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First Direct Arena

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Address: Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 8BY, England
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08:00 - 22:00
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The first direct arena is a 13,000 capacity super-theatre that opened in...

The first direct arena is a 13,000 capacity super-theatre that opened in the summer of 2013.

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Great please but signage to the arena could be better, it's hidden behind wetherspoons if walking from city centre

Reviewed 5 days ago
ljtweedy
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took our two children to see Diversity here as they weren't coming to Belfast on their latest tour (thanks, Ashley!) and I have to say the venue is one of the most family friendly I've ever been to. It started by being easy to find and when we went in the seating is quite steeply banked which makes for... More 

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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great venue, helpful staff showing you were to go, quite a large venue inside we were in block 329 in row B which was quite high up not so easy to find the correct block better to get there before the lights get too low to see felt the steps quite steep but if you take your time and get... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to see the Pet Shop Boys in February 2017. The actual performance was great with an amazing light laser show. The rating is due to members of the audience constantly getting up to go to the bar and bring drinks back inside the arena, this meant frequently having to stand up to let people pass by or have... More 

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Thank Electranorthuk
Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited the arena a handful of times now and every time I think the same thing, great venue, friendly staff but overpriced bar. My last visit was to the Hacienda Classical event and it was truly awesome. Well done FDA for attracting such prestigious entertainment!!

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Thank Sean P
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place. Easy access staff are really pleasant and I've been here so many times and nothing is too much trouble. Drinks and food is the usual inflated rate but they're not too bad. Everything is pretty easy to find once you're in and there is always staff to ask if there is an issue..

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Thank Alibash9999
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff were really pleasant which you don't normally find in arenas. Toilets were clean and merchandise stands, food stands etc. were easy to find. Would definitely visit again.

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Thank Callum N
Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great please but signage to the arena could be better, it's hidden behind wetherspoons if walking from city centre

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Thank ljtweedy
Brownhills, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far one of the best arenas for a concert. I find the layout spot on as where ever you sit you are still close enough to actually see the performance and person rather than watching a t.v. (never been at the top top though) always managed to get good seats too. Bar is rather expensive but to... More 

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Thank Carly S
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a fun day out, all the staff were very helpful and my kids loved the show. The food was a bit on the expensive side, so eat before you go!

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Thank goodingcharmaine1985
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended two separate concerts here Dynamo and Diversity. Facilities are excellent and it's extremely helpful that staff show you to your seating.

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