first direct arena Leeds - Reviews

Selected fan reports for events at this venue first direct arena Leeds

Robbie Williams
16/06/14
Robbie excellent from KSW, 25/06/14
Robbie was at his entertaining best and couldnt fault him. Unfortunately the sound production let him down - there were several songs where the band drowned him out and the overall sound was distorted. Not convinced its just down to sound engineers having had similar experience at Dolly Parton - think the venue has a fundamental problem.
Robbie Williams
17/06/14
The best from Delighted, 25/06/14
What a night from the first entrance not even facing the audience to all the variety of numbers . Great to see his Dad. An entertainer that is just a joy to see
Robbie Williams
17/06/14
excellent event from jessie, 25/06/14
robbie williams is the best i enjyed every minute of his show he is a s uperstar . The leeds venue was brilliant too everything about the night was perfect and amazeballs.
WWE Live
16/05/14
WWE Wrestlemania from ShoSho, 28/05/14
Took my 7yr old son for the 1st time, we had so much fun! The atmosphere was great, good seats & fab entertainment. We will be back again in November.
WWE Live
16/05/14
Great Night Of Wrestling from Prawnie, 20/05/14
We had a great night at the WWE Live wrestling. We had a fantastic view of the ring due to the seating at the arena. Fun night had by all.
WWE Live
16/05/14
AWESOME Event!!! from Lewis Nicholson, 19/05/14
This was our seventh time seeing WWE and it was definitely one of our best times attending a WWE Event. The whole atmosphere on the night was great, we couldnt have asked for a better experience. Our seats were fantastic and we had a great view of the ring. Many fans were disappointed that Daniel Bryan was injured and couldnt attend but the highlight of the show for us was definitely watching Kane!!! Overall great night out, we will definitely be coming to see WWE again in Leeds someday!
WWE Live
16/05/14
Entertaining with a couple of negat... from Emm, 19/05/14
My first time at the new arena and I have to say I was impressed and happy that we now have an Arena fitting to the city of Leeds. Didnt know what to expect as it was my first time watching wrestling but the atmosphere was great and my son loved every minute of his birthday present. He was however extremely disappointed at Daniel Bryans absence as he is his favourite. The other downside was there wasnt any sound on our tier therefore for a novice I couldnt get the jist of the ring banter. Our seats on the third tier were budget driven and I thought the view and the length of the show was spot on for the price but thought it bizarre such a new venue didnt have the sound figured out.
WWE Live
16/05/14
Brilliant evening from Michael, 19/05/14
When I went to wwe in leeds I did not know what to expect as I had never been to wrestling before,but I must say it was a brilliant night from start to finish the atmosphere was electric at all times with numerous chants going and they was a wide variety of ages from young children and families to middle aged couples there also.there was some entertaining matches with the main characters winning which helped the atmosphere also.
WWE Live
16/05/14
Rip of from Liam, 19/05/14
I paid 800 pound for me an my son for VIP package we met one fighter wen we was told we would me most of them then the gift vip bag we was ment to receive was stolen of the guy bringing it to us with no replacement one we had ring side seats an was told we couldnt stand up but ppl from way back were cuming and standing in front of us till I lost my temper and had to remove them myself next time I will stick to 40pound tickets
WWE Live
16/05/14
Disappointed from Mrs B, 19/05/14
This was my return visit with my children Joseph 14 and Victoria 9 after we attended on the 14th of November 2013. I have to say this time was a bit of a let down after our previous visit. I had booked the floor seats believing these to be the best at the time, how disappointed we were. Certainly not idea for a 9 year old when other taller heads are in front and when she tried to kneel/stand on the seat we were advised by the stewards that this was not allowed. However this never seemed to be conveyed to the people in front of us as we sat on the back and therefore my daughter remained in the situation whereas she couldnt see. The children were disappointed to hear that Daniel Bryan couldnt attend through injury, however these king of things are accepted with this kind of show. Despite the above, the venue remains a top choice of ours.
WWE Live
16/05/14
Awesome night from Serenity, 19/05/14
We all had an amazing time, the kids loved seeing a lot of their favourite wrestlers and the venue was fantastic. My youngest is wrestling mad but was a bit upset at first at how loud it was so if youre taking a young child (hes 5) Id recommend taking some ear plugs just in case! Didnt stop him enjoying it though, and made his night when he saw Roman Reigns outside the arena! The only reasons it didnt get 5 stars are that we couldnt really hear what they were saying when talking, and we were only on the second tier, also Daniel Bryan was supposed to be on and hes one of their favourites so they were a bit upset that he wasnt appearing. Other than that it was awesome! Well definitely be booking again, great family night out and if any of the kids get restless theres plenty of space to take them out away for the main show.
