First Direct arena in Leeds - Crowne Plaza Leeds

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The First Direct Arena has a capacity of 13,000 and has a modern FD Bar with free entry to all ticket holders prior to and during most show nights.

Did you know that we are a preferred hotel for First Direct Arena? Why not make the most of the night and check out our bedrooms! Attending a mid-week event, did you know you can dine with us and park for free?

Here are some upcoming events:


  • 23rd May 2019: Olly Murs
  • 28th May 2019: Rita Ora
  • 29th May 2019: Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals
  • 3rd & 4th June 2019: Michael Bublé
  • 7th June 2019: Bill Bailey
  • 10th & 11th June 2019: Westlife
  • 21st June 2019: Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael
  • 2nd July 2019: Eagles
  • 12th September 2019: Professor Brian Cox
  • 27th September 2019: Russell Howard

Stay with us

We’re only a 6-minute taxi ride away from the First Direct Arena, so why not stay with us?

Or we’re just a 25-minute walk away from the arena, meaning you won’t have to wait around for taxis if you don’t want to!

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

  • Bar and lounge area open 24 hours
  • LS1 restaurant serving a full a la carte menu
  • 24-hour room service menu
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bedrooms fitted with LCD TVs and high-speed internet
  • Enjoy our leisure facilities in our Spirit Health Club

Before you go to your show why not join us for dinner? You will discover everything you want on our menu from grills and burgers to salads and curries.

Once you’ve finished dining, have a drink in our fully licensed bar before getting into your taxi or strolling up to First Direct Arena to see your show.

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.

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