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 22nd October 2019 7:00 pm||Why Don't We|
|Wednesday 23rd October 2019 7:00 pm||Why Don't We|
|Thursday 24th October 2019 7:00 pm||The Cult|
|Friday 25th October 2019 6:30 pm||Tim Minchin: Back 2019|
|Saturday 26th October 2019 6:30 pm||Tim Minchin: Back 2019|
|Tuesday 29th October 2019 7:00 pm||MARINA|
|Thursday 31st October 2019 7:00 pm||James Morrison|
|Friday 1st November 2019 7:00 pm||Omd - 40 Years Greatest Hits|
|Saturday 2nd November 2019 6:30 pm||80's Invasion Tour 2019|
|Saturday 2nd November 2019 6:30 pm||80s Invasion - VIP Meet and Greet tickets|
|Wednesday 6th November 2019 8:00 pm||Romesh Ranganathan - the Cynic's Mixtape|
|Friday 8th November 2019 7:00 pm||Eddie Izzard - Wunderbar|
|Saturday 9th November 2019 7:00 pm||Eddie Izzard - Wunderbar|
|Sunday 10th November 2019 7:00 pm||Eddie Izzard - Wunderbar|
|Thursday 14th November 2019 7:00 pm||Freya Ridings|
|Friday 15th November 2019 7:00 pm||Snarky Puppy|
|Saturday 16th November 2019 7:00 pm||Rex Orange County|
|Sunday 17th November 2019 7:00 pm||Rex Orange County|
|Wednesday 20th November 2019 7:00 pm||Emeli Sande|
|Wednesday 20th November 2019 7:00 pm||Emeli Sande - Vip Packages|
|Friday 22nd November 2019 7:00 pm||My Favorite Murder|
|Saturday 23rd November 2019 7:00 pm||Mac DeMarco|
|Friday 29th November 2019 6:30 pm||Amon Amarth|
|Saturday 30th November 2019 6:30 pm||The Australian Pink Floyd|
|Saturday 30th November 2019 6:30 pm||The Australian Pink Floyd - All That You Love VIP Package|
|Sunday 1st December 2019 7:00 pm||Snow Patrol - Reworked Tour 2019|
|Tuesday 3rd December 2019 7:00 pm||Dido|
|Thursday 5th December 2019 7:00 pm||Melanie Martinez|
|Thursday 5th December 2019 7:00 pm||Melanie Martinez - VIP Packages|
|Friday 6th December 2019 7:00 pm||Roy Chubby Brown|
|Friday 13th December 2019 7:30 pm||Rob Beckett - Wallop|
|Saturday 14th December 2019 7:00 pm||Rob Beckett - Wallop|
|Thursday 19th December 2019 7:00 pm||Dermot Kennedy|
|Sunday 22nd December 2019 6:30 pm||Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra|
|Friday 7th February 2020 12:00 am||Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights 19th Anniversary Screenings - Series 1 & 2|
|Friday 7th February 2020 6:45 pm||Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights 19th Anniversary Screenings - Series 1|
|Saturday 8th February 2020 11:00 am||Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights 19th Anniversary Screenings - Series 1 & 2|
|Saturday 8th February 2020 6:45 pm||Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights 19th Anniversary Screenings - Series 2|
|Sunday 9th February 2020 8:00 pm||Katya & The Comedy Queens|
|Saturday 22nd February 2020 7:00 pm||BABYMETAL|
|Friday 28th February 2020 7:30 pm||The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour|
|Saturday 29th February 2020 7:00 pm||Editors|
|Monday 2nd March 2020 7:00 pm||Lewis Capaldi|
|Tuesday 3rd March 2020 7:00 pm||Lewis Capaldi|
|Friday 6th March 2020 7:00 pm||The Boys Are Back!|
|Saturday 7th March 2020 7:00 pm||Michael Kiwanuka|
|Sunday 29th March 2020 5:00 pm||Saxon : 40th Anniversary Castles and Eagles Tour|
|Wednesday 1st April 2020 7:00 pm||Elbow|
|Thursday 2nd April 2020 7:00 pm||Avril Lavigne|
|Friday 3rd April 2020 7:00 pm||Elbow|
|Saturday 4th April 2020 7:00 pm||Elbow|
|Saturday 11th April 2020 7:30 pm||The Joe & Dianne Show|
|Tuesday 14th April 2020 7:00 pm||Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix|
|Saturday 18th April 2020 7:00 pm||Queen Machine Symphonic featuring Kerry Ellis|
|Friday 24th April 2020 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny|
|Thursday 30th April 2020 7:00 pm||Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix|
|Friday 8th May 2020 8:00 pm||Keith Urban|
|Saturday 9th May 2020 8:00 pm||Keith Urban|
|Friday 15th May 2020 6:30 pm||Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - More Games for May|
|Saturday 16th May 2020 7:00 pm||An Evening with Peter Hook & The Light - Joy Division: A Celebration|
|Friday 26th June 2020 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny|
|Saturday 26th September 2020 7:00 pm||The Dualers|
|Saturday 3rd October 2020 7:00 pm||My Dad Wrote A Porno|
|Sunday 15th November 2020 7:00 pm||Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons 2020 Tour|
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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