Manufacturing & Engineering - Venue

Manufacturing & Engineering will take place at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on 4-5th July 2018.

Just three minutes from the A1 North, the Metro Radio Arena has established itself as a major North East landmark, alongside the Tyne Bridge, Angel of the North and Hadrian's Wall.

With over 40,000ft 2 of exhibition and conference space, it is the largest concert and exhibition venue in the North East of England, making it the perfect fit for Manufacturing & Engineering 2018.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 4th July 09:00 - 16:00 (conference starts at 08:30)
Thursday 5th July 09:00 - 15:00 (conference starts at 08:30)

Getting There

Metro Radio Arena

Getting here by car or coach

The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle is only 3 minutes from the A1 North - South route. Take the A184 signposted 'City Centre', then follow the A189 over the Redheugh Bridge. When in the vicinity of the Arena, follow the signs to the appropriate car parks.

The full address for your sat nav is: Metro Radio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7NA

Public Transport

Take local bus services or the Metro to Central Station and the Arena is approximately 5 minutes walk away.

There are two bus routes that go to Railway Street next to the arena:

  • No 22 Goes from Market Street to the Arena, the last one is 6.25pm
  • No 604 Goes from Eldon Square, the last one is 11.00pm

All public travel information is available from the Nexus website or Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

Arena Event Car Parking

There are over 600 free spaces on site. Alternatively, there is an NCP car park located next to the Arena, with its entrance on Redheugh Bridge Road.

Cars with wheelchair patrons can park at the Arena subject to availability on a first come first served basis. Pre-booking is not available.

Dropping Off & Picking Up

Drop-offs can be made along Railway Street. You are advised to collect people from an area away from the Arena as it is likely that you will become involved in heavy traffic.

For many shows the road at the front of the building, Redheugh Bridge Road, will be closed for pedestrian safety and approach should be made via Pottery Lane from the east, or up Shot Factory Lane from Skinnerburn Road next to the river.


Taxis can pick up on Railway Street/Arena Way before and after events. There is also a taxi rank at Central Station.


To assist you in planning for attending this event, we have set up a separate accommodation booking link with special rates. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time and receive updated information about the event.

The booking link is:

Guests can also book by telephoning PRIORITY on 0845 6123 611 or +44 1473 550 620 and quoting Event Code: MARK011 18

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