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first direct arena

Venue details
Venue Type: Arena
Bedrooms: n/a
Meeting rooms: n/a
Car Parking: Off-Site car parking is avaliable nearby to the venue.
Contact details
Address: Clay Pit Lane, Leeds, LS2 8BU
Telephone: 0844 248 1585 (9.00am - 7.00pm Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm Saturday & 9.30am - 4.00pm)
Fax: n/a
Contact: n/a
first direct arena

About the Venue

first direct arena is a purpose built major entertainment venue located in the vibrant city centre of Leeds. It’s unique ‘super-theatre’ style configuration has been designed to enhance the customer experience with all seats facing the stage / performance area. Everyone, spectators and performers alike, will enjoy a more intimate atmosphere with reduced viewing distances relative to the capacity of the venue – over 12,300 seated or 13,500 with a standing floor. Leeds Arena will primarily host live music, comedy and entertainment shows along with sporting events creating a modern, cutting edge, international, multi-event venue for Leeds. Leeds Arena is operated by SMG Europe. SMG is the world leader in venue management, marketing and development and also operate the Manchester Arena and Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle. Box Office Hours By phone: 0844 248 1585 Monday-Friday 9.00am-7.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am-4.00pm and Sundays 9.30am-4.00pm. You can buy tickets in person at our pop up box office located at Leeds Town Hall Fridays and Saturdays 9.00am-2.00pm


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Hard of Hearing - A hearing loop is installed which gives coverage throughout the Arena. Visibly Impaired - Seats are reserved close to the stage / performance area for visually impaired customers on all events at the arena. These seats are strictly limited and subject to availability. Wheelchair Accessible Toilets - Fully equipped accessible toilets are available in all areas of the Arena. Changing Rooms - Baby changing areas are available within the toilets on the main concourse area – please ask a steward for assistance. There is an adult Changing Places facility installed as a separate wheelchair accessible facility accessible from the ground floor concourse - please ask a steward for assistance. Guide Dogs - Guide dogs are welcome into Leeds Arena and we will look after them during the event. More information on an advance notification procedure will be available nearer to the opening of the Arena. Concourse Concession Stands - (Bars and Merchandise) All venue facilities are fully accessible. Viewing Platforms - A viewing platform is installed at the rear of the floor area for use during standing events. This provision is in addition to the permanent accessible seating installed in the first level of tiered blocks (101-109).