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.
|Tuesday 16th October 2018 7:00 pm||Per Gessle's Roxette|
|Thursday 18th October 2018 7:00 pm||Editors|
|Friday 19th October 2018 7:00 pm||Tom Odell|
|Monday 22nd October 2018 7:00 pm||Why Don't We: Why Don't We Europe|
|Tuesday 23rd October 2018 7:00 pm||Rudimental|
|Thursday 25th October 2018 7:30 pm||Dr. Jordan Peterson|
|Friday 26th October 2018 7:00 pm||5 Seconds of Summer|
|Saturday 27th October 2018 7:00 pm||5 Seconds of Summer|
|Sunday 28th October 2018 8:00 pm||Heels of Hell 2018|
|Monday 29th October 2018 7:00 pm||Dita Von Teese's 'The Art Of The Teese' Burlesque Revue|
|Tuesday 30th October 2018 7:00 pm||Kacey Musgraves|
|Wednesday 31st October 2018 7:30 pm||Levison Wood Journeys Through the Badlands and Beyond|
|Thursday 1st November 2018 7:00 pm||The Black Eyed Peas|
|Saturday 3rd November 2018 7:00 pm||Jacksepticeye: How Did We Get Here?|
|Tuesday 6th November 2018 7:00 pm||Queen Extravaganza|
|Friday 9th November 2018 7:30 pm||Klub Kids Presents the Roast Battles|
|Saturday 10th November 2018 7:00 pm||Within Temptation|
|Wednesday 14th November 2018 7:00 pm||Tom Misch|
|Friday 16th November 2018 7:00 pm||Interpol|
|Saturday 17th November 2018 7:00 pm||Blackberry Smoke|
|Sunday 18th November 2018 7:00 pm||Johnny Marr: Call The Comet Tour|
|Tuesday 20th November 2018 7:00 pm||Nothing But Thieves|
|Wednesday 21st November 2018 8:00 pm||Kevin Bridges - the Brand New Tour|
|Thursday 22nd November 2018 8:00 pm||Kevin Bridges - the Brand New Tour|
|Friday 23rd November 2018 8:00 pm||Kevin Bridges - the Brand New Tour|
|Saturday 24th November 2018 8:00 pm||Kevin Bridges - the Brand New Tour|
|Sunday 25th November 2018 8:00 pm||Kevin Bridges - the Brand New Tour|
|Monday 26th November 2018 6:00 pm||De Yun She|
|Tuesday 27th November 2018 7:00 pm||Christine and the Queens|
|Wednesday 28th November 2018 7:00 pm||Christine and the Queens|
|Thursday 29th November 2018 7:00 pm||Years & Years|
|Friday 30th November 2018 7:00 pm||Ross Noble - El Hablador|
|Saturday 1st December 2018 7:00 pm||Roy Chubby Brown|
|Sunday 2nd December 2018 7:00 pm||Years & Years|
|Monday 3rd December 2018 7:00 pm||The Cardigans|
|Wednesday 5th December 2018 7:00 pm||Lea Michele & Darren Criss : LM/DC Tour|
|Thursday 6th December 2018 7:00 pm||Hozier|
|Friday 7th December 2018 7:00 pm||To Be Here Someday - The 30th Anniversary Tour: DEACON BLUE|
|Saturday 8th December 2018 6:30 pm||The Australian Pink Floyd|
|Sunday 9th December 2018 7:00 pm||Christmas Queens - Official Tour|
|Monday 10th December 2018 7:00 pm||Ben Howard|
|Tuesday 11th December 2018 7:00 pm||Ben Howard|
|Friday 14th December 2018 7:00 pm||The Slow Readers Club|
|Saturday 15th December 2018 7:00 pm||Sasha Re-Fracted|
|Wednesday 19th December 2018 7:00 pm||Travis|
|Thursday 20th December 2018 7:00 pm||Orbital|
|Friday 21st December 2018 7:30 pm||Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra|
|Friday 11th January 2019 6:30 pm||Coleen Nolan - The Never Too Late 2019 Tour!|
|Saturday 19th January 2019 7:00 pm||Kadim Al Sahir|
|Thursday 24th January 2019 7:00 pm||The Streets|
|Friday 25th January 2019 7:00 pm||The Streets|
|Saturday 26th January 2019 7:00 pm||The Streets|
|Tuesday 29th January 2019 6:30 pm||Parkway Drive|
|Wednesday 30th January 2019 6:30 pm||Parkway Drive|
|Friday 1st February 2019 7:00 pm||Kaiser Chiefs|
|Saturday 16th February 2019 7:00 pm||Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators|
|Friday 1st March 2019 7:00 pm||Peter Andre - Celebrating 25 Years Tour|
|Saturday 9th March 2019 7:00 pm||Trixie Mattel - Skinny Legend Tour|
|Saturday 16th March 2019 8:00 pm||Foil, Arms & Hog: Craicling|
|Friday 22nd March 2019 7:00 pm||Amy Macdonald|
|Saturday 30th March 2019 7:00 pm||The Stranglers|
|Sunday 31st March 2019 7:00 pm||UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey|
|Thursday 4th April 2019 6:30 pm||Legends Live 2019|
|Friday 5th April 2019 7:00 pm||Giorgio Moroder|
|Saturday 18th May 2019 7:00 pm||The Vamps: Four Corners Tour|
|Saturday 22nd June 2019 6:30 pm||Gladys Knight|
|Friday 13th September 2019 7:00 pm||Bianca Del Rio's "It's Jester Joke"|
|Saturday 5th October 2019 8:00 pm||Romesh Ranganathan - the Cynic's Mixtape|
|Sunday 6th October 2019 8:00 pm||Romesh Ranganathan - the Cynic's Mixtape|
|Friday 25th October 2019 6:30 pm||Tim Minchin: Back 2019|
|Saturday 26th October 2019 6:30 pm||Tim Minchin: Back 2019|
|Saturday 14th December 2019 7:00 pm||Rob Beckett - Wallop|
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:
- Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa (0.5 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 Station (0.6 miles) - Metrolink station at Manchester Piccadilly.
Map showing location of O2 Apollo Manchester.
O2 Apollo Manchester
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