Utilita Arena Cardiff

Utilita Arena Cardiff

Discover what's on at the Utilita Arena Cardiff

This arena is a popular entertainment venue that hosts a wide range of events, including concerts, live music performances, comedy shows, sporting events, and family entertainment.

Formally known as Cardiff International Arena (CIA), and before that the Motorpoint Arena, this venue has a seating capacity that can accommodate thousands of people, depending on the event configuration. It is located in the heart of Cardiff city centre, making it easily accessible for visitors.

The venue has hosted performances by renowned artists and bands, as well as various sporting events and exhibitions. It's known for its versatility in hosting different types of events and catering to diverse audiences.

Mary Ann Street,
South Glamorgan CF10 2EQ
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How to find us

Based in the heart of Cardiff. For your sat nav postcode is: CF10 2EQ

What3Words location is: ///points.famous.starts

By train

The Arena is just a few minutes walk from Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street

By bus

The local bus provider for travel within the city centre is Cardiff Bus. 
Please note that Cardiff does not have a centralised bus station and bus stops for different routes and services are located at different locations within the city centre. 

  • Lifts and wheelchair access
  • Toilets - inc. five accessible toilets located within easy reach of any location inside the venue. Accessible toilets are available on every floor
  • Hearing loop
  • Bars
  • Restaurant

There is no designated parking at Utilita Arena Cardiff but they are surrounded by plenty of multi-story car parks.

Rapports NCP - Capacity: 131 Disabled Spaces: 3
St David's - Capacity: 2568 Disabled Spaces: 120
John Lewis - Capacity: 550, Disabled Spaces: 21
Pellet Street NCP – Capacity: 296, Disabled Spaces: 8
Adam Street NCP - Capacity: 427, Disabled Spaces: 20
Westgate Street NCP - Capacity: 330, Disabled Spaces: 4

If you really have to bring a bag – and it’s preferable you don’t – please do make sure it's small.  Only one small bag per person is permitted.

A small bag is no bigger than 40x40x20cm.


This venue was known as Motorpoint Arena Cardiff since March 2011, then it changed its name changed to Cardiff International Arena (CIA) in 2022, and now it's called Utilita Arena Cardiff.

Lots of names, one awesome arena.

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