Public safety continues to be our priority. We’re doing all we can to keep you safe at our venue. Please remember we do not permit backpacks or large bags and you will be screened upon arrival. Read more about our safety policy here. Read more


Venue Safety

The first direct arena continually reviews its security measures in conjunction with West Yorkshire Police and other agencies. In light of recent tragic events, a further review has taken place. 

We also ask to please support and cooperate fully so our team can efficiently carry out these measures to ensure safety and ensure you are in the building in time for your show. 

We ask that you keep personal belongings to a minimum and only bring your essentials. Please do not bring any backpacks or large bags, as these will not be allowed into the arena.

You are permitted to bring small bags or handbags no larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm.

There will be no temporary storage facilities for such items within the venue and it will be left to the patron to find a safe temporary facility to hold the item. The venue will not be responsible for late admission or non-admission as a result of this policy.

Event Times 

Neil Diamond

Doors | 18:30

Show start | 20:00

Thank you in advance for your full cooperation.  Enjoy the show!




What items are not allowed into the arena?

Backpacks, holdalls, luggage, oversized bags and cushions. 

In addition these items are also not permitted into the arena or anything else which we deem to ruin the enjoyment or viewing experience of others; 

  • Glass, cans, aluminium bottles or thermoses of any kind including liquid products which can be consumed.
  • Flammable liquids in any container
  • Laser pens/pointers
  • Video cameras and professional cameras
  • Laptop computers, IPads and Go Pro’s
  • Large/golf umbrellas
  • Knives or weapons of any kind
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Signs, banners or flags on poles, staffs or selfie sticks
  • Animals (except service animals to aid persons with disabilities)
  • Air horns, Whistles, Cowbells or other noise-making distractions
  • Projectiles (Frisbees, beach balls, footballs etc)
  • Aerosol cans (hairspray, deodorant etc )
  • Fireworks, confetti or glitter bombs or sprays
  • Balloons
  • Use of wheeled footwear, skateboards
  • Food
  • Masks and Helmets
  • Large studs and chains
  • Anything else which we deem to ruin the enjoyment or viewing experience of others. 

If you have any specific access requirements or if you need any additional assistance during your visit, please contact our accessiblity team via email at or by phone at 0113 3863 600


If you are collecting tickets for the show, our venue box office will be open from 10:00am. The box office is located to the left of the main entrance, just past the fd bar. Please allow yourself plenty of time to collect your tickets and to get into the venue, as there may be queues. You may require to provide photo ID or the credit/debit card used at the time of booking, in order to collect your tickets.

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