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Manchester Academy

Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
+44 161 275 2930
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Soul II Soul

Nice venue, just big enough to enjoy a night of smooth vibes courtesy of Soul II Soul. Easy to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good venue But!!

We went to see Rag N Bone man on saturday evening and he was amazing but not the venue far to small... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Steve H
via mobile
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A collection of four intimate music venues, each of varying capacity and hosting a total of up to 5000 guests.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“great venue” (28 reviews)
“gig venue” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 22:30
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
+44 161 275 2930
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice venue, just big enough to enjoy a night of smooth vibes courtesy of Soul II Soul. Easy to find, only downside is that the times given on this page don't reflect the actual timings of the performance! The main act didn't come on stage...More

Thank justmarielouise
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We went to see Rag N Bone man on saturday evening and he was amazing but not the venue far to small for the number of people attending and not a great experience !! people were spilling drinks everyware and not interested in the music

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Great place for gigs - super security, well stocked bar, clean toilets, fantastic acoustics. Staff are friendly and helpful. Highly recommended. Good car-parking facilities near by.

Thank dragongeorge
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I have been to so many gigs at the academy and they have all been great the atmosphere is brilliant. It's a big enough venue to have space to dance, mosh and have a good time but also intimate enough to feel close to bands.

Thank Nicola G
Reviewed 30 March 2017

this was a night of local radio stations playing two main genres of music in 2 different rooms. upstairs was soul and rnb and downstairs reggae music. the only gripe was the time it took to get served drinks. the bar was absolutely packed !!!!...More

Thank marvadread
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We go here several times a year for various concerts. Good venue and staff have always been helpful.

Thank Flemo74
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Our first time at this venue to see Tarja Turunen perform in concert. Easy place to find with several reasonably priced car parks within a short walking distance. Nearby cafes and bars and access to the student union bar too. Sound and acoustics were great...More

Thank Kernow1968
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great venue. Easy to get to. Entry and ticket check easy. Doors opened 4 mins early! Not too busy, so plenty room to find a decent view of the stage. Beer good, according to my husband. Wine was nice too. A little pricey but not...More

Thank JaxOK
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The gig was amazing. The venue also is exactly what you want. Lots of toilets which was a plus. Hope the event is held here again.

Thank Danielle J
Ryan J, Events Management Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hello Danielle J, We're glad you enjoyed the show here as much as we did! Thank you for the 5 star review, we're glad you feel the facilities are up to standard. Thank you and hope to see you again here soon! Ryan

Reviewed 26 December 2016

Being a Manchester University alumnus, this was my favorite exams venue. Only got firsts here so yes, a lucky place. Every time I come back to see some live indie band all that time spent at uni comes back to me. It is a pretty...More

Thank Andreea D
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Hi, we would love to take our 3 daughters to see Lucas graham. Our middle daughter is age 13 but has mobility problems and is registered disabled and cant stand up for long. Our youngest is 10. Can anyone advise whether it's a good idea to take a disabled child and a young child? Thanks!
15 February 2017|
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Response from AcademyVenues | Property representative |
Hi there, Manchester Academy here. We would love to have you and your daughters join us for the gig! If you could e-mail info.su@manchester.ac.uk and say you've spoke to us on Tripadvisor, we will be able to let you know... More
Hi, We are attending a gig at Manchester Academy (is it the same place for all gigs as I believe there is more than one venue such as Academy2?) Also can anyone tell me if there is a cloakroom and how much it costs if there is a fee. Thanks.
22 November 2016|
Response from Ryan J | Property representative |
Hi Chelseallandudno, Manchester Academy is in a separate building to Academy 2/3/Club Academy, but it is right next door so just head to here and security will be able to tell you where you're going. There will be a... More
Where is best place to park for a disabled person who is going to a gig at Manchester Academy thanks
11 March 2016|
Response from Manc_Academy | Property representative |
Hi Mandy812, Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately we don't currently have on-site parking, however there is a large University car park next to Manchester Academy with several disabled parking bays. This car park is... More