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First Direct Arena

Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 8BY, England
+44 844 248 1585
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Poor seating for pre-sale tickets

We booked pre-sale tickets for James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at £76 each. Sadly the seating was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David K
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James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt - excellent. Leeds Arena - not up to standard.

Lots of queuing for drinks, ice creams. Excellent young man showed us to our seats. Performance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon L
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The first direct arena is a 13,000 capacity super-theatre that opened in the summer of 2013.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“sound quality” (106 reviews)
“fleetwood mac” (33 reviews)
“mrs browns boys” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 8BY, England
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+44 844 248 1585
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked pre-sale tickets for James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at £76 each. Sadly the seating was temporary with less leg room and less width than the permanent seating higher up and wasn't orientated towards the artists. We managed to move half way through to...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of queuing for drinks, ice creams. Excellent young man showed us to our seats. Performance began...why oh why are people who don't arrive on time, in this case 730, shown to their seats, inevitably with a torch, and not made to wait until the...More

Thank Jon L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was here to see a concert on 4th July. Place looked well and had good levels of security with friendly enough staff. Easy to navigate through and had ability to hold and cater for the crowd there. A little dark when being shown to our...More

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So sad, have been to several concerts and events now and at each one my partner and I became crippled with knee pain before the midway point. Have to scramble to book aisle seats or not bother attending. What makes it worse is they don’t...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I went to this concert and was a fabulous show and were upgraded to position which was great for me on first floor so access for anyone like me who is disabled was perfect. Access to toilets, bar all on same level...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here quite a few times. Great view from 90% of the seats!Best seats in the house are block C, Row A ,seat number 10 and 11.. Be prepared to pay extra for these seats!!!Good facilities, Bars and for a little extra you...More

Thank sisterdrummer777
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I booked to go to this concert I had not really looked at where it was and when I saw it said Arena my heart sank because I absolutely hate big arenas ! But this experience was nothing like any other arenas I have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked tickets ages ago and a week and a half ago had a partial knee replacement. I was worried about attending but there was no need. The staff were amazing. From the lady at the accessible entry to the staff on the floor. Everyone did...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never have I felt so angry. We have been waiting for earth wind and fire concert for a long time and travelled from Devon, only to be told I wouldn't be allowed into the arena as I had a handbag which also has back pack...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thankfully I had an aisle seat but had to sit twisted as the distance from back of seat to seat in front was slightly less than my leg length. Otherwise good venue.

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andrewT2379RF
30 May 2018|
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Response from Rosie205 | Reviewed this property |
This answer may not be much use to you but I would definitely recommend getting a taxi
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Sarah B
15 March 2018|
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Response from bikermickyc2014 | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry not sure better call them. Mike
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