University of Worcester Arena

The latest venue for the TAGB English and British Championships

Worcester is a small city on the banks of the River Severn in Worcestershire within 30 minutes of Birmingham located close to the M5 motorway and 50 minutes from Bristol.

Additional information on this venue including parking, directions and facilities is available from the University website


The University of Worcester Arena was completed for use in June 2013 and officially opened in January 2014. It is a purpose built sports venue and is ideally suited to hosting Tae Kwon-Do events.

Arena Layout (Ground Floor)

Public areas will remain ticketed throughout. All spectators will require a ticket to enter the Arena.


Parking charges apply every day including Sunday. All day Sunday is 3.50 GBP for surfaced car park and 3.00 GBP for the attended unsurfaced car park to the rear of the arena.

There are 290 spaces on the surfaced and unsurfaced car park in the immediate vicinity of the arena. There are 2000 spaces at the University Campus further along the road within a 5 minute walk. The immediate spaces will fill quickly and we suggest you plan for parking at the University where similar parking charges apply. There is city centre parking.

Changing Rooms and Lockers

3 male and 3 female changing rooms will be available; all have shower facilities and disabled access. Lockers have electronic pass keys available free from reception.

Food Service

The 1st floor of the arena offers an 80 seat canteen style food service with internal viewing balcony and external river side viewing balcony.


The best way to find accommodation is through searching online. There is a Premier Inn within walking distance of the Arena. Please do not contact the arena regarding accommodation.

Opening Times

Tournament spectators and competitors will not be admitted to the arena before 8.30 a.m. You must queue outside the arena. Please be prepared for inclement weather in March and November.

Floor Surface

It is proposed that the fighting area will be carpeted - this is subject to change.

Warm-Up Area

It is proposed that a medium sized side room will be set aside for warming up - this is subject to change.