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O2 Apollo Manchester

Stockport Road | Ardwick Green, Manchester M12 6AP, England
+44 844 477 7677
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Dua Lipa in the o2 Sweatbox

Me and my other half have been here tonight to see Dua Lipa, and we were not disappointed with the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Niall G
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Seeing Evanescence.

I visited the o2 Apollo Arena to see Evanescence in concert with the supporting band, which was the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah H
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“music venue” (19 reviews)
“lee mack” (8 reviews)
“pub next door” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Stockport Road | Ardwick Green, Manchester M12 6AP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my other half have been here tonight to see Dua Lipa, and we were not disappointed with the performance! She is absolutely phenomenal 👌 The venue however is average. It's a lovely building, an old art deco style theatre which has been turned...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the o2 Apollo Arena to see Evanescence in concert with the supporting band, which was the Orchestra. The Orchestra was good, but Evanescence were even better. Amy Lee is a fantastic entertainer and so is her band especially the drummer. The o2 is...More

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fab time seeing Gregory Porter - great venue for him, amazing voice, imitate gig. No photos or standing were allowed, security were strict with that. People talking throughout the performance. Hey I'm Had to shush them up 3 times. They were rude, lacked...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid over £115 for 2 tickets to this concert which we attended last night, 11/4/2018. Tickets showed only this concert and stated 7.30pm start. At 7.45pm a 3 piece country band appeared on stage and although good was not stated on tickets. They were on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to see Bastille Reorchastrated Tour and enjoyed our time at this small music venue, excellent acoustics in the balcony and decent leg room/space. Security were excellent in dealing with a 'drunken' incident during the concert and resolved it quickly and without disturbance. Quite hard...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit here but it’s a really nice venue. Staff where organised to get everyone in and get them to there located seats. Would recommend

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the 02 last month had a very good time but the security check was terrible they touched your arms and legs but looked in your bag and let you go in we were balcony row H we were enjoying the concert there was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a regular visitor to the Apollo in the 80s & 90s and had lots of great nights there, when it was probably Manchester's main music venue. This week's visit though was the first in 20years almost to the day, and the only thing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good venue which I saw Evanescence in April. Seats are really comfy, and the views from the circle were good. The only negative was that there seemed to be so many latecomers being chaperoned to their seats by security after the show had started,...More

Thank Alexander J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please get your act together do you know how cold it was standing outside waiting to get in. We were waiting since 18.40 and only got in at 20.00. Doors allegedly were to open at 19.00🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤 Whilst i appreciate the need for security checks you...More

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sam21175
8 April 2018|
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Response from Andy L | Reviewed this property |
We were in the circle, sound was great and you have a good clear view of the stage. Not a huge venue so has an intimate feel
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Sarah H
4 April 2018|
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Response from gothmom1 | Reviewed this property |
If going by public transport or taxi then it’s about 5 minutes away, bearing in mind the traffic is busy in that area. You can catch the bus on London Road almost outside Piccadilly Station. If going by car there are car... More
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Joannaf123
2 April 2018|
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Response from Patricia R | Reviewed this property |
It usually means the time you can expect the show to start but perhaps it would be better to ring the box office who are very helpful
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