The SSE Arena, Belfast is Northern Ireland’s premier entertainment venue. The venue opened in December 2000 and to date has welcomed over 9 million visitors. This world-class arena can stage a number of sporting events with an Olympic sized Ice pad and is home of the Stena Line Belfast Giants.
Not only providing a multitude of sports, the Arena attracts international stars from the world of pop, rock, hip-hop and classical music and has welcomed stars such Beyoncé, Adele, U2, Rhianna, Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé, Rod Stewart, Black Sabbath and many more. The venue has hosted BBC Sports Personality of the Year and the MTV EMAs.
The Arena has seating capacities from 1,500 for an intimate theatre format right up to full capacity format of 10,800. The SSE Arena, Belfast provides an outstanding location for first class corporate hospitality to businesses in Northern Ireland. The Arena has 24 corporate hospitality suites comprising of 20 x 12 seated suites and 4 x 28 seated suites.
The SSE Arena, Belfast is located in central Belfast on the banks of the River Lagan, within walking distance of the City Centre.
The Arena can be easily accessed by air, sea, road and rail. Find out how to get to there:
Accessible from all directions, the Arena is only 100 metres from the M3 motorway.
From the M2 . . . follow the signs for the M3. Exit the M3 onto Queen's Island. Turn left at the lights onto the Sydenham Road. The SSE Arena, Belfast is on your right and the car park on the left.
From the Outer Ring . . . head for the city bound Sydenham by-pass. Turn right onto Dee Street and then left onto Sydenham Road. The SSE Arena, Belfast is on the right and the car park is on the left.
From the A1/M1 . . . join the A12 Westlink. At the end of the Westlink follow the signs onto the M3 (Bangor). Exit M3 onto Queen's Island. Turn left at the lights onto Sydenham Road. The Arena is on the right and the car park is on the left.
From the City Centre (Front of City Hall) . . .follow Chichester Street and turn left onto Victoria Street. Pick up signs for A2 Bangor and Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Once on the bridge move into the left lane and immediately on crossing the bridge turn left onto Queen's Island. Follow the road for ¼ mile. The Arena is on the left and the car park is on the right.[/atab]
From City Hall (Front of City Hall) . . . proceed along Chichester Street until it intersects with Victoria Street. Turn left onto Victoria Street and proceed until Ann Street. Turn right onto Ann Street. Cross at the end of Ann Street to Queen's Bridge. Turn left and walk along the city side of the river until you come to the Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Cross the river over this bridge. Once over the bridge turn left onto Queen's Quay and walk for ¼ mile the entrance to the Arena is on the left.
From Central Station . . . on exiting from the front entrance, turn left and proceed along East Bridge Street. Turn right onto Oxford Street past the Waterfront Hall until you come to Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Cross this bridge and having crossed it, turn left onto Queen's Quay and proceed along this road until you reach the Arena entrance on the left.
From Titanic railway halt . . . On exiting halt, walk across the road to bypass, at end of walkway turn left unto Sydenham Road and Arena will be just to the left.
Central and Gt Victoria Street Stations are just one mile from the Arena with Dublin only two hours away by train. Regular services also operate to Derry/Londonderry, Bangor, Larne, Coleraine, Portrush and the suburbs of the city.
Translink's Metro Service Number 26, 26a & 26b leaves Belfast City Centre at Donegall Square West and makes a stop outside the Odyssey Pavilion. The Airport Express 600 to George Best Belfast City Airport departing from Europa Bus Station also stops at The SSE Arena, Belfast.
Daily services are provided by Stena Line from Belfast to Stranraer in Scotland. P&O Irish Sea Ferries also offer crossings from Larne to both Troon and Cairnryan in Scotland.
The SSE Arena, Belfast is only 2 miles from George Best Belfast City Airport and 15 miles from Belfast International Airport. Daily flights are available from all four London airports, as well as Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and around 10 other British airports. International flights are available from North America and a number of European cities.