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 24th September 2023 1:00 pm||Aunty Donna - The Magical Dead Cat Tour|
|Sunday 24th September 2023 7:00 pm||Aunty Donna - The Magical Dead Cat Tour|
|Friday 29th September 2023 6:30 pm||Paul Smith|
|Saturday 30th September 2023 6:30 pm||Paul Smith|
|Saturday 7th October 2023 7:00 pm||RuPaul's Drag Race - Werq The World|
|Friday 13th October 2023 8:00 pm||Cory Wong|
|Saturday 14th October 2023 1:00 pm||Nashville|
|Saturday 14th October 2023 6:30 pm||Nashville|
|Sunday 15th October 2023 4:00 pm||Andrew Schulz: The LIFE Tour|
|Sunday 15th October 2023 7:00 pm||Andrew Schulz: The LIFE Tour|
|Thursday 19th October 2023 7:00 pm||Brent Faiyaz|
|Friday 20th October 2023 7:00 pm||Royal Blood|
|Saturday 21st October 2023 7:00 pm||Maisie Peters - The Road to Wembley Tour|
|Wednesday 25th October 2023 7:00 pm||Tailenders|
|Saturday 28th October 2023 7:00 pm||The Dead South|
|Sunday 29th October 2023 7:30 pm||Off Menu: Live|
|Monday 30th October 2023 7:30 pm||Off Menu: Live|
|Friday 3rd November 2023 7:00 pm||Mo Gilligan + Friends Tour|
|Saturday 4th November 2023 7:00 pm||Nothing But Thieves|
|Sunday 5th November 2023 7:00 pm||Nothing But Thieves|
|Monday 6th November 2023 7:00 pm||An Evening with Natalie Merchant: Keep Your Courage Tour|
|Wednesday 8th November 2023 7:00 pm||Oliver Tree Presents Alone In A Crowd|
|Saturday 11th November 2023 7:00 pm||HAUSER|
|Monday 13th November 2023 7:00 pm||Melanie Martinez - Portals Tour|
|Tuesday 14th November 2023 7:00 pm||Melanie Martinez - Portals Tour|
|Thursday 16th November 2023 7:00 pm||Nothing But Thieves|
|Friday 17th November 2023 7:30 pm||Ben Folds|
|Saturday 18th November 2023 7:00 pm||Cigarettes After Sex|
|Tuesday 21st November 2023 8:00 pm||Ross Noble - Jibber Jabber Jamboree|
|Friday 24th November 2023 7:00 pm||The Australian Pink Floyd|
|Saturday 25th November 2023 7:30 pm||Paul Smith|
|Thursday 30th November 2023 7:00 pm||Billy Bragg - The Roaring Forty Tour|
|Friday 1st December 2023 7:00 pm||Lottery Winners|
|Saturday 2nd December 2023 7:00 pm||RAYE|
|Thursday 7th December 2023 7:30 pm||World Cup After Party - The Good, The Bad & The Rugby Live|
|Friday 8th December 2023 6:30 pm||What's Love Got to do With it - Tina Turner Tribute|
|Saturday 9th December 2023 7:00 pm||Adam Rowe|
|Friday 22nd December 2023 6:30 pm||Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra|
|Saturday 20th January 2024 6:30 pm||Roy 'chubby' Brown|
|Thursday 15th February 2024 7:00 pm||6LACK - Since I Have A Lover Tour|
|Monday 19th February 2024 7:00 pm||Tyler Childers - Mule Pull '24 Tour|
|Friday 23rd February 2024 7:00 pm||Reneé Rapp|
|Friday 1st March 2024 7:30 pm||OMD|
|Saturday 9th March 2024 7:30 pm||Queen Extravaganza|
|Friday 15th March 2024 7:00 pm||The Stranglers|
|Thursday 18th April 2024 7:30 pm||Dimension 20: Live|
|Friday 26th April 2024 7:00 pm||Train - I Know, It's Been A Long Time Coming Tour UK 2024|
|Saturday 27th April 2024 7:00 pm||Darius Rucker|
|Monday 29th April 2024 7:00 pm||Dave Matthews Band|
|Thursday 13th June 2024 8:00 pm||Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer|
|Friday 14th June 2024 8:00 pm||Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer|
|Saturday 15th June 2024 8:00 pm||Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer|
|Friday 13th September 2024 8:30 pm||Matt Rife: ProbleMATTic World Tour|
|Saturday 14th September 2024 8:30 pm||Matt Rife: ProbleMATTic World Tour|
|Thursday 3rd October 2024 7:00 pm||Mo Gilligan|
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.