The Sheffield Arena was opened by the Queen in 1991 and was initially used to host the World Student Games. Since then it has gone on to host many of the world's biggest music acts including U2, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Robbie Williams and Beyonce among others. This versatile arena offers a capacity ranging from 3,500 (for theatre-style shows) to 13,500 (for larger productions).
International Supercross and Endurocross events are also hosted at the Sheffield Arena, which involves turning the arena into a giant dirt track. The Sheffield Arena is currently home to the Sheffield Steelers ice hockey team, who play in the Elite Ice Hockey League.
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Friday 3rd March 2017
The stars of the 13th series of The X Factor will be heading out on a UK arena tour in 2017. The X Factor Live Tour will visit Sheffield Arena on Friday 3rd March.
Friday 7th April 2017
Russell Howard returns to the live stage in the spring of 2017. The star and creator of the topical TV comedy show Russell Howard's Good News will perform live at Sheffield Arena on Friday 7th April during the tour.
Saturday 8th April 2017
Peter Kay's Dance for Life 2017 tour will arrive at Sheffield Arena on Saturday 8th April. This three-hour dance-a-thon party, with DJ PK on the turntables, promises to be a joyous and unforgettable fundraising experience – with all profits going to Cancer Research UK.
Monday 10th April 2017
The Who will play a brand new set, Tommy And More, during a UK tour in the spring of 2017. The rock legends will perform live at Sheffield Arena on Monday 10th April as part of their rescheduled tour.
Friday 28th April 2017
The Vamps will be touring the UK's arenas again in the spring of 2017. The four-piece pop band will perform live at Sheffield Arena on Friday 28th April as part of the tour.
Thursday 4th May 2017
The 14th round of the 2017 Betway Premier League Darts tournament will be played at Sheffield Arena on Thursday 4th May. Watch as eight of the game's top players compete against each other for the chance to be crowned the 2017 champion.
Saturday 6th May 2017
Bruno Mars will be touring the UK's biggest arenas during the spring of 2017. The Grammy Award-winning Hawaiian singer-songwriter will perform live at Sheffield Arena on Saturday 6th May as part of The 24K Magic World Tour.
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Iron Maiden will embark on their first full UK arena tour in six years during 2017. The legendary rock band will perform a show at Sheffield Arena on Wednesday 10th May as part of The Book of Souls World Tour.
Thursday 11th May 2017
The WWE Superstars will return to the UK in the spring of 2017 for another action packed WWE Live tour. Get ready for an evening of world class wrestling when WWE Live comes to Sheffield Arena on Thursday 11th May.
Fri 12th May - Sat 13th May
Micky Flanagan has announced a new stand-up show for 2017 titled An' Another Fing. The cheeky East End comedian will perform his new show at Sheffield Arena on 12th and 13th May as part of a UK tour.
Mon 29th May - Tue 30th May
Take That are going back on tour with Wonderland Live in 2017. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen will perform live at Sheffield Arena on 29th and 30th May as part of the new tour.
Saturday 10th June 2017
Kings of Leon will be back touring the UK again in 2017. The American rockers will perform a gig at Sheffield Arena on Saturday 10th June as part of the band's latest UK tour.
Fri 27th Oct - Sat 28th Oct
Little Mix will be back touring the UK's arenas in the autumn of 2017. Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall will perform live at Sheffield Arena on 27th and 28th October during the Glory Days Tour.
Sat 4th Nov - Sun 5th Nov
John Bishop makes a welcome return to stand-up comedy in 2017 with his fifth UK tour. The comedy superstar will perform live at Sheffield Arena on 4th and 5th November as part of his new 'Winging It' UK tour.
Thu 30th Nov - Sat 2nd Dec
Good Mourning Mrs Brown returns for its first full UK arena tour in 2017. This hilarious show, starring Brendan O'Carroll and Mrs Brown's Boys, will be performed at Sheffield Arena from 30th November to 2nd December 2017.