Information about Derby Arena

Royal Way
DE24 8JB, Derby
+44 1332 640011

Opening hours

  • Monday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Derby Arena boasts an exciting range of facilities from a 250m velodrome track and a high-spec gym to indoor sports and versatile event spaces

Join before 31 Jan and only pay £25 a month until May. Full Derby Active Membership including Gym, Swim and Classes. T&Cs apply

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Derby Arena: Opinions

5/5 (52 Opinions)
Kai Clarke 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: I love the architecture and the layout of the building but I think you should turn the whole place into a indoor arena, it would bring in a lot of money and big events can happen

Nick Nottingham 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: The foot bridge is now closed but a great place to visit.

Melissa Baker 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: My son had his first go on the track today at the velodrome and loved it. great facility

Nana Camm 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Went for my grandsons graduation & now know how the arena is laid out for entertainment. I will be booking as its a great place.

Roxana Baciu 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: This place is huge but amazing,just been there for graduation. I can't wait to start the master to go again here.

Matt Ayres 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Myself and my (now my ex) went to it back in 2015 .... When we got there it was closed for the day.... But it looked pretty awesome from the outside!

Roblox Videos 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Went to see sleeping beuty twice and i saw the last performance. Amazing best panto ive ever seen! Richard/mervin was my favorite so happy for him going to be an actor but so sad to see him go. Sad to see its over but it was fabulous!!

Matt Underwood 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Great experience. Would absolutely recommend to anyone who enjoys cycling and is tempted (even if intimidated) by the idea of riding on track. I had a great intro to the velodrome and will definitely be back.

chris bunting 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Fabulous facility. Great to see British Cycling performance squad inaction.

sohal chadry 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: place for badminton, table tennis and. Gym. All very good and well maintained

Richard Kay 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Great place, lovely, friendly staff, good amenities, very clean, nice, reasonably priced cafe.

Andrew Perry 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Larger than I expected. Very much a place to visit though out the week loads of things to do

Sue Aldridge 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Excellent service nothing was too much of a problem. Clean toilet area. Straight forward getting into & out of the car park. Well done

Debbie Pearson 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Went to see Motown show excellent stayed at the travel lodge close by excellent

Steven Sieff 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Easy to access multisport venue with welcoming staff and cafe. Plentiful parking including EV charging, provided have correct Pulse app/card.

julie bramford 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Brilliant night at the arena . Staff are very helpful here . Parking was good . The Dreamboys amazing !!

Ann-Marie Caseley 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: First Body Combat class. It was hard work but loved it. Class instructors lively and supportive.

Tony Spain. 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Fantastic facility and the event that we were attending (indoor hockey tournament) was hosted free! The staff were superbly welcong and accomodating. Was very envious watching the cyclists using the velodrome.

S Wong 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Always love coming to the arena. Great gym but different classes to attend if you want.

Benjamin 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Great venue! Staff were all super friendly and welcoming.

Ken Marland 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Came here to see the national cycling. Free parking at the door. Good seats. Staff all helpful though could improve their food offering

Christopher Vargyas 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Great afternoon riding at the velodrome. Instructors are great, equipment in good condition. Would recommend. Update...2nd trip. Really good fun. Instructors excellent and made the visit memorable. Definitely recommended.

TiaCx 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Absolutely incredible. I visited to see Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 2 Tour live and it was everything and beyond that. The staff were helpful and welcoming. However, the toilets were crowded and they only allowed you to get drinks during intervals which was a bummer due to the queues, and if they got too long, security would stand at the back of the queue and tell people to sit down.

Rich H 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Great night watching the national Madison Championships. Top class athletes making it look 'almost' effortless.

David Green 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Great venue.

Russ Lawson 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Visited to watch Jack Whitehall. Parking was directly outside only a short walk to the venue. Bar area was well stocked and staffed. Sound system and views were also excellent.

Martin Ball 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Having been to a few Velodrome tracks I was pleasantly surprised by the more laid back and friendly set up here. The coaches weren't OTT with unnecessary rules and appreciated that as a group we were there because we just wanted to enjoy the experience and razz round and enjoy it for what it was. 2 hrs went really quick, they kept us safe, and spent plenty of time and attention of the different abilities, taking care of the less confident and making sure the more gung ho didn't kill anyone. Good to see the centre space being used for table tennis on such a huge scale too. Would suggest timing your run to visit when there isn't a footy match on next door as that hinders access, but that's not the venues fault. Free clean and tidy showers and changing facilities for before and after. You need to provide your own padlock. The cafe doesn't have a good selection of cakes, just rubbish things in wrappers which is strange for a cycling venue because bikes and cake are like peas and carrots in my head.

Meysam 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: very advance arena. We usually go every year to play table tennis and it is very amazing. Just the quality of the food was not great, I hope they increase that too..


Fantastic experience: I went there being with Derby County Community Trust getting back to doing exercises due to my BMI being very high. I enjoyed it very much. But I ached all over.

Diana Taylor 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Went to watch grandsons getting coached on cycling track. They both had a great morning. They travel often long distances to get this worthwhile coaching. Also whilst there i saw teens in a seriously contested table tennis final. All in all a great place. Oh and the drinks were reasonably priced.

