First Direct Arena in Leeds

The First Direct Arena opened in 2013 with a bang with Elton John as it's first performer and it has attracted world renowned artists and acts ever since.  Performers in last few years have included the likes of Michael Buble, Lee Evans, Torvill and Dean on Ice, Le Tour de France Grand Depart, Kaiser Chiefs and many more with a just as even more impressive line up for 2015 and beyond.

The arena has a capacity of 13,000 and is the first of its kind in the UK to have seating in a 'fan' orientation, enhancing the sound experience with a more intimate ambience.

There is also a contemporary FD Bar with free entry to all ticket holders prior to and during most show nights.



Stay in Leeds

Being only a 6-minute taxi ride away from the First Direct Arena our location is spot on.  If it is a nice evening and you fancy a stroll then you are just a 25-minute walk away.  This is great news for the way back.  Forget about waiting half an hour in the taxi rank or an hour for your coach back to your hometown.  You can be back in your room at the Crowne Plaza Leeds in 25 minutes guaranteed.

When you stay at Crowne Plaza Leeds you have access to the following facilities:

Although there are cheaper hotels available, our guests typically want to pay a bit more than the lowest price to ensure that their hotel is in a desirable area and offers the facilities and customer service they want.  Patrons at the First Direct Arena usually leave there late at night and tell us that staying in a good neighborhood is important to them!    

Our standard rooms are several cuts above what you would expect from a cheap hotel.  Your room is air-conditioned so you have full control over the temperature.  It also has Wi-Fi and a flat-screen LCD TV to keep you entertained while you’re getting ready.

Before you go to your show why not join us for dinner?  Rather than heading out into Leeds and adding on to your travel time why not dine in our great grill restaurant?  You will discover everything you might want on our menu that takes in the complete range from grills and burgers to salads and curries.  Our delicious food is sure to set you up for a great night out. Once you’ve finished dining, you might have time to have a drink in our fully licensed bar before getting into your taxi or strolling up to First Direct Arena to see your show.

When you get back from your great night out you will probably feel a bit peckish...  Room service is there to pamper to your every whim whether it is for a sandwich, burger or a simple salad.  While you’re waiting for your order, you can watch one of our many satellite channels on your room’s flat-screen TV. When heading to bed, a choice of soft or firm pillows means you’re always assured a good night’s sleep.

You can wake up the next day with an invigorating power shower in your en-suite bathroom and enjoy a fresh brew with our complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

You are invited to join us for our award winning breakfast.  This is included in the price of your stay! You will discover a full English buffet with sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, beans, tomatoes etc. to tuck into.  If you fancy something lighter, we also have branded cereals, fruit, yoghurt, warm pastries and toast.

We invite you to stay with us and have a great experience that perfectly complements your show at the First Direct Arena.  After your eventful evening at the arena you could enjoy a day of exploring the local attractions in Leeds to really make the most of your stay.

Leeds city centre is on your door step and ready to be enjoyed.  Book Now or call 0871 942 9170 quoting reference "IGBBB".

Contact Us

Crowne Plaza Leeds, Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1-4DL (for Sat Nav use LS1-4AP), United Kingdom
Hotel Direct
0871 942 9170
Costs 10p per minute + network extras
24 Hour Reservations
0871 942 9094
Costs 10p per minute + network extras