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Major Events

The University Arena

A truly inspirational space, the Arena can cater for all major events from elite level sport, to awards evenings and dinner dances. On site moveable retractable seating units provide seating for 1300 spectators with additional flat seating available to provide viewing for 2,000 guests. The TV gantry offers uninterrupted views of the centre court for TV crews and has been commended by TV companies for its design.

The Arena’s flexibility allows it to transform into your vision for your event, from automatic blinds to enable you to ‘black out’ the entire venue to an integrated top class lighting and sound system.

With access to a courtside room (18m x 8m) event organisers are offered the flexibility to ‘break-out’ into this room for concessions, merchandising etc.

Room Size: 60 x 36m, 2221sqm. Height 14m, clear height 9.1m

Event Type  Room Capacity 
Theatre 2,000
Cabaret 1,500 
Dinner Dance 1,250
Match Play  2,000 

In addition to the arena main hall and courtside room the University arena also boasts a state of the art conference facility in a fresh, modern and dynamic conference suite on the first floor of the building. The suite can be fully partitioned to create smaller, soundproof rooms if required; and includes exciting views overlooking the Arena Hall and across the River Severn to the city centre beyond.

The University Arena has a large supply of power sources available throughout the building to ensure your every need is catered for. Please download the attached overview of power and data available [PDF]

In addition to this outstanding facility, the Worcester Arena has a number of support facilities available in close proximity which can be utilised for your event. These facilities include:

The Riverside Building

St John's Campus Sports Facilities

Extensive conferencing facilities

• Accommodation

The events team will carefully create a bespoke package, to ensure that you get the best possible value for money for your event at the Arena. Please contact or 01905 855525 for further information.