Opening its door in 2013, the First Direct Arena really put Leeds on the map. Winner of the best new venue in the world in 2014, the First Direct Arena is a multi-purpose entertainment venue which welcomes some of the biggest names in live entertainment, including comedy, music, family shows, sporting events, as well as boasting incredible hospitality services. In music, the First Direct Arena has welcomed the likes of II Divo, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Elton John, Drake, Pet Shop Boys, Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora, Fleetwood Mac, Bruno Mars and many other artists.
With regards to comedy, the First Direct Arena has hosted prolific comedians, including Lee Evans, Miranda Hart, Michael McIntyre, Ricky Gervais, Bob Mortimer and John Bishop. The First Direct Arena is also a venue for a variety of large scale performances and family show, such as Cirque du Soleil, Dancing on Ice, the MOBO Awards, Brian Cox and Strictly Come Dancing as well as sporting events, Premier League Darts, Championship Boxing and the Tour De France.
The building design, which is like a ‘super theatre’ is meant to enhance the spectator and performer experience and an incredible sound system. The First Direct Arena is currently owned by ASM Global, which is one of the world’s leading venue management companies.
Arena Way, Leeds LS2 8BY, United Kingdom, Leeds1
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