Dancing On Ice: The Live Tour
26/04/14
Enjoyable Show.......But from Lenorm, 28/04/14
Although great fans of Torvill and Dean (having seen them twice before over the years), was a little disappointed as this was their Farewell Tour, was expecting more of a proper show than just the celebrities dancing with their professional partners (just like watching Dancing on Ice on t.v). Apart from the Swan routine which was beautiful, there wasnt any more routines by the professionals. Torvill and Deans previous shows have always included more professional dancers doing their own fabulous routines. There was a lot of video coverage on the large screens showing each celebrity before they came onto the ice which took up quite a bit of time. Unfortunately, as Gareth Gatess partner was ill and couldnt perform, he only came on once with another professional to do a short routine and sang a short song. The atmosphere in the Arena was great and the audience absolutely welcoming towards the ice skaters. The warm up guy was really good and got everyone on their feet and laughing. At the end of the show when Jane Torvill said that this was not Goodbye, but Goodnight, was surprised as was under the impression this was their last ever show. Hey ho! Still enjoyed the show very much despite the above comments.
Dancing On Ice: The Live Tour
27/04/14
Great venue, disappointing show from jilliw, 28/04/14
I have been looking forward to seeing T&D in the last DOI tour for months..A spectacular opening and hearing that this was the penultimate show led me to eagerly expect something special... instead I get the feeling of a demob happy cast (Joe P in particular) that all in all left me feeling slightly cheated. Highlights... the opening dance routine, T&Ds penultimate Bolero, the Swan dance and the professional skater displays in general. Lowlights... not seeing Hayleys signature routine Jai Ho, a disappointing cast finale (promised spectacular routine and pyrotechnics were a damp squib) the padding in between dances due to video links (if Id wanted to watch tv Id have stayed at home) and above all the embarrassment and down right vulgarity when watching Joe P fawn all over one of the poor male professional skaters... I didnt have children with me but if I had I think I would have complained at the venue... the premise (bad male celeb shows up rated female star) was ok, but the extremes that he took it to would have provoked questions about what is that man doing to that other man? from a younger child. I felt it was unnecessary, particularly as this was a matinee performance, and it just served to bring home to me exactly why I dont ever want to watch Joe Pasquale again. I am hoping that this was down to Joe being over exuberant on his last day (which judging by the reaction of the professional skater could well have been the case) but IF this was a regular part of the show I doubt whether Id invest in the DVD when it is released. As a fan of T&D since their competitive performances I know that I am older than the average audience, but I am by no means a prude and am part of the fan base that they thanked for supporting them over the years...so feel that my comment is worthy of sharing. It is a shame that the odd part of the show spoiled what could have been an amazing afternoon out.
Dancing On Ice: The Live Tour
26/04/14
Lively, entertaining family show! from E K, 28/04/14
A great show based on the format of the TV show with 3 judges marking the performances of the celebrities. A relaxed version of it with lots of humour from Joe Pasquale. The highlight was most definitely Torville and Dean performing Bolero but all the skaters entertained brilliantly.
Dancing On Ice: The Live Tour
26/04/14
Birthday Treat from Bramley Rhino, 28/04/14
We took my Mum as a 90th Birthday treat. Our Seats were on Block 109 and we had a Fantastic view right down the ice. The show was very good and the crowd really enjoyed it. Fantastic to see Bolero Live
Dancing On Ice: The Live Tour
26/04/14
Brilliant Event from HayAllen, 28/04/14
Me and my sister went to see dancing on ice it was absolutely brilliant. All the performance where brilliant, even when skater had injuries. Did not disappoint and can not believe this is end to dancing on ice.Crowd was involved a lot. Well Done to everyone involved
Dancing On Ice: The Live Tour
26/04/14
A wonderful Show BUT........ from Bernard, 28/04/14
The volume level was uncomfortable to the point of being a health risk. When will arenas realise that they have got something I.e. The Volume, Wrong. It spoilt what would have been a wonderful show
Elbow
11/04/14
Great performance from Richard, 15/04/14
Stunning vocals from Guy and great spectacle Im not a seasoned Elbow fan but it introduced me to songs old and new which I enjoyed thoroughly.
Elbow
11/04/14
Just Fantastic !! from gary58, 14/04/14
After years of working hard on the circuit,Elbow have now catapulted themselves into the big league of bands mainly on the back of their last 3 albums....Seldom Seen Kid , Build A Rocket Boys ! and their latest The Take Off and Landing Of Everything.......their performance was up there with one of the besh shows I have seen...excellent staging and lighting,musicianship of the highest quality and in Guy Garvey, Elbow have one of the best front men in the business.who delivers his lyrics with real feeling.....he made the show seem like one that was performed to a small intimate gathering rather than one which saw about 12,000 very enthusiastic fans in attendance !......Highly recommended...
Elbow
11/04/14
Brilliant from Mandy Williamson, 14/04/14
Brilliant concert from start to finish. Brilliant venue, great facilities. Couldnt have asked for more. Hope it stays like this and doesnt drop off.