First Direct Arena Leeds

First Direct Arena Leeds

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

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, 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, and Pharrell Williams.

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.

First direct arena is operated by ASM Global, the world’s leading venue management and services company, connecting people through the power of live experiences.

Look below to get tickets to unforgettable nights at First Direct Arena Leeds! Tickets are delivered instantly via email and SMS!

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Available from 28 June 2024 to 30 June 2024
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How To Find Us

Public Transport:

Nearest Bus Stops: Clay Pit Lane, Wade Lane/Lovell Park Road, and Woodhouse Lane.
Nearest Bus Stations: Leeds City Bus Station, Leeds Corn Exchange, and Leeds Station Interchange.
Leeds City Bus operates with a £1 charge on weekdays (every 8-10 mins from 06:30-19:10) and Saturdays (every 8-10 mins from 07:50-19:10).
For up-to-date public transport journey planners, visit WY Metro.

By Road:

The arena is next to the A58 (M) Inner Ring Road. From the Claypit Lane junction (A58), it provides links out of the city center to the east (joining the A64 York Road) and to the south and west (connecting to the M621 and other destinations within Leeds and the wider motorway network via the M62 and M1).
Use postcode LS2 8BY for Sat Nav systems.

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The First Direct Arena hosts a wide range of events, including live music concerts, comedy shows, entertainment performances, and sporting events. It has been a venue for renowned artists, sports events, and entertainment spectacles.

The First Direct Arena has a capacity of 13,781 spectators. Despite its large size, the arena is designed to provide an intimate atmosphere, with all seats facing the stage for an excellent viewing experience.

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