The SSE Hydro is a multi-purpose indoor arena that opened its doors in 2013. It hosts a range of music, sporting, and entertainment events and has a capacity of 13,000. The SSE Hydro gets its name from its main sponsors, the energy company, SSE Plc. Top performers at the venue include Rod Stewart
(who played the opening concert in 2013), Prince, and Katie Perry.
Located just 1 mile from Glasgow city centre, The SSE Hydro can be found on Exhibition; the facility is easily accessible by car, bus, train, or foot.
By train and tube: Central Station is a 4-minute ride away from the SSE Hydro, and trains run approximately every 10 minutes for this journey.
By bus: the arena is only 1 mile from the city centre; there are a few bus options that are available including the 100 Riversider, which runs every 30 minutes and goes from Glasgow city centre to the SECC, then the Riverside Museum and back again.
By car: leave the M8 motorway at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Take the cut-off signposted SECC East and turn left at the traffic signals.
International: The SSE Hydro is a 45-minute travel time of three international airports: Glasgow International (15-minute drive), Glasgow Prestwick Airport (45-minute train), and Edinburgh International Airport (45-minute drive).
Multi-storey parking is available adjacent to The SSE Hydro which is operated by City Parking (Glasgow) LLP and is the main parking facility for the venue. The lot has dedicated yellow lines.
Access for people with special needs
There are some wheelchairs available for those that need them; the rent-free wheelchairs are allocated on a first come – first serve basis. Medical staff is on site and is happy to assist wheelchair users getting to and from a location within the venue. An induction loop system is available for the hearing impaired, and there are also accessible toilets for disabled on all levels.