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. 

Venue Highlights

Theatre Style Capacity: 5000

Cabaret Style Capacity: 1500

Banqueting Capacity: 1800

Size: 55m x 85m (4675m2)

Ceiling Height: 9m

Minimum Conference No: 1200

Minimum Banqueting No: 1200

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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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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. Find out more here about how to visit our venue.