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The O2 Arena Events

The O2 Arena is known for hosting popular events of various types. The music and comedy events at the O2 Arena are sought after globally. Popularly known as The Dome, this entertainment venue has also hosted sports events. Some of the most popular events hosted at the O2 Arena include WWE Live, Lionel Ritchie at The O2 Arena, Little Mix at The O2 Arena, ATP World Tour Finals, 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and many more.

The Making of the O2 Arena

  • The head architect of the O2 Arena was Richard Rogers. The landscape architects of the O2 Arena were Desvigne & Dalnoky and Bernard Ede.
  • The firm that collaborated in designing the O2 Arena was Populous, also known for creating the Silverstone Pit Area and Paddock.
  • The height of the O2 Arena at its highest point is 50 meters. The total built-up area of the O2 Arena is 100 meters square.
  • The roof has a diameter of 365 meters and is interrupted by just a ventilation shaft.
  • High strength cables of 70 kilometers in length have been used to bear the weight of the cloth glass fiber matrix roof.

The O2 Arena Seating Plan

The seating of the O2 Arena has been divided into 53 zones, all providing an unobstructed view of the center stage.

The O2 Arena Capacity

The seating capacity of the O2 Arena is 20,000.

The O2 Arena Upcoming Events

Visitor Information

Getting There
  • Monday through Saturday, events in the arena must end by 11 PM, and Sunday events must end by 10.30 PM.
  • However, each show is unique. Exact times may not be available until closer to the event.
  • You can not enter some events until there is a proper break in the performance. It is up to the event promoter to decide.
  • The box office is located directly to the left of the main entrance to The O2. It is open from 12 PM until 7 PM and on arena event days, till 9 PM.
  • Tube/Train: Take the Jubilee line to North Greenwich,
  • Bus: Take bus number 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472 or 486 and get off at North Greenwich station. You can also get the 188 bus direct to/from central London via Waterloo.
  • Boat: Travel to the O2 by boat by taking an Uber Boat by Thames Clippers.
  • You can use any entrance if you have a ticket for accessible seating. Entrance B may be more convenient for people with mobility concerns.
  • The main concourses are all on one level and have no steps. There are also accessible lifts on all levels.
  • Only on event days are wheelchair escorts provided.
  • On Level 1, there are free-standing fold-out seats accessible for friends, family, and PAs, as well as non-wheelchair users.
  • The fixed seating sections are elevated above the bays. Even if the audience is standing, you may remain seated and have a clear view of the action.
  • Accessible bathroom facilities, including the changing places unit, are all within easy reach of the accessible bays.
  • Smoking facilities are available at the O2 Arena.
  • Ear defenders for people with sensitive ears are available at the facility.
  • Safe Child wristbands can be obtained at the venue.
  • ATMs are available inside The O2.
  • WiFi has been made available for the visitors at The O2 Arena.
  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to access the standing area.
  • If you are bringing a little child, please ensure they do not cause any problems for others.
  • You can only take small bags into the arena.
  • All food and drink, professional cameras and recording equipment, weapons, and explosives are not allowed into the arena.
  • Guests and their belongings will be checked at the entry, failing which, entry can be refused.

Visitor Tips

  • Book tickets in advance: Tickets must be booked in advance for the O2 Arena events.
  • Arrive early: Reach at least 30 minutes before the time of the concert to ensure timely entry.
  • Pack light: Only small bags are allowed inside the O2 Arena, so it is best to pack light.
  • Don’t bring food: Food and beverages will not be allowed inside the O2 Arena, so avoid carrying them.
  • Ask for assistance: Call early and ask for assistance if your party has a guest with a disability.
  • Go cashless: The O2 Arena has gone completely cashless and contactless in terms of the transaction, so make sure you are equipped for the same.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the O2 Arena

What is the O2 Arena?

The O2 Arena is the most popular entertainment venue in the world, hosting concerts, sporting events, comedy shows, and many more from renowned personalities and groups.

Where is the O2 Arena located?

The O2 Arena is located on the Greenwich Peninsula.

What are the different types of events held at the O2 Arena?

The different types of O2 events held in 2021 include entertainment, sports comedy, family, music, exhibition shows, and much more.

How far in advance should I book my tickets?

The O2 Arena is extremely popular, so it will be wise to book tickets as soon as booking opens.

What time does the shows at the O2 Arena start?

The opening time for the O2 events will be given on the individual event ticket.

Will I get to see the O2 Arena seating plan before making the reservation?

Yes, you will get to see the O2 Arena seating plan before making the reservation.

What is the O2 Arena capacity?

The O2 Arena capacity is 20,000 people.

How to ensure that I get good seats at the O2 Arena?

You can use the O2 Arena seating plan to ensure that you get good seats for the show.

Is it possible to meet the artist after the show at the O2 Arena?

Some events have backstage or meet and greet passes, making it possible for you to meet the artists.

Will there be flashing lights or images during the O2 Arena show?

There may be flashing lights and images during the O2 Arena show, so it is better to enquire before booking tickets.

Can I carry refreshments to the O2 Arena?

No, you cannot carry refreshments to the O2 Arena.

Are the toilets available near the O2 Arena?

Yes, toilets are available near and at the O2 Arena.

Is the O2 Arena disable friendly?

Yes, the O2 Arena is disabled-friendly.

Can I carry a camera to the O2 Arena?

Yes, you can carry a camera to the O2 Arena, but not professional grade ones like SLRs.

Can my children visit the O2 Arena?

Yes, children can visit the O2 Arena but will require to be accompanied by an adult and a ticket.

Will the staff let me into the O2 Arena if I’m late?

You will be allowed in at suitable breaks once the O2 events have started.