The Bristol Arena is a new, world-class 12,000 capacity entertainment venue due to be located on Arena Island, the former diesel depot site near Bristol Temple Meads train station. It will host over 100 events a year, a mix of music, comedy, family entertainment shows and sports exhibition events.
The creation of the arena will mean that residents living in the city and surrounding areas will have a major performance venue on their doorstep and will no longer have to travel to other cities to see touring arena shows. The arena development will regenerate a derelict city centre site and be a catalyst for development in the zone, creating jobs and stimulating growth. Over time, Arena Island will become a new destination for Bristol residents and visitors, and will contribute significantly to creating a vibrant new quarter for the city.
The arena is being delivered by Bristol City Council and global entertainment and sports design firm Populous; architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios; Buro Happold Engineering and sound specialists Vanguardia.