022, joining Peterborough Cathedral and hundreds of other landmarks all around the world, including the London Eye, The Eiffel Tower and the Brandenburg Gate, all in solidarity with the embattled country of Ukraine. Lee Sharp, managing [...]
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Tuesday March 1, 2022

East of England Arena to shine out in blue and yellow for Ukraine.

The East of England Arena and Events Centre will be lighting the exterior of the arena building with blue and yellow tonight, to show solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and following the example of Peterborough Cathedral which has been lit up in the national colours of Ukraine this last week. At the weekend landmarks across the world have been [...]
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Friday February 25, 2022

New construction businesses show arrives at The Arena

Construction Business Builder Live Event is a new show for 2022, aimed at construction business owners and start-ups, and will be coming to The East of England Arena and Events Centre, February 26-27, 2022. The live event will be hosted by Joseph Valente, CEO of Trade Mastermind and winner of BBC’s “The Apprentice”, where he will be joined b [...]
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Thursday February 10, 2022

Valentine’s Wedding Show returns to the Arena

The East of England Valentine’s Wedding show will be returning to the East of England Arena and Event Centre on Sunday February 20, 2022. The show, part of a portfolio of regional and peripatetic events, has been a regular feature at the venue, growing year on year and  the Valentine’s edition regularly attracts scores of exhibitors and hundr [...]
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Wednesday February 9, 2022

January Motorhome and Campervan Sale attracts thousands

We are thrilled to report the success of our first major event at the Arena following the end of mandatory Covid-19 restrictions, The January Motorhome and Campervan Sale. This midwinter sale event has proven popular since it was first held at the Arena in 2018 by Warners Shows, the organizer also responsible for the Annual National Motorhome and C [...]
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Tuesday February 8, 2022

Come see us at the Peterborough Biscuit

We’re exhibiting - at the Arena! That’s right, tomorrow we’re putting in an appearance at the formidable Peterborough Biscuit, the best business exhibition in the region. Come to stand D01 and find out about what we can do for your local business, like providing you with a stand-out venue for your next board meeting, workshop or conference. D [...]
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Friday February 4, 2022

The National Motorhome and Campervan Show confirms its return to the East of England Arena.

We are proud to announce that The National Motorhome and Campervan Show will be returning to the venue on April 22 - 24, 2022. Now in its thirty second-year, the show is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, attracting thousands of visitors looking to buy vehicles, merchandise and equipment in preparation for the summer touring season. Throug [...]
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Thursday January 27, 2022

East of England Arena kick starts 2022 with the Boston & District Canine Society

The Boston & District Canine Society welcomed 6000 visitors, judges, and handlers to its annual show at the East of England Arena and Events Centre on January 6-8, 2022, heralding the venue\'s first event of the year and the resumption of our COVID-19 procedures. Pamela Newbould, our head of events reflected on the day saying, “It was a wond [...]
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Tuesday January 18, 2022

New head of safety and security appointed, and support for Martyn’s Law

The East of England Arena and Events Centre has appointed a new head of safety and security for the venue, timed to coincide with the announcement by the government of the implementation of Protect Duty. Managing director, Lee Sharp, explains, ”The issue of venue security in the face of possible acts of terrorism was brought sharply into focus b [...]
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Thursday January 13, 2022

New appointments at the East of England Arena

We are pleased to announce the arrival of three new personnel, Lisa Anthony, Marie Hockney and Donna Erskine, who have all joined the venue as an accounts assistant, event sales coordinator, and team assistant respectively. Our managing director Lee Sharp welcomed the three new starters to the Arena, saying, \"We\'re building a superb team to take [...]
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Wednesday December 22, 2021

Bill Bailey reschedules Peterborough dates for his En Route to Normal arena Tour.

Due to the on-going crisis around the Coronavirus pandemic, Bill Bailey is rescheduling all post-Christmas tour dates on his current EN ROUTE TO NORMAL UK arena tour, and this will include his appearance at the East of England Arena and Events Centre from January 02 2022 to May 04 2022. All ticket holders will be contacted by their points-of-purch [...]
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Friday November 19, 2021

East of England Arena wins Brassica & Leafy Salad Conference for 2022

The East of England Arena and Events Centre has announced that the Brassica & Leafy Salad Conference, the leading event for businesses in this fresh produce sector, will be opening at the venue on Wednesday 19 January 2022, with a full conference schedule, a sizeable trade exhibition and a Gala Evening Dinner at the end of the day. Organised b [...]
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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)


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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.