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Manchester Academy

Opens in 5 min: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Good gig

Obviously you wouldn't be going here unless it was for a gig but decent venue. Security were... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
bria86
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Kamloops, Canada
via mobile
Shinedown gig

Came here on Halloween night to see Shinedown perform. Basically a big black room, but sound system... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
ClaireU220
,
Chesterfield, 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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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

Well marshalled venue set in the heart of the university district. Bars on both floors and inside venue itself. No seating and views can be restricted if less than 7 foot tall. Concert was good but wouldn't return here again as you simply cant see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank graham e
HollyWils, Marketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Graham, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry your viewing was restricted, there isn't a lot we can do about this I'm afraid! We recommend getting here in plenty of time and securing a spot near the front....More

Reviewed 1 December 2018

If you need to prove entry then make sure you have a copy of your email receipt with you. Your paper ticket is ripped up and thrown away on entry. So if you mistakenly open an emergency exit you are then hunted down by the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Lee S
HollyWils, Marketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lee, I'm sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience with us. I have passed your comments on to our security team and operations manager. If you would like to discuss this issue further please contact info.su@manchester.ac.uk Thanks, Manchester Academy

Reviewed 21 November 2018

Went to see Xavier Rudd for the first time in the UK, have seen him before in Belgium at an open field Festival, but the Manchester Academy was a great location for this Gig. It’s not too big and creates a nice atmosphere with the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Angelique-Mol
HollyWils, Marketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi Angelique-Mol, Thanks so much for leaving us a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the gig, I hope you'll come back soon! Manchester Academy X

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Obviously you wouldn't be going here unless it was for a gig but decent venue. Security were efficient and friendly. Bar service in the venue was pretty quick. Lots of cheap student bars around venue. Cloakroom reasonable - £2/coat £3/bag. Merchandise sales were chaotic with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank bria86
HollyWils, Marketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi Bria86, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, I'm so glad you had a great night with us! Apologies for the queues at the merch stall - this was a sold out gig so it can get pretty busy. I hope...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Always loved this venue for gigs haven't been to one In a while and had an absolute ball all of the staff were great especially the security manc academy always has a really good vibe it's always a buzz of the atmosphere

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lauren J
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Hi Lauren, Thanks for the amazing review, I'm so glad you're a fan of our venues! See you next time! Manchester Academy X

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Wow this was a fantastic evening. The informal nature of the Manchester Academy meant you could be up close to the stage and watch the musicians and singers. They performed enthusiastically and with audience participation. The first act was their own music and the second...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Q6081KAandrewd
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Hi Andrew, Thanks so much for the lovely review, it's great to hear you had a fab night! Manchester Academy X

Reviewed 2 November 2018

Came here on Halloween night to see Shinedown perform. Basically a big black room, but sound system good and plenty of space. Discovered that the crowd would tend to 'bottleneck' so once you made your way down the sides and near the front there was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ClaireU220
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Hi Claire, Thanks for leaving us a review! I'm pleased you enjoyed the gig - I hope you'll be back again soon :) Manchester Academy X

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t be more thankful for the amazing service I gained after being in an accident in the mosh pit. Security were on point and checked on me as fast as they could and quickly whisked me away to first aid who also did an amazing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank georgia1237
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi Georgia, Thanks for leaving us a review - I'm so sorry you were involved in an accident but am so pleased to hear our staff dealt with it and made you feel safe. I hope you'll join us for more gigs in the future!...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Had a brilliant time last night!! Jack was soooo good, only thing was it was too hot but an enjoyable night nonetheless. Will be back!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Olivia M
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hi Olivia, Thanks for leaving us a review, we're so glad you had a fab night! I'm sorry about the heat - I'll pass this comment on to our operations team who can look in to this Manchester Academy x

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Good big bars with speedy service and loads of choice. 2000 capacity venue with low ceilings and no visible ventilation so be prepared for an extremely hot, sweaty experience so dress appropriately. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would go again in a heartbeat

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank mancdavalar
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hi Dave, Thanks for the review, we're glad you had a great night! Manchester Academy x

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Isabel M
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Response from mancdavalar | Reviewed this property |
I think the balcony is just for access reasons as all the people I saw using the seating were using walking aids etc.
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