first direct arena



The first direct arena is a unique, cutting edge, international, multi-event venue located in the vibrant city centre of Leeds.  Since opening its doors for the first time in July 2013 the first direct arena has hosted some of the world’s biggest stars such as Prince, Ed Sheeran, Fleetwood Mac, Celine Dion and Bruce Springsteen to name but a few.

From Rock to Pop. From laugh out loud comedy to family entertainment, the first direct arena has it all and you can enjoy all of it with a range of options from standard tickets to the use of the venue’s outstanding hospitality facilities.

We boast high end annual hospitality suites (we even throw all your tickets in) as well as an annual seat membership scheme giving you premium level 1 seats for every show. 

A truly flexible space!

The first direct arena is the ideal venue to stage your Product Launch, Exhibition, Dinner, Convention, Awards, AGM, Conference, Celebration, Fund Raiser, Meeting, Roadshow, Car Launch, Fashion Show or Reception.

Event organisers will be truly excited by our tailored approach of ensuring that expectations are exceeded with every ‘touch point’ – be prepared to ‘wow’ your guests with an unforgettable event experience.

The venue has the capacity to transform into a diverse banquet, conference or special event space for 20 up to 12,000 people.

If your event deserves first class facilities with a difference it belongs at first direct arena.

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