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Derby Arena & Velodrome

Royal Way | Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JB, England
+44 1332 640011
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Not great

Went to see Sarah Millican, and while she was brilliant the venue sadly fell well short of... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Dobegirl
Great venue, looking forward to returning

I visited as a stall holder for a local Disability event. The car parking was convenient and lots... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Simon K
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Derby Arena is located on Derby’s Pride Park next to the iPro Stadium. Development of the £27.5 million Arena heralds the most exciting and important changes to leisure facilities in Derby in the last 40 years, as part of Derby City Council's Leisure Strategy. The new arena is primarily a space for sports and physical activity; however it also serves as a venue to host cultural events, exhibitions, product launches and conferences, and as such, is able to hold up to 5000 people.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Royal Way | Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JB, England
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Went to see Sarah Millican, and while she was brilliant the venue sadly fell well short of expectations. As others have said, the acoustics are terrible. The sound is dull and nothing carries so the audience participation part didn't work that well for the audience...More

1  Thank Dobegirl
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DerbyArena, Events Team at Derby Arena & Velodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi Dobegirl, We're sorry to hear you didn't have the best experience when you came to see Sarah Millican. Our technical team worked to get the acoustics sounding as effective as they could, but I will pass your comments on to see if there is...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I visited as a stall holder for a local Disability event. The car parking was convenient and lots of disabled spaces for those that need them. The entrance is at the far side of the building from the car park and if you can successfully...More

Thank Simon K
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This was our first visit to the Arena, and it's not suitable as an entertainment venue. We went to see Ed Byrne who was great, but the acoustics were dreadful. We were sitting towards the front, but there was a slightly delayed echo of the...More

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DerbyArena, Events team at Derby Arena & Velodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hi Susanplus3, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am sorry to hear that the acoustics were not satisfactory for you during the Ed Byrne show, I will cascade this to our technical team to see what can be done...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

I'm sure this is a great venue for the minority who enjoy riding a bicycle round and round in circles. However, as a performance venue, it is poor - poor acoustics, poor atmosphere and poorly served by public transport. Imagine attending a comedy show in...More

Thank Malc N
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DerbyArena, Events team at Derby Arena & Velodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hi Malc, Thank you for taking the time to review the arena. I am sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied by the acoustics and atmosphere at the arena, we will ensure that you comments are passed on to our technical team so that we...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were bought a track experience for our birthdays. The instructor was fantastic and really watched and got the measure of us, he pushed us hard and build my confidence (I was nervous as I had never ridden with clip ins or...More

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DerbyArena, Event team at Derby Arena & Velodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi 'JusiC', Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience on the track and will cascade your comments to our coaches. We hope to see you again soon, Warmest regards, Derby Arena

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I watched from the stands as a friend and her cycling group whizzed around the track. Excellent pre-briefing from a coach who makes first-timers feel at ease. It is £16 per hour at Level 1 (Beginners level). One hour on the track is like two...More

Thank Ben O
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DerbyArena, Event team at Derby Arena & Velodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi 'Ben O', Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed watching your friend on the track and hope to see you again soon! Warnest regards, Derby Arena

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We sat in row M 56-59 on the floor and had a good view of the stage. Sounds, lights, screens etc were all good and I would go to this venue again. It’s all nice and new. There was a huge queue for the gents...More

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DerbyArena, Event team at Derby Arena & Velodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi 'Laurie F', Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the venue and that you had a pleasant experience with our catering team. With regards to the snow, we inform local taxi...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Attended 17/03/2018 for John Bishop show, this was excellent. Unfortunately I was having to use a crutch due to recent injury, large arena so a bit of a struggle for me,lots of steps , no signs if there was any lifts. As visitors to Derby...More

Thank shami46
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DerbyArena, Event team at Derby Arena & Velodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi 'Shami46', Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Our venue is fully accessible on all floors however we agree that we could make it clearer to customers that lifts are available that our staff can escort you towards. Before each event...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went to the show last night and his act was excellent, which is more than can be said for the bar staff, and disgraceful pricing at this venue. The Events / Team seriously need to take a look at their pricing...More

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DerbyArena, Event team at Derby Arena & Velodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Could you please send your email address to 'derbyarena@derby.gov.uk' so that we can give our catering team a chance to respond formally? Our catering team use an agency for staffing levels at large...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent visit to the Derby Arena and Velodrome. We have been twice in the past year to watch friends and relatives training for national and world cycling events. The velodrome offers training courses and clubs and other leisure facilities. We enjoyed the food in the...More

Thank Amanda K
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DerbyArena, Event team at Derby Arena & Velodrome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi 'Amanda K', Thank you taking the time to leave your review. We will ensure that your comments are cascaded to our teams and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warmest regards, Derby Arena

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Janette A
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Did you think of ringing the venue, Janette?
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Response from Jane G | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is disabled parking and there are lifts to the seating area. There is an area for wheelchair user spectators
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