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first direct arena

Closed Now: 08:00 - 20:00
Open today: 08:00 - 20:00
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Oh what a night.....

I have visited the arena on several occasions, mostly in block 212 but also had the pleasure of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Well organised and helpful staff

Recently went to see War of the Worlds, first time at this arena. Was easy to get to, with parking... read more

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
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“sound quality”(110 reviews)
“fleetwood mac”(33 reviews)
“standing area”(32 reviews)
The first direct arena is a 13,000 capacity super-theatre that opened in the summer of 2013.
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Management Offices Arena Way, Leeds LS2 8BY, England
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Reviewed today

Recently went to see War of the Worlds, first time at this arena. Was easy to get to, with parking just around the corner (Rose Bowl Car Park) for £5 which isn't bad at all (if after 18:00 I think). A 1 minute walk brings...More

Thank yomchi86
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic visit tonight to see madness. I want to thank the arena for the organisation and the safety they have put at the heart of the customers. The venue is a great place and is layed out really well. The only thing I would recommend...More

Thank GTDwyer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve seen 1 or 2 gigs at the Leeds arena one of best run arena’s i think as I’ve bin some big events staff helpful like most drinks and food very expensive but in a good place in Leeds for pubs and food before you...More

Thank Maurice A
Reviewed 5 days ago

On visiting the arena tonight we were refused entry by the External Senior Supervisor who was extremely intimidating, shouting down at us that he would not let us into the concert. He followed us out of the security queue when we were leaving to continue...More

2  Thank Papergirl2006
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the best time first time I have ever been to the arena and all the staff where so helpful one of our party is pregnant and the felt comfortable being at the concert Honestly one of the best nights of my life a massive...More

1  Thank helenam21699
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much the same as most Arenas around the country, felt ripped off, also seemed to be more male toilets than female judging by the queues.

1  Thank usafreakWirral
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very organised venue. Easy access, within easy reach of city centre hotels. Great sound system in the Arena.

Thank ChunkyWalker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing Frankie Valli concert with fabulous acoustics at the First Direct Arena. He might be 84 (unbelievable) but he's still got the voice and is more articulate than most men half his age. Dry wit and no miming - I was close enough to know.

Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the arena on several occasions, mostly in block 212 but also had the pleasure of enjoying a box too. Last night we saw Frankie Valli - security on arrival was excellent, very friendly staff. Our seats were good, and we thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank KLH7981
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended last night’s (28/11/18) Frankie Valli concert which was much anticipated, my wife has been a long term ‘fan’ of Frankie Valli and the opportunity to see him in Leeds on what is purported to be his ‘Farewell Tour’ so presumably possibly his last...More

1  Thank Andy H
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Karan T
22 November 2018|
Response from Peter L | Reviewed this property |
The venue has a strict curfew of 11pm but I’ve found that most acts finish bang on 10:30pm
16 November 2018|
Response from Earl_1978 | Reviewed this property |
No, unless you need certain things for medical reasons.