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“Basic overpriced arena venue”

National Ice Centre and Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Ranked #8 of 124 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. The Arena is based within the National Ice Centre complex, the UK's first twin ice pad facility and centre of excellence for ice sports in the UK. The National Ice Centre also comprises the biggest ice sports store in the UK - Ice Locker - as well as dance studios and conference rooms.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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“Basic overpriced arena venue”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Went to see Mrs Brown Boys and were royally entertained by the show, but the dispppointment as usual is this tired overpriced arena. Sat in the gods with our knees under our chins, on plastic seats embedded in the all to apparent concrete surroundings. The men's toilets stank, the drinks prices were exhorbitant at £3.80 for a small bottle of beer, small ice cream £2.50 , didn't even look at the prices of the disgusting smelling burgers. If this is the best we can do for a national ice centre, no wonder we can't play football!

Visited June 2012
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“Concert Hall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

Well this venue can be disaster for the sound quality due to the open construction of the ceiling becomes resonant when there is a lot of sound
However some artists get it right using the line array sound PA systems.

Visited March 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

Second time I decided to try the venue,The show was Mrs Brown rides again. We had seats on the ground floor approx ten rows from the front,which We thought would give excellent views.We had a person with us not to good on his feet,so we were shocked to find we had to climb down steep steps with no hand rails to reach the ground level. The seats were the type you sit on in your local village hall.Close,uncomfortable and no leg room. Drinks in the venue are extortionate.3 bottles of Stella,3 small bottles of water £18 yes £18. The best was to come, 6 very small tubs of ice cream a staggering £15. The venue for ice skating is great,but we will not be visiting the venue ever again.
We left at half time and we were not alone. Several couples were complaining around us at the poor seating and some left part way through the first half.

Visited June 2012
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“the ice centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

plenty of room for our use all ways made welcome and will go back next year

Visited June 2012
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“Mrs Brown's Boys”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

We were very impressed with the organisation there - I do think it's a little pricey for the tickets but I guess that's just the going rate. Refreshments were very expensive and I've never seen such a long queue for the ladies, but it went down pretty quickly. I think that wherever you sat in the arena you would have a good view, although quite a way from the stage - I did think that I could have just watched it on the telly because we were so far way that it was easier to look at the screens than the stage. Beware when you come out - the arena is shoe horned into a small site in Nottingham with no parking and everyone is heading for transport home - a bit chaotic. All in all we had a good night but not sure that I'd rush back.

Visited June 2012
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