Qudos Bank Arena

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park: Hours, Address, Qudos Bank Arena Reviews: 4/5

Qudos Bank Arena
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Concerts • Sports Complexes • Arenas & Stadiums
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Qudos Bank Arena is the largest indoor Arena in Australia that can accommodate up to 21,000 visitors! The Arena is managed by AEG Ogden, part of the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), one of the world’s largest entertainment groups. Managing more than 120 of the world’s premier venues and playing host to the world’s greatest performers, AEG’s absolute priority is to exceed the fans’ expectations. Qudos Bank Arena, recently ranked number one for the highest record selling venue in Australasia! Originally built for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, it has now established itself as one of Australia’s major concert venues. This colossal Arena has played host to a number of international superstars including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, P!NK, Lady Gaga, Motley Crue and Kendrick Lamar. Other events include family shows such as Disney on Ice, The Wiggles and indoor sport, such as Fast4 Tennis, International Netball and AusX Open Motocross.
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Sandy Hilder
1 contribution
Solo
The venue was good, but no screens so even on the low tier I could see very little detail of the performers. I'd also like to stronly recommend that if possible Quodos Arena should prohibit the Viagago company from ever being able to sell tickets to any performance. I purchased a ticket through Viagogo, received confirmation, & purchased airfares Cairns to Sydney, accomodation, airport parking etc. & flew from Cairns to Sydney. I arrived at Quodos however despite numerous inquiries during the day Viagago failed to provide my ticket & I was unable to gain entry.
Cheers
Sandy
Written February 22, 2020
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Sarox210
Townsville, Australia312 contributions
Friends
We attended the Elton John concert from out of town and found the experience to be very easy. The transport to and from the venue was easy to navigate, security staff got people in quickly despite the sheer numbers, everything was labeled clearly so that we knew where we were going. The food and drink areas were well set out and the seating provided good views.
Written January 18, 2020
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia4,306 contributions
Couples
We have visited this venue on numerous occasions for a variety of different performances, the latest being Alice Cooper. An excellent venue that easy to get to by public transport as well as being easy to navigate. We never hesitate to book tickets when at this venue.
Written February 26, 2020
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jebskulker
Sydney, NSW1,975 contributions
Apart from the fact the whole area is difficult to get to by public transport or by car, if you're in the seated area it feels impersonal & far removed from the band on stage. This was my first time in the seats after previously being on the floor for a few shows & I don't think I'd bother with the seating ever again.

I don't know why ticket prices are more inflated here than any other Sydney venue, if proceeds are going to the artist that's fine, but I hope it's not to cover for all the staff & security guards, there was way too many staff members & security on hand. There were maybe 5 or 6 staff at each bar area, and at any given time there was 1 or 2 people lining up. Although maybe people weren't lining up because the drinks on offer were terrible quality & overpriced. $10 for a mid-strength bland Heineken is extortionate.

The main artist requested no photos or videos to be taken during their set, which I can respect, but I didn't see why the usher (not a security guard from what I could see) saw fit to threaten several people with ejection for having their phone down & obviously not taking photos, not even during the main act but during the support act. Disrespectful behaviour in my opinion. I've never seen this happen in 20 years of attending gigs. Unacceptable.
Written March 12, 2020
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Kellie S
1 contribution
Family
We missed first quarter of the Harlem globetrotters because qudos needs Better parking solutions, queued for 40 mins only for the P1 car park to be full. Street parking has been closed off. Catering on-site ran out of hotdogs and chips and other things and queued for so long that we missed 3rd quarter queuing - I felt they weren’t set up for big crowds when this should be their specialty!
Written July 5, 2022
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Courtney 🦋💕
3 contributions
Friends
Overall the the venue is good but I feel that they could have way more food choices (as someone with autism, I eat a lot of different foods but some days I’m more fussy than others and limited fast food isn’t it for me to be honest). The 3 hotdogs I ate (I know that’s a lot but I was hungry 😂) were good but quite average. The venue is wheelchair accessible which is so important. The Amy Shark concert was so amazing and I’m so glad that I was there to experience it with my mum and my best friend. Yes I would recommend this place but I would eat before going 💕
Written July 4, 2021
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Schooner13
Newcastle, Australia31 contributions
Easy entry despite a full house and the exit was quick and easy. Staff were helpful and the view of the concert was very good een from the high cheap seats. The only reason not a 5 star rating is the cost of drinks and food - just because you have a captive audience shouldn't mean you can charge anything you want.
Written January 16, 2020
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Herbie15
430 contributions
Couples
ELTON John concert was brilliant and the sound quality was great. The seating apart from right behind the stage had good views of the entire stage. Comfortable seating, entry was easy with no bags and efficient. The ability to get to and away from the venue had obviously been practiced many times and went smoothly.
Prices for food etc would be what you would expect.
Written January 11, 2020
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Sue
Greater Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Couples
The arena used to offer a great variety of food, now it is appalling. Same food at every outlet & all bad. Couldn’t even get a sparkling mineral water or diet soft drink. It’s about time they lifted their game & served decent healthier food & variety of choice. Great venue being let down by food, drink and ease of service.
Written April 22, 2022
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Linda S
20 contributions
Family
Sporting venue atmosphere tv screens and speaker systems excellent.
Love watching music shows and spot there in the past.
The staff and seating is great . I like the atmosphere and view can get a little cool jacket is a good idea.
Written October 26, 2020
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Qudos Bank Arena is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM