IT has been more than three months since Carlisle's newest music venue, Box Arena, opened in the city. 

The new night-out location, which is located at 7 Portland Place in Carlisle, took over from The Venue and officially opened on October 21 with a sold-out DJ show. 

It has since hosted music nights, the popular target wrestling and even an U18 club night, which it described as a 'huge success'.

Ben Greenslade said: "We held one in December and it was a huge success and we are really keen on building these up and putting them on much more often as there is so little available for young people in Carlisle as it stands, and events like this are a real bonus for young people in our area.

"The feedback from both the attendees and the parents from the event was fantastic and the acts and DJs were brilliant."

Another U18 event, run by 'We are Bounce', has also been set up for Friday, February 16, with tickets available now on Skiddle. 

News and Star: One of the DJs at the We Are Bounce event in DecemberOne of the DJs at the We Are Bounce event in December (Image: Box Arena)

In recent events, Box Arena hosted DJ Billy Gillies, currently 17th in the charts with his hit single DNA (Loving You) for a 'really special' sold out event. 

Over the Easter weekend Loco will present another event at Box Arena, including DJ Alan Fitzpatrick, with tickets also available on Skiddle.