Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds

First Direct Arena

Step into the First Direct Arena in Leeds (previously known as the Leeds Arena), a local favourite for concerts and entertainment. This massive complex has brought the biggest names in music, comedy, sports and more to the city. It first opened its doors with a concert by Elton John in 2004, and today, you can join 13,000 other music lovers at a concert in the arena. 

A world-class experience

Some of the UK’s best sound experiences come alive at this well-equipped music venue. The ‘super theatre’ ensures that all seats face the stage, so you can enjoy an intimate atmosphere wherever you’re seated. Arrive for your gig a little early and sit back with a drink at the stylish fd bar

Enjoy an exciting evening

First Direct Arena is accessible to everyone, with on-street disabled parking spaces available. There are also plenty of accessible ticket machines and an accessible ticket counter. Assistance dogs are welcome, too. If you’re visually impaired and in need of seats very close to the stage, make sure you book well in advance. You can find more information on accessibility on the website. 

There are lots of refreshment stands available too, offering both hot and cold food and drinks. You’ll find plenty of staff on-site at the area if you have any questions during your visit.

Getting to the First Direct Arena

The arena’s location in the heart of Leeds ensures that you can get here with ease, whether travelling by car, bus or bike. There are more than 7500 parking spaces available within a 15-minute walk of the venue. A wide range of city buses can take you there from all parts of the city. Check out the directions and parking page for updated information. 

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Leeds is only a 15-minute walk from the venue, making it the perfect option for an overnight stay.