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Address: Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
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A collection of four intimate music venues, each of varying capacity and...

A collection of four intimate music venues, each of varying capacity and hosting a total of up to 5000 guests.

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Soul II Soul

Nice venue, just big enough to enjoy a night of smooth vibes courtesy of Soul II Soul. Easy to find, only downside is that the times given on this page don't reflect the actual... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
justmarielouise
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice venue, just big enough to enjoy a night of smooth vibes courtesy of Soul II Soul. Easy to find, only downside is that the times given on this page don't reflect the actual timings of the performance! The main act didn't come on stage til after 10pm, and we didn't realise that the venue was open til 1am!

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Thank justmarielouise
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see Rag N Bone man on saturday evening and he was amazing but not the venue far to small for the number of people attending and not a great experience !! people were spilling drinks everyware and not interested in the music

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Thank Steve H
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for gigs - super security, well stocked bar, clean toilets, fantastic acoustics. Staff are friendly and helpful. Highly recommended. Good car-parking facilities near by.

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Thank dragongeorge
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I have been to so many gigs at the academy and they have all been great the atmosphere is brilliant. It's a big enough venue to have space to dance, mosh and have a good time but also intimate enough to feel close to bands.

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Thank Nicola G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

this was a night of local radio stations playing two main genres of music in 2 different rooms. upstairs was soul and rnb and downstairs reggae music. the only gripe was the time it took to get served drinks. the bar was absolutely packed !!!! the music very good and varied. a great place to hold such events but needs... More 

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Thank marvadread
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We go here several times a year for various concerts. Good venue and staff have always been helpful.

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Thank Flemo74
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Our first time at this venue to see Tarja Turunen perform in concert. Easy place to find with several reasonably priced car parks within a short walking distance. Nearby cafes and bars and access to the student union bar too. Sound and acoustics were great and I would recommend this venue.

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Thank Kernow1968
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great venue. Easy to get to. Entry and ticket check easy. Doors opened 4 mins early! Not too busy, so plenty room to find a decent view of the stage. Beer good, according to my husband. Wine was nice too. A little pricey but not unusual for gig venue. Loos are ok too. Will definitely consider more gigs at this... More 

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Thank JaxOK
Birstall, United Kingdom
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350 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The gig was amazing. The venue also is exactly what you want. Lots of toilets which was a plus. Hope the event is held here again.

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Thank Danielle J
Ryan J, Events Management Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this review

Hello Danielle J, We're glad you enjoyed the show here as much as we did! Thank you for the 5 star review, we're glad you feel the facilities are up to standard. Thank you and hope to see you again here soon! Ryan More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Being a Manchester University alumnus, this was my favorite exams venue. Only got firsts here so yes, a lucky place. Every time I come back to see some live indie band all that time spent at uni comes back to me. It is a pretty nice gig setting, not very big but big enough to get a nice live experience... More 

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