SSE Hydro

The SSE Hydro is a multi-purpose indoor arena located within the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland. The arena was initially named The Hydro after its main sponsor, the energy company Scottish Hydro, a subsidiary of Scottish & Southern Energy. The SSE Hydro, located in Glasgow is the place to go when you want to see the biggest acts on the biggest stage - in a world-class music venue that is sure to wow your visual and audio senses.

Music, entertainment and more

The SSE Hydro is about much more than just music events. The venue doubles as an entertainment venue for large-scale award ceremonies, sporting events, ice shows, and even the Glasgow Military Tattoo. The SSE Hydro offers a great atmosphere and excellent views from just about any angle or seating space.

Fun place to see a show on the big stage

Overall guests will experience a good venue that can comfortably accommodate large crowds and produce good sound – after all, the large venues are where the big artists are most likely to play, largely due to capacity needs and the SSE Hydro is one of the best places in the world to meet the needs of the artist and guests wanting a thrilling experience. The venue provides a stage for over 140 events, attracting an audience of over one million guests, making it the largest entertainment venue in Scotland.

See the biggest names in the business

Since opening in September 2013, SSE Hydro has hosted concerts featuring Rod Stewart, Prince, Katy Perry and the MTV Europe Awards. The stage version of the television comedy Still Game played for 21 performances at the venue during a three-week run last year. It also staged the gymnastics and netball competitions during the Commonwealth Games last summer and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award ceremony in December. The arena also hosts incredible sporting and entertainment events including the UFC's first event in Scotland - an event that could not have been held in any other arena of the country.

Part of an entertainment complex

The new SSE Hydro arena is conveniently located adjacent to the SEC Centre and the SEC, giving sports fans, music lovers, and concert goers a number of opportunities to catch a great performance. The Hydro venue in Glasgow has been ranked as the world's second busiest live entertainment arena. With more than 1,000,000 visitors last year and provides guests with a personable, fun experience.

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