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 22nd February 2020 7:00 pm||BABYMETAL|
|Friday 28th February 2020 8:00 pm||The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour|
|Saturday 29th February 2020 7:00 pm||Editors|
|Sunday 1st March 2020 7:00 pm||Atif Aslam|
|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|
|Thursday 12th March 2020 7:00 pm||Foil, Arms & Hog Swine|
|Saturday 14th March 2020 7:00 pm||Ludovico Einaudi|
|Tuesday 24th March 2020 7:00 pm||Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds|
|Wednesday 25th March 2020 7:00 pm||Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds|
|Saturday 28th March 2020 7:00 pm||Louis Tomlinson|
|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|
|Sunday 5th April 2020 7:00 pm||Pentatonix|
|Saturday 11th April 2020 7:30 pm||The Joe & Dianne Show|
|Monday 13th April 2020 5:00 pm||Shaan Live in concert|
|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|
|Saturday 2nd May 2020 7:00 pm||Jagged Edge & 112 Experience|
|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 - The Echoes Tour|
|Saturday 16th May 2020 7:00 pm||An Evening with Peter Hook & The Light - Joy Division: A Celebration|
|Friday 22nd May 2020 7:00 pm||Jeff Beck|
|Saturday 23rd May 2020 7:00 pm||Brockhampton|
|Thursday 28th May 2020 7:00 pm||Peter Frampton Finale: the Farewell Tour|
|Saturday 30th May 2020 7:00 pm||Toots and the Maytals|
|Tuesday 9th June 2020 7:00 pm||Faith No More - Bushfire Benefit Show|
|Wednesday 10th June 2020 7:00 pm||Faith No More|
|Friday 12th June 2020 7:00 pm||Paul Smith: Changed|
|Saturday 13th June 2020 7:00 pm||Paul Smith: Changed|
|Friday 26th June 2020 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny|
|Friday 3rd July 2020 7:30 pm||The Isley Brothers|
|Wednesday 22nd July 2020 9:30 am||PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue|
|Wednesday 22nd July 2020 12:30 pm||PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue|
|Wednesday 22nd July 2020 3:30 pm||PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue|
|Thursday 23rd July 2020 9:30 am||PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue|
|Thursday 23rd July 2020 12:30 pm||PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue|
|Thursday 23rd July 2020 3:30 pm||PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue|
|Friday 4th September 2020 7:00 pm||Passenger|
|Saturday 26th September 2020 7:00 pm||The Dualers|
|Saturday 3rd October 2020 7:00 pm||My Dad Wrote A Porno|
|Sunday 4th October 2020 7:00 pm||My Dad Wrote A Porno|
|Saturday 10th October 2020 7:00 pm||Mo Gilligan - There's Mo To Life|
|Friday 16th October 2020 7:00 pm||Black Stone Cherry|
|Tuesday 20th October 2020 7:00 pm||The Black Crowes Present : Shake Your Money Maker|
|Thursday 22nd October 2020 7:30 pm||Rend Collective|
|Saturday 31st October 2020 7:00 pm||Heels of Hell 2020|
|Tuesday 3rd November 2020 7:00 pm||Ant Middleton Mind Over Muscle Tour 2020|
|Friday 6th November 2020 7:00 pm||Deacon Blue - Cities of Love 2020|
|Saturday 7th November 2020 7:00 pm||Deacon Blue - Cities of Love 2020|
|Saturday 14th November 2020 7:00 pm||The Stranglers|
|Sunday 15th November 2020 7:00 pm||Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons 2020 Tour|
|Saturday 21st November 2020 7:00 pm||Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny|
|Wednesday 25th November 2020 7:00 pm||Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited - Seconds Out & More|
|Friday 27th November 2020 7:00 pm||The Australian Pink Floyd|
|Saturday 28th November 2020 6:30 pm||Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra|
|Saturday 19th December 2020 7:00 pm||Roy Chubby Brown|
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:
- The Bulls Head Hotel (0.6 miles)
- Pendulum Hotel (0.6 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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