Bonus Arena Hull is set to open soon and is drip-feeding announcements about upcoming acts. A Hull Today reporter has been shown around by Paul Savage, Head of Entertainment Sales & Marketing for the venue. Illustrated report below.
The theatre-style Bonus Arena is suited mainly to concerts but, as with similarly-shaped arenas in Glasgow, Dublin and Leeds, the venue can put on court-based sports and the likes of snooker or darts.
AFL Architects designed Bonus Arena and their experience shows through in a few features: such as the toilets that can be configured depending on the audience. For example if the venue sells 80% of tickets to men and 20% to women for a show they can make the gents toilets larger to accommodate.
The 3,500 capacity multi-use auditorium has retractable seating and moveable acoustic wall for adaptable configurations; there is exhibition space throughout the building.