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Buying Tickets

Welcome to the tickets section which contains all you need to know about buying tickets for first direct arena.

Please be aware that if you don't buy your tickets from authorised outlets you run the risk of being refused entry to the venue or not getting any refund if the event is cancelled or postponed. If you choose not to use the ticket buying options below and are unsure of the legitimacy of a ticket outlet, we suggest you check the official artist or promoter website.

first direct arena's official ticketing services provider is EVENTIM.

Before you book don't forget to have a browse through our Event Listing section and check out the Seating Plans section of the website so you can see where your seat is or where you want it to be!

If you are buying tickets for anyone 14 years or under we advise you purchase a seated ticket. Please be aware that during concerts people may stand up.

View a full list of terms and conditions.

How to Book

Book Online -  Buy tickets online by searching our Event Calendar section and clicking on the 'Buy Now' buttons on the relevant artist listing.

Personal Callers - Visit the first direct arena on-site Ticket Office. This is located to the left hand side of the main entrance doors at the venue, past the first direct bar. Opening hours are Monday-Friday 10.00am-4.00pm and Saturdays 10.00am-2.00pm, subject to change. The ticket office opens early on show nights and on sale days.

By Telephone - Call the EVENTIM Hotline on 0844 248 1585 (open 8.00am - 10.00pm every day). Calls will cost £0.07 per minute plus your network access charge. Tickets are subject to a booking fee.

Box Office Opening Hours


Monday to Friday - 10am until 4pm

Saturday - 10am until 2pm

Sunday - Closed