ARIAS 2017: Ceremony Information


The ARIAS will be returning to the award winning first direct Arena in central Leeds for a second year.

The arena is located a short distance from both Leeds train station and the city centre, making it the perfect venue. See its exact location here!

Please check out the entrances in advance for your ticket type.

Thursday 19th October, 2017
Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7:15pm, followed by a great after party until late!

Your tickets will have been posted to you in advance - meaning no queuing at arrival (hurrah!) But, please order your tickets in good time or you will have to queue on the night!

This year your ticket isn't linked to a seat, giving you total freedom to sit with whoever you'd like to - so make sure arrive in good time to bag the best seats for your team.



Our wonderful host Scott Mills will front a star studded show, featuring great acts and celebrity award presenters.

Keep your eyes on this page for our latest announcements, coming shortly.






Have you heard the great news? Tickets are FREE for all Radio Academy Members!

For all the info you need to reserve your ticket - from how to become a Member, to how book your ticket - click here.

If you've decided not to become a Member of the Radio Academy but would like to attend the ceremony, please visit the First Direct website - they'll coordinate you're ARIAS experience from start to finish. Just remember that Radio Academy Membership is the same price as purchasing an ARIAS tickets!



Dress code:

Dress to impress for the ARIAS - an event which is worthy of your wardrobe's finest!
Gents - not quite black tie, but don your snazziest suit.
Ladies - no need for a ball gown, a cocktail-esque dress or outfit fits the bill.

Venue Security:

The first direct arena continually reviews its security measures in conjunction with West Yorkshire Police and other agencies.

We ask that you keep personal belongings to a minimum and only bring your essentials. Please do not bring any backpacks or large bags, as these will not be allowed into the arena. You are permitted to bring small bags or handbags no larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm.

There will be no temporary storage facilities for such items within the venue and it will be left to the patron to find a safe temporary facility to hold the item. The venue will not be responsible for late admission or non-admission as a result of this policy.