Technical Information

Main Arena 

Floor Area of 4070 sqm. Maximum load is 15KN/M2 (1.5 tonnes/M2). A granwood floor is fitted throughout the Main Arena. Service ducts with power, telecom, data, water and waste at selected locations.


Theatre Style (Conference) 4994
Fully Seated (Show) 4994
Seated/Standing 5194
Standing 7500
Boxing 4863
Ice Rink 4120
Dinner Dance 1000


Wall to Wall 71m wide, 60m long, plus 8m stage recess
Floor Area 4070sq.m
Exhibition Area 3590sq.m


Main Dock Doors 4.3m (14’1”) high and 3.8m (12’5”) wide. Located stage right access via curved ramp.
Secondary Dock Door 3.2 (10’6”) high and 3.88m (12’8”) wide. Located at rear of stage, adjacent to service lifts.


Sodium Working Lights Switchable from Security Lodge or Technical Suite.
Dimmable Tungsten House Lights Controlled from in-house lighting desk


1X1.5 tonne forklift
1 X 5 tonne forklift
1 X 66’ cherry picker


2 X 300 Amp - 3 Phase - Back wall of stage - powerlocks 
1 X 100 Amp - 3 Phase - Stage Left Wall - 125a - Ceeform 
1 X 63 Amp - 3 Phase - Stage Left - Ceeform 
1 X 32 Amp - 3 Phase - F.O.H Catwalk - Ceeform 
1 X 32 Amp - Single Phase - F.O.H Catwalk - Ceeform 
1 X 63 Amp - 3 Phase - Seating Store - Ceeform 
2 X 32 Amp - 3 Phase - Ceeform - Exterior Wall left hand side of Stage Door 
1 X 32 Amp - 3 Phase - Ceeform 
4 X 16 Amp - Exterior wall right hand side of Stage Door 
4 X 32 Amp Followspot Supplies - Ceeform F.O.H 2nd floor balcony 

Mixer Cable Run 

Standard running from centre stage to mixer position is 48m. cable is run through the underground car park and can be accessed at any of 5 service ducts and centre stage. 


Clearance from standard stage to underside of steel is 10m. Clearance from Arena floor to underside of steel is 11.5m. Distance from high steel to low steel runs from 3.2m-4.2m. Roof beams run from stage left to right at intervals of 4m - (expect beams 8 to 9 -4.7m). Bridle Steels have been installed at several positions above stage area, as rigging from top steel is only available at precise locations. A Health & Safety requirement of the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff is that the Venue Rigger oversees & inspects all Rigging undertaken in the main Arena, for this there is a standard charge. 


90 of 8'x4' steeldeck units 
Stage recess 50'x24' @ 5' high (33 units) 
Standard stage 60'X40' @ 5' high (75 units) 
3 sets of treads to 5' or 3'
Other stage heights available on request 3' 4' 5' and 6' with bracing. Additional charges will apply.

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