Leeds First Direct Arena

The First Direct Arena Leeds

The First Direct Arena is the major entertainment venue located in the vibrant city 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 to some incredible artists since opening in September 2013 including Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Buble, Sports Personality of the Year, Garly Barlow, 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, Pharrell Williams, John Legend, The MOBO Awards and Mumford and Sons.

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 performances alike, will enjoy a more intimate atmosphere with reduced viewing distances inside the 13,000 capacity venue.

The Leeds Arena Experience VIP Tickets

Whether you are a company looking to entertain clients and offer staff incentives, or a fanatical concert goer looking to enjoy a world class venue, our Arena Experience package is the perfect choice. The Arena Experience gives you and your guests access to the beautiful Black and White Lounge pre-show and during intervals. Here you can enjoy exquisite Fine Dining, Chef's Dish of the Day, Sharing Platters, or just grab a drink and relax before the show.

private Suites are available for up to 16 people, availability and pricing is available on request.

Enquire now for availability and pricing at your chosen event.

VIP Ticket Package

  • Dedicated ticket collection desk
  • Dedicated VIP Entrance
  • Access to the Black and White Lounge which offers a fantastic location for wining and dining those who are important to you

Price available on request

Leeds Arena Live Events

Friday24/01/2020Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour
Friday 24/02/2020The Script
Tuesday25/02/2020Michael Ball & Alfie Boe
Wednesday11/03/2020James Arthur
Wednesday25/03/2020The Who
Friday27/03/2020David Gray
Thursday02/04/2020Sam Fender
Friday03/04/2020Rick Astley
Tuesday14/04/2020Snoop Dogg
Thursday16/04/2020Craig David
Saturday18/04/2020Simple Minds
Wednesday29/04/2020Bon Iver
Friday01/05/2020Joe Bonamassa
Wednesday06/05/2020Andre Rieu
Monday11/05/2020Gregory Porter
Tuesday12/05/2020Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Saturday06/06/2020Barry Manilow
Wednesday24/06/2020George Benson
Wednesday07/10/2020Jason Donovan
Saturday10/10/2020Simply Red
Monday 07/12/2020Elton John