The 3 Arena
3 Arena is one of Dublin’s most popular and well-known event venues. If you are attending an event at the 3 Arena, then The Beacon Hotel in Sandyford Dublin will serve as a great base during your stay. The Beacon is a short 7-minute walk from the Green Luas line which will whisk you into Dublin city centre in less than 20 minutes. The Luas will leave you at St Stephens Green where you can walk to the 3Arena located in the Dublin Docklands. Alternatively, you can drive from The Beacon and be at the 3Arena in just 30 minutes or you could get the Number 11 Bus into town which would leave you about a 10 minutes’ walk from 3 Arena.
3 Arena, formerly known as the O2 before rebranding in 2014, can seat up to 14,500 people. The stunning, state-of-the-art entertainment venue allows visitors to enjoy some of the world's most talented musicians with the kind of world-class acoustics that great music deserves. Since opening on 16 December 2008, the venue has been awarded "Live Music Venue of the year" on multiple occasions by Hot Press, quickly becoming one of the top ten busiest music arenas in the world. The new structure allows fans to be closer to the stage by arranging the seats around the stage in a gigantic "fan" formation.
While there are no restaurant facilities on site, there are hot dog stands and sweet and popcorn stalls on each floor. Kiosks also offer customers a variety of snacks, confectionery, hot and cold drinks, and bars with a range of alcoholic beverages. There are official merchandise stalls open at every event at 3Arena which have a selection of official concert memorabilia.
3Arena does not sell tickets, however, you can purchase your tickets for events very easily through Ticketmaster. 3 Arena runs a huge number of exciting events all throughout the year. To see what's on in the upcoming months, you can visit the website here.
If you are looking for a hotel near 3 Arena, The Beacon offers you a refreshing alternative. The Beacon Hotel offers you deluxe accommodation and gorgeous rooms close to the city centre. Enjoy a nice dinner at the award-winning My Thai Restaurant before the show or a cocktail at The Crystal Bar afterwards. With our secure underground car-parking facilities, travelling to and from the city centre could not be more convenient, making The Beacon the perfect spot for a Dublin city break. Be sure to check out our special offers and book your stay today.