The Manchester Arena opened in 1995 and is the main live entertainment venue in the city. Events here range from rock and pop concerts to comedy, boxing and children’s shows. It has previously been named after commercial sponsors and has been called the NYNEX Arena, Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena, and the Phones 4u Arena.
Events - What's On - Manchester Arena
A selection of upcoming shows and events at Manchester Arena are listed below. Tickets can be purchased here.
|Saturday 28th October 2017 6:00 pm||Metallica|
|Thursday 2nd November 2017 6:00 pm||Jamiroquai|
|Monday 6th November 2017 5:30 pm||WWE Live|
|Tuesday 7th November 2017 5:30 pm||WWE Live|
|Thursday 9th November 2017 7:00 pm||Key 103 Live|
|Monday 13th November 2017 6:00 pm||The Killers|
|Tuesday 14th November 2017 6:00 pm||The Killers|
|Wednesday 15th November 2017 5:30 pm||Alice Cooper, The Mission|
|Thursday 16th November 2017 6:00 pm||Royal Blood|
|Friday 17th November 2017 7:00 pm||Depeche Mode|
|Friday 17th November 2017 8:00 pm||Depeche Mode|
|Saturday 18th November 2017 5:30 pm||Deep Purple, Europe|
|Sunday 19th November 2017 6:00 pm||Queens of the Stone Age|
|Tuesday 21st November 2017 6:00 pm||Little Mix|
|Wednesday 22nd November 2017 6:00 pm||Little Mix|
|Friday 24th November 2017 8:00 pm||John Bishop|
|Saturday 25th November 2017 8:00 pm||John Bishop|
|Tuesday 28th November 2017 7:30 pm||Elvis In Concert|
|Wednesday 29th November 2017 8:00 pm||Phil Collins|
|Thursday 30th November 2017 6:30 pm||Kasabian|
|Friday 1st December 2017 6:00 pm||Gorillaz, Little Simz|
|Saturday 2nd December 2017 5:30 pm||Steps, Vengaboys|
|Sunday 3rd December 2017 5:30 pm||Steps, Vengaboys|
|Thursday 7th December 2017 7:30 pm||Michael Ball and Alfie Boe|
|Thursday 7th December 2017 8:00 pm||Michael Ball and Alfie Boe|
|Friday 8th December 2017 6:30 pm||Harry Potter Concert Series|
|Saturday 9th December 2017 8:00 pm||Queen + Adam Lambert|
|Sunday 10th December 2017 6:30 pm||Mariah Carey|
|Sunday 10th December 2017 7:00 pm||Mariah Carey|
|Thursday 14th December 2017 6:00 pm||Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics|
|Saturday 16th December 2017 6:00 pm||Liam Gallagher, Rat Boy|
|Thursday 28th December 2017 7:30 pm||Lets Have A Rock & Roll Party, Gordon Hendricks Grand Champion As Elvis|
|Saturday 6th January 2018 7:30 pm||Arenacross|
|Thursday 11th January 2018 6:30 pm||Chris Rock|
|Thursday 11th January 2018 8:00 pm||Chris Rock|
|Friday 19th January 2018 6:00 pm||Paramore|
|Saturday 27th January 2018 2:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing|
|Saturday 27th January 2018 7:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing|
|Sunday 28th January 2018 1:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing|
|Sunday 28th January 2018 6:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing|
|Saturday 3rd February 2018 6:00 pm||The Script, Ella Eyre|
|Tuesday 6th February 2018 7:30 pm||Lady Gaga|
|Saturday 10th February 2018 7:30 pm||Kendrick Lamar, James Blake|
|Tuesday 20th February 2018 6:00 pm||X Factor Live|
|Tuesday 20th February 2018 7:00 pm||X Factor Live|
|Saturday 3rd March 2018 6:00 pm||Imagine Dragons, K Flay|
|Sunday 4th March 2018 6:30 pm||Elbow, John Grant|
|Thursday 8th March 2018 6:00 pm||Paloma Faith|
|Friday 9th March 2018 6:00 pm||Stereophonics|
|Saturday 10th March 2018 6:30 pm||Joe Bonamassa|
|Thursday 15th March 2018 6:00 pm||Jason Derulo|
More events may be listed on the official Manchester Arena website (see the information section at the end of this page).
Box Office & Tickets
The box office is open from Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. On show nights opening times are extended until just before the main act goes on stage. It also opens on Sundays at 2 pm if there is an event taking place.
Tickets can be purchased online from Ticketmaster or Eventim, the Manchester Arena’s official booking agent. Booking fees apply.
The maximum capacity of the Manchester Arena is 21,000, making it the biggest indoor arena in the UK.
The layout and capacity varies with the event being staged. For example, at a boxing match all the seats in both the upper and lower tiers can be available, but at a music concert no seats are offered behind the stage.
Other major indoor arenas in the UK and their capacities include the Echo Arena Liverpool (11,000), The O2 Arena in London (20,000), and Genting Arena (NEC) in Birmingham (15,700).
Location, Directions & Parking
The Manchester Arena is situated at the northern end of Manchester city centre, right next to Manchester Victoria Train Station.
Train & Metrolink
There’s a direct link to the Manchester Arena from Manchester Victoria Train Station and Victoria Metrolink Station. Visitors arriving at Manchester Piccadilly Train Station can walk or catch the Metrolink tram to Manchester Victoria.
Bus & Coach
The Shudehill Interchange is just 400 yards from the Manchester Arena.
The easiest way to get to the Manchester Arena by car is to leave the M60 motorway at Junction 17 and follow the A56 directly to the venue.
Visitors with satellite navigation systems should note that the postcode for the MEN Arena is M3 1AR.
The official onsite car park is operated by NCP. It is a manned, 24-hour multi-storey car park with over 950 spaces. The entrance is on New Bridge Street (turn left from the A56 just before the arena).
Other NCP car parks within easy walking distance of the arena include those on Park Street (surface, 87 spaces), Manchester Printworks (multi-storey, 777 spaces) and the Manchester Arndale (multi-storey, 1383 spaces).
For details of charges, exact locations, opening times etc. visit the NCP website and search for parking spaces using the postcode for the Manchester Arena M3 1AR.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the Manchester Arena. Furthermore, visitors are not permitted to leave the building to smoke and re-enter. Electronic cigarettes are also prohibited.
Professional cameras with interchangeable lenses are prohibited. Small digital cameras are permitted by most promoters.
Small bags are allowed but may be searched. Patrons are not permitted to bring food, drink, golf umbrellas and banners into the venue.
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