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O2 Apollo Manchester

Stockport Road | Ardwick Green, Manchester M12 6AP, England
+44 844 477 7677
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A few bands have passed through here

It's tired and dated. Acoustically brilliant venue. The accommodation is in two tiers with good... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2016
Daniel I
Bolton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice venue!

We visited recently to see Michael Bolton, we were seated in the front stalls and had a great view... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Lancaster, UK
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Stockport Road | Ardwick Green, Manchester M12 6AP, England
+44 844 477 7677
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

It's tired and dated. Acoustically brilliant venue. The accommodation is in two tiers with good views everywhere but if you want to get close to the action the lower tier is for you. The sides of the upper tier also get you very close to...More

Thank Daniel I
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We visited recently to see Michael Bolton, we were seated in the front stalls and had a great view of the stage, were within walking distance of the toilet and bars. Cannot understand all the bad reviews, yes the place is a little tired but...More

Thank Jade2102
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Most recent trip here was to see Mr Khan (They all know Me!) last Saturday. Been many times over the years and its OK ish. Stuck out on the east side of the city center, its a bit in the middle of no-where in terms...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Enjoyed the event we attended but the apollo is begging for a refurb. Massive queues for drinks and at the toilets. I'm not sure what the problem is with the floor but it was so sticky it pulled my shoe off, the floor was like...More

Thank SheffieldSparky
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I love the Apollo, been to lots of gigs over the years. Not in a rush to go back though. Second to last time was seated for Radio X/Noel Gallagher. I couldn't see a thing because everyone was standing in seated area. Being 5ft and...More

3  Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Visited the Apollo on 27th April to see UB40 - the arrival at the venue was a greeting of penned in people like cattle and odour of super strength cigarettes and cannabis - none of which has any form of control. The refreshment queues were...More

2  Thank weller16
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Went with a friend to see ub40. Fab concert but must say sound, especially by the speakers was just poor. Security behind barriers were very good and supplied people with ear plugs and water when necessary. Toilets were near, but unfortunately at end of evening...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This was our second and last visit to this place. Never again. The place is old, tired, run down, inefficient. The drinks prices are ridiculous, £4.50 for a can of beer! That's if you can be bothered getting in the queue, which is horrendously long....More

1  Thank curryisforlife
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Came to watch Riverdance on the 9/4/16. Was unsure how to reach the venue via public transport. We caught the train and arrived at Manchester Piccadilly. We were directed to the bus stop a few moments from Piccadilly where we caught the 192 (if I...More

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Visited to see Dynamo show (which was AMAZING!) Venue good size, not too large so you still felt part of it rather than being a huge arena. Would definitely return despite distance from home.

1  Thank Coweam
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Momo M
29 July 2017|
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Response from JoeandCami | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see one but the event we were attending was adults only. Best to call them.
7 July 2017|
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Response from Adrian R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as I was in the seating area when I attended. Sorry.