O2 Apollo Manchester

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.

Entrance to the O2 Apollo Manchester
Entrance on Stockport Road

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.

DateEvent
Friday 1st March 2024 6:30 pmOMD
Saturday 2nd March 2024 6:30 pmOMD
Saturday 9th March 2024 7:30 pmQueen Extravaganza
Tuesday 12th March 2024 7:00 pmTom Odell
Friday 15th March 2024 7:00 pmThe Stranglers
Saturday 16th March 2024 7:00 pmYard Act
Tuesday 19th March 2024 7:00 pmThe Smile
Wednesday 20th March 2024 7:00 pmLiam Gallagher John Squire
Thursday 21st March 2024 7:00 pmLiam Gallagher John Squire
Friday 22nd March 2024 7:00 pmThe Gaslight Anthem
Saturday 23rd March 2024 6:30 pmMichael Ball
Sunday 24th March 2024 7:30 pmTwoSet Violin World Tour 2024
Thursday 28th March 2024 7:00 pmSteven Bartlett presents: 'The Business & Life Speaking Tour'
Friday 29th March 2024 7:00 pmSteven Bartlett presents: 'The Business & Life Speaking Tour'
Thursday 4th April 2024 7:00 pmTim Dillon - American Royalty
Friday 5th April 2024 7:00 pmDeclan McKenna
Sunday 7th April 2024 7:00 pmMika
Wednesday 10th April 2024 9:30 amL.O.L Suprise! Live - School's Out Tour
Wednesday 10th April 2024 1:00 pmL.O.L Suprise! Live - School's Out Tour
Wednesday 10th April 2024 4:30 pmL.O.L Suprise! Live - School's Out Tour
Thursday 11th April 2024 9:30 amL.O.L Suprise! Live - School's Out Tour
Thursday 11th April 2024 1:00 pmL.O.L Suprise! Live - School's Out Tour
Thursday 11th April 2024 4:30 pmL.O.L Suprise! Live - School's Out Tour
Wednesday 17th April 2024 7:00 pmThe Kid LAROI: The First Time Tour
Thursday 18th April 2024 7:30 pmDimension 20: Live
Friday 19th April 2024 7:00 pmNewlyweds
Saturday 20th April 2024 6:30 pmBear Grylls - the Never Give Up Tour
Wednesday 24th April 2024 7:00 pmTate McRae - Think Later Tour
Friday 26th April 2024 7:00 pmTrain - I Know, It's Been A Long Time Coming Tour UK 2024
Saturday 27th April 2024 7:00 pmDarius Rucker
Monday 29th April 2024 7:00 pmDave Matthews Band
Tuesday 30th April 2024 7:00 pmAkon - The Superfan Tour UK & Europe 2024
Wednesday 1st May 2024 7:00 pmMitski
Thursday 2nd May 2024 7:00 pmMitski
Wednesday 8th May 2024 7:00 pmBryson Tiller
Friday 10th May 2024 7:00 pmHelp I Sexted My Boss
Sunday 12th May 2024 7:30 pmJAACKMAATE'S HAPPY HOUR: The Big Fat Massive Hunt
Tuesday 14th May 2024 7:00 pmThe Black Crowes: Happiness Bastards Tour '24 Plus Jim Jones All Stars
Wednesday 15th May 2024 7:00 pmTeddy Swims
Friday 17th May 2024 7:00 pmHelp I Sexted My Boss
Saturday 18th May 2024 6:30 pmVideo Games in Concert
Saturday 1st June 2024 7:00 pmTeddy Swims
Sunday 2nd June 2024 7:00 pmJane's Addiction
Wednesday 12th June 2024 7:00 pmRichard Hawley
Thursday 13th June 2024 8:00 pmSarah Millican: Late Bloomer
Friday 14th June 2024 8:00 pmSarah Millican: Late Bloomer
Saturday 15th June 2024 8:00 pmSarah Millican: Late Bloomer
Sunday 16th June 2024 8:00 pmSarah Millican: Late Bloomer
Tuesday 18th June 2024 7:00 pmBig Time Rush - Uk & Europe Tour 2024
Wednesday 19th June 2024 6:30 pmNick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
Friday 12th July 2024 7:00 pmPassenger
Friday 6th September 2024 7:00 pmThe Teskey Brothers
Thursday 12th September 2024 7:00 pmBlackberry Smoke
Friday 13th September 2024 8:30 pmMatt Rife: ProbleMATTic World Tour
Saturday 14th September 2024 8:30 pmMatt Rife: ProbleMATTic World Tour
Monday 30th September 2024 7:00 pmThe the: Ensouled World Tour 2024
Friday 11th October 2024 4:00 pmThe Rest Is Politics - Election Tour 2024
Friday 11th October 2024 7:30 pmThe Rest Is Politics - Election Tour 2024
Saturday 12th October 2024 7:00 pmSqueeze
Saturday 19th October 2024 8:00 pmMo Gilligan
Saturday 16th November 2024 7:00 pmThe Australian Pink Floyd Show
Tuesday 19th November 2024 6:30 pmJason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Thursday 21st November 2024 5:30 pmAnthrax & Kreator - Co-Headline
Thursday 5th December 2024 7:00 pmMo Gilligan
Friday 6th December 2024 7:00 pmIDLES - Love is the Fing
Saturday 7th December 2024 7:00 pmIDLES - Love is the Fing
Sunday 8th December 2024 7:00 pmIDLES - Love is the Fing
Thursday 19th December 2024 7:00 pmJimmy Carr: Laughs Funny
Saturday 21st December 2024 7:30 pmJools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
Friday 17th January 2025 7:30 pmRoy 'chubby' Brown
Saturday 15th March 2025 8:00 pmKatherine Ryan - Battleaxe

More events may be listed on the official O2 Apollo Manchester website (see the information section at the end of this page).

Capacity

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.

Car park on Hyde Road at the O2 Apollo Manchester
Car park on Hyde Road

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 nearest Metrolink station is Piccadilly, located on the lower level of Piccadilly Train Station.

 Other

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.

Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near O2 Apollo Manchester include:

Nearby Hotels

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:

Nearby Metrolink Stations

Metrolink stations near O2 Apollo Manchester include:

Map

Map showing location of O2 Apollo Manchester.

Map showing location of O2 Apollo Manchester

Details

O2 Apollo Manchester

Address and postcode
Stockport Road
Manchester
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
M12 6AP

Visit O2 Apollo Manchester Website

Reviews and Additional Information

  1. The information about the box office being open until 12 – 3 Monday to Friday is incorrect. It is only open from 5 pm on show days.

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    • Sincere apologies. The opening times of the box office have now been corrected.

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  2. Yes the Apollo beats the MEN hands down. Bigger isn’t always better. You can actually see the acts and the acoustics are superb plus the place has got real character. Long may it continue.

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  3. I saw Billy Idol last night. It was absolutely amazing but no support and crap dance music before hand! We had a ball but can’t understand people who don’t dance or sing etc etc boring!! It was nice of Billy to come out afterwards!

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  4. The Apollo is better than the MEN any day. The sound and atmosphere is just so much better. Plus the Apollo has a better selection of bands. Going to see the Kooks there tonight and the Wombats and Pigeon Detectives in May.

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