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.
|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|
|Friday 10th May 2019 7:00 pm||MARINA|
|Sunday 12th May 2019 7:00 pm||Kevin Smith: Hollywood Babble-On - Babble the *U*K On|
|Tuesday 14th May 2019 7:00 pm||Disturbed|
|Tuesday 14th May 2019 7:00 pm||Disturbed - Vip|
|Wednesday 15th May 2019 7:00 pm||Disturbed|
|Wednesday 15th May 2019 7:00 pm||Disturbed - Vip|
|Saturday 18th May 2019 7:00 pm||The Vamps: Four Corners Tour|
|Saturday 25th May 2019 7:00 pm||Sting & Shaggy - 44/876 UK Tour 2019|
|Saturday 25th May 2019 8:00 pm||Sting & Shaggy - 44/876 UK Tour 2019 - VIP Packages|
|Wednesday 29th May 2019 7:00 pm||Jack Savoretti|
|Sunday 9th June 2019 7:00 pm||Midnight Oil|
|Tuesday 11th June 2019 7:00 pm||David Blaine|
|Tuesday 11th June 2019 7:00 pm||David Blaine - Vip Packages|
|Saturday 15th June 2019 5:00 pm||Afrobeats To the World|
|Saturday 15th June 2019 5:00 pm||Afrobeats To the World|
|Saturday 22nd June 2019 6:30 pm||Gladys Knight|
|Tuesday 25th June 2019 7:00 pm||Stray Cats|
|Monday 1st July 2019 7:00 pm||Gojira|
|Tuesday 2nd July 2019 7:00 pm||Kelly Jones|
|Wednesday 3rd July 2019 7:00 pm||The B-52s - Farewell European Tour|
|Friday 13th September 2019 7:00 pm||Bianca Del Rio's "It's Jester Joke"|
|Wednesday 18th September 2019 7:00 pm||Pixies|
|Thursday 19th September 2019 7:00 pm||Hozier|
|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|
|Thursday 10th October 2019 7:00 pm||Beverley Knight sings the songs of Stevie Wonder|
|Friday 11th October 2019 7:30 pm||Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: Rock’N’Roll Dream Tour|
|Saturday 12th October 2019 7:00 pm||The Songs of Barry White Starring Peabo Bryson|
|Thursday 17th October 2019 7:00 pm||Jonathan Van Ness: Road To Beijing|
|Friday 18th October 2019 7:00 pm||An Evening with Will Young plus special guests|
|Friday 18th October 2019 7:00 pm||An Evening with Will Young plus special guests - M&G VIP Package|
|Saturday 19th October 2019 7:00 pm||The Next Step|
|Saturday 19th October 2019 7:00 pm||The Next Step - Meet & Greet Upgrade|
|Sunday 20th October 2019 5:00 pm||Saxon : 40th Anniversary Castles and Eagles Tour|
|Friday 25th October 2019 6:30 pm||Tim Minchin: Back 2019|
|Saturday 26th October 2019 6:30 pm||Tim Minchin: Back 2019|
|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|
|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|
|Friday 15th November 2019 7:00 pm||Snarky Puppy|
|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|
|Tuesday 3rd December 2019 7:00 pm||Dido|
|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|
|Sunday 22nd December 2019 6:30 pm||Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra|
|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 18th April 2020 7:00 pm||Queen Machine Symphonic featuring Kerry Ellis|
|Friday 24th April 2020 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny|
|Saturday 16th May 2020 7:00 pm||An Evening with Peter Hook & The Light - Joy Division: A Celebration|
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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