A truly inspirational space, the Arena can cater for all major events including elite level sport, Comedy Shows, or Concerts. Our on site moveable retractable seating units provide seating for 1300 spectators with additional flat seating available to provide viewing for up to 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.
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 Joel Richards Conference suite, which is named in honor of one of The University of Worcester's Students whose life was tragically cut short in the Tunisian terror attacks in 2015, 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.
Our conference facilities also include:
• Use of a fully licensed bar with a large selection of alcoholic and soft drinks
• Use of plasma screens in the reception area to welcome your guests in style
• Use of VIP entrance
• Spacious first floor balcony with views over the river Severn and the Worcester city centre beyond
• Exciting interior views over the Arena sports hall, home of the Worcester Wolves
• Ability to adapt the space to fit your requirements using soundproof partitions
• Use of audio visual equipment and support
• Smart, contemporary dining tables and chairs (table cloths can be included on request)
• High standard in-house catering at competitive prices
• Full event support from the dedicated in-house team
The University of Worcester Arena also has a luxurious meeting room which is perfect for small meetings. The Joel Richards Media Suite has impressive floor to ceiling glass panels overlooking the Arena providing a fantastic back drop to your meeting. Alternatively, the Joel Richards Media Suite provides an excellent office space to support larger events taking place in the Arena.
The Arena also has a spacious Media Balcony, which connects the Joel Richards Conference Suite and Joel Richards Media Suite. This space is perfect for small groups to have some privacy when viewing the activities in the main hall.
Our media balcony has all the necessary power and data ports required for AV equipment to record what is taking place in the main hall. With the unrestricted view of the courts the media balcony is often used as a commentary box whose requiring to give a play by play of the on court activities.
The university of Worcester Arena has 6 spacious changing rooms adjacent to the main hall, as well as 3 smaller individual changing rooms for officials or just those who wish for privacy.
The Arena has a dedicated pay and display car park, accessed via the Arena entrance on Hylton Road with over 200 parking spaces. On event days spectators can park all day for £4.00 per car. The Arena has ample parking for disabled visitors, coaches, mini-buses and motorcyles. In the event Arena car parks are full, visitors are advised to park in the nearby University of Worcester car park or one of the city council car parks.