The SSE Hydro is Scotland’s home of live entertainment, consistently ranked by Pollstar in the top 10 busiest venues in the world.

The SSE Hydro has been designed to accommodate a wide range of concerts, conferences and events.

Due to its flexibility, the venue can play host to a variety of worldwide events with differing capacity, genre, digital and production requirements. The unique amphitheatre design promotes an intimate environment while the venue’s recognisable exterior has cemented The SSE Hydro as an iconic part of the Glasgow skyline.

Concerts & Events

The SSE Hydro is consistently ranked by Pollstar in the top 10 busiest venues in the world and is firmly placed as the home of Live Entertainment in Scotland. This achievement has had a substantial and positive effect on the calibre and profile of artists and events that we can now attract and deliver – world class artists in a world class venue. Over 1 million visitors each year, coupled with strong global partnerships, makes us a venue of choice in the Live Entertainment touring calendar.

The seats and staging can be configured to provide a capacity of 12,000 (all seated) or up to 13,000 (standing in performance bowl).

 

Conferences, Corporate Events & Banqueting

The SSE Hydro presents an extraordinary environment for corporate meetings and events, and large scale conferences. What’s more, The SSE Hydro makes an extraordinary venue for product launches.

A flexible draping system means that the space can be adapted for conferences (c. 4,000 delegates upwards), corporate events and dinners.

Vital Statistics

  • Floor Levels – 0, 2 + 3
  • Floor Area – 3,957 (m2) / 42,593 (sq ft)
  • Dimensions LxWxH – 71.0 (m) diameter / 233’ 0’diameter
  • Capacity – Up to 13,000

Table of Room Specifications And Capacities

Room Theatre Reception Floor Level Floor Area
The SSE Hydro 11,901 - 0, 2 + 3 3,957 (㎡), 8,339 (sqft)
The SSE Hydro (0) 3,965 5,000 0
The SSE Hydro (2) 5,128 - 2 -
The SSE Hydro (3) 2,808 - 3 -

What's Included?

  • Venue support: technical, operational, box office, marketing
  • Flexible draping system to alter capacity
  • Digital assets within venue
  • 8 dressing rooms, 1 green room, 1 wardrobe room, 2 group changing rooms
  • Crew catering area
  • Front of house stewarding and security
  • Wi-Fi
  • First aid team

Technical Information

  • Dimensions – 71m in diameter, 3,957m2
  • Roof loading – 51m diameter rigging grid with a minimum clearance height of 22m. Loading capacity of 60 tonnes
  • Power – Up to 5 x 400 amp 3 phase
  • Ceiling height – 123m wide roof, 45m at highest
  • Load in/load out – Easy load in/ load out through two vehicle access doors
  • Parking – Up to 12 trucks and buses within the service yard (additional parking available)
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