The O2 Arena

Here you'll find all the venue information you need, including travel information, a map and a brief history. Select a show below to book tickets.

History

When the Millennium Dome was built for a year-long exhibit in 2000, it attracted a lot of controversy for spending excessive public funds (estimated to be around £800 million) on such a short-lived project. When it closed, it seemed the British public was stuck with a giant conspicuous dome whose exhibits were becoming outdated with every passing day.

After speculation it would become a new football stadium, the idea for it to be converted into an entertainment venue was approved and, following extensive indoor building, it reopened its doors in 2007 as the rebranded ‘O2 Arena’. Since then, it’s achieved a massive turnaround in public perception, overtaking Manchester Evening News Arena and Madison Square Garden, New York to become the biggest-selling venue in the world, with 2 million visitors a year.

Although most well-known for its megastar concerts that have fans flocking in their tens of thousands, it’s also hosted sports tournaments (expect to see plenty of the O2 Arena during gymnastics competitions at the 2012 Olympics), popular stand-up comedians, movie premieres, ice skating shows and eye-popping spectacles of all sorts.

Where is The O2 Arena

Peninsula Square London SE10 0DX