East of England Arena and Events Centre

The East of England Arena and Events Centre is one of the best exhibition and conference facilities in the United Kingdom with over 4,600 square meters of space available. It can hold up to 5,000 people seated or 6,000 standing and can accommodate up to 1,800 dinner guests. The arena grounds offer 250 acres of green space and can host as many as 100,000 visitors, with parking for 22,000 cars. There is also a grandstand and outdoor arena, which has covered seating for 2,100 people. This space is ideal for outdoor festivals, concerts, exhibitions, trade fairs, agricultural fairs, automobile shows, animal shows, a range of sporting events, and more. If you are attending an event here, the experience is most likely to leave you impressed.

Public events for all

The arena hosts some of the largest events in the Peterborough spanning different walks of life. From trade fairs to family events and equestrian shows to concerts, the arena’s calendar offers something for everyone. 

The arena also hosts the Peterborough Biscuit Business Event which promotes local business products and services. Other events hosted at the East of England Arena and Events Centre include a variety of fashion shows, bulldog shows, baby and toddler shows, and some popular yearly events that have become synonymous with the venue. Some of these yearly events include Festival of Antiques, Wrestle Fest, Equifest, The Land Rover Owner Show, and the hugely popular The East of England Wedding Show among others. For technology enthusiasts, the arena hosts a variety of events throughout the year featuring science professors, building and design conferences, and motor sport activities.

Getting there

You can easily get a taxi from the Peterborough city center. There also number of buses that you can take from Queensgate Peterborough. The bus stop near the venue is only a short walk away from the entrance gate. If you are arriving by flight on the morning of the event, the venue is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours’ drive from London Stansted, London Luton, East Midlands, and Birmingham airports.

Good to know

Free on-site car parking is available at the venue. You can stay connected during your visit with free Wi-Fi available in all the indoor areas of the center. Though there are no permanent restaurants, all events generally have pop-up cafes and stands selling food and drinks.

Nearby hotels

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