Scottish Event Campus

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) features the SEC Centre - five interconnected exhibition and meeting spaces, the iconic 3,000 seat SEC Armadillo and our most recent addition, The SSE Hydro – a 13,000 capacity concert, sporting and special events arena.  With its infinite flexibility, the campus has gone from strength to strength and, with planned expansion and development, will continue to position Glasgow on the world stage.  

SEC Armadillo

Designed by world-renowned architects Foster + Partners, the SEC Armadillo is a Glasgow landmark with a unique style and practical, comfortable facilities for up to 3,000.

SEC Centre

SEC Centre offers five interconnected exhibition and event halls with a combined area of over 22,000sqm.    

SSE Hydro

A truly iconic structure, the 13,000 capacity SSE Hydro is Scotland’s home of live entertainment and is consistently ranked by Pollstar in the top three arenas globally.

Hire Venue

13,000 Capacity Venue

Level 0 Floor Seating

Level 0 Retractable Seating

Level 2 Front

Level 2 Rear

Level 2

Level 3

Accessible Seating

Flexible Capacities

  • Fully Seated: 12000max
  • Seated & Standing: 13000max
  • Flexible Draping System: 5000, 7000 or 9000
  • Short Hall: 5000

Technical Information

Arena Floor

71m in diameter
(clear space 4000m2)


Up to 5 x 400 amp 3 phase


  • 50m diameter rigging grid
  • Min clearance height 19.5m
  • Loading capacity 60 tonnes
  • Rigging directly from the roof structure also available


Easy load in/out through 2 vehicle access doors into arena floor

Production Parking

For up to 12 trucks/tour buses


Screen in main bowl

Digital Signage

Situated throughout public areas

Dressing Rooms

  • 8 star dressing rooms
  • 1 green room
  • 1 wardrobe room
  • 2 group changing rooms

Crew Dining

  • 1 crew dining room
  • Fully equipped crew kitchen


Public access to wi-fi throughout the venue​​

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Marketing & Ticketing

The SSE Hydro Marketing Team has a proven track record, supporting clients across live entertainment and special events.

We pride ourselves in understanding Scottish audiences and can create integrated, targeted marketing campaigns.

With access to over half a million records is serviced by established ticketing brand Ticketmaster to deliver a range of digital marketing initiatives via its ever-increasing database.

Extra marketing, PR and social media support over and above the standard package is available on request.

Naming Rights Partner

Venue Partners

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