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Latest News

New Grime king Stormzy leads the pack with 5 nominations - including Best Male, Best Album and Best Grime Act.

Posted on: 17 October 2017
WWE Live - Match card update

The latest match card for WWE Live at the first direct arena

Posted on: 17 October 2017
ARIAS add to line-up with The Fratellis, The Big Moon & Sigrid

Scottish rockers, The Fratellis, will be performing at this year’s ARIAS (Audio and Radio Industry Awards), taking place at the first direct arena in Leeds on October 19th.

Posted on: 09 October 2017
Noel Gallagher High Flying Birds

Please note there is an ID policy for this show, please read T&Cs before purchasing tickets.

Posted on: 27 September 2017
Our Top 3 Impractical Jokers Moments

It was a challenge to narrow them down to our top ten, but then - in the spirit of Impractical Jokers - we raised the challenge further and nudged it down to just our top THREE favourite ever moments from the guys.

Posted on: 15 September 2017
Let's Have a Rock n Roll Party

Let’s Have a Rock n’ Roll Party is the ultimate 50’s and 60’s extravaganza. The world’s finest collection of tribute artists gather for the biggest Christmas party of 2017. Elvis, Bill Haley and The Comets, Buddy Holly, Ray Charles and Eddie Cochran are represented in this incredible family night out.

Posted on: 14 September 2017
The Script

The Script are returning to the first direct arena in 2018. They are one of the world’s most successful bands and have sold over 29 million records. The Irish three-piece have scored x3 multi-platinum albums, all of which were #1 in the UK.

Posted on: 11 September 2017
Our Top 5 Jason Derulo Tracks

We welcome the man who tells us his name better than any other in March - it's R&B superstar Jason Derulo, and over the years he's treated us to some incredible tunes. Here's our top five - let us your fave songs by Jason over on social media!

Posted on: 18 August 2017
Heaven On Earth

Full Casting Announced for Brand New Arena Spectacular Heaven on Earth Coming to Leeds First Direct Arena February 9 - 12 2018 Starring Kerry Ellis and Hugh Maynard Featuring the Voice of Russell Watson

Posted on: 01 August 2017
André Rieu Welcomes His 750,000th Visitor

André Rieu has welcomed his 750.000th visitor at his spectacular Maastricht Summer Concerts: Fans Janine Hartley and her husband Graham from Leeds had travelled to Maastricht

Posted on: 25 July 2017
QUIZ: Mrs Brown's Boys

Mrs. Brown returns to the first direct arena with brand new rib-tickling hit show, Good Mourning Mrs. Brown! Mrs. Brown is planning Grandad Brown’s funeral… one slight problem, he’s not dead! What happens next? Come to the first direct arena to find out!

Posted on: 29 June 2017
Chris Rock 'Total Blackout' At First Direct Arena

Superstar comedian Chris Rock is bringing his 'Total Blackout' tour to Leeds - his first UK tour in `10 years.

Posted on: 08 May 2017
Queen + Adam Lambert VIP

All the information regarding Queen + Adam Lambert VIP tickets

Posted on: 28 April 2017
WWE NXT - Matchcard

The WWE NXT matchcard for NXT's debut in Leeds!

Posted on: 25 April 2017
Easter Opening Hours

Our opening hours for the easter holidays

Posted on: 10 April 2017
Elton John's celebrations!

Elton John’s 70th birthday and his 50-year songwriting partnership with bernie taupin will be celebrated tomorrow, march 25, 2017,at a gala event in los angeles

Posted on: 24 March 2017
Useful information for Sunday's Disney On ice

Useful Information for Sunday's Disney On Ice show.

Posted on: 24 March 2017
first direct extends relationship with Arena in Leeds

first direct agrees naming right of Leeds' iconic arena for a further five years

Posted on: 15 March 2017
Cirque Du Soleil - Important Information

Important information about your Cirque Du Soleil show

Posted on: 23 February 2017
Darts - Pre Event Information

We hope you are looking forward to Premier League Darts this week. We thought we would list some useful information to help you plan your visit and get the most out of your time at the first direct arena.

Posted on: 13 February 2017