First Direct Arena Leeds

    The First Direct Arena is the major entertainment venue located in the vibrant city centre 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 host to some incredible artists since opening in September 2013, including Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bublé, Sports Personality of the Year, Gary 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 performers alike, will enjoy a more intimate atmosphere with reduced viewing distances inside the 13,000 capacity venue.

    Upcoming Shows at The First Direct Arena Leeds

    Shagged. Married. Annoyed

    Shagged. Married. Annoyed. is one of the UK’s most listened to podcasts!

    First Direct Arena Leeds

    21 Dec 2021

    The world record-breaking live podcast tour is finally happening! The first set of dates sold...

    Magic Mike The Arena Tour

    Our biggest show yet!

    First Direct Arena Leeds

    17 May 2022

    With two hugely successful films starring Channing Tatum and the hit productions of MAGIC MIKE...

    JLS – Rescheduled Dates

    Beat Again Tour

    First Direct Arena Leeds

    30 Oct 2021

    Multi BRIT and MOBO Award winning boy band JLS today announce details of their return...

    Little Mix: The Confetti Tour – rescheduled

    Global pop superstars Little Mix have announced ‘Confetti’, a massive UK and Ireland Arena Tour for 2021.

    First Direct Arena Leeds

    30 Apr 2022

    The shows will see Little Mix perform songs from their brand new upcoming album ‘Confetti’,...

    Blondie UK Tour 2021

    The legendary New Yorkers return to the UK! Blondie

    First Direct Arena Leeds

    21 Nov 2021

    Blondie, one of the most influential bands to emerge from New York’s punk scene, have...

    Alfie Boe and Michael Ball Together At Christmas UK Tour 2021


    First Direct Arena Leeds

    9 Dec 2021

    They’re back! The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, have missed each...

    Gary Barlow – Rescheduled Date


    First Direct Arena Leeds

    11 Dec 2021

    Gary will hit the road with a full orchestra bringing to life songs from his...

    Andre Rieu – World Tour

    Rescheduled dates 2021

    First Direct Arena Leeds

    21 Apr 2022

    Waltzes, film scores, opera and musicals André Rieu is quite simply a musical phenomenon like...

    What’s Love Got To Do With It? – Rescheduled Date

    A Tribute To Tina Turner

    First Direct Arena Leeds

    25 Sep 2021

    What’s Love Got To Do With It? is the joyous new show celebrating the music...

    Planet II Live In Concert UK & Ireland Tour

    Rescheduled Spring 2021

    First Direct Arena, Leeds

    24 Mar 2022

    Hosted by science and natural history TV presenter Liz Bonnin, with behind the scenes insights from  Mike Gunton,...

    Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott Rescheduled

    Plus support

    First Direct Arena, Leeds

    20 Oct 2021

    Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are heading out on tour, to coincide with the release...

    Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle

    Ant Middleton is best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit show, SAS : Who Dares Wins.

    First Direct Arena, Leeds

    12 Nov 2021

    Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ Ticket prices: £32.00 – £67.50...
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