Welcome to Morningside Arena

The best conference venue in Leicester for corporate events and exhibitions

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Leicester Conference Centre available to Hire for Exhibition, Sports and Music Events

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Overview of the Arena

The Morningside Arena, Leicester is the largest and most flexible indoor space in the city of Leicester, and can be used for conferences, exhibitions, music and comedy events, large-scale dinners, celebrations, product launches, parties, weddings, or any other special event.

With over 2,440m2 of floor space in the main Arena, approximately 41m by 62m, and with 220m2 of space on the first floor, the latter capable of subdivision into up to 5 rooms, the Arena has the capability of staging a wide range of events, and provides these exceptional conferencing facilities right in the centre of Leicester. The Arena has access to superb catering facilities, on-site complimentary car parking, and is adjacent the inner ring road and in close proximity to a wide range of public transport, with both the Haymarket bus station for the city, and St Margaret’s bus station for the county, in walking distance.

The Arena is situated on the Grand Union canal, and with bridge access to Abbey Park, and as well as on site car parking, there is access to up to 5,000 car parking spaces within a half mile radius of the Arena, including off the A6, coming from the north.

The Arena has 3 main bars, and 2 large 7m by 3m screens in the main Arena, which can be used for a wide range of promotional and crowd engagement activities, and the Arena has exceptionally comfortable seating, with easy access and egress to individual seats throughout the event.

Events already held include John Bishop comedy night, an evening with Peter Andre, multiple Bollywood music events, and a religious event with the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Forthcoming events include a show by the Dreamboys, and a blues festival, and rock music event.

The Arena is also fully accessible, with a Changing Places for those with profound disabilities.

Home of the Leicester Riders

At over three times the size of a typical leisure centre sports hall, the Morningside Arena is home of the national Club basketball champions, the Leicester Riders, and provides excellent flexibility of use, and conferencing facilities.

The Arena provides an ideal venue for regional, National or International sporting/entertainment events with a capacity of up to 3,000 people [between 2,400 and 2,800 seated]. Major televised boxing events have already been staged by Frank Warren with BT Sport, and Barry McGuigan’s Cyclone Promotions with Channel 5. The Arena has also staged SuperLeague netball matches on Sky Sports, and Great Britain World Cup basketball matches

If you are a sporting national governing body looking for a great venue to showcase your sport, your championships, top class professional events, or you wish to stage a large-scale community or charitable event, the Morningside Arena is for you.

The Arena is also utilised during the week for a wide range of community sport activities, with all ages and groups catered for, including a full suite of basketball sessions.

Many high-profile events have already staged at the Morningside, with capacity crowds of up to 3000. Click on any of the events below for more information and to book. If you wish to know more about our naming rights sponsor Morningside Pharmaceuticals Limited click here.

Venue Hire

The Morningside Arena’s Conferencing and Events Team is ready to discuss how we can flexibly meet your venue needs – call them now!

Call Now 0116 326 9700

EVENTS

Morningside Arena holds events on a regular basis. Click on any of the events below for more information and to book.

