Frequently Asked Questions

The Queen’s Park Arena Summer Programme is scheduled to commence on June 30th, 2023, and will continue until July 23rd, 2023. To get a more detailed understanding of the daily events and activities taking place during the programme, please check the event listings on our website. 

All lost property will be kept at the site office during the festival, so speak with one of the staff members who will be able to help you. If you realise you’ve lost something after the festival has ended, please contact us. Unclaimed lost property will be kept for one week. Any remaining items will either be destroyed or donated to a charity shop. If you find an item of lost property, please hand this to a member of our team. Thanks!a

Please check the event listings for detailed information regarding age restrictions for that specific event.
Young people and children are not allowed on the site without an accompanying guardian/adult with them at all times.

The adult/guardian is responsible for the safety and well-being of any infants, children, or teenagers in their party. Age verification will be checked upon entry by SIA licenced stewards. Furthermore, Cafe/ Bar will operate under a Challenge 25 policy, and may require attendees to provide valid photographic identification (such as a driving licence or passport) as proof of age.

Our event venue features a fully licensed cafe/bar where you can purchase a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Snacks such as crisps, popcorn, nachos, and ice cream will also be available for purchase. Please note that, due to licensing regulations, attendees are not permitted to bring their own drinks onto the premises.


To ensure compliance with age restrictions, the cafe/bar will operate under a Challenge 25 policy, and attendees may be asked to provide valid photographic identification (such as a driving licence or passport) as proof of age.

Our venue is running a cashless cafe / bar.

On Foot

Queen’s Park is in the heart of Glasgow’s Southside. Set within the park, Queen’s Park Arena is best accessed via the entrances on Pollokshaws Road, Balvicar Street or Victoria Road. There are further access points to the park on Langside Avenue and Langside Road.


By Car

Parking is very restricted in and around the Queen’s Park area, we strongly advise travelling by bicycle, foot or by one of the public transport options outlined below. 


By Bike

Set within the park, Queen’s Park Arena is best accessed via the entrances on Pollokshaws There is a Nextbike Glasgow bike station at the Pollokshaws Road entrance to the Queen’s Park. There are a further 43 locations city-wide, with bikes being available for hire 24/7. 

By Train

Queen’s Park Station is the closest station to Queen’s Park Arena. Trains run direct from Central Station to Queen’s Park Station with travel time being under 10 minutes. 

By Bus

Buses from the City Centre directly to Victoria Road can be accessed via routes 4, 4A, 5 and 6. Routes 57, 57a & 38e drop off at Shawlands. Services 4a, 38a & the 57 & 57a link the West End to the Southside.


Our approach to event programming and development involves drawing from a variety of sources. We rely on feedback received from previous events to improve and refine our approach. We also take into account guidance from the QPA board to ensure that our events align with the organisation’s goals and values. Additionally, we welcome ideas from interested parties and stakeholders to ensure that our events are engaging and relevant to the community. As a social enterprise, we are committed to achieving community benefit goals, which also guide our event planning efforts. Finally, we leverage the creativity and expertise of our wider team to develop innovative and exciting event concepts.

The fencing that we have installed plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety of our staff working on the site as well as the integrity of the structures and equipment at the venue. 

We utilise various marketing strategies to promote our events and activities:


  • To reach immediate local residents, we also create and distribute flyers via direct mail drops
  • Social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram are a primary tool for our general marketing. Their speed, affordability, and broad reach make them ideal for reaching a large audience.
  • To advertise within QPA and on-site, we post notices and posters on the QPA notice board and other designated boards.
  • When promoting individual events, we often list them on sites like The List, the Skinny, and What’s on Glasgow to reach a wider audience.
  • For larger events, we create press releases that we send to local papers such as Glasgow Live, The Evening Times, The Glasgowist, and the Daily Record, in the hopes of generating media coverage.


If you’re interested in volunteering for the space, you can easily sign up through our website at Our website is prominently featured on all of our branding and promotional materials, including flyers, so it’s easy to find and access.

Queens Park Arena is a greenspace site and therefore can be uneven underfoot.  

There are pathways approaching and crossing the Arena and space will be made available towards the front of all cinema viewing for wheelchair users.  

If you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements with us, please contact us directly at

This is Scotland… so we always advise to check the weather before attending any events at the Park.

Please keep an eye on our social media for any changes due to extreme weather but some rain won’t stop us!

Events are generally quite short averaging 1-3 hrs. There are a variety of  snacks available onsite. On larger music events where there are no pass outs there is always hot food vendors onsite. Specific details of vendors for larger events will be made public before events so customers can see what’s on offer. The venue is surrounded by local cafes and restaurants. We actively encourage people to use the local amenities if there is nothing that is suitable for their specific diet or is to their taste.

Well behaved pets may join us on site, however, dogs are not allowed to enter the amphitheatre space during events that feature loud music, erupting crowds or explosions that may frighten or aggravate their pets. This policy has been made in line with recommendations from the PDSA who recommend pets not to be brought to music/loud events. Animals are restricted in the performance area on cinema screening, live music and the Sport Screenings and must remain in the Bar/quieter areas which will be specifically made to cater for the safety of customers who may want to bring their pets.   

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