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O2 Apollo Manchester

Stockport Road | Ardwick Green, Manchester M12 6AP, England
+44 844 477 7677
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Cracking venue, terrible service/staff

I love the Apollo, been to lots of gigs over the years. Not in a rush to go back though. Second to... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
Ruth F
via mobile
What a disgrace in hospitality !!

Visited the Apollo on 27th April to see UB40 - the arrival at the venue was a greeting of penned in... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2016
Lancashire 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 good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Stockport Road | Ardwick Green, Manchester M12 6AP, England
+44 844 477 7677
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Reviewed 30 April 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
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Attended here with my partner and parents to see Riverdance which was amazing. Good venue for people with walking difficulties

Thank shagron
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Absolutely fabulous, completely awestruck I could of watched it all night will definitely be going to see it again that's all I can say......

Thank tracey p
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Went along on Saturday 9th April to watch 'Riverdance' with my Wife and Son. I have to say that, having previously seen a brilliant performance of 'Flatley's Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games' at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, we were bitterly disappointed both with the state...More

Thank GeorgeGreen
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Excellent venue to watch Joel's Holland not too big to feel impersonal but big enough for some atmosphere

Thank sukindred
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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.
27 June 2017|
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Response from Dave O | Reviewed this property |
Ta OK but at this venue there is a constant stream of people going to the bar and toilets it really is frustrating