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First Direct Arena

Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 8BY, England
+44 844 248 1585
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Very good night

We have been on the Script concert in February. It was amazing, good audio and good visual as well... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nikoletta L
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went to see john bishop

the arena is great venue, the only improvement would be some seating near the bar areas for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Audrey M
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Winsford, United Kingdom
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The first direct arena is a 13,000 capacity super-theatre that opened in the summer of 2013.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“great venue” (206 reviews)
“sound quality” (103 reviews)
“fleetwood mac” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 8BY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been on the Script concert in February. It was amazing, good audio and good visual as well. Comfortable seats and clever organisations at the entrance and the exit too.

Thank Nikoletta L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the arena is great venue, the only improvement would be some seating near the bar areas for the less mobile

Thank Audrey M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A further visit to Leeds arena, this time for Strictly Come Dancing. Have seen many varied shows and concerts here from Bublé to the Who, Emeli Sandé and my favourites Queen & Adam Lambert. Always a friendly welcome, from the security teams outside to the...More

Thank marshga
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall good venue. No matter where you sit its a good vue and standing has enough room to breathe compared to some other venues. Security checks fast and large smoking area. Drinks expensive but they are at all venues

Thank Kane M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing worse than going somewhere where there are huge queues to get in and out. Very pleasantly surprised with this place. Large open spaces means loads of people can move smoothly. Great seating and some really good views of the stage.

Thank NPCross
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here many times to see various bands/singers/orchestras and always had a great time. The way the building is made makes the music sound acoustically right, unlike venues that are something else hosting events. I've always found the staff extremely helpful and friendly. So...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good venue, easy to see show, food reasonable for this sort of event but stairs not very user friendly for old or disabled patrons

Thank MaudeHull
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find.plenty of nearby parking.well organised staff.security was good, quick, efficient and friendly.plenty of staff to assist inside.clean place.plenty of toilets and they were clean.the seating is fairly steep and if you are in high seats near back beware if you have vertigo

Thank joycemay233
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here for numerous gigs and live comedy shows. Never a bad view no matter where we’ve sat. Leg space is decent and staff are always helpful. Naturally the food and drinks prices are steep but that’s venues for you

Thank CMurray88
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very modern as it's newly built - similar to MSG in New York. Lots of security & easy exit after the event, no queing on stairways. Only downside is how high the top balcony is, wouldn't sit any higher than the first balcony if returning.

Thank tizer038
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Shazzafrid
20 February 2018|
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Response from BEETLE29 | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be best to contact the venue direct.
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Wyatt1976
17 January 2018|
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Response from andrewwelsh | Reviewed this property |
Around 10pm
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