first direct arena Leeds - Reviews

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

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.
Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy
08/03/14
Disappointing seats from Gembles, 08/04/14
We had seats on the main floor area (row B) thinking that these would be really good seats an close to the skating. In reality the seats were awful as we had tall people in front of us and my 3 year old had to stand on the chair all the way through (thankfully no one was behind us) for premium seats this was disappointing. Being so close to the skaters also showed up the roughness of some of the costumes and spoilt the affect a little. The 1st part of the show the sound was poor after the interval it seemed to improve. Overall it was very expensive for the experience we had.
WWE Live
14/11/13
Unbelievable. from Yusuf Ahmed Rafique, 29/03/14
Worth every penny, the crowd is pure energy and the wrestlers feed off it. Whether youre a wwe fan or not, go watch it. Honestly, and when my boi John Cena comes on the place erupts. Im going again, hoping Batista will be there!
Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy
09/03/14
Fantastic from Tracie p, 21/03/14
Brilliant from start to finish Both children were out of there seats dancing , loved every min Infact one of the children cried when it had finished as she didnt want to go home Would go watch it again
Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy
06/03/14
Excellent show!! from Kate, 19/03/14
Took my 7 year old daughter and 9 year old niece to Disney on ice! excellent show,we all got caught up in the enchantment of Disney,definatly getting tickets for 2015!!!
Disney On Ice
09/03/14
Slightly dissapointed! from Slaws, 17/03/14
The family enjoyed the Disney show but 2 of us had a restricted view due to the positioning of a lighting technician and his gear - which was not stipulated at the time of purchase. Also disappointed as we went to the lunchtime show expecting to be able to purchase food, to find that only a couple of the food outlets were open and after waiting for 10 minutes after ordering they had bizarrely ran out of hot dogs and burgers.
Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy
09/03/14
Great Time from Terrierfan, 17/03/14
Fabulous event for the kids and adults. Great view, lovely costumes and story lines. Went with my friend and our grandchildren all six of us had a brilliant time would definitely recommend this production and cant wait to go again.
Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy
09/03/14
Fantastic Show! from Mum of 2yr old boy, 17/03/14
I took my 2.5yr old son to see the show for the 1st time. His face was a picture and the show was just magical. Defiantly recommend the show to anyone with children old enough to sit through tin well worth the money with 2 50minuite shows. Cant wait for the next show!!
Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy
09/03/14
Disney on Ice world of fantasy from Amandeep, 17/03/14
The event was good and the kids enjoyed it. The only problem I have was the seat. When I booked the ticket I paid the top price for the ticket so that my girls had the best seats. It was £37.50 per ticket even for a child of 2 years old. I had a ticket which was 2nd row from the front. When I looked at the view there was no gap between the first row and the second row we were directly behind however when we arrived there was a walkway between the front row and the second row. However, in other section there first and second row were directly behind each other. So I was annoyed because I paid for the fact that we were behind the front row and would of had a amazing view but because we were further behind the girls had to sit on our laps in order to see so I felt that was a waste of 2 tickets.
The X Factor Live
12/03/14
Great event and brilliantly run!! from Gemma mcclelland, 17/03/14
My daughter loved this concert and everyone else semt to be enjoying themselves too. A big thank you to all the staff, we were sat in the disabled area and the staff couldnt have been better and dealt with everything that was thrown at them.
Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy
08/03/14
Fab event disappointment in seats! from Tia Maria, 10/03/14
This show was fab so entertaining all the way through, scheduled on time too. I took my 6yr old daughter & 9 yr old niece. They like when cars came out.