Nov 10

Challenge charity Boxing – Peaky Blinders

November 10 @ 5:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Nov 18

Leicester Mercury Wedding Show

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

REVIEWS

Amazing venue... I am hooked with basketball since my son started playing, but there's more to the arena than just basketball! If you are looking for venue give them a call.read more
Joanna Fairey
Joanna Fairey
2018-03-21T09:22:37+0000
Had an absolutely brilliant night at the arena. John Bishop was funny from start to finish. Arrived literally just about 8.00 so avoided any queues. We had to queue for drinks but that’s to be expected.I really hope they host more of these gigs in the future.read more
Maxine Roberts
Maxine Roberts
2018-02-03T14:30:34+0000
Absolutely brilliant night atmosphere was fab. Staff excellent did what they had to and ignored the moaners..we were waiting to go to our seats and couldn't go through due to the team coming out...a few disgruntled people waiting in the que but hey ho the staff had their instructions and had to do their job. Can't always please everyone!read more
Gail Grimes
Gail Grimes
2017-11-25T20:06:55+0000
Rafal Gemza
Rafal Gemza
2018-03-24T17:45:15+0000
Parveen Amla
Parveen Amla
2018-02-18T08:04:16+0000
Mohamed Musthafa Abdul
Mohamed Musthafa Abdul
2018-01-28T09:15:14+0000
Chloe Stanton
Chloe Stanton
2017-12-14T23:26:29+0000
Mandy Payne
Mandy Payne
2017-11-25T19:29:48+0000
Jan Flax
Jan Flax
2017-10-31T18:11:44+0000
Alan White
Alan White
2017-06-21T06:28:17+0000
Great venue, staff and volunteers are amazing....
Dean Carr
Dean Carr
2017-05-09T16:35:09+0000
Valentina Dominici
Valentina Dominici
2017-05-02T14:44:15+0000
Velinski Jasmina
Velinski Jasmina
2017-04-30T19:24:27+0000
Louise Baxendale
Louise Baxendale
2017-04-29T14:03:31+0000
Dharmesh Mistry
Dharmesh Mistry
2017-04-20T11:31:25+0000
Marian Paternostro
Marian Paternostro
2017-02-28T21:00:47+0000
Brilliant all round. Great team, great venue. Will be back soon
Jim Sharman
Jim Sharman
2017-02-26T00:21:38+0000
Great venue for parties and Leicester Riders basketball team.
Jamie Wilkes
Jamie Wilkes
2017-02-19T19:37:39+0000
Simon Winfield
Simon Winfield
2016-12-19T12:18:29+0000
Great place to beFantastic facilities Sports and conferences
Thomas Chiro Jeppesen
Thomas Chiro Jeppesen
2016-11-12T21:03:58+0000
Christine Gleadell
Christine Gleadell
2016-11-12T20:26:18+0000
Dave Potter
Dave Potter
2016-10-25T06:04:42+0000
A fantastic facility for Leicester, it's been a long time coming but we'll worth the wait.
Lisa Osmond
Lisa Osmond
2016-10-24T21:10:30+0000
Fabulous facilities, really friendly staff & very well organised! We came to see Leicester Riders with our local juniors basketball team & it was a great experience for them as well as my self! Will defiantly be back! ����read more
Sue Fletcher
Sue Fletcher
2016-10-24T18:14:55+0000
John Wright
John Wright
2016-10-24T18:13:50+0000
First time at the arena and the first time watching the Leicester Riders. Great game at a superb facility. A real credit for Leicester!read more
James Gunn
James Gunn
2016-10-24T17:49:54+0000
Whilst my son is basketball training, I can spend time in the gym. Instead of going home then coming back to pick him. Great facilities, very welcoming staff. Defo 5 stars for the arena and staff cxcread more
Charliene Larraine Hatch
Charliene Larraine Hatch
2016-09-21T17:35:34+0000
Jen Johnstone
Jen Johnstone
2016-09-09T22:40:20+0000
Michael Smith
Michael Smith
2016-08-09T13:39:23+0000
It is a very good sports arena and very accessible for disabled people
Christine Deary
Christine Deary
2016-06-29T14:39:43+0000
Great venue friendly staff and great basketball courts
John Deary
John Deary
2016-06-22T15:40:35+0000
Anthony Gale
Anthony Gale
2016-04-28T21:38:32+0000
Fantastic facilities and stadium. Very well thought out and planned.
Nicky Clark
Nicky Clark
2016-04-27T06:36:28+0000
The Community Sports Arena is an incredible achievement and wonderful addition to sporting facilities for the people of Leicester.read more
Vicki Marston
Vicki Marston
2015-12-20T20:58:27+0000
Really coming along now, cant wait for the first game with a full house !
Ian Firth
Ian Firth
2015-10-07T12:32:22+0000
This is going to be so good for the city and the people of Leicester
Ursula Higgins Routledge
Ursula Higgins Routledge
2015-01-31T13:05:13+0000
Siobhan Routledge
Siobhan Routledge
2015-01-25T20:12:38+0000
Adam Clarke
Adam Clarke
2015-01-25T17:55:54+0000

PARTNER BRANDS

See more about our naming rights partner here

Leicester Riders Logo
Leicester City Council Logo
LLEP Logo
Leicester College Logo

Make Morningside Arena, with its 3,000 people capacity, the largest and most flexible venue of its type in the City and County and home of the national champions, Leicester Riders, your venue of choice, – whatever your needs.