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.
|Sunday 28th February 2021 5:00 pm||Shaan Live in concert|
|Wednesday 10th March 2021 7:00 pm||UB40|
|Monday 29th March 2021 7:00 pm||Michael Kiwanuka|
|Thursday 1st April 2021 7:00 pm||Doves|
|Thursday 8th April 2021 7:30 pm||The Joe & Dianne Show|
|Friday 9th April 2021 7:00 pm||The Stranglers|
|Saturday 10th April 2021 7:00 pm||The Hunna|
|Sunday 11th April 2021 7:00 pm||De La Soul|
|Wednesday 28th April 2021 7:00 pm||Ellie Goulding - Brightest Blue Tour 2021|
|Monday 3rd May 2021 5:00 pm||Saxon : 40th Anniversary Castles and Eagles Tour|
|Friday 7th May 2021 7:00 pm||Doug Stanhope|
|Saturday 8th May 2021 6:30 pm||Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - The Echoes Tour|
|Friday 21st May 2021 7:00 pm||Van Morrison In Concert|
|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|
|Wednesday 9th June 2021 7:00 pm||Pentatonix|
|Sunday 13th June 2021 7:30 pm||Penn & Teller|
|Monday 14th June 2021 7:30 pm||Penn & Teller|
|Sunday 20th June 2021 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny|
|Friday 2nd July 2021 7:30 pm||The Isley Brothers|
|Thursday 8th July 2021 7:00 pm||Paul Weller|
|Friday 9th July 2021 7:45 pm||MRS Brown's Boys D'live Show|
|Saturday 10th July 2021 2:00 pm||MRS Brown's Boys D'live Show|
|Saturday 10th July 2021 7:45 pm||MRS Brown's Boys D'live Show|
|Sunday 18th July 2021 7:00 pm||The Damned|
|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 30th July 2021 7:00 pm||Paul Smith: Changed|
|Saturday 31st July 2021 7:00 pm||Paul Smith: Changed|
|Thursday 12th August 2021 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny|
|Wednesday 1st September 2021 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny|
|Thursday 2nd September 2021 7:00 pm||Passenger|
|Friday 3rd September 2021 7:00 pm||Bright Eyes|
|Saturday 4th September 2021 7:00 pm||The Dualers|
|Friday 10th September 2021 7:00 pm||Louis Tomlinson|
|Saturday 11th September 2021 7:00 pm||Steven Wilson|
|Monday 13th September 2021 7:00 pm||Hurts|
|Thursday 16th September 2021 7:00 pm||Black Stone Cherry|
|Sunday 19th September 2021 7:00 pm||dodie|
|Friday 24th September 2021 7:00 pm||Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited - Seconds Out & More|
|Saturday 25th September 2021 7:00 pm||Mo Gilligan - There's Mo To Life|
|Sunday 26th September 2021 7:00 pm||All Time Low|
|Tuesday 28th September 2021 7:00 pm||Elbow|
|Wednesday 29th September 2021 7:00 pm||Elbow|
|Thursday 30th September 2021 7:00 pm||Elbow|
|Friday 1st October 2021 5:30 pm||Behemoth and Arch Enemy|
|Sunday 3rd October 2021 7:00 pm||Tailenders|
|Saturday 9th October 2021 6:30 pm||Erasure|
|Sunday 10th October 2021 6:30 pm||Erasure|
|Wednesday 13th October 2021 7:00 pm||OneRepublic|
|Thursday 14th October 2021 7:30 pm||Rend Collective|
|Saturday 16th October 2021 7:00 pm||Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons 2020 Tour|
|Tuesday 26th October 2021 7:00 pm||The Black Crowes Present : Shake Your Money Maker|
|Saturday 30th October 2021 7:00 pm||Heels of Hell 2020|
|Thursday 11th November 2021 7:00 pm||Ant Middleton Mind Over Muscle Tour 2020|
|Saturday 13th November 2021 7:00 pm||Mo Gilligan - There's Mo To Life|
|Wednesday 17th November 2021 7:00 pm||Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit|
|Wednesday 17th November 2021 7:00 pm||Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit|
|Friday 19th November 2021 7:00 pm||OMD|
|Saturday 20th November 2021 7:00 pm||OMD|
|Saturday 27th November 2021 7:00 pm||The Australian Pink Floyd|
|Tuesday 30th November 2021 7:00 pm||Deacon Blue - Cities of Love 2020|
|Wednesday 1st December 2021 7:00 pm||Deacon Blue - Cities of Love 2020|
|Thursday 2nd December 2021 7:00 pm||Deacon Blue - Cities of Love 2021|
|Tuesday 7th December 2021 8:00 pm||John Bishop: Right Here Right Now|
|Saturday 11th December 2021 8:00 pm||Katherine Ryan - Missus|
|Saturday 18th December 2021 6:30 pm||Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra|
|Sunday 19th December 2021 7:00 pm||Roy Chubby Brown|
|Friday 14th January 2022 7:00 pm||An Evening with Peter Hook & The Light - Joy Division: A Celebration|
|Saturday 22nd January 2022 8:00 pm||John Bishop: Right Here Right Now|
|Saturday 5th March 2022 7:00 pm||My Dad Wrote A Porno|
|Sunday 6th March 2022 7:00 pm||My Dad Wrote A Porno|
|Thursday 17th March 2022 7:00 pm||Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix|
|Friday 18th March 2022 7:00 pm||Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix|
|Wednesday 30th March 2022 7:30 pm||Jason Manford - Like Me|
|Thursday 31st March 2022 7:30 pm||Jason Manford - Like Me|
|Saturday 4th June 2022 7:00 pm||Jeff Beck|
|Friday 24th June 2022 8:00 pm||Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler|
|Saturday 25th June 2022 8:00 pm||Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler|
|Saturday 16th January 2021 8:00 pm||Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler|
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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