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Manchester Arena

1 Victoria Station, Manchester M3 1WY, England
+44 161 950 5000
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Strictly the Best.

We went to the Arena in March this year, to the Strictly Tour , it was amazing, and we hope to go... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Telford, United Kingdom
Awesome John Legend concert enjoyed in a fantastic cosmopolitan northern city

My fiance and I were staying at the rather-swanky The Townhouse Hotel (see separate review), and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mike M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“great venue” (183 reviews)
“peter kay” (47 reviews)
“lower tier” (43 reviews)
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1 Victoria Station, Manchester M3 1WY, England
+44 161 950 5000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Arena in March this year, to the Strictly Tour , it was amazing, and we hope to go again next year , loved it ❤️

Thank barbarabX8020TD
Reviewed 5 days ago

My fiance and I were staying at the rather-swanky The Townhouse Hotel (see separate review), and after a couple of drinks a great Indian meal, had a fantastic and atmospheric walk through the great cosmopolitan city, with its lovely architecture, a great mix of the...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love it here Seen many celebs here live Will keep coming back no matter what... Cheap prices good location Nice friendly staff Keep up good work

Thank Kirsty W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Fiancee and i went here, to the reopening night, great bands, great music, reasonable food and drink prices. The Toilets could be better watched and restocked with supplies. The hand towels ran out early. Considering the importance, bag searches were not great, but they...More

1  Thank Barnettski
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday evening 09/09/2107 and this marvellous venue having been the place of such an absolutely disgraceful tragedy earlier this year, re-opened to a packed house of decent upstanding Mancunians and friends to remember what happened and to whom and show that despite being struck such...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here from Durham to watch Marvel Avengers Live. I booked the minute the tickets were released and asked for disabled access seats as I cannot walk up or down stairs. I was told I had disabled seats they were down "2/3 stairs". When...More

Thank wilky002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

really well ran we felt very safe and the darkness were amazing, drinks were pretty expensive for what they are but this did not put us off

Thank TripMember06192017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank nmitchell47
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 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.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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

Thank dood8
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20 September 2017|
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Response from Kevin H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't think I can help. I would suggest contacting the venue direct. Kevin HUghes
6 September 2017|
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Response from Sarah E | Reviewed this property |
107 is towards the back of the arena, but in the lower tier so not high up. I think it depends on the stage set up though, if it's a standard music concert (which I'd usually attend) then most of them use the main stage at... More
Joanne L
31 August 2017|
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Response from Neil P | Reviewed this property |
Good view no obstructions