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 30th July 2021 6:30 pmPaul Smith: Changed
Saturday 31st July 2021 6:30 pmPaul Smith: Changed
Thursday 12th August 2021 7:00 pmJimmy Carr - Terribly Funny
Friday 20th August 2021 7:00 pmVan Morrison In Concert
Saturday 21st August 2021 5:00 pmFrank Turner & the Sleeping Souls
Wednesday 1st September 2021 7:00 pmJimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
Thursday 2nd September 2021 7:00 pmPassenger
Saturday 11th September 2021 7:00 pmSteven Wilson
Monday 13th September 2021 7:00 pmHurts
Thursday 16th September 2021 7:00 pmBlack Stone Cherry
Friday 17th September 2021 7:00 pmPeter Hook presents The Sound of Joy Division - Orchestrated
Sunday 19th September 2021 7:00 pmdodie
Thursday 23rd September 2021 7:00 pmTom Grennan
Friday 24th September 2021 7:00 pmSteve Hackett Genesis Revisited - Seconds Out & More
Saturday 25th September 2021 7:00 pmMo Gilligan - There's Mo To Life
Sunday 26th September 2021 7:00 pmAll Time Low
Tuesday 28th September 2021 7:00 pmElbow
Wednesday 29th September 2021 7:00 pmElbow
Thursday 30th September 2021 7:00 pmElbow
Friday 1st October 2021 5:30 pmBehemoth and Arch Enemy
Saturday 2nd October 2021 7:00 pmManic Street Preachers
Sunday 3rd October 2021 7:00 pmTailenders
Monday 4th October 2021 6:30 pmAn Evening with Peter Schmeichel
Friday 8th October 2021 7:00 pmAn Evening with Michael Bisping: Tales From the Octagon
Saturday 9th October 2021 6:30 pmErasure
Sunday 10th October 2021 6:30 pmErasure
Monday 11th October 2021 7:00 pmEllie Goulding - Brightest Blue Tour 2021
Thursday 14th October 2021 7:30 pmRend Collective
Saturday 16th October 2021 7:00 pmJason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons 2020 Tour
Friday 22nd October 2021 7:00 pmMo Gilligan - There's Mo To Life
Tuesday 26th October 2021 7:00 pmThe Black Crowes Present : Shake Your Money Maker
Friday 29th October 2021 7:00 pmRag'n'bone Man: Life By Misadventure Tour
Saturday 30th October 2021 7:00 pmHeels of Hell 2020
Thursday 4th November 2021 7:00 pmPublic Service Broadcasting - Bright Magic Tour 2021
Friday 5th November 2021 7:00 pmThe Hunna
Saturday 6th November 2021 7:30 pmTim Minchin: Back Encore 2021
Sunday 7th November 2021 7:30 pmTim Minchin: Back Encore 2021
Thursday 11th November 2021 7:00 pmAnt Middleton - Mind Over Muscle Tour 2021
Saturday 13th November 2021 7:00 pmDon't Stop Queen Now
Wednesday 17th November 2021 7:00 pmJason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Friday 19th November 2021 7:00 pmOMD
Saturday 20th November 2021 7:00 pmOMD
Thursday 25th November 2021 7:00 pmJimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
Saturday 27th November 2021 7:00 pmThe Australian Pink Floyd
Tuesday 30th November 2021 7:00 pmDeacon Blue - Cities of Love 2020
Wednesday 1st December 2021 7:00 pmDeacon Blue - Cities of Love 2020
Saturday 4th December 2021 7:00 pmUB40
Sunday 5th December 2021 7:00 pmDeacon Blue - Cities of Love 2021
Tuesday 7th December 2021 8:00 pmJohn Bishop: Right Here Right Now
Saturday 11th December 2021 8:00 pmKatherine Ryan - Missus
Friday 17th December 2021 8:00 pmMo Gilligan: There's Mo To Life
Saturday 18th December 2021 6:30 pmJools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
Sunday 19th December 2021 7:00 pmRoy Chubby Brown
Wednesday 12th January 2022 7:00 pmWolf Alice
Thursday 13th January 2022 7:00 pmWolf Alice
Friday 14th January 2022 7:00 pmAn Evening with Peter Hook & The Light - Joy Division: A Celebration
Saturday 22nd January 2022 8:00 pmJohn Bishop: Right Here Right Now
Friday 28th January 2022 5:00 pmSaxon : 40th Anniversary Castles and Eagles Tour
Saturday 29th January 2022 6:30 pmJames Taylor
Friday 4th February 2022 7:00 pmBrockhampton
Friday 11th February 2022 7:00 pmThe Stranglers
Saturday 12th February 2022 7:00 pmThe Damned
Sunday 20th February 2022 7:00 pmTom Odell
Saturday 26th February 2022 8:00 pmKatherine Ryan
Thursday 3rd March 2022 7:00 pmDoves
Saturday 5th March 2022 7:00 pmMy Dad Wrote A Porno
Sunday 6th March 2022 7:00 pmMy Dad Wrote A Porno
Tuesday 15th March 2022 7:00 pmTori Amos
Thursday 17th March 2022 7:00 pmDita Von Teese: Glamonatrix
Friday 18th March 2022 7:00 pmDita Von Teese: Glamonatrix
Saturday 19th March 2022 7:00 pmChvrches
Saturday 26th March 2022 7:00 pmDe La Soul
Wednesday 30th March 2022 7:30 pmJason Manford - Like Me
Thursday 31st March 2022 7:30 pmJason Manford - Like Me
Friday 1st April 2022 7:00 pmDoug Stanhope
Saturday 2nd April 2022 7:00 pmThe Dualers
Sunday 10th April 2022 7:00 pmJack Savoretti
Monday 11th April 2022 7:00 pmJack Savoretti
Friday 15th April 2022 7:00 pmPaul Weller
Tuesday 19th April 2022 7:00 pmLouis Tomlinson
Wednesday 20th April 2022 7:00 pmLouis Tomlinson
Sunday 24th April 2022 7:00 pmOneRepublic
Monday 25th April 2022 7:00 pmPentatonix
Friday 29th April 2022 7:00 pmJack Dee: Off the Telly
Friday 6th May 2022 6:30 pmNick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - The Echoes Tour
Tuesday 17th May 2022 7:00 pmMichael Kiwanuka
Friday 20th May 2022 7:00 pmMARINA
Saturday 4th June 2022 7:00 pmJeff Beck
Thursday 9th June 2022 7:00 pmJacob Collier - Djesse World Tour Spring 2022
Friday 10th June 2022 7:00 pmFaith No More - Bushfire Benefit Show
Saturday 11th June 2022 7:00 pmFaith No More
Saturday 18th June 2022 6:30 pmGladys Knight
Tuesday 21st June 2022 7:45 pmMRS Brown's Boys D'live Show
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 2:00 pmMRS Brown's Boys D'live Show
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 7:45 pmMRS Brown's Boys D'live Show
Friday 24th June 2022 8:00 pmSarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler
Saturday 25th June 2022 8:00 pmSarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler
Sunday 31st July 2022 7:00 pmThe Main Event
Monday 15th August 2022 9:30 amPAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue
Monday 15th August 2022 12:30 pmPAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue

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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