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The Coventry Building Society Arena, previously known as Ricoh Arena, is an award-winning venue in one of the UK’s most up and coming cities, hosting entertainment, sport, and business events, and building a lasting legacy for the Midlands.

Just 40 minutes from Birmingham, the area is easy to access and CBS Arena has everything we need and more, over and above the fantastic spaces, the event will inhabit…easy parking, an on-site hotel plus more nearby, on-site restaurants, one of the UK’s largest casinos, bar and brasserie, coffee shop and bakery.

With 70% of the UK’s population living within a 2-hour drive of CBS Arena, it has 1.6 million visitors a year – and we’re very excited to be joining them!

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Address:

Coventry Building Society Arena, Judds Lane, Longford, Coventry CV6 6AQ

Phone

+44 (0)7470463878

Email:

info@theprostheticsevent.co.uk

Floor Plan 2021

Plan your day so you don’t miss out on the busy schedules of demonstrations and educational classes on the Main Stage and Education Stage, found downstairs from the Exhibiton Hall. There are also demos and classes on stands in Hall 2, loads of products and materials to buy, and the Application Station and Body Art Zone competitions to watch!

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How to find us

Situated in the heart of England, CBS Arena is within two hours drive of 75 percent of the population. It’s around 800 yards from junction 3 of the M6, as well as being within easy reach of the M1 and M40 and it has its own train station called Coventry Arena. There are another three train stations within 8 miles, Birmingham International Airport is only a 20-minute drive away and London Euston is 55 minutes by train. There are 2,000 car parking spaces on site.

By car

Directions from the North

  • Take the M1 southbound, leave the M1 at junction 21, then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the M69 (signposted Coventry, Birmingham)
  • Leave the M69 branching left (signposted Birmingham M6, Coventry North and Central A4600).
  • Keep in right-hand lane then continue forward (signposted Birmingham) joining the M6 at junction 2.
  • Leave the M6 at junction 3, then take 2nd exit onto Phoenix Way – A444 (signposted Coventry)
  • At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowley’s Green Lane. At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judd’s Lane.
  • Arrive at CBS Arena.

Directions from the North West

  • Take the M6 southbound.
  • Leave the M6 at junction 3 (signposted Coventry North) then at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Phoenix Way – A444 (signposted Coventry).
  • At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowley’s Green Lane. At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judd’s Lane.
  • Arrive at CBS Arena.

Directions from the South

  • Take the M40 northbound
  • Leave the M40 at junction 15, then at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Warwick Bypass – A46 (signposted Coventry).
  • Continue forward to join the A444, take left hand lane (signposted City Centre) onto London Road – A4114.
  • Continue forward on London Road – until you reach the Ring Road. Stay in right-hand lane and take 2nd exit onto the Ring Road.
  • Leave the Ring Road at junction 3 – at roundabout take 2nd exit onto Sky Blue Way.
  • Proceed forward over traffic lights.
  • At next roundabout, take 1st exit onto A444, signposted Nuneaton.
  • Continue forward on A444, straight on at roundabouts until you see the Ricoh Arena.
  • At the last roundabout adjacent to the CBS Arena on your right-hand side, take 3rd exit onto Rowley’s Green Lane.
  • At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judd’s Lane.

More info: https://www.cbsarena.co.uk/visiting-us/getting-here/

Parking

CBS Arena has three on-site car parks with a total of 2,000 spaces available, all within close proximity of the venue’s main entrances. You can pre-book and pre-pay for parking or pay on arrival. More info here: CBS Arena on-site parking

By train

There is an on-site train station at CBS Arena:

Coventry Arena Train Station

Arena Park Shopping Centre
Classic Drive
Coventry
West Midlands
CV6 6AS

This station is approximately a 5-minute walk from the Arena.

Train times:

  • Monday to Friday: one train per hour in either direction
  • Wasps Match day: one train per hour in either direction with double carriage capacity
  • CCFC Match day: one train per hour in either direction with double carriage capacity

The next nearest station is Coventry Train Station:

Station Square
Coventry
West Midlands
CV6 6AS

The railway station is in the City Centre approximately six miles from the Arena. There are always black cabs immediately outside the station and it is roughly a 10 to 15-minute journey.

Click here for more information on train stations and timetables.

Please Note – The last train leaving Coventry Railway Station to London Euston is 23:31 (Saturday is 22:48). The last train leaving Coventry Railway Station to Birmingham New Street is 01:19 (Saturday is 23:30).

More info: https://www.cbsarena.co.uk/visiting-us/getting-here/#TravelbyTrain

By bus

There are a number of buses that stop at the Retail Park opposite CBS Arena, which is approximately a 10-minute walk away.

  • Service 4 provides a link to the Retail Park from Holbrooks and Walsgrave (Univesity Hospital) via the City Centre and Stoke Hill with buses running all day, every day.
  • Service 5 links the Retail Park with Holbrooks and Coundon continuing on to Earlsdon and Torrington Avenue via the City Centre with buses running every day
  • Services 2020A and 20E all serve the Retail Park via Foleshill Road from the City Centre with frequent buses throughout the day.

More info:https://www.cbsarena.co.uk/visiting-us/getting-here/#TravelbyBus

By taxi

CBS Arena works closely with Allens Taxis, a Coventry-based taxi company with over 200 vehicles. Visit the Allens Taxis website to find out more or call 02476 55 55 55.

More info: https://www.cbsarena.co.uk/visiting-us/getting-here/#TravelbyTaxi

By air

CBS Arena is a 20-minute drive from Birmingham Airport.

More info: https://www.birminghamairport.co.uk

Entering the Venue

When you arrive, please enter the Arena via the North Entrance into the Atrium and walk down the corridor following the signs to Hall 2. You will find the entrance to the Exhibitors’ Room, Hall 2, clearly posted on your right-hand side. This is also where you can queue before the doors open at 9am.

Access for Disabled Visitors

The entry route described above into the venue from the car parks is flat and takes you into the main Event space, Hall 2. To get from Hall 2 to the stages on the floor below, disabled visitors will use a lift located through the double doors at the back of Hall 2 in the room behind it, Hall 1. Venue staff and stewards will be available to assist with this.