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Manchester Arena

1 Victoria Station, Manchester M3 1WY, England
+44 161 950 5000
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Booked tickets for day 2 of the test match between England and West Indies, 18th Aug 2017. Paid... read more

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Massive place. Unless you can afford the decent seats it's a waste of money to sit in the outer... read more

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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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1 Victoria Station, Manchester M3 1WY, England
+44 161 950 5000
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked tickets for day 2 of the test match between England and West Indies, 18th Aug 2017. Paid £157 for 2 tickets, not having been to Edgbaston before expected these to be in premium stand position. When the tickets arrived the face value was £21...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Massive place. Unless you can afford the decent seats it's a waste of money to sit in the outer reaches...artists are just a blurr. ..sound system works well enough...no problem hearing the music/lyrics.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

happened upon this place by chance and really enjoyed the whole gig. pity about the tragedy that happened after

Thank dood8
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Unique in many ways. History, architecture, dynamic and very cute city center. City stadium experience a must do !

Thank Maximo M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Had an extremely fantastic night at the Manchester Arena, I was pleasantly surprised at how clean it was for such a large place, the staff were all friendly, and very helpful, fantastic place

Thank jackokier28
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great venue, have visited many times over the years for a variety of bands, great sound acoustics within

Thank Rich9606
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Convenient location, situated right next to the railway station. well organized venue. went to see Bruno Mars and it was amaizing.

Thank DanilaAly
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I've been going to this Arena since it first opened back in 1995 and over the years i have saw Basketball, Ice Hockey, Wrestling, Concerts and Stand Up shows too over the years. I was there for the largest crowd to watch a British Basketball...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Honestly, there is so much I could say about Manchester Arena. This arena I have called my home for years now, I've been coming to gigs here since I was 12 & it will always be my venue of choice. As a home to some...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Went to see Bruno Mars and it was a brilliant concert, he was on stage for about 2 hours and his support act was pretty decent as well. Didn't have to queue up for too long to get in, drinks were expensive, but not too...More

Thank Danny W
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Zahraa Riyadh A
29 July 2017|
Response from PNEPETE | Reviewed this property |
Hi, As far as I know the show lasts for up to 2 hours so you should be able to get your train, depending on which station you go from and the distance from the Arena. Hope this helps
jeff m
12 June 2017|
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Response from AturtleParadise | Reviewed this property |
Hi all blocks have a good view of stage as stage built in the midst/front of seating so everyone gets a good view , however unless you have a head for heights avoid top rows at all costs, took me 2 stiff drinks & 2 hrs to... More
Helen H
18 May 2017|
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Response from Neil P | Reviewed this property |
Hi it's ok near the stage area depending on show but did take that should be ok as stage is in the middle You are however in the gods will be a great show