Venue Hire

When planning your next event, choosing the right space is essential to a successful memorable experience. Click on the sections below where you can view all of our available spaces with their capacities. Please contact us for further information and prices.

The Arena

The Arena is the one of the best exhibition and conference facilities in the UK. It has over 4600m2 of space available to accommodate up to 5000 people seated or 6000 standing, and the capability to cater for 1800 dinner guests but as a blank canvas it is a truly versatile space. Previously having hosted professional sports events, music concerts, conferences and exhibitions as well as weddings and corporate functions. Our space is the perfect starting point to realise your vision. It has state-of-the-art heating, ventilation and lighting systems, plus two VIP pods that can be used for corporate hospitality.

The Atrium

The Atrium’s 5m high domed ceiling helps to flood the 938m2of floor space with natural light. It is the perfect venue to host conferences and dinners, with space for 900 delegates or 600 diners. Linked to the Arena, the two spaces used together offer 5000m2of space. The Atrium is also connected to the Peterborough and Cambridge Suites, and all of these venues can be booked together to create a bespoke, flexible space for large events.

The Cambridge Suite

The Cambridge Suite has been completely renovated as part of the East of England Arena and Events Centre’s ongoing capital investment programme. It can seat 550 people theatre style, cater for 450, and provide boardroom facilities for 100. It has its own bar and terrace, and links with the Atrium and Arena via the Peterborough Suite.

The Peterborough Suite & Bar

The Peterborough Suite has recently been redeveloped as part of the East of England Arena and Events Centre’s ongoing capital investment programme. It can be a seated meeting room for 400 people, a dinner venue for 300, or an 80-person boardroom. It has its own bar and large reception or break-out area is connected to the Cambridge Suite and has an undercover link to the Atrium and Arena.

The Marketing Suite

The Marketing Suite is a newly refurbished space ideal for smaller meetings of up to 40 delegates in theatre style.

Gilmores Bar & Terrace

With a quirky industrial vibe and boasting a self contained meeting space with terrace, Gilmores Bar is the perfect venue for those smaller celebrations or training sessions with a chilled breakout. Hire the whole bar in its’ entirety for birthday parties, christenings, trendy corporate receptions, or just the space upstairs for those smaller meetings – Gilmores space is as versatile as it is unique! Flexible catering options are available upon request.

The Bedford Suite

The bright and airy, self- contained Bedford Suite is a perfect space for smaller meetings or celebrations. Boasting a fully integrated TV & projector the Bedford Suite has everything you need to host the perfect meeting.

The Pavillion

The Pavilion boasts 2400m2 floor space and is one of the largest venues the East of England Arena and Events Centre has to offer and is suitable for a number of medium to large functions, with cargo doors for machinery access.

The Arena

The Arena is the one of the best exhibition and conference facilities in the UK. It has over 4600m2 of space available to accommodate up to 5000 people seated or 6000 standing, and the capability to cater for 1800 dinner guests but as a blank canvas it is a truly versatile space. Previously having hosted professional sports events, music concerts, conferences and exhibitions as well as weddings and corporate functions. Our space is the perfect starting point to realise your vision. It has state-of-the-art heating, ventilation and lighting systems, plus two VIP pods that can be used for corporate hospitality.
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The Atrium

The Atrium’s 5m high domed ceiling helps to flood the 938m2of floor space with natural light. It is the perfect venue to host conferences and dinners, with space for 900 delegates or 600 diners. Linked to the Arena, the two spaces used together offer 5000m2of space. The Atrium is also connected to the Peterborough and Cambridge Suites, and all of these venues can be booked together to create a bespoke, flexible space for large events.
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The Cambridge Suite

The Cambridge Suite has been completely renovated as part of the East of England Arena and Events Centre’s ongoing capital investment programme. It can seat 550 people theatre style, cater for 450, and provide boardroom facilities for 100. It has its own bar and terrace, and links with the Atrium and Arena via the Peterborough Suite.
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The Peterborough Suite & Bar

The Peterborough Suite has recently been redeveloped as part of the East of England Arena and Events Centre’s ongoing capital investment programme. It can be a seated meeting room for 400 people, a dinner venue for 300, or an 80-person boardroom. It has its own bar and large reception or break-out area is connected to the Cambridge Suite and has an undercover link to the Atrium and Arena.
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The Marketing Suite

The Marketing Suite is a newly refurbished space ideal for smaller meetings of up to 40 delegates in theatre style.
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Gilmores Bar & Terrace

With a quirky industrial vibe and boasting a self contained meeting space with terrace, Gilmores Bar is the perfect venue for those smaller celebrations or training sessions with a chilled breakout. Hire the whole bar in its’ entirety for birthday parties, christenings, trendy corporate receptions, or just the space upstairs for those smaller meetings – Gilmores space is as versatile as it is unique! Flexible catering options are available upon request.
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The Bedford Suite

The bright and airy, self- contained Bedford Suite is a perfect space for smaller meetings or celebrations. Boasting a fully integrated TV & projector the Bedford Suite has everything you need to host the perfect meeting.
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The Pavillion

The Pavilion boasts 2400m2 floor space and is one of the largest venues the East of England Arena and Events Centre has to offer and is suitable for a number of medium to large functions, with cargo doors for machinery access.
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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

Postal Address:

East of England Arena and Events Centre
Peterborough
PE2 6XE

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.