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.

Thursday 30th March 2023 7:00 pmHaters Roast
Friday 7th April 2023 7:00 pmBig Thief
Saturday 8th April 2023 7:00 pmThe Main Event
Thursday 20th April 2023 7:00 pmDMA'S
Monday 24th April 2023 7:30 pmRicky Gervais: Armageddon
Tuesday 25th April 2023 7:30 pmRicky Gervais: Armageddon
Saturday 29th April 2023 6:30 pmThe Flaming Lips performing Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Monday 1st May 2023 7:00 pmPentatonix
Thursday 4th May 2023 7:30 pmRussell Howard
Friday 5th May 2023 6:30 pmRussell Howard
Saturday 6th May 2023 7:00 pmAvril Lavigne
Sunday 7th May 2023 8:00 pmGame Grumps Live: Tournament of Gamers
Tuesday 9th May 2023 7:30 pmJames Orchestral Tour
Wednesday 10th May 2023 7:30 pmJames Orchestral Tour
Saturday 13th May 2023 5:00 pmTom Segura: I'm Coming Everywhere - World Tour
Saturday 13th May 2023 8:15 pmTom Segura: I'm Coming Everywhere - World Tour
Saturday 20th May 2023 8:00 pmJon Richardson - the Knitwit
Tuesday 30th May 2023 6:30 pmRicky Gervais - Armageddon
Thursday 1st June 2023 7:00 pmUB40
Friday 2nd June 2023 7:00 pmCAMEL - 50 Years Strong
Sunday 4th June 2023 7:30 pmPenn & Teller
Monday 5th June 2023 7:30 pmPenn & Teller
Tuesday 6th June 2023 7:00 pmDean Lewis - The Future Is Bright Tour
Thursday 8th June 2023 7:30 pmThe Overlap: Live on Tour
Saturday 10th June 2023 7:30 pmTommyInnit - Annoying at First!
Wednesday 14th June 2023 7:00 pmSabrina Carpenter
Wednesday 14th June 2023 7:00 pmSabrina Carpenter: Emails I Can't Send Tour
Saturday 17th June 2023 7:00 pmThe Mars Volta
Friday 30th June 2023 7:30 pmPaul Smith
Saturday 1st July 2023 7:30 pmPaul Smith
Saturday 8th July 2023 4:00 pmAnand TV Film Awards
Friday 14th July 2023 6:30 pmRahat Fateh Ali Khan - Just Qawali
Saturday 15th July 2023 7:30 pmPaul Smith
Sunday 24th September 2023 8:00 pmAunty Donna - The Magical Dead Cat Tour
Friday 29th September 2023 7:30 pmPaul Smith
Saturday 30th September 2023 7:30 pmPaul Smith
Friday 13th October 2023 8:00 pmCory Wong
Saturday 14th October 2023 1:00 pmNashville
Saturday 14th October 2023 7:00 pmNashville
Saturday 28th October 2023 7:00 pmThe Dead South
Friday 3rd November 2023 7:00 pmMo Gilligan + Friends Tour
Monday 6th November 2023 7:00 pmAn Evening with Natalie Merchant: Keep Your Courage Tour
Saturday 11th November 2023 7:00 pmHAUSER
Friday 17th November 2023 7:30 pmBen Folds
Saturday 18th November 2023 7:00 pmCigarettes After Sex
Tuesday 21st November 2023 8:00 pmRoss Noble - Jibber Jabber Jamboree
Friday 24th November 2023 7:00 pmThe Australian Pink Floyd
Saturday 25th November 2023 7:30 pmPaul Smith
Thursday 30th November 2023 7:00 pmBilly Bragg - The Roaring Forty Tour
Saturday 2nd December 2023 7:00 pmRAYE
Thursday 7th December 2023 7:30 pmWorld Cup After Party - The Good, The Bad & The Rugby Live
Saturday 9th December 2023 7:00 pmAdam Rowe
Friday 22nd December 2023 6:30 pmJools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
Saturday 20th January 2024 6:30 pmRoy 'chubby' Brown
Friday 14th June 2024 8:00 pmSarah Millican: Late Bloomer
Saturday 15th June 2024 8:00 pmSarah Millican: Late Bloomer

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.

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.


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 showing location of O2 Apollo Manchester.

Map showing location of O2 Apollo Manchester


O2 Apollo Manchester

Address and postcode
Stockport Road
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.

    • Sincere apologies. The opening times of the box office have now been corrected.

  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.

  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!

  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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