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Manchester Academy

Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
+44 161 275 2930
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The Wombats

Went to see The Wombats on Sat 24th March. The gig was amazing, well parts we saw. The night was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dan s
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Ok

Took my daughter to see King No One on Saturday night, the gig was very good, all 3 bands were very... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
jo j
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Alsager, United Kingdom
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A collection of four intimate music venues, each of varying capacity and hosting a total of up to 5000 guests.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“security staff” (15 reviews)
“student union” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
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+44 161 275 2930
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see The Wombats on Sat 24th March. The gig was amazing, well parts we saw. The night was ruined due to staff, I assume letting thier friends into the sound mixing section and one of these friends coming in mid gig and standing...More

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HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dan - I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a positive experience at our venue. Please can you email info.su@manchester.ac.uk with your feedback so we can investigate this properly? Thank you. Holly

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Took my daughter to see King No One on Saturday night, the gig was very good, all 3 bands were very good, especially King No One. Staff were very friendly, toilets needed checking more they were dirty.More

1  Thank jo j
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HollyWils, Events Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jo - thanks very much for taking the time to leave your feedback. So glad you enjoyed the gig and that you found our staff to be friendly, those are our main goals! I will make sure your comments about the toilets get passed...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I've seen many gigs at academy it has to be said it's one of my favourite large Manchester venues, while it doesn't compete with the intimacy of gorrila, the smaller academy venues or ruby lounge it's a great place to see larger Banda and not...More

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HollyWils, Events Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Phil - thank you very much for taking the time to leave your feedback, we really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear you've enjoyed your experiences at Manchester Academy, and we hope to be welcoming you back to many more of our gigs in...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We saw feeder here just and it wasn't a good gig. Having seen them support Kaiser chiefs only last year (and Feeder were awesome) something was really off here with sound and overall quality and I cannot help but feel this is the fault of...More

1  Thank DangerousPaddy
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HollyWils, Events Management Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi - we're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience at Feeder. Please could you give us some more information about why you feel that as a venue we didn't hit the mark this time? Please email your feedback to info.su@manchester.ac.uk. Thank you...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I have attended this venue for multiple gigs over the years and never had a bad experience. The staff are mostly nice and will chat with you and help when needed. One of the security guys gave me 4 guitar picks which landed on the...More

Thank Shannon D
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HollyWils, Events Management Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Shannon - thank you so much for leaving us your feedback! It's great to hear you've had a fantastic time at our venues, & I'll pass your comments on to our security team. They're lovely eh?! We look forward to welcoming you to another...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

The bands I like only tend to fill smaller venues so the academy is perfect. It has three different sized rooms and all are great. They don’t try and fill it to full and entry and exit is always smooth. Viewing is great from anywhere...More

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HollyWils, Events Management Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi - thank you so much for leaving us a 5 star review! It's great to hear you have enjoyed our gigs & visiting our venues. As a top tip for your next visit, if you head to the Union Bar after the gig &...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We went to academy 2 to see the Rebecca Ferguson concert. Was hopeful as the bar was ok, but as we went into the concert there was a horrendous smell. It was like the volume of a thousand dirty nappies had been turned up to...More

1  Thank Kevin B
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HollyWils, Events Management Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Kevin - we're very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience at our venue. We're aware that the building works currently being undertaken in our venues are unearthing some nasty smells - but please let me assure you that this is a temporary...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Took my 11 year old daughter this week.Was slightly apprehensive taking a child to a standing gig & expected it to be an unpleasant experience for myself & her.It turned out to be amazing. Queue to get in orderly ,friendly .Security guy on the door...More

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HollyWils, Events Management Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi - thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. It's great to hear both you & your daughter enjoyed the gig, and I'll pass your comments on to our security team. They're a great bunch! We hope to welcome...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I have seen many bands at this venue over the past 6 months, the most recent being Highly Suspect on Feb 6th 2018. The room was a decent size and wasn't too hot despite the nature of the event. The stage in some rooms tends...More

Thank Adam J
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HollyWils, Events Management Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Adam - thanks very much for leaving us your feedback. We are always looking to improve every aspect of the customer experience, so it's great for us to hear your thoughts on the bar and staff. I'm sorry you felt that these weren't quite...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

What a fab venue. Staff were fabulous even though rushed off there feet. Courteous and friendly throughout. Bar was busy but my it was clean. The main room where the concert was was great. The staff who took tickets were extremely polite and there health...More

2  Thank susan g
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HollyWils, Event Management Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hi Susan - thank you so much for leaving us a 5 star review, it's great to hear your feedback & we're very glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at our venue. Hope to be welcoming you to another of our gigs soon! Holly

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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
we all wore trainers . There's no issues . Good venue
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Response from Danielle J | Reviewed this property |
Can wear what you want.
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
standing but good view from anywhere
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