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The SSE Arena

Odyssey 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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  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“belfast giants” (51 reviews)
“neil diamond” (8 reviews)
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Odyssey 2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ, Northern Ireland
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"ice hockey"
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"belfast giants"
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"neil diamond"
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"great venue for concerts"
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"giants game"
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"pizza hut"
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"city centre"
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"bar staff"
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"titanic quarter"
in 9 reviews
"cinema"
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"stage"
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"gig"
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"wwe"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grand kid had a fantastic day from start to finish. They ran about from one thing to another and were totally exhausted when we left - Well worth the visit

Thank jmmcconville
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SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for reviewing W5. We'll be sure to send this over to their TripAdvisor page :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take away the cinema and the rest is dead no atmosphere, only when there is a concert. Everything seems grey and lifeless what was once a place to be is a backwater

Thank Patricia L
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SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Patricia, Unfortunately you are reviewing our next door neighbours, the Odyssey Pavilion. We are The SSE Arena, Belfast.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good, reasonably priced per lane, 6 of us and under a tenner. We had something to eat, fried food does not agree with me, the menu flicked around very quickly and couldn't really see what I wanted. Could only find one paper menu, between...More

Thank carolinesS3803EQ
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SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Caroline, Unfortunately you are reviewing our next door neighbours, the Odyssey Pavilion. We are The SSE Arena, Belfast.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seen Iron Maiden last light - they were superb unlike the SSE arena. Firstly, missed long parts of the show queuing for beer and the queues for the toilets were a joke. I thought this place was designed to accommodate large crowds. Listened to many...More

Thank T M
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SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi T M, Thanks for your review. Unfortunately with a sold-out show we do expect some queuing to be expected. We pass all comments onto the relevant teams, so we'll be sure to send these to F&B. Hope you enjoyed Iron Maiden.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pints and food are far far to overpriced. £5 for a pint is a bit much. The food is quite pricey as well. If going to a concert get lit and eat before you go!!

Thank GracoJr
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SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Graco, Thanks for your review. We pass all comments onto the relevant teams, so we'll be sure to send these to F&B. Hope you enjoyed Iron Maiden.

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Attended Gig with my son, well organised but not much food choices for veggies, most of the eateries around closed early, but had picnic and enjoyed the concert.

Thank brónagh c
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SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Brónagh, Thanks for the review. We will forward your comments to the respective managers. We're currently working on our Food and Beverage offerings so hope that these will be improved soon.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

The perfect venue for concerts and live shows, great all round view of the stage. Recommend downloading the sse app to avail of their promotions for food and drink. The adjacent Odyssey Arena house a bowling alley, cinema, arcade and a range of eatery's. Parking...More

Thank BelfastDriver1
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SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi, We're glad you had such a good time and had great things to say about the app. We'll be sure to let our respective managers know. Hope to see you back in the arena soon.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I was here to see The Script and had a standing ticket. Brilliant view of the stage and not too claustrophobic. Sound quality was brilliant and stage production and lights, etc. added to the event. We had dinner in the adjacent pavillion before the concert...More

1  Thank Alison D
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SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Alison, Delighted you had a great time at The Script. Your comments will be passed to the respective managers. Hope to have you back soon

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

We passed this quite early in the day and on the way to the Titanic experience! No concerts on at the time but we got to walk around the place and view the restaurants, cafes etc!

Thank casswife
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Arena is massive. There is plenty going on in the Arena. I didn't visit the actual arena but the restaurants and various other places in the building. You've got:- *Bowling *Pizza Hut *W5 (Very Impressive) *The Odeon Cinema and much more Ideal if you...More

Thank Mike C
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martig007
24 July 2018|
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Response from Durham2013 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Tony S...ground floor is the place to be
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BattyTrout
8 March 2018|
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Response from SSE_Arena | Property representative |
Hi, We recommend Titanic Hotel Belfast. They're close by and sometimes offer a discount to anyone attending events at the arena.
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LBoylan
16 December 2017|
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Response from MrDonMac | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t seen strictly here. However, it’s not the largest venue, and when I seen a Steps concert here, all the seats would have had a good view of the stage. I’m sure wherever you sit, you are likely to have a decent view.
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