The 02 Apollo Manchester was originally built as a cinema, but since the 1970s has served as one of the city’s major concert venues. It has previously been known as the Apollo Theatre, Manchester Apollo, and Carling Apollo Manchester.
Events - What's On - O2 Apollo Manchester
A selection of upcoming shows and events at O2 Apollo Manchester are listed below. Tickets can be purchased here.
|Friday 5th June 2020 7:00 pm||Incubus|
|Friday 3rd July 2020 7:30 pm||The Isley Brothers|
|Thursday 3rd September 2020 7:00 pm||Michael Kiwanuka|
|Friday 4th September 2020 7:00 pm||Passenger|
|Sunday 6th September 2020 5:00 pm||Saxon : 40th Anniversary Castles and Eagles Tour|
|Friday 18th September 2020 7:00 pm||Louis Tomlinson|
|Saturday 26th September 2020 7:00 pm||The Dualers|
|Wednesday 30th September 2020 8:00 pm||Keith Urban|
|Friday 2nd October 2020 7:00 pm||De La Soul|
|Saturday 3rd October 2020 7:00 pm||My Dad Wrote A Porno|
|Sunday 4th October 2020 7:00 pm||My Dad Wrote A Porno|
|Thursday 8th October 2020 8:00 pm||Keith Urban|
|Friday 9th October 2020 6:30 pm||Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - The Echoes Tour|
|Saturday 10th October 2020 7:00 pm||Mo Gilligan - There's Mo To Life|
|Wednesday 14th October 2020 7:00 pm||OneRepublic|
|Friday 16th October 2020 7:00 pm||Black Stone Cherry|
|Saturday 17th October 2020 7:00 pm||Mo Gilligan - There's Mo To Life|
|Tuesday 20th October 2020 7:00 pm||The Black Crowes Present : Shake Your Money Maker|
|Thursday 22nd October 2020 7:30 pm||Rend Collective|
|Saturday 24th October 2020 7:00 pm||Doug Stanhope|
|Saturday 31st October 2020 7:00 pm||Heels of Hell 2020|
|Sunday 1st November 2020 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny|
|Tuesday 3rd November 2020 7:00 pm||Ant Middleton Mind Over Muscle Tour 2020|
|Friday 6th November 2020 7:00 pm||Deacon Blue - Cities of Love 2020|
|Saturday 7th November 2020 7:00 pm||Deacon Blue - Cities of Love 2020|
|Tuesday 10th November 2020 7:00 pm||Paul Weller|
|Saturday 14th November 2020 7:00 pm||The Stranglers|
|Sunday 15th November 2020 7:00 pm||Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons 2020 Tour|
|Saturday 21st November 2020 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny|
|Tuesday 24th November 2020 7:00 pm||Ludovico Einaudi|
|Wednesday 25th November 2020 7:00 pm||Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited - Seconds Out & More|
|Friday 27th November 2020 7:00 pm||The Australian Pink Floyd|
|Saturday 28th November 2020 6:30 pm||Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra|
|Friday 11th December 2020 7:00 pm||UB40|
|Saturday 19th December 2020 7:00 pm||Roy Chubby Brown|
|Saturday 23rd January 2021 7:00 pm||Paul Smith: Changed|
|Saturday 30th January 2021 7:00 pm||An Evening with Peter Hook & The Light - Joy Division: A Celebration|
|Thursday 11th February 2021 7:00 pm||Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix|
|Friday 12th February 2021 7:00 pm||Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix|
|Sunday 28th February 2021 5:00 pm||Shaan Live in concert|
|Thursday 4th March 2021 7:00 pm||Avril Lavigne|
|Friday 12th March 2021 7:00 pm||Paul Smith: Changed|
|Friday 19th March 2021 7:30 pm||Jason Manford - Like Me|
|Saturday 20th March 2021 7:30 pm||Jason Manford - Like Me|
|Thursday 8th April 2021 7:30 pm||The Joe & Dianne Show|
|Saturday 10th April 2021 7:00 pm||The Hunna|
|Friday 23rd April 2021 7:00 pm||Jeff Beck|
|Saturday 22nd May 2021 7:00 pm||Brockhampton|
|Monday 7th June 2021 7:00 pm||Faith No More - Bushfire Benefit Show|
|Tuesday 8th June 2021 7:00 pm||Faith No More|
|Sunday 20th June 2021 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny|
|Saturday 24th July 2021 9:30 am||PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue|
|Saturday 24th July 2021 12:30 pm||PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue|
|Saturday 24th July 2021 3:30 pm||PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue|
|Friday 3rd September 2021 7:00 pm||Bright Eyes|
|Tuesday 28th September 2021 7:00 pm||Elbow|
|Wednesday 29th September 2021 7:00 pm||Elbow|
|Thursday 30th September 2021 7:00 pm||Elbow|
More events may be listed on the official O2 Apollo Manchester website (see the information section at the end of this page).
The Apollo has a capacity of 2693 for all-seated events and 3500 for standing/seated events (seats are removed from the stalls but remain in the front and rear circles). Seating plans are available on the official website.
The theatre is much smaller than the Manchester Arena but many prefer its more intimate atmosphere.
Tickets & Box Office
The theatre box office is open on event days from 5 pm until the main act takes the stage.
02 customers can purchase tickets up to 48 hours in advance of them going on sale. They can also take advantage of the 02 Priority Queue to gain faster access and enjoy the surroundings of the 02 Priority Lounge.
Location, Directions & Parking
The Apollo is situated on Stockport Road in the Ardwick area of Manchester.
Visitors travelling by car and using satellite navigation systems should use the postcode M12 6AP to find it. There are two supervised car parks near the Apollo. The main car park is at the rear of the building on Apsley Grove. The smaller car park on Hyde Road offers spaces for disabled patrons. The parking charge at the time of writing (November 2017) is £7.
Manchester Piccadilly is the nearest mainline train station and is around ¾ mile from the theatre (Ardwick is closer but has few services). To get there from Piccadilly simply exit the station and head south along the A6. Walking should take around 15 minutes.
The doors usually open at 7 pm. Smoking is not permitted inside the venue but there’s usually a smoking area set up outside the entrance. Banners, selfie sticks, and professional cameras are not permitted. Small, non-professional cameras are permitted by most artists and their promoters.
Tourist attractions and things to do near O2 Apollo Manchester include:
- Manchester Academy (0.6 miles) - Concert venue at the University of Manchester
Hotels near O2 Apollo Manchester include:
- The Bulls Head Hotel (0.6 miles)
- Pendulum Hotel (0.6 miles)
Nearby Train Stations
Train stations near O2 Apollo Manchester include:
- Ardwick Train Station (0.3 miles) - Small station in the Ardwick area of Manchester.
Nearby Metrolink Stations
Metrolink stations near O2 Apollo Manchester include:
- Piccadilly Metrolink Tram Stop (0.6 miles) - Metrolink stop at Manchester Piccadilly.
Map showing location of O2 Apollo Manchester.
O2 Apollo Manchester
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