Barclaycard Arena FAQ’s

Find out the latest information on Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena with our frequently asked questions. If you would like to find out more or to enquire about available hospitality, please get in touch.

Where is the Barclaycard Arena?
The grand Barclaycard Arena is in the city centre near Birmingham New Street. Barclaycard Arena’s address is King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2AA.

What is Barclaycard Arena’s capacity?
Barclaycard Arena has a seating capacity of up to 15,800 people, making it the one of the largest arenas in the UK. The layout of the Barclaycard Arena is flexible and adaptable dependant on the event.

How to get to Barclaycard Arena?
There are a variety of transport options available for people visiting Barclaycard Arena. The most popular option is train or bus. The Barclaycard Arena is located in the centre of Birmingham making it incredibly accessible.

There are a variety of other options when it comes to travelling to the Barclaycard Arena, including a variety of luxurious coaches and car parking which are available with some hospitality packages. But why not arrive at Barclaycard arena in style with a private car dropping you off, or perhaps even your private helicopter to get the most from your next event.

What are Barclaycard Arena’s opening times?
Barclaycard Arena’s opening times vary depending on the event, for example for Lady Gaga and Katy Perry concerts, the arena would open around 6pm. Comedy at the Barclaycard Arena may commence a little later depending on the comedian. For the most up to date concert start times for the Barclaycard Arena, get in touch with the Villiers team, or check out our website.

Barclaycard Arena hospitality ensures your own quieter VIP entrance and the first access to the event, so you and your guests don’t have to worry about queuing. Prior to the event, your bespoke hospitality delivers drinks, canapes and exciting live entertainment that means you start the day right.

What hospitality packages are available at Barclaycard Arena?
There are a variety of Barclaycard Arena hospitality packages available which can be tailored to your bespoke requests, including the Freestyle hospitality and Club hospitality.

For corporate hospitality at Barclaycard Arena, you can consider a wide range of options dependant on whether you are looking to entertain family, friends or clients. Secure your Barclaycard Arena hospitality for an experience in unrivalled luxury. Enjoy the exceptional status of Barclaycard Arena hospitality for the premier music and comedy events.

Is there a dress code in the Barclaycard Arena hospitality facilities?
Barclaycard Arena does not have a strict dress code in the hospitality facilities.

Why choose Villiers for your bespoke hospitality?
At Villiers, we strive to make your every occasion one you will treasure for years to come and ensure that you receive the maximum value from your event. We place you in the best seats in the house to provide you with experiences you can share and collect. And with over 70 years’ experience, our expertise and connections ensures your next occasion will be unsurpassed. Find out more about Villiers, here.

How to secure Barclaycard Arena hospitality?
Don’t miss out, get in touch with the Villiers team to secure the best of Barclaycard Arena hospitality today!

Call: +44 (0)203 745 3537

What food and beverages are available with Barclaycard Arena hospitality?
The genius chefs at Barclaycard Arena are delighted to provide exceptional gourmet cuisine for whatever you desire. Whether you’re looking for fine dining and perfectly paired wine, canapes and Laurent-Perrier Champagne or informal a la carte dining, there is something for everyone! And with the premier access to the Barclaycard Arena VIP lounge, you and your guests will want for nothing.

Where can I get a schedule for upcoming events at Barclaycard Arena?
Barclaycard Arena hosts a wide range of music and comedy events throughout the year, Barclaycard Arena is typically a must for any touring artist, as they offer the best of the best. You can find out first what’s on at Barclaycard Arena by signing up to the Villiers newsletter, checking our website or, by getting in touch with today for a schedule of upcoming events.

What is the seating plan at Barclaycard Arena?
There are 12 sections of seating at Barclaycard Arena, with 1, 2, 11 and 12 sections being closest to the stage. There are 66 VIP suites which each hold between 12 to 15 guests. Barclaycard Arena is a flexible space, depending on the event the seating plan will be altered.

Does Barclaycard Arena provide disabled access?
Barclaycard Arena provides disabled access with many lifts and ramps to allow access to seating areas with 79 wheelchair accessible spots and space for 79 accompanying people. A dedicated team works throughout the arena to ensure a flawless event.

Is Barclaycard Arena a sustainable venue?
Both Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena and Genting Arena are committed to delivering environmentally sustainable events, both operating under the ‘Greener Arenas’ initiative which promotes environmentally friendly priorities.

Who owns Barclaycard Arena?
Barclaycard Arena (previously the National Indoor Arena) is currently owned by the NEC Group, that also own Genting Arena, the NEC, the ICC, and VOX conference centre.

When was Barclaycard Arena built?
Barclaycard Arena was opened in 1991 as the UK’s largest indoor arena. The Barclaycard Arena went through a renovation that was completed in 2014 and reopened by Michael Bublé.

Secure your hospitality at Barclaycard Arena with Villiers or, if you have any further questions please do get in touch.