The Arena

Key Info







sq. metres (6027 sq. feet)

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Ideal For

Conferences, Exhibitions

The Arena is one of the Winter Gardens’ most diverse venues. Built in 1896, it has undergone several transformations, before settling into the beautiful venue with Roman-inspired decor that it is today.

As one of the more flexible venues in the complex, the Arena can be utilised for almost any type of event, although it is mostly used as a reception room within large events, such as conferences and awards ceremonies.

In total, the Arena can accommodate up to 1000 guests. It is directly accessible from the Empress Ballroom, with the two venues often being used in unison within dynamic multi-venue events.

Venue features

  • The Arena sits adjacent to the Empress Ballroom and can be used in conjunction as a breakout space or in isolation for a wide range of events.

  • The venue boasts a dedicated sound room and breakout spaces.

  • The Arena can be accessed directly from street level for load ins.

We have a dedicated conference and events team who will deal with your enquiry. They will provide you with any additional information, as well as arranging a visit to the venue.

If you are unsure of your exact needs, the events team will be able to assist. It is their goal to make the events organisation process as seamless as possible. We also offer a range of event and hospitality planning services.

To speak directly to the events team email or call directly on 01253 629 728.

To submit an enquiry, please use the venue enquiry form.

Venue Enquiry

Venue Enquiry - WGB Conference site

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By submitting this enquiry you are not booking the room. A member of our team we arrange to discuss your needs and arrange the perfect venue for your specific needs.