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
Sunday 7th July 2024 7:00 pmJazmine Sullivan
Friday 12th July 2024 7:00 pmPassenger
Friday 19th July 2024 7:00 pmGarbage
Sunday 1st September 2024 7:00 pmgirl in red
Wednesday 4th September 2024 7:00 pmThe Four Tops / Tavares / Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
Thursday 5th September 2024 7:00 pmThe Teskey Brothers
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
Wednesday 18th September 2024 7:00 pmMoby
Thursday 19th September 2024 7:00 pmBlade Runner Live
Friday 20th September 2024 7:00 pmBianca Del Rio
Sunday 22nd September 2024 7:00 pmJoshua Bassett: The Golden Years Tour
Tuesday 24th September 2024 7:00 pmMeet The Vamps Anniversary Tour
Wednesday 25th September 2024 7:00 pmMeet The Vamps Anniversary Tour
Friday 27th September 2024 7:30 pmAnthony Jeselnik - Bones and All
Saturday 28th September 2024 7:00 pmSea Girls
Monday 30th September 2024 7:00 pmThe the: Ensouled World Tour 2024
Wednesday 2nd October 2024 7:00 pmThe Driver Era: X Girlfriend Tour
Friday 4th October 2024 7:00 pmAURORA: What Happened to the Earth? Part 1
Sunday 6th October 2024 7:00 pmHiatus Kaiyote - Love Heart Cheat Code
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
Friday 25th October 2024 7:00 pmThe Cult 8424 - 40th Anniversary
Friday 1st November 2024 7:00 pmPaul Weller
Saturday 2nd November 2024 7:00 pmInterpol
Sunday 3rd November 2024 7:00 pmRuss It Was You All Along Europe Tour
Monday 4th November 2024 7:00 pmLindsey Stirling: The Duality Tour
Wednesday 6th November 2024 7:00 pmNiki - Buzz World Tour
Thursday 7th November 2024 7:00 pmConan Gray - Found Heaven On Tour
Friday 8th November 2024 7:00 pmConan Gray - Found Heaven On Tour
Sunday 10th November 2024 7:00 pmEzra Collective
Friday 15th November 2024 7:00 pmKALEO: Payback Tour
Saturday 16th November 2024 7:00 pmThe Australian Pink Floyd Show
Sunday 17th November 2024 7:00 pmKhruangbin - a La Sala Tour
Monday 18th November 2024 7:00 pmKhruangbin - a La Sala Tour
Tuesday 19th November 2024 6:30 pmJason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Wednesday 20th November 2024 7:00 pmRag'n'Bone Man
Thursday 21st November 2024 5:30 pmAnthrax & Kreator - Co-Headline
Thursday 28th November 2024 7:30 pmJason Manford: A Manford All Seasons
Sunday 1st December 2024 7:00 pmVampire Weekend
Monday 2nd December 2024 7:00 pmVampire Weekend
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 25th January 2025 7:00 pmBrothers Osborne - Might As Well Be Us World Tour
Saturday 22nd February 2025 7:00 pmYou Me At Six - the Final Nights of Six
Wednesday 26th February 2025 6:30 pmGreg Davies: Full Fat Legend
Thursday 27th February 2025 6:30 pmGreg Davies: Full Fat Legend
Friday 28th February 2025 6:30 pmGreg Davies: Full Fat Legend
Saturday 1st March 2025 6:30 pmGreg Davies: Full Fat Legend
Saturday 15th March 2025 8:00 pmKatherine Ryan - Battleaxe
Friday 21st March 2025 7:00 pmThe Dead South
Friday 28th March 2025 7:00 pmYou Me At Six - the Final Nights of Six
Saturday 29th March 2025 7:00 pmYou Me At Six - the Final Nights of Six
Monday 21st April 2025 7:00 pmHeilung
Sunday 4th May 2025 7:00 pmThe Flaming Lips

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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