Venue Information

About the Bonus Arena, Hull

Bonus Arena is a state-of-the-art, music and events complex with a capacity of up to 3,500 people that will allow Hull to attract large corporate conferences, exhibitions and trade tours as well as major touring concerts, stand-up comedy, family shows and sporting events.  

The building is owned by Hull City Council and is managed by ASM Global.

ASM Global also manages AO Arena,Manchester, Utilita Arena Newcastle, first direct arena Leeds as well as many other venues across North America and Europe.

The arena was constructed by BAM Construction.

About ASM Global

ASM Global was formed in October 2019 from the merger of AEG Facilities, the global innovator in live entertainment venues, and SMG, the gold standard in event management. 

ASM Global is a venue management powerhouse that spans five continents, 14 countries and more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibit centers, and performing arts venues.

As the world’s most trusted venue manager, ASM Global provides venue strategy and management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services. Among the venues in our portfolio are landmark facilities such as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, the Los Angeles Convention Center, Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Conference Centre in Shenzhen, China.

ASM Global also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! A year ago today we welcomed the legendary Van Morrison to open the Bonus Arena and here we are, 12 months later. And what a year it’s been…Madness, George Ezra, Olly Murs, Noel Gallagher, Sean Paul, Stereophonics, Catfish and the Bottlemen and almost 100 events in total.

We couldn’t sum up the last year in a short social post, so we created a video which documents some of the highlights of the Bonus Arena so far. The build, the toilet flushing, the selfies and lots of happy people at events.

Thanks to Hull City Council, Viking FM, Hull FC, Squideo, Cash For Kids, Bud Sugar, Hull Comedy Festival, JAW Media and everyone else involved in creating this film. But most of all thanks to everyone who has been to an event over the course of the last year and supported the venue. Here’s to the next 12 months!