first direct arena Leeds - Reviews

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

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour
25/01/14
FAB U LOUS from Jo4271, 29/01/14
Fantastic show. Cant wait for the show to come back next year. Bought the tickets for a surprise for my Mum for Christmas and she loved it. Arena fab and cant wait to take my niece to see Dancing on Ice and Robbie Williams with my sister. Just need Mr Buble to visit Leeds now.
Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour
25/01/14
FABULOUS from MF, 29/01/14
Fantastic show, brilliant venue &spectacular seats! Met Susanna, Len,Kevin,Alijaz &Nicky. Had the best day out ever- thank you
Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour
25/01/14
Great evening from Janeywaney, 29/01/14
Had a thoroughly enjoyable evening watching this show at leeds arena. Costumes were brilliant and very sparkly.
Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour
25/01/14
marvelous from lisa, 29/01/14
Loved the show from start to finish. The staff so friendly and helpful. Only two things let it down. Not enough taxis and the winner of the show susana reid.:-)
Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour
24/01/14
Fantastic night from BevCav109, 25/01/14
This is the 5th time we have been to see Strictly and it gets better every yr!! It is one of the best nights of our year...I took my Son 8 and my Daughter 10, they loved every minute, we had front row seats and were high fived by some of the dancers as they made their way to the stage....and afterwards Robin signed my Sons book and had his photo taken with them both....if you want entertainment and love Strictly, you MUST go to the tour, you will go year after year....like us x
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
15/12/13
Fantastic from Xtina Aucky, 15/01/14
What a wonderful evening we had. Its a superb arena with great acoustics. The presenters did a good job of moving around the arena interviewing many different sports personalities. The atmosphere was electric. Will definitely go and see many more events here.
Boyzone
09/12/13
Great night from Prawnie, 31/12/13
I had a great night singing along with Boyzone. This was at a slower pace than previous concerts with maybe a little too much of memory play backs. I found the part where the boys acknowledged Stephen memory very moving, especially when the table, single chair and glass of wine disappeared into the staging. All in all a great night!
Peter Pan - The Never Ending Story
26/12/13
Fantastic Show from Prawnie, 31/12/13
I attended this with my mum and teenage daughter. We all loved this version of the Peter Pan story. The use of the fans with the fabric at the start set the magical feel to the show from the beginning. The size of Nana and the crocodile were great, added to the story. The sky diving flying was just the best. All made this a fantastic, very enjoyable show for all ages!!
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
15/12/13
Fantastic event from Bramley Rhino, 27/12/13
A great night watching a live TV show. The warm up was interesting and the show itself was very good
Peter Pan - The Never Ending Story
26/12/13
Not Peter Pan that we know from 1weetwood, 26/12/13
Some will find the show very good, but sadly, not our family. The songs were all sung with a classical edge. Hook sang Opera and Smee wore a dress. This really dissapointed us and i noted that quite a few near us left at half time. My son was bored throughout. Im sorry to say that i would not recommend.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
15/12/13
Could Do Better from Richard Barrett, 24/12/13
Never having been to a similar event, it was everything I thought it would be. There was a tremendous atmosphere with excellent compares. The whole evening seemed well rehearsed. The bag containing programme and torch was a nice touch.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
15/12/13
BBC SPOTY from Debro, 24/12/13
Fabulous. The audience was brilliant. The seating was comfortable and the whole layout of the arena is great. The sound is exceptional and I certainly would not hesitate to go there again. Oh and the staff are all knowledgable and helpful. Disabled access was good as well.
Boyzone
09/12/13
Boyzone - a big disappointment.... from Bev, 23/12/13
What can I say, having seen Boyzone twice before I was expecting an amazing show but sadly that is not what I got. The show was slow paced, involved them singing lots of ballads with only a sprinkling of the old hits. This was not what the title 20 year anniversary celebration led me to expect. Add to that a weird 10 minute section half way through when the boys sat round a table commemorating the life of Stephen Gateley, recounting stories and looking at old clips that which completely killed the small amount of atmosphere they had managed to generate up to that point. I will always be a fan but I wont be wasting my money on another concert.
North East Live: JLS & Special Guests
20/12/13
Fantastic Farewell Show from JLSters, 23/12/13
Front Row at Leeds Arena. Show Fantastic Band Great. Arena amazing and good acoustic. JLS emotional !!!!!!!!!!!
André Rieu
19/12/13
Great concert, poor seating from Jim Guy, 23/12/13
This was the first time I had been to the new Leeds Arena. The concert was an early Christmas present for my wife who loves Andres music. The music was fantastic, as good as the TV concerts.The atmosphere were electric which made the event for both of us. One of the memorable moments was at the start when Andre and his orchestra entered through the arena. Andre himself passing in front of us with his big smile. As on his TV appearances Andre, and the orchestar include the audience in the whole atmosphere. The playing of White Christmas as artificial snow fell from the roof onto parts of the audience was magic and at the end when bucketfuls of snow dropped from the ceiling onto the audience below it turned them into snow people! Both of us cannot wait for a return tour and will be booking again with Eventim if possible
André Rieu
19/12/13
fantastic concert from shepstwo, 23/12/13
Have got to admit it was one of the best shows my Wife and I have seen, non stop entertainment from start to finish,and what a finish,the 20minute encore was the Icing on the cake.Thank you Andre.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
15/12/13
Good show but poor seats from keith page, 23/12/13
Very enjoyable - the bbc did put on a good show except those of us on the side in block 220 had no large screen to watch and suffered some obstruction caused by cameras. Very bad planning to not realise that obstructed views require a large screen. Somewhat disappointing that we paid the same as those with unobstructed views. Would not go again to this venue unless I can get tickets for central seating.
Status Quo
17/12/13
What a great Gig ! from Gary Ashton, 23/12/13
I attended the Quo/10CC gig at First Direct Arena,Leeds and it proved to be a really enjoyable evening. 10CC proved to be an excellent support band and gave the audience a set of 11 of their hits. Quo came on and had the audience on their feet from the very start of their set right through to the end.....they played hit after hit and the crowd loved it......the Arena was turned into a more intimate setting for this gig and it proved to be just right ! ....
Boyzone
09/12/13
Great Event from sue, 16/12/13
Had a fantastic time worth every penny would do it all again.Enjoyed all the new and old songs. Was not impressed with the dancers though.
Boyzone
09/12/13
AMAZING NIGHT!!!!!! from stephy, 16/12/13
the first direct arena is an amazing place for anybody, great view. the night was amazing. loved every minute of it.