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Manchester Academy

Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
+44 161 275 2930
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Public Service Broadcasting, and Ophelia

This concert hall is embedded within Manchester University, so the Oxford Road was thronged by... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Boudin882
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
Gary Numan concert

Been here before to see Marillion . It’s a great venue as it’s close to pubs and shops. Would go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maktaz
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Sheffield, 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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“great venue” (29 reviews)
“gig venue” (8 reviews)
“security staff” (11 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
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+44 161 275 2930
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This concert hall is embedded within Manchester University, so the Oxford Road was thronged by students heading home, or to their digs. It was very breezy, the winds from ex- hurricane Ophelia whipping up piles of leaves. The doors opened and after a body search...More

Thank Boudin882
HollyWils, Events Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Boudin882 - thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Manchester Academy. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the concert and the venue, despite the slightly wild weather conditions! We hope to be welcoming you at another of our events soon....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here before to see Marillion . It’s a great venue as it’s close to pubs and shops. Would go back againMore

Thank maktaz
HollyWils, Events Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Maktaz - thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Academy. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and that you'd be happy to return. I hope you enjoyed the Gary Numan concert as much as I did! I look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff here are excellent. Go out of their way to help you. We went to see Gary Numan on a Friday night here. We did not realise we would have no seats so this made it problematic for our disabled companion. We got into the...More

Thank sonogrande
HollyWils, Events Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sonogrande - thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Manchester Academy. Whilst we are pleased to hear you thought our staff were excellent, please can I ask you to email info.su@manchester.ac.uk so that we can investigate your experience on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited a lot over the years but this was my first visit as a carer with a disabled friend. We didn't have to wait in the main queue as disabled access is on the other side (where the small box office is). You're allowed...More

Thank bluelizard
HollyWils, Events Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi bluelizard - thank you very much for getting in touch about your recent experience at Manchester Academy. We are glad to hear the majority of your visit was positive, and that you enjoyed Belinda (she was great!). However, please can I ask you to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great venue if you like standing up getting squashed for a few hours! We was close to the front but when you need the toilet or a drink be ready for arguing trying to get back to your place.More

Thank paulmacdj
HollyWils, Events Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paulmacdj, thank you very much for posting your feedback on Manchester Academy for us. We want all of our customers to have the best possible time at our gigs, so I'm sorry to hear you've struggled with the capacity at our venues. Although it's...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always have a good time at this venue. Security are always friendly enough tolerant of people who enjoy crowd surfing etc. My only issue was that at the Frank Iero and the Patience show here recently, the cloak room was at the entrane of...More

Thank blathnaidmcelduff
HollyWils, Events Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi blathnaidmcelduff - thank you so much for your 5 star review of Manchester Academy. We always aim to give attendees the best possible experience at our gigs, so it's great to hear that you enjoy visiting. Additionally, thank you for passing on your feedback...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband love The Manchester Academy for gigs because it's small enough to have a great view of the band no matter where your standing.. it don't take to long to get served at the bar either xMore

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HollyWils, Events Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hi Buddens, Thank you so much for giving us a 5 star review. We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Manchester Academy as we aim to create the perfect gig experience for all our customers. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Spend some money on the place. Preferably on some air con because I nearly boiled alive the last gig I was at. Car parking machines still only taking old £ coins, no access from Oxford Rd. Invest a few quid in the place.More

Thank JMX_2013
HollyWils, Events Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hi JMX_2013, We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at Manchester Academy. Our number one priority is customer satisfaction and we want all our visitors to have the best possible time at our gigs. In order for us to action your...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Class venue to watch bands. Always have a great time. Highly recommend to anyone. Well organised with friendly staff :)More

Thank Kyle M
HollyWils, Events Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hi Kyle, Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoy coming to Manchester Academy. We want attendees to have as much fun as possible at our gigs, so it's fantastic to hear that you feel our...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017

Love the size of the place, every time I have been there the sound has been good and gigs have been very enjoyable.

Thank Jean-Michel2a
HollyWils, Events Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hi Jean-Michel2a, Thank you so much for your review of Manchester Academy! It's great to hear that you have consistently enjoyed gigs at our venue, because that's what we're all about. Hopefully see you at an Academy gig in the near future. Regards, Holly

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pilch10
19 October 2017|
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Response from dragongeorge | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park immediately behind the Academy just off Dilworth street
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Cal B
8 August 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the entry however the VIP area is accessed by the bar on the 1st floor
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ustravlin
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
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