The SSE Hydro


The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

European Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Host venue of the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships and the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the stunning SSE Hydro has witnessed plenty of special sporting moments over the years and will help to create them once again as Gymnastics host venue for Glasgow 2018. This stunning arena, already synonymous with the Glasgow cityscape, offers fans a first-class view of the action as the best male and female Gymnasts in Europe perform right here in Scotland.


Venue Accessibility

The venue has a variety of accessible seating options available for spectators.These include:

Wheelchair accessible areas- each purchased wheelchair accessible ticket will be entitled to one complimentary companion seat next to the wheelchair space.

Easy Access Seating for spectators who, for whatever reason, would like to be seated near the entrance/exit or toilet facilities. Where eligible a companion ticket will be complimentary.

Anywhere in venue seating for spectators who don’t need easy access seating but require a companion; where eligible the companion ticket will be complimentary.

Eligibility for complimentary companion ticket is based on ticket holder having one of the following items

  • DLA/PIP award at middle or higher rate for care/mobility
  • DLA/PIP award at middle or high rate for care/mobility
  • National Entitlement card with the carer element C1
  • Recognised companion cards for cinema/theatre
  • Registered blind/deaf

The venue also has accessible toilets.

An infrared loop system is available in blocks 204, 205, 206, 213, 214 & 215 on Level 2, but operation is dependent on each individual event or performance so provision can vary. For more information about the availability of the infrared loop system in the venue please email [email protected]. Infrared receivers are available to borrow from the Information Desk on the ground floor.

Assistance dogs are welcome in the venue and a dog spending area will be available.

Blue Badge Parking is located in the multi-storey Car Park at 10 Stobcross Road, G3 8YW, which is operated by City Parking LLP. Spectators will be charged for parking at this facility. Rates are available on the SSE Hydro website. Availability will be a first come first serve basis.

The SSE Hydro has a small number of wheelchairs to borrow in the venue. Requests for wheelchairs must be made 48 hours in advance of your event. If the request is not made within that time, it will be subject to availability on the day of your event. Please visit the SSE Hydro website to complete this request form. It can be found under ‘Visitor Information’ in the ‘Accessibility’ tab.

Nearest railway station: Exhibition Centre
Bus Routes: Coach operators run services to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station from throughout the UK. Visit Traveline Scotland for details. The 100 Riversider service operated by SPT runs between George Square (north) in Glasgow city centre and the SEC and Riverside Museum (south) and back every 30 minutes. View timetable for details.
Two other bus services operate to and from the Scottish Event Campus, stopping on Lancefield Street near the Clyde Arc bridge, only 2 minutes’ walk from the venues. Full details are available at X19 Stagecoach timetable and McGills 23 service timetable.
Nearest car park: The venue has a multi storey car park which will be open for all patrons of the SEC, there is no exclusive parking for event ticketholders.

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