The SSE Hydro

Glasgow, UK

Scotland’s premier national venue, this 12,000-seat arena was the second expansion of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center’s campus, which originally opened in 1985. Known as ‘The Hydro’, the venue hosts an array of events including concerts, televised debates and awards ceremonies, gymnastics competitions, boxing, and UFC fights, and conferences. As the fourth busiest arena in the world, The Hydro sells an average of more than 1 million tickets each year.

The SSE Hydro
Credit: Marc Turner/PFM Pictures
Owner

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

Architect

Foster + Partners

Users

Touring performances

Seat count

14300

Construction type

Study

Theatre type

Concert hall

Services

Sightline study

Completion

2013

Venue website

thessehydro.com/

The SSE Hydro
Credit: Marc Turner/PFM Pictures