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Address: Stockport Road | Ardwick Green, Manchester M12 6AP, England
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+44 844 477 7677
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The O2 Apollo Manchester opened on August 29th 1938 and is one of the...

The O2 Apollo Manchester opened on August 29th 1938 and is one of the premier concert venues in England, with shows from every major rock, pop and comedy act on the touring circuit. The breadth of styles of events covers every market - the cutting edge of modern British music, through some of the biggest artists from overseas, popular comedy, and music for older generations. With both fully seated and part-standing formats, this versatile venue increases its footfall and presentations year on year. Art Deco in style, the Grade II listed building has been central to the British touring circuit for decades, attracting Best Venue nominations and patrons from across the globe.

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Amazing!

I have been to this venue twice to see a band in concert, wow! The acoustics are amazing, and the decor is even better, very tasteful, needs a touch up here and there but apart... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sarah L
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Preston, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Title says it all, the guy really was excellent. Great vocals, great performance. Seeing an artist live can sometimes be disappointing but that wasn't case here. Go see for yourself if you get the chance. Moving onto the venue, it was pretty standard stuff. Converted old theatre, obviously once very grand but showing it's age now. Good accoustics. Plenty of... More 

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Thank Mark S
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this venue twice to see a band in concert, wow! The acoustics are amazing, and the decor is even better, very tasteful, needs a touch up here and there but apart from that it's perfect! The staff are extremely friendly here as well as being helpful! This place definitely makes an amazing venue for concerts!

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Thank Sarah L
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Love this iconic venue. So Rich in musical history. Acoustics are ace and the facilities are great. I don't understand why they remove the lids from your water though. Makes no sense - stupid rule probably from some health and safety numpty. I love the chaos of the place. Always will

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Thank Neil G
Bury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Went to see Elbow on March 22nd, lovely to watch music in this place, tiered seats and always a good view with decent acoustics. It puts many modern venues to shame. The only thing stopping me giving it 5 stars is the beer selection, could it possibly be elevated to include some decent ales?

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Thank JustTheTwoOfUsUK
Preston, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Attended the Elbow concert on 20 March. Band brilliant and the acoustics at this venue are second to none. The whole place could do with an upgrade as it is a little tired in places. Drinks very expensive. We were upstairs in the circle and were constantly interrupted by people either going to the bar or to the toilets. This... More 

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Thank Dave O
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic music venue that takes me back to my youth. So much better and more intimate than a large stadium gig. Elbow were amazing, had the audience singing along at the tops of their voices, brilliant

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Thank Graham J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I went with my daughter to see Elbow on Sat 18th Mar. She paid for my birthday treat.The show was absolutely brilliant, but some of the so-called fans spoiled our enjoyment of the concert. The same few people went backwards and forwards to the bar and consequently the toilet, numerous times and disturbed others who had to stand to let... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Elbow were their usual brilliant selves last night at the best venue to watch live music in Manchester. Seen Elbow at a few locations but the Apollo is small enough to be able to connect with the band yet the accoustics are perfect. It's so much better than in the old days as they've done up the bars and the... More 

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Chesterfield, England
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87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Visited half a dozen times to see a variety of bands, as diverse as the Pet shop Boys, Flaming Lips and yesterday Elbow. Every time the sound has been excellent. Stood or sat in a variety of places and all give a good view. I prefer either standing behind or to the side of the sound system as as the... More 

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Thank needdm
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Not a bad venue for gigs, decent acoustics etc. Toilets could be better but the big issue is the drinks, what a rip off,over £4 for a CAN of beer (not good).

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