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Put some rock into your bread rolls!

Dinners and award ceremonies are always memorable events and the first direct arena is a exceptionally unique venue delivering something different and special.

Set your event apart and wow your guests by dining in the same room global superstars have played! Present on the same stage that has seen the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bublé and Prince entertain the crowds.

The auditorium transforms into an extraordinary banquet space, accommodating up to 1100 guests or as few as 300. The open plan space with purpose built stage is ideal for your dinner and award ceremonies. 

We create a memorable and satisfying catering service for your event. Our head chef, his team and our kitchens are all based at the arena itself. With food prepared and cooked on site using the best ingredients which are sourced seasonally and locally. Our in house team of waiting staff serve you all you need with skill and sophistication.

We offer bespoke menu’s to meet your preferences whether this is dietary or a fully themed menu. We can also make wine and champagne recommendations to compliment your menu choice.

We road tested the venue hosting and overseeing all the corporate hospitality catering for BBC’s 60th Sports Personality of the Year awards and staging the Eve of Tour Gala Dinner celebrating the Tour de France Yorkshire Grand Depart.

Now it is your turn…

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