Exciting upcoming events at the First Direct Arena


The First Direct Arena in Leeds boasts an exciting year-round calendar of a diverse range of acts and events. With a capacity of 13,500, this popular entertainment venue is no stranger to attracting some of the biggest names in music and showbiz to its stage. If you’re looking for a memorable night out in our pulsating city, whether it’s for a birthday celebration, a romantic getaway for two, a treat for the kids, or any type of special occasion, the First Direct Arena is dedicated to having a rich, varied, entertaining and hugely talented line-up of performers scheduled.

Take a look at some of the many exciting events coming up at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Wednesday April 26, 2016

There’s still time to book tickets to see the musical maestros Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons perform in Leeds with their Greatest Hits UK tour.

Sing along to the legends’ from New Jersey classic hits, including ‘Walk Like A Man, ‘Bye, Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye) and ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’  – the perfect Easter present for a loved one.

Brian Cox

Sunday May 14, 2017

For any inquisitive minds that are fascinated by science and space exploration, a visit to the First Direct Arena to see Professor Brian Cox in action might just be up their street!

The engaging television presenter will take the audience on a compelling journey through time and space, in an evening designed to enthral all ages. The show includes getting up close to Professor Brian Cox himself, as the presenter is joined on stage by his co-host Robin Ince, who will be interviewing Cox.

Enjoy a scientifically-uplifting evening of entertainment for all the family at the First Direct Arena with Brian Cox Live.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Friday May 19, 2017

Young Harry Potter fans are in for a treat, as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert comes to the First Direct Arena. Family members, young and old, will be swept away when they relive the unique magic of Harry Potter in this high-definition screening of the much-loved story, accompanied with a full live orchestra performing an unforgettable score.

Elton John

Thursday June 8, 2017

The legendary Elton John is making a highly-anticipated comeback to the First Direct Arena, as part of the iconic musician’s Wonderful Crazy Tour. Enjoy watching Elton John perform old classics from his incredible portfolio of music, alongside fresh songs from his new album ‘Wonderful Crazy Night.’

With a music career that extends five decades, Elton John is one of the biggest names in the history of British music, who has sold more than 250 million records worldwide.

Witnessing the legendary singer perform at the First Direct Arena would be an unforgettable experience for any Elton John fan.

The Stone Roses

Tuesday June 20 – Wednesday June 21, 2017

Back by popular demand, Madchester sensations the Stone Roses are treating fans of 90s Britpop to a UK tour that includes a visit to the First Direct Arena.

Dig out your Stone Roses hat from the wardrobe and get yourself and your friends to the First Direct Arena this June to experience the legendary Stone Roses on stage once more.

Emeli Sandé


Tuesday October 24, 2017

If you have a loved one with a birthday in October who is an Emeli Sandé fan, now’s your chance to give them a birthday treat like no other by watching the incredibly talented singer, songwriter and producer perform at the First Direct Arena.

The UK tour will celebrate Emeli Sandé’s second album, ‘Long Live The Angels’, which follows an extended break from the  industry. Witness the star perform an album centred on sharing her unreserved sense of freedom, boldness and self-discovery.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Friday December 22, 2017

The festive season simply wouldn’t be the same without enjoying the music legend himself at play, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Why not catch Jools and his ultra-talented orchestra live and head to Leeds at Christmas to watch them perform at the First Direct Arena?

What’s more, some special guests will be joining Jools on stage for the 2017 Autumn/Winter tour, including the Latin American legend Jose Feliciano.

For a full listing of the upcoming events at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, head to the venue’s official website, where you can book tickets and secure your place to see these legendary acts.

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