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Address: Victoria Station, Manchester M3 1AR, England
Phone Number: +44 161 950 5000
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Manchester Arena, managed and operated by SMG Europe, is one of the...
Manchester Arena, managed and operated by SMG Europe, is one of the busiest venues in the world and the largest indoor arena in Europe. Since opening in 1995, the Arena has hosted the biggest names in live entertainment including U2, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Pavarotti and the record-breaking 2010/2011 residency by local comedian Peter Kay. In addition to live music, we've also staged some of the biggest events in the UK sporting calendar including several 2002 Commonwealth Games' events, the 2012 Olympic basketball warm-up match between team USA and GB, the 2008 FINA World Swimming Championships and international boxing bouts by Mike Tyson, David Haye, Joe Calzaghe and local champions Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan. We've also played a key part in Manchester's rich musical heritage with historic shows by local bands Take That, Oasis, Elbow, New Order, James, Happy Mondays, The Charlatans, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, M People, Doves, The Inspiral Carpets, The Verve, Simply Red and The Courteeners. Attracting over one million visitors each year, the 21,000 capacity Arena is a former winner of the industry's prestigious International Venue of the Year award.
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Me and my partner went to see take that at the arena at the end of may, first of all we didn't eat in the arena as we knew it would be over priced so I would recommend eating at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner went to see take that at the arena at the end of may, first of all we didn't eat in the arena as we knew it would be over priced so I would recommend eating at the print works, it's only a small walk away. We didn't wait too long to get inside, it was quite... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I recently visited the arena for a Taylor Swift concert. I had never visited the venue before but was highly disappointed and unfortunately will not be going to concerts here again. The venue was poorly maintained with extremely small choice of food (ie. only pizza/crisps). It would have been nice to have been aware of this beforehand as you were... More 

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was my fourth visit to the Arena over the years, formerly known as the MEN Arena. It was noticeable that the building is suffering with significant lack of attention to detail - the exterior, particularly the entrance steps area was filthy and cleaning clearly hadn't been carried out for many months, possibly years, which didn't generate a positive perception.... More 

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west mids england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Unlike a lot of large arenas this place seemed very well organised and didn't feel big. Bars were busy but again organised and a short wait for drinks. We didn't eat here but seemed lots of choice. Cant answer parking facilities as we stayed in Manchester over night.

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

probably one of the best concert venues I have attended obviously depends who is playing but if its a sell out crowd the atmosphere is tremendous. Brilliant acoustics and lighting too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

11 July...went to see the Bette Midler tour.We were seated in block f,this turned out to be about 20 rows from the front Great! Now I am not a big person,but oh dear the width of the seats...hard, narrow and uncomfortable....Bette was on the stage 2hours without a break, so we had to sit on the seats which were painful!... More 

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North East England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great arena, massive, lots of seating. Easy entry, staff friendly and helpful, directed you to your seat.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not sure I wanted to go to see this show but I bought two tickets for my wife as part of her birthday present. What a great performer she is and I was not disappointed especially seeing how excited my wife was and how much she enjoyed it. The only downside was when I went to the toilet. Having spent... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I will just copy the email I sent to the arena: Dear Manchester arena, Unfortunately, I have to write this email as I got nowhere speaking to members of staff last night. I spent over £500 on two VIP package 1 tickets for Taylor Swift and I must admit I am very disappointed at how it went, the concert its... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Should have had the warning bells when we joined the queue snaking down the road . Very poor system for getting people into the stadium, I assume the concert (Neil Diamond) started 20 minutes late as there were still loads of people trying to get in. We had our unopened bottles of water taken off us, presumable so we could... More 

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Address: Victoria Station, Manchester M3 1AR, England
Phone Number: +44 161 950 5000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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