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“No Food or Drink Allowed!!”

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Ranked #16 of 90 things to do in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham is one of the UK's top entertainment venues. Our 10,000 seat Arena hosts the cream of live music, comedy, shows & sporting events in the Midlands.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please BEWARE!!!
NO FOOD NOR DRINK are allowed to be taken into the arena. When you are searched at the entrance it is all removed and disposed of upon entry. We had a small 500ml plastic bottle of coke and a share bag of maltesers and these were both confiscated - OUTRAGEOUS or wot??
What is more annoying is that as soon as you enter through turnstiles then you can buy the very same products for THREE TIMES the price we paid!
So, not only do you have to go without refreshments that you brought but you lose the money that you paid for them and then you are penalised by extortionate prices.
I'm afraid this ruined our evening. Furthermore we were not informed beforehand, this is why I am telling you now!!

Thank pingpong768
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NottsArena, Front Office Manager at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there. Sorry you felt this ruined your evening. We do state in our terms and conditions that only food and drink purchased in the venue can be consumed in the venue (except in limited circumstances on provem medical grounds) and this is fairly standard practice across the many arena's in the UK.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2 great concerts helpful staff good views friendly atmosphere drinks not a bad price easy to find will return again soon

Thank warren b
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to the Motorpoint before and indeed to see Cirque du Soleil I knew what was instore however my expectations were surpassed. There were some excellent new food and drink vendors (IPA or hallumi fries anyone?) and the show itself was fantastic. Spellbinding, in fact. Best show that I have ever seen and I highly recommend you see it yourself.

Thank Elmo1989_03
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NottsArena, Front Office Manager at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. We're glad you like the new catering options and I agree, the Cirque Dul Soleil show was fantastic!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two ladies (staff members) at the carpark gave wrong directions to the arena. 'Turn left and its two minutes away'. No it isn't, its turn left then right and its more like 8 mins. I needed to know as partner on mobility scooter...... they didnt tell us about the disabled carpark right by the arena even though I said he was disabled!! After eventually arriving at the arena, the disabled access was thankfully good (always a worry), security was good, very expensive food/drink and tops had to be taken off drinks so they went flat quicker. Basic fold down seats, not that comfy. Was a bit annoyed that people were let in late. Wifi wasnt working.

Thank Romagirl327
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NottsArena, Front Office Manager at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there. Thank you for your comments. Really sorry you felt the directions from the Car Park were not clear. We should be saying it is 5-10 minutes from The Arena, so if you were told it is 2 then I apologise. There is a small area of disabled parking on Dean Street at the side of The Arena if you wanted to try this in future, although this is council owned rather than our own. I'll also pass on the comments about the WIFI.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great organisation welcoming staff and great facilities very clean will definitely return had a fun night out well done

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NottsArena, Front Office Manager at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice feedback. Glad you had such a good time ☺

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