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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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I have visited this arena several times over the last 10 years with both family and friends, we can say we have enjoyed every visit. Yes, the refreshments and promotional products... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have visited this arena several times over the last 10 years with both family and friends, we can say we have enjoyed every visit. Yes, the refreshments and promotional products are axpensive but I think most are aware of that. The disabled facilities for us were excellent, the staff couldn't do enough, even took a letter to Annie Lennox... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Went to see John legend Saturday 27/06/2015 have to say it was mind blowing the man is amazing, the sound in the arena is fantastic and the place is huge, the event was all seated. We had floor tickets,but I think where ever you were seated you would have a good view plus the sound could be heard outside,great arena

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We had a very trouble free entrance to the arena with friendly staff, and the concert by Frankie Valli was excellent to see with great atmosphere

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

First visit to a concert at the Manchester Arena. Loved the place and stewards friendly and efficient on a packed out concert by Fleetwood Mac. As usual at these places arm and leg room a little tight by end of night....alleviated by standing to clap and sing along

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

First visit to Manchester Arena to see see Fleetwood Mac. Very convenient to get here with the Metrolink Tramline just four stops away from Manchester Piccadilly & then a short walk inside Victoria Station to the Arena. Staff were friendly and very well organised. The atmosphere inside was excellent. Although the Arena was full, I felt safe at all times... More 

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Visited the arena to see Fleetwood Mac in July 2015. The arena was clean and the staff were extremely helpful! Prices of the drinks were high, although this is to be expected! We sat in block 102 and the view was really good. It was a relatively nice experience, as visiting arenas go!

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My first visit to the Manchester Arena, well organised with lots of stewards on duty to control the crowds entering the building, lifts available for those with issues with stairs, seating in the arena is adequate, some of the steps down to the floor of the arena can be steep but anyone with special needs can be directed to the... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

have been to a few concerts here and the location of the arena is great as there are plenty of cheap hotels around. the staff are generally quite friendly. The food and drink is really over priced, although i did expect this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Went to see Fleetwood Mac here and what a great venue it was! Efficient and effective crowd control both on the way in and the way out. Clearly they know what they are doing there. Made for an enjoyable concert experience.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Fleetwood Mac 1st July. Seated in the floor area, toilets were unkempt, didn't appear to have been cleared for hours despite there being loads of staff. No bins therefore no where to put empty cups etc. "Cold" water (small bottle) at £2 per bottle but wasn't cold. Asked for cold ones, told they didn't have any. Outside on the presently... More 

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Address: 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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