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Address: Victoria Station, Manchester M3 1AR, England
Phone Number: +44 161 950 5000
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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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its a good place to see a consort

Been here to see many different artists, its really good i loved it. I would recommend going if you get the chance to see an artist that you like.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Been here to see many different artists, its really good i loved it. I would recommend going if you get the chance to see an artist that you like.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very easy to get to from out StayCity Apartment. Friendly staff, good venue, very pleased with our visit here overall.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I came up from Glasgow and went to see Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights here , Fantastic night , great venue with a cosy atmosphere even thought its pretty big , only downside was the price of a pint !! Overall a cracking venue to see a show !!

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've been to a number of concerts at the Arena. It's huge in size and you get a good view from wherever you sit. Even on the higher tiers the view is okay. The arena itself is starting to show it's age now and could with a bit of investment but it's still one of the best arenas in the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went to the MEN last night to see McBusted. Good venue, great gig, but there is no designated smoking area and if you want to go out for a cigarette they won't let you back in. This was not advised before entry, so beware! Drinks aren't cheap either (£4.60 for a bottle of Heineken!!).

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Rhos-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Been many times to the arena, recently went for Phoenix nights. Ideally located, and always very quick on entrance. Good selection of drink and food. Staff always very helpful and friendly. Sound and lighting always good. I've never had any problems with this venue, and will attend for many more events.

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Ely, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Easy to find and good selction of drinks. Great sound quality and the lighting effects we're cleverly done! 2 screens we're fab aswell for a close up. And The Script and Tinie Tempah we're just amazing!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great venue sound is just bang on. I've been here so so many times and have never ever been dissapointed. Staff and stewards are friendly and helpful. I've sat but standing is so much more fun. Up in the high seats is not the best but no mater where you choose the view and the sound is good. Plenty of... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great venue, our second visit to the Arena, went to see Spandau Ballet, great concert, we got a seat upgrade to better seats. They played all the hits fetched back a lot of memories of the 80s. They did a 2 hour set

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Sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great venue, we were there last weekend for the Spandau concert. Easy to get to, easy access through the gates, good staff to point us to our seats. Only downside for me, as we were in Block 7 in the floor seats, were the really annoying stewards who kept herding people out of the aisles to stop dancing! It's a... More 

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