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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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Paul Simon and sting

Great night watching two legends and singing in the heavens with new friends.. The drinks are just way too expensive... It's over £5 for a strongbow dark fruits.. Admittedly this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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102 reviews 102 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I have just return from a concert last night. I haven't been here in a while but felt it has definately gone down hill. Staff are not as friendly, was told to through a small bottle of water away on entry. The toilets need sorting out, no door on the disabled cubicle, one I used didn't flush. The food drinks... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Came to the show a few weeks ago and loved it, we were in a box and had a fantastic night, the staff we so helpful and really looked after us! Had great food and a good supply of drinks and the show was out of this world Well done great night

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great night watching two legends and singing in the heavens with new friends.. The drinks are just way too expensive... It's over £5 for a strongbow dark fruits.. Admittedly this was for a pint, but when you can buy it most other places for £3.50 I begrudge this kind of extortion!! The whole venue was clean, easily accessible via public... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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455 reviews 455 reviews
291 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Manchester Arena is an indoor arena in Hunts Bank, Manchester, England. Situated immediately west of the city centre, most of the arena is situated above Manchester Victoria station. I went to the Arena to attend musical show. nice stage. but uncomfort seat & some times you can not hear becuase some fans sing with the singer & make something... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had VIP Corporate seats not far from the stage so fantastic view of the stage..unlike 2007 Billy Joel when he was a speck in the distance from our seats up in the gods..

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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I went to the Arena the other day to watch Sting and Paul Simon, which is the latest of several visits I've made in the last few years. As a venue, it has some fantastic qualities. For one, it's the largest indoor venue in Manchester, meaning you can get some good acts in town without having to go to the... More 

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Coventry
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Visited this venue (1st time) along with my wife to see a show Friday 10th April. This review is about the 'VENUE ONLY' and not the show. Access to the venue which is close to the centre and shops was reasonable. The only issue is that on arrival by taxi there is no 'drop off' layby and I had to... More 

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Plymouth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

don't take any food or drink as your not allowed inside with anything.. seats need a good stuffing as they were worn out and flat, not practical for sitting for long time. prices for hot drinks were well good, £2.00 for a cuppa, overall was satisfied with the arena and would definitely go again

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I live in Manchester and have been to this arena on countless occasions. The atmosphere inside this arena is unbelievable. I am a season ticket holder at Old Trafford and even a good atmosphere at Old Trafford is in competition with this arena when an event is on. I have been here to see Ricky Hatton fight and the atmosphere... More 

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Southport
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A 30 minute queue for one small, dirty lift. No handrail on stairs. Staff unhelpful. Directed wrong way to exit via lift by extremely rude staff.

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