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Manchester Academy

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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Good venue

Great gig venue with fair bouncers/security and a nice size crowd. Good place to enjoy your... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Emma P
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Great intimate venue

Saw Rita Ora here last week and what an amazing performance it was! It was great to get so close... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
BeeePP
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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A collection of four intimate music venues, each of varying capacity and hosting a total of up to 5000 guests.
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Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic venue, staff are (mostly) friendly and helpful. (Except the guy doing tickets who refused to give me back my stub, then gave my best friend and girlfriend theirs) Entry is quick and easy, well laid out. Lots of bats and plenty of toilets. Merchandise...More

Thank Mad_March_Hare_S
HollyWils, Marketing And Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Mad_March_Hare_S, Thanks for the 5 star review! We're glad you had a great night with us and hope you'll be back soon. Manchester Academy x

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just wanted to highlight the fantastic staff at the venue. Took our 8 year old daughter to her first gig and was taken a back how fantastic the staff were namely a lady with brown hair who went out of her way to see if...More

Thank Lee B
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review, we're so pleased you and your daughter had a great night! Hopefully we'll see you both back soon :) Manchester Academy x

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

thanks for hosting a great night (palaye royale) and I hope you can have them play there again. You are a venue I will always come back to.

Thank catherineesmithh
HollyWils, Guest Relations Manager at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the awesome review Catherine! Hope to see you back soon Manchester Academy x

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve attended Manchester Academy countless times, and don’t believe I’ve ever been disappointed with my experience. The atmosphere is always incredible. The vibes are always excellent, and I think the size of the venue is absolutely perfect for gigs. The bar staff and security that...More

Thank xgeorgia_jonesx
HollyWils, Marketing & Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Georgia, Thanks so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased you love attending gigs with us! I'll pass on your comments to the bar and security staff. Hope to see you back soon! Manchester Academy x

Reviewed 17 July 2018

Manchester arena for Paul Simon absolutely great. Security company rude, unhelpful. We are 2 older ladies going to see Paul Simon. We had small handbags which we can wear on our backs to leave hands free to aid our balance, we were told by showsec...More

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HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hi - I'm afraid you've got the wrong venue. Sorry I can't be of more help with this.

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Great gig venue with fair bouncers/security and a nice size crowd. Good place to enjoy your favourite bands

Thank Emma P
HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi Emma - thanks so much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you to another of our gigs soon.

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Saw Rita Ora here last week and what an amazing performance it was! It was great to get so close. As when we arrived the queue was pretty long and didn't think we would get close by we did. I do prefer smaller venues as...More

Thank BeeePP
HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi - thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback. We're really glad to hear you enjoyed Rita Ora as much as we did, it was a great gig! Thank you for telling us about the issues upon exit, this is...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Went to see Theory play there. Having never been to the venue I didn’t know what to expect. I loved it. I was able to go in to the bar and get drinks way before the doors opened. I was able to get close to...More

Thank Crackernun
HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi - thank you very much for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at our venue! Hopefully Theory will return soon! Holly

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I prefer small venues like this to watch bands, they're a lot more intimate than huge arenas and stadiums and you generally get a much better view of the band. We came here last week to watch Rita Ora and it was a really good...More

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HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi - thank you so much for leaving us a 4 star review. Really glad to hear you enjoyed the Rita Ora gig, she was great wasn't she?! Thank you for letting us know about the toilets, we are currently looking in to this. Hope...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018

I went to see His LA Squires downstairs at the Academy. It was fantastic and the staff were very helpful. 10/10

Thank NatP87
HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Nat - thank you so much for leaving us a 5 star review, this is great to hear! We look forward to seeing you at another of our gigs soon.

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jedwards473
15 October 2018|
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Response from HollyWils | Property representative |
Hi, We'd recommend pre booking a taxi to be on the safe side
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jedwards473
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Response from RandRH | Reviewed this property |
Sit on the car park and wait?! Alternatively, there is a McDonald’s and a couple of other bars/restaurants nearby.
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Lehanna R
2 October 2018|
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Response from HollyWils | Property representative |
Hi Lehanna, Most of our shows are standing but we do have some shows (mainly comedy acts) which are seated.
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