Sue Morris 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Just started at the Gym here! Brilliant! Such a friendly helpful team, and the equipment is always working! Lovely Cafe 24, serving homemade soups too! Also felt very Covid Safe

Steve Day 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Took my son for a taster session on the track and we were absolutely blown away by how good it was. The building is spotless and quite beautiful, my son found his coach to be passionate about cycling and that was infectious. He passed Stage 1 and we've signed up for stage 2 as soon as we could. The lady on the desk was also most helpful and friendly to us clueless newbies and we felt immediately welcome. There's a nice cafe for a coffee and on the day we went there was a table tennis competition going on on the ground floor on the level down from the track. It was a nice place to spend a Saturday morning. Only wish we'd known about it sooner.

Kelly Allbutt 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Went to see Sarah Millican. Had a great night. Super friendly and helpful staff. As a disabled person and wheelchair user, it's hard to go out and not have to worry about accessibility and facilities as well as waiting in long lines, and being in big crowds. It was lovely not to worry about any of that. Ticket pick up was simple and eas. Queues were well handled and priority lines for disabled people was fantastic. Will definitely be visiting again. Thank you for making my night so easy to enjoy.

Fay walker 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Went here last night to see postponed elvis show. Very impressed with show and seating. Good view of the stage. £5 parking fee which was directed by staff.. Security checks good.. Staff wearing masks.. Bar prices bit expensive.. (£9for can of budweiser and can of strongbow) but very enjoyable experience..

Craig Blunt 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Wonderfull facilities and great arena for GB handball team

Lorenzo Abussi 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Exceptionally used as vaccination center. I'm very looking forward to attend a sport event inside. Will be the sign that life has started to flow again. Massive thank you to all the NHS staff and volunteers.

Marek Vilis 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: I really can't judge the Arena as a venue place. I was there with a friend for his Covid jab. It was organized efficient, still with signs for social distancing. It definitely felt safe. The staff/volunteers were really helpful. The building from outside looks intersting. I think there is enough space for parking when there's a venue.

Mike Scarth 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: This visit was to get my vaccination so I can't really call this a review of the arena? However the process to get the jab was a seamless and professional experience. Well done NHS and to the amazing helpful volunteers.

Luke Strife 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Went there for my first covid jab. Extremely impressed with the setup they had. Safe, very efficient. Was only waiting in line for 15 minutes, the nurses and volunteers were all very pleasant. It makes me proud of our NHS and public volunteers.

Eve CHILLINGTON 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: I went for my first Vaccine today at the Arena and they were brilliant! I was so nervous the staff were so lovely and made me feel so calm! Want to say a big thank to the staff for their service and kindness! See you again soon for 2nd one.

Mirk Robinson 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: A multi purpose arena designed on the outside to look like something from a science fiction movie. Great facilities and easy to find, lots of parking. M

Ami Jones 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Had my first vaccine today and couldn't have gone better. A welcome round every corner from the volunteers. Kind and polite staff when doing the vaccine. Adequate seating area for the 15 minute wait. Everything explained clearly and patiences given. Perfect if your someone who is anxious about the experience. Plenty of on site parking too.

Hannah Elizabeth Harrison 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: We came for our jabs in the last few months. Everyone was amazing so helpful and friendly. Great parking lots of spaces. It was a nice experience and the building looks great inside and out!

Bahareh Kadkhodaei 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Best place ever! My mother had a physiotherapy session there. Also my family and I got our vaccination jab there! In general, there was clean and staffs were polite.

Stephen Richardson 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Had both my jabs here. The staff and volunteers created a very professional, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. On both occasions I was done within about 5 minutes of entering the building. Brilliant, thank you and very well done. Go and have a peek at the wildlife trust area at the rear of the car park before driving home.

Caroline Egan 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Wonderful staff. Great food with excellent presentation. I'm very fussy about everything when I walk through the door in a restaurant. This place is amazing and I could not fault a thing. Very very nice

Laura Parnell 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Having only attended for our vaccines, most recently taking my gran yesterday. I can say that I am impressed with the area, easy to get to, plenty of on site parking. All the staff have been lovely. The arena itself is modern inside, well presented and clean. Very much looking forward to attending events there in the future

Phil Grain 3 years ago

Fantastic experience: Third year in a row to see Morgan Brinds Panto, all three have been excellent, entertaining fun filled shows. Car parking has always been fine ( not sure if football match on at same time, will be so easy) £3 when panto parking. Paths, venue both sides of ticket collection very spacious, staff have always looked happy and very hard working especially after the show cleaning up following the show. Took a bit longer to get to this year due to road works, but not the venue's fault. Not had to use the venue's facilities so can't comment on them, but everywhere else has looked new and extremely clean.

James Farnhill 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: I really enjoyed my session here. The coach was very helpful and I got up to speed sooner than I thought. You can hire all your kit if it's your first time and there is a wide range of bikes and shoes even if you are very tall.

2495 Dave 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: Hi attended this venue for my son's graduation. It is an amazing venue with plenty of parking (£3 charging for parking as it was a graduation event). There is a cafe at the entrance which was very reasonable also which was a pleasant surprise. We ordered three bacon cobs a coffee and two apple juices for £12. The staff were friendly and the event was well organised.

Stephen Strong 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: The best Panto in the East Midlands every year. Lovely venue. Great staff. Fun filled atmosphere.

James Musgrove 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: Brian Cox was fantastic, and the event was an amazing experience.

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