first direct arena Leeds

Claypit Lane, LS2 8AR Leeds
GB

Venue information

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Arena Information

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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Age Restrictions

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.

Hospitality

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 info@firstdirectarena.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 corporatesales@leeds-arena.com

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first direct arena Leeds
4.4 (63 Reviews)
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Selected reviews for this venue:

Yusuf Ahmed Rafique, 29/03/14
WWE Live (29/03/14) - Unbelievable.
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!
Slaws, 17/03/14
After going to the Depeche Mode gig last year I had the same high expectations as before, especially as this was a family outing. The food outlets were poorly managed with order being taken and then food not arriving because they had run out - this is surprising, especially at a lunchtime performance! Also, the fact we had restricted views so my 7 year old son and I could not see about 30 of the rink was annoying. Plus, as this was his first time along with his 4 year old sister and both were not able to have a hot dog was not a great first experience.
Disney On Ice (17/03/14) - Slightly dissapointed!
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.
Terrierfan, 17/03/14
The staff were very helpful. I think everywhere in the arena would be a good view the way it is set out
Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy (17/03/14) - Great Time
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.
Address: first direct arena
Claypit Lane, LS2 8AR Leeds
Public transport
Nearest Bus Stops

Clay Pit Lane
Wade Lane/Lovell Park Road
Woodhouse Lane

Nearest Bus Stations & Services (information subject to change)

Leeds City Bus Station, York Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7HU

16 16A Pudsey
16 16A Whinmoor via Leeds City Centre
86A Swinnow 49 Bramley Bus Depot
49 Monkswood Gate via Leeds City Centre
91 Pudsey
80 Old Farnley
85 Morley
91 Halton Moor
86 87 Middleton
86A St James's Hospital
91A St James's Hospital

Leeds Corn Exchange Bus Point, New Market Street and Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6DG

2 Middleton
40 Seacroft
64 64A Aberford
3 3A White Rose Centre/Cottingley
48 Middleton
74 74A Belle Isle
5 14 Halton Moor
62 62A Cross Green
85 87 Morley
12 13 13A Middleton
63A Temple Newsam/Seacroft
163 166 Castleford
19 19A Colton/Garforth
63B Seacroft

Leeds Station Interchange, New Station Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4JE

4ftr Pudsey
19 Ireland Wood
95 Bodington Hall
5 Old Farnley
19A Tinshill
757 Leeds Bradford Airport
14 Pudsey
85 87 Bramley
870 Ilkley (Sundays Only)
16 16A Farsley/Pudsey
90 Greengates

Leeds City Bus – 50p charge
Mon – Fri every 8 – 10 mins from 0630 – 1910
Sat every 8 – 10mins from 0750 – 1910

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Cycling

first direct arena will have covered and uncovered cycle stands available for use by visitors. Leeds City Council is developing a network of core cycle routes in Leeds that will improve conditions for cyclists. Further information will be made available nearer to the opening of the Arena.

Coach Station

Located on Dyer Street next to Leeds City Bus Station and approx. 15min walk from first direct arena the coach station provides national and regional connections to a wide variety of destinations.

Leeds Bus Station is Wheelchair Friendly, which allows easy access for wheel chair users. All bays at the station have also been modified so that wheelchair users can get on and off buses easily.

We are also registered as a “Safe Place”, which allows support and help for any persons with a disability to come into the station and ask for assistance.

Nearest Train Station

Leeds City Station on New Station Street is around a 15min walk from first direct arena and a major hub on the national, regional and local rail network providing connections to a wide variety of destinations.

Nearest Taxi Ranks

Available at a number of locations adjacent to the Arena - Merrion Way (after 2200), Wade Lane, Merrion Street, Woodhouse Lane, Cookridge Steet and Portland Way.

Travel Information Updates available at www.leedstravel.info

Live travel information will be available at customer services in the Arena during events.

By road
first direct arena is located next to the A58(M) Inner Ring Road and from the Claypit Lane junction (A58) provides links out of the city centre to the east joining the A64 York Road, and to the south and west connecting to the M621 and other destinations within Leeds and to the wider motorway network via the M62 and the M1.

Parking

There are numerous off-street car parks close to first direct arena and the majority of city centre car parking is within an approx. 15min walk providing over 7,500 spaces.

Within 400m of the Arena, over 2800 car parking spaces are provided at four main car parks:

Woodhouse Lane Car Park (1,226 spaces including 12 wheelchair accessible spaces). Recently refurbished multi-storey car park on Woodhouse Lane with access to / from Woodhouse Lane and the A58(M) Inner Ring Road. 5 minutes walk from the Arena.

The Merrion Centre Car Park (1050 including 12 wheelchair accessible spaces). Multi-storey car park part of the Merrion Centre and the nearest to the Arena with access to / from Merrion Way.

St John’s Centre (285 spaces). Multi-story car park part of the St John’s Shopping Centre with access to /from Merrion Street.

Rose Bowl Car Park (273 spaces). The Rose Bowl has two public car parks – one surface with 73 spaces (including 5 wheelchair accessible spaces) and an underground multi-storey car park with another 200 spaces with access from Portland Crescent, via the left-in only junction with Woodhouse Lane. Exit is via Portland Crescent, Portland Gate, Cookridge Street to the Woodhouse Lane / Claypit Lane junction.

Accessibility

Accessibility

first direct arena has been designed to be accessible to everyone. If the information you require is not listed below, please contact our Accessibility co-ordinator by telephone on 0844 248 1585 or in person at the first direct arena Ticket Office located in the customer services suite at Trinity Leeds which is open Monday – Saturday 9am – 8pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm.

Provisions have been made to cater for wheelchair users. Lifts have been installed and it is possible to enter the arena by all main entrances. Access to the upper tier of seating (BLK 321 and above) may require the negotiation of steep steps and so may not be suitable for the elderly, infirm or those with mobility problems, the front of BLK 321 and above is 19m from ground level and rises to 29m at the rear of the block.