The Odyssey


Aug 8, 2023
Odyssey Centre-SSE Arena

The SSE Arena is owned by the Odyssey Trust Company. 

The complex originated in 1992 and opened in December 2000.

The complex consists of: a multipurpose arena, science centre and shopping centre. The shopping centre houses a movie theatre and bowling alley, alongside a selection of restaurants.

The SSE Arena, Belfast is an indoor multipurpose Arena with an audience capacity of up to 10,800 that has attracted many international performers. Through its existence it has hosted 2,000 events and had an attendance of 9m. It is the home to the UK’s Elite Ice Hockey League team, the Belfast Giants. 

Amongst the many highlights that have attracted vast crowds to the Arena have been concerts by a list of names ranging from Adele to U2 and Michael Bublé to Black Sabbath.

The SSE Arena Belfast hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2011 and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2015. 

Do you want to learn more about the history of Belfast? See this site on my Titanic Quarter & Maritime Belfast tour!