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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
The Stone Roses To Play First Direct Arena

The Stone Roses will play two shows at Leeds First Direct Arena on the 20th and 21st June 2017. Tickets go on sale at 9.30am this Friday, December 9.

Posted on: 05 December 2016
Haçienda Classical

Following great critical acclaim and phenomenal demand FAC 51 The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra are bringing back Haçienda Classical in 2017 and visiting the first direct arena in Leeds.

Posted on: 24 November 2016
Micky Flanagan

Micky Flanagan is coming to the first direct arena in 2017!

Posted on: 18 November 2016

Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling entertainer, Bruno Mars, revealed details behind his massive upcoming global headline tour visiting the first direct arena in Leeds.

Posted on: 15 November 2016
Show Cancellation: Best Ever Christmas Show

It is with much regret that we confirm the cancellation of The Best Ever Christmas Show for 2016.

Posted on: 11 November 2016
Known Issue: Payments

Our ticketing partner Eventim are temporarily having problems processing Visa and MasterCard payments. You can still pay via PayPal and we expect things to return to normal shortly. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Posted on: 09 November 2016
Little Mix are Coming to Leeds in 2017

Little Mix - the world's biggest girl group are coming to the first direct arena in 2017 as part of their The Glory Days UK Tour. Tickets available from 9am Friday 21st October!

Posted on: 14 October 2016