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.
|Saturday 15th December 2018 7:00 pm||Sasha Re-Fracted|
|Wednesday 19th December 2018 7:00 pm||Travis|
|Thursday 20th December 2018 7:00 pm||Orbital|
|Friday 21st December 2018 7:30 pm||Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra|
|Friday 11th January 2019 6:30 pm||Coleen Nolan - The Never Too Late 2019 Tour!|
|Saturday 19th January 2019 7:00 pm||Kadim Al Sahir|
|Thursday 24th January 2019 7:00 pm||The Streets|
|Friday 25th January 2019 7:00 pm||The Streets|
|Saturday 26th January 2019 7:00 pm||The Streets|
|Tuesday 29th January 2019 6:30 pm||Parkway Drive|
|Wednesday 30th January 2019 6:30 pm||Parkway Drive|
|Friday 1st February 2019 7:00 pm||Kaiser Chiefs|
|Saturday 16th February 2019 7:00 pm||Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators|
|Friday 22nd February 2019 7:00 pm||H.E.R - I Used To Know Her Tour|
|Sunday 24th February 2019 7:00 pm||Troye Sivan - Ultimate Bloom Vip Packages|
|Sunday 24th February 2019 7:00 pm||Troye Sivan: The Bloom Tour|
|Friday 1st March 2019 6:00 pm||Peter Andre - Celebrating 25 Years Tour|
|Saturday 2nd March 2019 8:00 pm||Bill Burr: 50|
|Saturday 9th March 2019 7:00 pm||Trixie Mattel - Skinny Legend Tour|
|Saturday 16th March 2019 8:00 pm||Foil, Arms & Hog: Craicling|
|Friday 22nd March 2019 7:00 pm||Amy Macdonald|
|Saturday 30th March 2019 7:00 pm||The Stranglers|
|Sunday 31st March 2019 7:00 pm||Ub40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro|
|Thursday 4th April 2019 6:30 pm||Legends Live 2019|
|Friday 5th April 2019 7:00 pm||Giorgio Moroder|
|Saturday 6th April 2019 7:00 pm||Boyz II Men|
|Thursday 9th May 2019 6:00 pm||RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World 2019 Tour - VIP Package|
|Thursday 9th May 2019 7:00 pm||RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World 2019 Tour|
|Tuesday 14th May 2019 7:00 pm||Disturbed|
|Wednesday 15th May 2019 7:00 pm||Disturbed|
|Saturday 18th May 2019 7:00 pm||The Vamps: Four Corners Tour|
|Wednesday 29th May 2019 7:00 pm||Jack Savoretti|
|Sunday 9th June 2019 7:00 pm||Midnight Oil|
|Saturday 22nd June 2019 6:30 pm||Gladys Knight|
|Friday 13th September 2019 7:00 pm||Bianca Del Rio's "It's Jester Joke"|
|Saturday 5th October 2019 8:00 pm||Romesh Ranganathan - the Cynic's Mixtape|
|Sunday 6th October 2019 8:00 pm||Romesh Ranganathan - the Cynic's Mixtape|
|Friday 25th October 2019 6:30 pm||Tim Minchin: Back 2019|
|Saturday 26th October 2019 6:30 pm||Tim Minchin: Back 2019|
|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|
|Saturday 30th November 2019 6:30 pm||The Australian Pink Floyd|
|Friday 6th December 2019 7:00 pm||Roy Chubby Brown|
|Saturday 14th December 2019 7:00 pm||Rob Beckett - Wallop|
|Friday 24th April 2020 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny|
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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