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The SSE Arena

2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9076 6000
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The SSE Arena, Belfast opened in December 2000 as part of Northern Ireland's landmark Millennium project. This world-class arena can stage a number of sporting events with an Olympic sized Ice pad and is home to the Belfast Giants professional Ice Hockey team. With a 200m hydraulically built athletics track built around the ice pad, we can host indoor athletics events. Other sports include Basketball, Boxing, Arenacross, Darts and wrestling. Not only providing a multitude of sports, the Arena can attract international stars from the world of pop, rock, hip-hop and classical music. Artists include Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Rihanna and Beyonce to name but a few. The Arena has seating capacities from 2,500 for an intimate theatre format up to as much as 10,800 for full concert setting. Another string to the bow is the Arena's capacity to host a number of conferences and exhibitions. With over 3700m² pillar free floor space and a 22m free ceiling height, along with a registration area in the front foyer many exhibitions have proved a great success. With the addition of comedy shows and family shows such as Disney On Ice and musical/dance shows such as Riverdance, we can provide a plethora of entertainment and enjoyment to the people of Northern Ireland and beyond! The SSE Arena, Belfast provides an outstanding location for first class Corporate Hospitality to businesses in Northern Ireland. The Arena possesses 24 Corporate Hospitality suites comprising of 20 x 12 seated suites and 4 x 28 seated suites along with a 64 seated luxury lounge facility.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9076 6000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a cinema that's never full. You will literally always get even if you show up after the movie has started. The whole Arena was built for LOTS of visitors it seems. When you look closer in the arena then you can tell that...More

Thank danielschwemmlein
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't like this place. You can't get a drink for a reasonable price, you are stopped and searched at every opportunity, views downstairs are limited by a huge mixing desk area and the accoustics are poor. And, naturally, the prices in are ridiculous. Choose...More

Thank Mick F
SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mick, We're really sorry to hear you didn't have a good time at the latest event you were at. May I ask what it was? I have passed on all your comments to management who will review them accordingly.

Reviewed 16 August 2017

The SSE Arena prices for alcohol are scandalous when theres a concert on. Cinema is high quality. Arcade is fun. The nightclub box isn't there anymore so the place is near enough empty everyday unless there's a concert or ice hockey match. It is not...More

Thank SereneM123
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We saw this while touring Belfast. It is an impressive structure that hosts all the big names in entertainment as well as pro hockey and many other events. It is great to have an arena such as this for any community. It's location is a...More

Thank dcetraveling
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Of course Aerosmith were EXCELLENT but the venue was great too. It was well organised, good security and plenty of staff keeping us all 'watered'! If you smoke, there are areas for you to go outside. It's about a 15/20 minute walk from the centre...More

Thank 987ginny
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Good sound in the arena the only down side was the heat outside in the lobby but once in there was air conditioned.

Thank Russh67
SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

We're delighted you enjoyed your night. We we're loving it, and the bucket hats aplenty. Your review has be sent to our Customer Service Management to be reviewed. We can't wait to have you back!

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Just visited here while staying nearby. Didn't watch any event but looks an amazing place. Heard nothing but good reviews from locals. Well situated on the Titanic Quarter which is vastly becoming a 'city within a city' lots to see and do in the area....More

Thank rachey6464
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Yes this venue never fails to please for concerts I have visited so far - the most recent this time was "Nashville". In the past few years it has ranged from "Girls Aloud" to "Adele" with friends and family. Security checks were apt for the...More

Thank Linda P
SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hi Linda, We're delighted you've always had a positive time at the Arena. We loved Nashville too, what a great concert!

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Last November i booked to see The Stone Roses and looking at the tour i decided on Belfast for a more intimate venue. decided also to upgrade to the VIP heineken lounge and was the best decision i have made i a while! Superb service...More

Thank michael r
SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi Michael, thanks for leaving a comment. We're delighted you had such a great time at The Stone Roses. We really enjoyed ourselves too. We've passed on your positive feedback to management.

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Been here alot to many concerts but the most recent time I went was to a Belfast Giants game. This arena is great to host these events, plenty of toilets around the outside to go if you need, also plenty of places to buy food...More

Thank Ryan M
SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thanks for leaving a comment. We're delighted you had such a great time at Belfast Giants. Always a fun filled night for us too!

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Sean Paul F
7 September 2017|
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Response from SSE_Arena | Property representative |
Hi, You can always contact our Box Office who are the experts on seating within the venue. They will be your best help with this.
20 July 2017|
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Response from SSE_Arena | Property representative |
Hi Lou1959, For the best seating available we always suggest you call our Box Office on 028090739074. They have all seating plans so can suggest plenty of options.
4 July 2017|
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Response from referee62 | Reviewed this property |
Think you can leave overnight but wouldn't know the cost. Only around 3 miles from Several where there is no charge and right by sea