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Address: Stockport Road | Ardwick Green, Manchester M12 6AP, England
Phone Number: +44 844 477 7677
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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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Good entertainment venue

We have been to the Apollo for a few gigs over the years . Our most recent visit was to seeJools Holland and his band. You need to park in one of the official car parks unless you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Lancashire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to the Apollo for a few gigs over the years . Our most recent visit was to seeJools Holland and his band. You need to park in one of the official car parks unless you can get a bus or walk from Piccadilly station.We got parked in the small car park next to the theatre but you... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love the Apollo as a music venue, it's intimate even though it's not particularly small. Staff are friendly and prices for beers are standard and parking is ample. We'll be back!

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Thank 86Bubs
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this venue. I love the size of the place and how up close and personal you are even when up in the circle. Loved this venue since I first started watching bands aged 14! So a good 34yrs ago. Yikes

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Trelawnyd, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

fantastic night four rows from stage ,stewards were great, Bar staff were quick no long waits ,short toilet ques.Taxis outside lots of them no waiting again such a great place.

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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I always love coming to this venue with its excellent acoustics and friendly atmosphere. This was the first time I had been seated for a gig and thoroughly enjoyed the band and the venue. Toilets had been upgraded and looked smart and clean. Definitely come here again and highly recommend as a brilliant venue.

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see Chase & Status, aside from them being amazing, the venue is really good with a decent sound system. Only downside is the slow bar service and lose a lot of money from people giving up on the wait.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We reached the Apollo by taxi from piccadily trafic was murder coming back caught 1 of many late buses just across the road brilliant way to get there so piccaily to the apollo by bus great. The setting is great we had cheap seats cousl see all great staff Van Morrison what more could i ask

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended the Van Morrison concert at the Apollo on Tues 29 Nov 16 and was pleasantly surprised with the venue. After reading some fairly damming reviews I wasn't particularly looking forward to the experience. However, I have nothing but praise for the venue. Car parking was next to the venue, couldn't have been closer and at £7 was what... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited Apollo over many years and it doesn't change much. Venue as a theatre does the job, good sound, decent seating, good views. Plenty of loos dotted around the building and large bar upstairs. However, location is a bit out of the way for local transport. 15 mins walk from Piccadilly station metro. Opted to drive this time and... More 

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read bad reviews about the theatre and security staff. We were apprehensive prior to going. However, we thought everything was OK for an old theatre. Also, the Security people we met were charming.

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