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Manchester Arena

Address: Victoria Station, Manchester M3 1AR, England
Phone Number: +44 161 950 5000
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Ranked #41 of 98 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Civic Centers, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Manchester Arena, managed and operated by SMG Europe, is one of the busiest venues in the world and...
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Type: Civic Centers, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

After our absolutely horrible and appalling experience at the metro radio arena in Newcastle the previous night, we decided to buy tickets to see one of our favourite bands on the 20th of January, and we both agree, our experience was far and away 10000% better than the night before. Staff were friendly and helpful, and even tho the drinks... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I went to see Queen with Adam Lambert yesterday with my partner. Not sure how we found the Manchester Arena really as there no signs, and even when you get to the steps there was nothing on the building that said Manchester Arena, the queue to get in actually goes up steps which is rather dangerous. When we got in... More 

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Lancashire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Another fabulous concert at the Manchester Arena (whatever its now called) I have been many times before for all sorts of events and always find the atmosphere unbelievable. They manage to get everyone in, in a organised fashion, but unfortunately last night it was a bit of a free for all to the exits on the way out. I think... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Went last night to see Queen, great show shame that the venue is getting tired, seats we sat in we're ripped. However stunned to go to the bar for a bottle of water not only was it £2 but as I had no cash they wanted a £3 service charge to process my debit card, wow that's obscene. I know... More 

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37 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Was visiting on all 3 occasions with a friend who has mobility issues. We decided to use the pre-booked car parking at the MEN Arena so that he would have as short a distance to walk as possible (parking is on the first level after entry and the lifts are a short walk away). Friendly staff on arrival, guided to... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Alright. This is my 3rd review of this place and by far the worst. I saw Slipknot and Korn last night and while the show was mind blowing. Everybody else wasn't. I would advise against going to a metal concert here due to the fact that you will have rude people, smokers and so many alcoholics it'll put you off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

this was my first visit to manchester arena and i wasnt dissapointed. the arena provided a great atmosphere and there were plenty of facilities. will look to see more shows here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have been to the LG Arena on 2 occasions. Once to see Blink 182 and once to see Michael Buble. Both shows were amazing for both different reasons 1st blink for nostalgia and buubs for his performance and my girlfriends enjoyment. For both shows we were sat in the top tier the view was very good and the sound... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Having been this arena several times - I can't complain about any shows I have seen here, more recently Lee Evans tour (October 2014.) The arena is huge and you can see the show no matter where you sit. HOWEVER - the facilities are disgusting. The toilets rarely have toilet paper (take your own) the floors are littered with paper... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Good event, shabby arena. Toilets smelly and general feel of unclenliness Staff a bit abrupt and unhelpful. But had a great day anyway

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