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First Direct Arena, Leeds

(3.6/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
First Direct Arena, formerly known as the Leeds Arena, is an entertainment arena featuring popular and modern artists as well as sports events. A few celebrities you may see here include Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Pearl Jam, Andrea Bocelli, and many more. If you want to enjoy something other than music, there are also other performances, such as comedians, The X Factor, Cirque du Soleil, Dancing on Ice, and World Wrestling Entertainment. The arena is the first in the United Kingdom to have a fan-shaped orientation. Work out when and for how long to visit First Direct Arena and other Leeds attractions using our handy Leeds trip generator.
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  • I have lived in Leeds all my life and have always been put off going to concerts due to the travel, so this was literally music to my ears! Its straight up Park Row so not far from the station (and if...  more »
  • Been here quite a few times for concerts and comedians and there's not really a bad spot for viewing, the sound is great and the atmosphere is second to none. The only real down side is the price of d...  more »
  • It's small enough that you can see the band but big enough that you get that great crowd atmosphere. Great bar services and no silly queues too. A great venue. 
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  • Went to see Jean Michael Jarre, absolutely amazing.. The venue was comfortable an warm but a hour of the seat was all I would be willing to put up with.. Sound quality of the Audio was second to none.. I would go again if I knew it was going to be someone worth seeing..
  • Good concert venue. Good audio and due to design of Auditorium there is a good view guaranteed apart from the far blocks on either side if the stage. Have only rated 3* due to extortionate costs of merchandise and drinks. I'm afraid this is common for all venues Good disabled access, There are steps but Ramps as well. Friendly helpful staff to guide you to your seat.
  • I have attended a few concerts here and would say that on the first couple of occasions I thought that it was one of the best indoor arenas in the country. However, on my later visits, I have booked pre-sale tickets and ended up on the very edges where both the views and also acoustics are not so good. So, I would suggest booking central seats as it is worth the extra money for a better overall experience.
  • Saw Australian pink Floyd on 28 / 10 / 16 .was amazing , & Duran Duran last year , first direct such a great place & all staff so friendly
  • Great venue for live music. Lots of standing room, seating is great as it's still quite close to the stage. Even the third tier. There's plenty of places to grab food and drink, which sadly, and as per most concert venues, is a rip off.