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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%
  • Poor5%
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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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"giants game"
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"great concert venue"
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"pizza hut"
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"titanic quarter"
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"cinema"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience here on 25 May and if it could host a classical performance - complete with operatic singers, pyrotechnics and visual effects - so remarkably well, there's nothing bad to say about The SSE Arena. Security checks was...More

Thank marfield49
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently attended the Michael McIntyre Show and got to the Odyssey about 7pm. With an 8pm start for the show I felt this was plenty of time to find a parking space. How wrong was I....the car parks were full and I ended up parking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very frustrating. We are sitting waiting to leave the car park. I spoke to the car park attendant who has informed us we will probably sit 1 -2 hours before we leave the carpark. Apparently this is the tolerated as normal after an event. I...More

Thank Annette O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a wonderful evening watching the game of thrones orchestra. However, on leaving we stood at the taxi rank along with around 50 others,most of them tourists, but in 1 hour only 3 taxis arrived. The management of the SSE would...More

Thank Durham2013
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SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for the feedback. Any taxi company can use the rank, as we use it to keep our patrons safe and off the road. There is a phone at the entrance of the Odyssey Pavilion to call Fonacab for patrons use. We hope you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in the arena for the Demi Lovato show. Entry to the arena was very well done and the building was presentable. Upon being seated I was happy as it had a great view of the stage but then the seating wasn't the best as...More

Thank Ultimatedaytrips
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SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for the great feedback on the event and the venue. We hope you'll be back again soon!

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We were based in the Titanic Quarter so this was an extremely handy place for being able to walk to for some evening entertainment, such as the Cinema, the Ten Pin Bowling and Pool Tables. It also houses the W5 Interactive Discovery Centre. There are...More

Thank Sherrel H
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Went to see noel gallagher. There was a que to be searched before going into the venue. Leave abit of extra time for this . Never seen such a thorough search at a concert before it was good . Drinks prices are £5 for a...More

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SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for the great feedback on the event and the venue. We hope you'll be back again soon!

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Went to see the Bowie Experience on 28th April 2018. Booked tickets at the SSE ticket office itself on the evening of the performance and got pretty decent tickets on the ground floor. Cannot fault the experience at all. It has been a while since...More

Thank Emma C
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SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hi Emma, Glad you had such a great experience throughout your time at the arena. Your comments will be forwarded to the respective teams. Hope to have you back soon

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Booked the vip package which included meal , belly pork and strawberry cheesecake, the bowie experience was 2 and a half hours of great songs , well worth themoney

Thank kasperc
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SSE_Arena, Public Relations Manager at The SSE Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hi, Delighted you had a great evening in the West Lounge. We'll forward your comments to the respective teams :)

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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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deirdre w
30 November 2017|
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Response from lisamccrissican | Reviewed this property |
It's definitely a good idea to book a taxi ahead of time if possible, a lot of the taxis you find sitting outside are booked, and the others will charge a small fortune. It wouldn't be hard to get one if you did just try and... More
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