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Great concert venue

Great place to see live music. Don't queue as you step in the door! there are plenty of bars and... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2019
Peter A
A proper venue

I'm old enough to remember when venues this size were considered big. Then came arenas and these... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2019
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The O2 Apollo Manchester opened on August 29th 1938 and is one of the premier concert venues in England, with shows from every major rock, pop and comedy act on the touring circuit. The breadth of styles of events covers every market - the cutting...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Stockport Road | Ardwick Green, Manchester M12 6AP, England
+44 844 477 7677
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

We went to see The League of Gentlemen live show at The Apollo and had not been before. What a grear venue, it was easy to get to ( only a few pounds by taxi from our hotel in the city centre) Really nice feel...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

We went to see the B52s in the Manchester Apollo in July19 and I have to say, we both enjoyed it immensely. It's a lovely old venue with easy entry and easy to get a drink with a nice old pub nearby. It's a bit...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

Went for B52s gig and was unsure what to expect after mixed reveiws but best thing is find out for yourself. Its was boiling hot outside and the air con was a releif seats were relatively comfortable. There are toilets and bars all over the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

Great place to see live music. Don't queue as you step in the door! there are plenty of bars and toilets throughout the venue. Toilets are a bit small though so expect to queue. Seats are comfortable and allow for good views of the stage....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Peter A
Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

Visited 02 for stray cats. The band were superb. Unfortunately the 02 was disorganised especially down stairs bar . We were standing far too many people were in the hall . The heat was unbearable aircon would have been appropriate. Needs a makeover won’t return...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Went to see Gladys Knight on Saturday, great show but the staff throughout the show were annoying, one woman in particular. Flashing lights all the time towards people taking photos and videoing. I understand the policy but it was over the top. If it had...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Diane W
Reviewed June 23, 2019

Gladys Knight!!!! Well. What can you say. Absolutely fantastic. Shame the venue wasn’t the same. In desperate need of a revamp. Seat cushions are extremely uncomfortable. They need new padding in and the carpets were disgusting. Your feet stuck to it with all the grime...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank julieannpolly
Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

Just waiting to to get into venue and get greeted by the main man himself. Even got a selfie with him. 10 out of 10 and that’s before I even get in!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019

I'm old enough to remember when venues this size were considered big. Then came arenas and these sort of places became "intimate". It's old, grubby and could do with some investment but I really like seeing gigs here, particularly comedy.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MDUK
Reviewed May 28, 2019

We had a really enjoyable time at this top class music venue. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, there was a good choice of bars and there were plenty of toilets. The venue is split into two with standing only downstairs and seating...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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June 20, 2019|
Response from emanmahmoud1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It may only take you 5 minutes to get out of the theatre to be outside but to be on the safe side, book your taxi 10 minutes after the end of the show
June 20, 2019|
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Response from CazzaWh | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you contact the venue. But if you can wait until the day itself, the end time is usually on a notice on the wall near the merchandising.