First Direct Arena


About First Direct Arena

The First Direct Arena is Leeds’ largest entertainment venue with a 13,000 capacity. It regularly hosts live music, comedy, entertainment shows and sports events.

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In 2014, it was voted the ‘Best New Venue in the World’ at the Stadium Business Awards. For an arena it’s size, it’s quite unique to have a “theatre style” configuration where all seats are facing the stage. The design and acoustics makes it ideal for hosting music concerts compared with more traditional arena layouts.

So far, First Direct Arena Leeds has hosted some of the biggest artists in the world, since opening in September 2013.

Events include:

  • Sir Elton John
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Michael Bublé
  • Gary Barlow
  • Prince
  • Miley Cyrus
  • John Bishop
  • Queen + Adam Lambert
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Bette Midler
  • Drake
  • Morrissey
  • The Eagles
  • Pharrell Williams
  • John Legend
  • Mumford and Sons.

The arena has even hosted huge key award events including The MOBO Awards, and BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year.

Upcoming Events

There are no events listed here right now but there will be more coming soon.


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