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first direct arena Leeds is a purpose built major entertainment venue located in the centre of Leeds. The first direct Arena's unique ‘super-theatre’ style has been designed to enhance the customer experience with all seats facing the stage. Everyone, spectators and performers alike, can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere with reduced viewing distances relative to the capacity of the venue – over 12,300 seated or 13,500 with a standing floor.
first direct arena Leeds primarily hosts live music, comedy and entertainment shows along with sporting events creating a modern, cutting edge, multi-event venue for Leeds. Some of the huge acts that have graced the first direct Arena include Elton John, JLS, Andrea Bocelli, Kaiser Chiefs, Micky Flanagan, Cirque Du Soleil and Miranda Hart.
first direct arena Leeds is operated by SMG Europe. SMG is a world leader in venue management, marketing and development and also operates the Phones 4uArena in Manchester and the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.
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Children under the age of two are admitted free, except for children's shows (e.g. Cbeebies etc.) where the age limit may be lower. Children without a ticket will not be allocated a seat and must sit on the parents lap. Children aged 14 years and under are encouraged to purchase seated tickets. Any under 14s in the seating area must be accompanied by an adult.
Whether you are a company looking to entertain clients, or a fanatical concertgoer looking for world-class hospitality within a word-class venue, then first direct arena is the perfect choice.
first direct arena offer 4 levels of hospitality to suite everyone’s budget:
- Singe event hospitality packages: the luxury experience: superb level 1 seating and early entry. As well as access into our premier lounge where you will receive a welcome drink and the chance to order gourmet dining the suite experience:
- Exclusive private hospitality boxes that can accommodate up to sixteen guests in privacy and luxury with their own balcony offering the best views of all the action, and a champagne reception
Annual hospitality packages the premier club:
- Guaranteed access to the same seats for every show, early entry into the venue, and access to our exclusive Premier Lounge, where you can relax in beautiful surroundings and indulge in our exquisite dining options. It truly is a great place to soak up the pre-event atmosphe.
- the pinnacle suites: Exclusive private hospitality boxes that can accommodate up to 16 guests in privacy and luxury with their own balcony offering the best views of all the action at the first direct arena and guaranteeing a fantastic experience for those guests and clients that matter to you
For further information please call their Corporate Hospitality team on 0113 3863 600 or e-mail email@example.com
To be the first to hear about the first direct arena’s exciting hospitality opportunities (including exclusive executive suites on an annual basis or for a specific event, a seat debenture annual membership scheme, and event by event lounge packages) email the venue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clapton at Leeds - disappointed ! from RWL, 21/08/14
A massive disappointment. Clapton looked like he could not be bothered and did not want to be there! His attitude toward his paying audience, the fans like me who have followed him and bought his music for decades and made him the wealthy man that he is, was atrocious, we deserved more. People stood up and left within 20 mins of the start of the concert, the row in front of me all 8 stood up and walked out in disgust. The lighting was poorly thought out (at least I hope it was not intentional), a bank of white spot lights at the back of the stage were shone straight out horizontally in to the audience. Resulting in everyone having to close their eyes or try to peer through fingers! What a completely stupid idea. Poor set list, stupid lighting, abysmal attitude from Clapton. A total waste of money. If it we possible to get a refund I would. Needless to say I shall not bother with Clapton or his music again. Shame really as I have followed him since the sixties. Mr Clapton - if you cant be bothered, stop touring and taking our money under false pretences! Thank goodness that the support act was brilliant. Hunter and the Bear. They really were good.
Ant and Dec
Dont Just Watch the Ads... from Amy Donnelly, 20/08/14
Wow! A lifelong Ant and Dec fan, this show was my dream come true. The lads gave their all. We were treated to audience surprises, Ant Vs Dec, Win the Ads, End of the Show Show, Singalong Live, Little Ant and Dec and loads more. The Guest announcer at Leeds was Keith Lemon but this varies from city to city. The warm up Andy Collins was hilarious too. Ashley Roberts was a real surprise for me. Girl can sing! Blue were OK. Riverdance also put on a great show. We also had the chance to win the ads(a car, a holiday and other prizes worth £18k) I went both nights and they were won each night! The whole thing is an amazing show and Id really recommend it to anyone. ��
Ant and Dec
Brilliant show from Concert lover, 19/08/14
Had a great night at the Leeds arena, fantastic seats, great entertainment and good fun, Blue were fab and so were river dance. Loved the lovely Keith Lemon and added bonus to see the gorgeous Matthew Wolfenden and Natalie Anderson, she was sat in front of me too. Ant and Dec put on a very good show and We thoroughly enjoyed it.