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First Direct Arena

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Address: Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 8BY, England
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The first direct arena is a 13,000 capacity super-theatre that opened in...

The first direct arena is a 13,000 capacity super-theatre that opened in the summer of 2013.

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a return trip for the Kaiser Chiefs

Annual trip to enter the Mosh pit with the Kaiser Chiefs. The Arena is good - but be aware drink is not cheap and the exits can be a bit interesting leaving the mosh pit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to see a certain TV show here under duress. Weak and expensive beer, surly staff think they are doing you a favour letting you go to your £60+ seat without harassing you. A massive cowshed at the edge of the city centre

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Annual trip to enter the Mosh pit with the Kaiser Chiefs. The Arena is good - but be aware drink is not cheap and the exits can be a bit interesting leaving the mosh pit

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked tickets to see Green Day here (Sun 5 Feb) and this is the first time we have been to the Leeds arena. Unlike Sheffield arena, it is in the city centre and does not have car parking on site. As this was a Sunday we set off early, parked in a nearby small car park (Trafalgar Street 24/7,... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my partner went to watch kaiser chiefs and we was sat right at the top almost and still had the best night. The atmosphere was brilliant and the staff were friendly and happy. Such a good place to watch a concert. Will definately be back.....

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Thank Rebecca C
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent show really enjoyed it. Was first time at the First Direct Arena thought the seats was very comfortable.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great evening! the Arena is a lot smaller than your usual areans which is of course a great thing because every single seat in the house has a good view of the stage. The seats where little uncomfortable but thats not really a problem when you get dancing! Only thing I would change is the bar prices... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the arena for ' The Weekend' live music event. The event was totally sold out, with the artist himself being outstanding. The lines were very long to enter and processed very slowly. Once inside the arena is huge, very well managed with efficient and professional staff on duty. The bathrooms were maintained very well all night...which was... More 

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Thank Smithys2
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The arena is an excellent venue and very handy for parking or from the railway station. It's great to have a venue like this so close to home

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Thank Dawn M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my wife to watch the show, excellent views nice and warm in the arena, seats were very easy to find. However the prices at the bar are a joke over £2.00 for the smallest portion of chips ever. Total rip off. Bring your own food.

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Thank Sam E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an excellent venue. The stage, the lighting was fantastic the sound was spot on. Only small let down was the price of a pint of larger £5 is a bit rich

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