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 20th February 2018 7:00 pm||Markiplier|
|Friday 2nd March 2018 8:00 pm||Bill Bailey|
|Saturday 3rd March 2018 8:00 pm||Bill Bailey|
|Friday 9th March 2018 7:00 pm||Everything Everything|
|Monday 12th March 2018 7:30 pm||Michael McDonald|
|Thursday 15th March 2018 7:00 pm||Niall Horan|
|Friday 16th March 2018 7:00 pm||Niall Horan|
|Thursday 22nd March 2018 8:00 pm||Paul Chowdhry.|
|Friday 23rd March 2018 7:00 pm||Jessie Ware|
|Friday 30th March 2018 7:00 pm||George Ezra|
|Saturday 31st March 2018 7:00 pm||The Stranglers|
|Sunday 1st April 2018 6:45 pm||Desi Rock Stars|
|Monday 2nd April 2018 7:00 pm||Evanescence|
|Tuesday 3rd April 2018 7:30 pm||Jethro Tull|
|Tuesday 10th April 2018 7:00 pm||Bastille|
|Wednesday 11th April 2018 7:30 pm||Roy Orbison in Dreams with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Thursday 12th April 2018 7:30 pm||Gregory Porter|
|Friday 13th April 2018 7:00 pm||Bryan Ferry|
|Saturday 14th April 2018 7:00 pm||Dua Lipa|
|Sunday 15th April 2018 7:00 pm||Dua Lipa|
|Saturday 21st April 2018 7:00 pm||The Streets|
|Thursday 26th April 2018 7:00 pm||Plan B|
|Friday 27th April 2018 7:30 pm||G3, Joe Satriani|
|Tuesday 1st May 2018 8:00 pm||Russell Brand|
|Thursday 3rd May 2018 6:30 pm||Gary Barlow, KT Tunstall|
|Friday 4th May 2018 6:30 pm||Gary Barlow, KT Tunstall|
|Saturday 5th May 2018 6:30 pm||Gary Barlow, KT Tunstall|
|Saturday 12th May 2018 6:30 pm||Foreigner, John Parr|
|Saturday 12th May 2018 7:00 pm||Foreigner|
|Sunday 13th May 2018 7:00 pm||Ray LaMontagne|
|Friday 25th May 2018 7:00 pm||Sarah Millican|
|Saturday 26th May 2018 7:00 pm||Sarah Millican|
|Sunday 27th May 2018 7:00 pm||Sarah Millican|
|Monday 28th May 2018 7:00 pm||Sarah Millican|
|Tuesday 5th June 2018 7:00 pm||Patti Smith|
|Wednesday 6th June 2018 7:00 pm||LCD Soundsystem|
|Tuesday 12th June 2018 7:00 pm||A Perfect Circle|
|Friday 15th June 2018 8:00 pm||Jason Manford|
|Saturday 16th June 2018 8:00 pm||Jason Manford|
|Sunday 17th June 2018 7:00 pm||Stone Sour|
|Monday 18th June 2018 7:00 pm||David Byrne|
|Tuesday 19th June 2018 7:00 pm||Lenny Kravitz|
|Wednesday 20th June 2018 7:00 pm||Billy Idol|
|Friday 22nd June 2018 8:00 pm||Jason Manford|
|Saturday 23rd June 2018 8:00 pm||Jason Manford|
|Wednesday 18th July 2018 8:30 pm||Bianca Del Rio|
|Sunday 22nd July 2018 7:00 pm||Del Amitri|
|Monday 23rd July 2018 8:30 pm||Bianca Del Rio|
|Wednesday 25th July 2018 7:00 pm||The Gaslight Anthem|
|Saturday 22nd September 2018 7:30 pm||The League of Gentlemen|
|Tuesday 9th October 2018 7:00 pm||Musical Box|
|Sunday 28th October 2018 8:00 pm||Heels of Hell|
|Tuesday 6th November 2018 7:00 pm||Queen Extravaganza|
|Saturday 10th November 2018 7:00 pm||Within Temptation|
|Wednesday 21st November 2018 8:00 pm||Kevin Bridges|
|Thursday 22nd November 2018 8:00 pm||Kevin Bridges|
|Friday 23rd November 2018 8:00 pm||Kevin Bridges|
|Saturday 24th November 2018 8:00 pm||Kevin Bridges|
|Sunday 25th November 2018 8:00 pm||Kevin Bridges|
|Friday 30th November 2018 7:00 pm||Ross Noble|
|Saturday 1st December 2018 7:00 pm||Roy Chubby Brown|
|Friday 7th December 2018 7:00 pm||Deacon Blue|
|Saturday 8th December 2018 6:30 pm||The Australian Pink Floyd|
|Friday 21st December 2018 7:30 pm||Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Jools Holland|
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.
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