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O2 Apollo Manchester


Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, MANCHESTER, M12 6AP
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O2 Apollo Manchester is a concert venue in Ardwick Green, Manchester. It has a capacity of 3,500 and was originally designed for use as a cinema and variety hall. The building is in an art deco style and was opened by famous actress Margaret Lockwood in 1938. The O2 Apollo Manchester is a venue that now specialises in music events but also hosts a number of other cultural events throughout the year.

Designed by Peter Cummings, Alex Irvine and R. Gillespie Williams, the building features a white terracotta façade in an art deco style. The building is a classic example of a cinema that was constructed to accommodate for the cinema craze in the 1930s. In fact, it wasn’t until the 1970s that the venue stopped presenting films and started to focus on popular-music concerts.

In recent years, the O2 Apollo Manchester is under the operational management of Live Nation, a major live entertainment company. The venue is part of a number across the country which host UK tours for some of the biggest music acts in the world. Many of these venues, including the O2 Apollo Manchester, draw some of the biggest crowds for localised music concerts.

Transport

Nearest mainline train station: Piccadilly
Nearest Metrolink (tram) stop: Piccadilly Station
Taxis: Hackney carriages (black cabs) available; private hire details available from staff
Buses: There are frequent buses from the city centre to the venue: 192 / 201 / 203 / 204 / 205. Please check Transport For Greater Manchester for more information.

Parking

There are two official car parks immediately adjacent to the building both priced £7.00. The larger one off Marshall Street has an overflow car park. The smaller car park on the Hyde Road side of the building caters for our patrons with access requirements, with a limited number of spaces used on a first come first served basis.

Both car parks are open & supervised from one hour before the event doors. Spaces and/or tickets may not be reserved in advance.
Use Postcode M12 6AJ for satellite navigation.

*** Patrons are strongly advised to use official car parks at all times ***

Bar

There are four licensed bars (including O2 Priority Lounge). All bars now accept contactless payment.

Access Info

For detailed access information please visit the venue's access page: academymusicgroup.com/o2apollomanchester/access

Tokenline: 020 3011 0755

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