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Address: Stockport Road | Ardwick Green, Manchester M12 6AP, England
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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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Nice theatre but watch out for taking drinks into theatre

Like this theatre just 15 minutes walk from Picaddilly. Had comfortable seats with good views in the circle. Bar service efficient but pricey. My wife had an unopened bottle of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Simonstone
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Like this theatre just 15 minutes walk from Picaddilly. Had comfortable seats with good views in the circle. Bar service efficient but pricey. My wife had an unopened bottle of water in her bag on entry. Security staff insisted on opening it and keeping the top. I fully support tighter checks on people entering the theatre considering what happend in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the intimacy of the venue. Only criticism is the price of drinks. £4.50 for a can of lager is just not very reasonable at all.

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Thank Louise A
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessed, particularly from the south, with official car parks nearby, but a bit expensive at £7.00 per car. The venue is large enough to attract major acts, but still feels fairly intimate. Seating gives excellent views, also the stalls (standing) still give good views due to the sloping floor. There is a separate area for disabled visitors too. The... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place, loved the seating, the access to bar and toilet easy. No mad crowds outside when you leave, staff were friendly and welcoming. Good job

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good venue as you are close to the band, but it is showing its age, needs some money spending on the decor, toilets and to be honest a damn good clean everywhere is sticky Especially as there was a venue refurbishment levy on the tickets, which I don't object to, but would like to see the output... More 

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Thank Andrew R
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to the Apollo, we will certainly be back. We had a great night watching the band so closely. It was easy to get to, very central.

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Thank Sarah H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a concert to see Sting at the Apollo. First time I've been to the venue . Great venue and central so easy to find.

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Thank Adrian R
Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the James Arthur concert with kids was a nice venue but a bit run down least the music was good

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic evening and performance by ARW. Jon Anderson was in great voice, with the usual accomplished playing by Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman. "Awakenings" - sublime!

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Sheffield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of leg room & good view of the stage, providing a 6ft 4incher doesn't sit infront of you. We really enjoyed our concert as its an easy walk (15mins) from Picadilly Station, though plenty of car parking area to the rear, provinding you arrive in good time. (have parked there when attending a Quo concert)

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