First Direct Arena

first direct arena is the major entertainment venue located in the vibrant city centre of Leeds, hosting live music, comedy, entertainment shows, sporting events and exhibitions.

Voted Best New Venue in the World 2014 at the Stadium Business Awards, first direct arena has played host to some incredible artists since opening in September 2013, including Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bublé, Sports Personality of the Year, Gary Barlow, Prince, Miley Cyrus, Le Tour De France Grand Depart, John Bishop, Championship Boxing, Queen + Adam Lambert, Fleetwood Mac, Premier League Darts, Neil Young, Bette Midler, Drake, Morrissey, The Eagles, Pharrell Williams, John Legend, The MOBO Awards, and Mumford and Sons.

The Arena’s unique “super theatre” style configuration is designed to enhance the arena experience, with all seats facing the stage and high-quality acoustics providing the best sound experience in the UK. Spectators and performers alike will enjoy a more intimate atmosphere with reduced viewing distances inside the 13,781 capacity venue.

For a truly first-class experience, first direct arena offers the ultimate in entertainment and hospitality.

Exterior shot of first direct arena, with multi coloured lighting

Arena Way , Leeds, LS2 8BY

George Ezra in concert. Photo: Ant Longstaff

Photo: Nighthawk Photography

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