Carlisle's newest events venue, Box Arena, has enjoyed a successful first month in business having hosted a number of sold-out shows. 

The new night-out location, which is located at 7 Portland Place in Carlisle, took over from The Venue in October. 

The multifunctional indoor events arena underwent a full refurbishment which included new bars and a full overhaul on stage lighting, sound, and performance space.

Box Arena officially opened on October 21, a week earlier than initially planned, welcoming DJ Morgan Seatree to the border city, alongside Parkins, Ben Davey, Karl Rowlands, and Dean Matthews.

It has subsequently hosted music nights and recently welcomed the popular Target Wrestling event, which showed its versatility as a venue. 

Upcoming event highlights include 'We Are Bounce', which is a night specifically for under-18s in Carlisle on December 15, as well as Danny Bon, Paige Tomlinson, Josh Micky at a night hosted by Loco Events on December 22. 

Boxing Day will see Sosa perform at another Loco Events night, with Billy Gillies and Kimmic set to appear on January 27, hosted by Goodgreef.