Event and Space hire

Are you looking for a space for your upcoming event, conference, meeting or a corporate party? 

The Arena is an incredibly flexible space making an ideal venue for a wide range of events of all scales, including events, celebrations, ceremonies, trade fairs, exhibitions, product launches, conferences and meetings.

We have a dedicated events team who will work with you from initial enquiry to post event to ensure smooth running and excellent standards of service.

The Arena’s inspirational main space can hold anything up to 5000 (seated and standing). There are also a suite of multi-purpose rooms that can be used for a breakout space or for smaller events, meetings, training, conferences and hospitality. Their flexibility means we can cater for numbers anywhere between 10 to 65, boardroom or theatre-style.

Our in-house catering and technical teams are on-hand to work with you to ensure we meet the needs of your event.

To find out more or to make an enquiry please complete our enquiry form or contact our events team on arenacorporate@derby.gov.uk or 01332 640011.

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Event testimonials

Susan Lane – Rolling Stock Network

“May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work and assistance in helping to make our event such an overwhelming success”.

“Your entire teams “nothing is a problem” attitude, especially from yourself and Gareth on the day when we were faced with so many last minute requests from our exhibitors, helped us to ensure that the event ran smoothly and our exhibitors were all happy. We were delighted with the way in which your entire team approached our event and for the support and assistance offered.”

Rob Kirkham - Signature Food & Drink Trade Show 

"Thank you on behalf of First Choice and Libra as well as the Signature events team for your team's work in connection with the Trade Show.

The feedback we have received to date has been overwhelmingly positive from both customers and suppliers, and I am sure it would have been a lesser event had we not had the support of the very capable (and flexible to our needs) Derby Arena events team.

From the moment I arrived I was made to feel welcome and soon relaxed to see the event arena setup, progressing at an astonishing pace; I needn't have worried at all. 

From the front desk to the rest of the Derby Arena team, we all enjoyed working with you guys and are especially grateful for the team on the arena floor who solved a number of technical and practical issues without any fuss."

Richard Hudson - JBL

“Can I thank you so much for the help you and all your staff gave us last weekend, we have received numerous comments regarding the success of the event and you all played a major part in that success. The Arena was described as the ‘Wembley’ of table tennis venues and I think that sums it up nicely!”

Peter Howard  - President British Hip Society

“I think this is the premier venue for big conferences. Its accessibility is fantastic with surrounding hotels. All the feedback we’ve had from all the delegates has been really positive.”

Heather Tiffany – I Do Magazine

“Staff at the event were excellent with no complaints.”

PC Karen Stubbins – Derbyshire Police Event

“Amy, I just want to say a massive thanks to you and your team for helping with the event. It went so smoothly and the fact that it was set up exactly how I wanted it helped ease my panic!  It was well received by everyone and the news loved it and hope it gave you some exposure too! Once again, thanks and I’m sure I’ll speak to you soon.”

John Pearce – Handball England

“Just a message to say that the weekend went really well, teams and spectators really positive about the whole experience. Please pass onto the relevant parties our thanks and appreciation.”

Joanne Wilson - RVE

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Gareth and all your team for the effort and hard work your put in helping us to organise the RVE 2017 Trade Show. The service we received from you was excellent, with prompt responses to our many queries and questions.”

Steve Sulley – Cyclone 24

“…the service we received from you, Becky, Sam, and the AV & technical team before the event was first class. From the moment we arrived at the venue on Thursday, we could not have asked to be looked after more professionally and helpfully.”