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 4th October 2022 7:00 pm||Morrissey|
|Thursday 6th October 2022 7:00 pm||Snarky Puppy - Europe Tour 2022|
|Friday 7th October 2022 7:00 pm||Bret McKenzie - "Songs Without Jokes" Tour 2022|
|Tuesday 11th October 2022 7:00 pm||Counting Crows|
|Friday 14th October 2022 7:00 pm||Peter Hook presents The Sound of Joy Division - Orchestrated|
|Monday 17th October 2022 6:30 pm||James Taylor|
|Thursday 20th October 2022 7:00 pm||Pavement|
|Friday 21st October 2022 7:00 pm||Sugababes|
|Saturday 22nd October 2022 7:00 pm||Will Young|
|Thursday 27th October 2022 7:00 pm||Kevin Bridges: the Overdue Catch-Up|
|Friday 28th October 2022 7:00 pm||Kevin Bridges: the Overdue Catch-Up|
|Saturday 29th October 2022 7:00 pm||Kevin Bridges: the Overdue Catch-Up|
|Sunday 30th October 2022 8:00 pm||Kevin Bridges: the Overdue Catch-Up|
|Wednesday 2nd November 2022 6:30 pm||Bob Dylan|
|Wednesday 2nd November 2022 7:00 pm||Bob Dylan Official VIP Ticket Experiences|
|Thursday 3rd November 2022 7:00 pm||The Damned|
|Friday 4th November 2022 7:30 pm||The Australian Pink Floyd|
|Saturday 5th November 2022 7:00 pm||Squeeze|
|Monday 7th November 2022 7:00 pm||Sigur Ros World Tour 2022|
|Tuesday 8th November 2022 7:00 pm||Sigur Ros World Tour 2022|
|Wednesday 9th November 2022 7:00 pm||Tedeschi Trucks Band|
|Thursday 10th November 2022 7:00 pm||Sigrid|
|Friday 11th November 2022 7:30 pm||Daniel Sloss|
|Saturday 12th November 2022 8:00 pm||Katherine Ryan - Missus|
|Thursday 17th November 2022 8:00 pm||Paul Chowdhry: Family Friendly Comedian|
|Friday 18th November 2022 7:00 pm||Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit|
|Saturday 19th November 2022 7:00 pm||Bono - Stories of Surrender|
|Tuesday 22nd November 2022 7:00 pm||The Vamps|
|Wednesday 23rd November 2022 7:00 pm||The Vamps|
|Thursday 24th November 2022 7:30 pm||Jason Manford - Like Me|
|Sunday 27th November 2022 6:30 pm||Shinedown|
|Wednesday 30th November 2022 7:00 pm||First Aid Kit|
|Friday 2nd December 2022 7:00 pm||The Saw Doctors|
|Sunday 4th December 2022 8:00 pm||Trixie and Katya Live|
|Thursday 8th December 2022 7:00 pm||Blossoms|
|Friday 9th December 2022 7:00 pm||Blossoms|
|Saturday 10th December 2022 7:00 pm||Blossoms|
|Sunday 11th December 2022 7:00 pm||Blossoms|
|Friday 16th December 2022 6:30 pm||Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra|
|Saturday 17th December 2022 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny|
|Sunday 18th December 2022 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny|
|Saturday 14th January 2023 7:00 pm||Roy Chubby Brown|
|Thursday 9th February 2023 7:00 pm||Carly Rae Jepsen|
|Saturday 18th February 2023 7:00 pm||Cavetown|
|Friday 3rd March 2023 7:30 pm||Paul Smith|
|Saturday 4th March 2023 7:30 pm||Paul Smith|
|Friday 17th March 2023 7:00 pm||Father John Misty|
|Saturday 25th March 2023 7:00 pm||Death Cab for Cutie|
|Friday 7th April 2023 7:00 pm||Big Thief|
|Saturday 8th April 2023 7:00 pm||The Main Event|
|Monday 1st May 2023 7:00 pm||Pentatonix|
|Saturday 6th May 2023 7:00 pm||Avril Lavigne|
|Saturday 20th May 2023 8:00 pm||Jon Richardson - the Knitwit|
|Friday 2nd June 2023 7:00 pm||CAMEL - 50 Years Strong|
|Sunday 4th June 2023 7:30 pm||Penn & Teller|
|Monday 5th June 2023 7:30 pm||Penn & Teller|
|Saturday 11th November 2023 7:00 pm||HAUSER|
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.