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Manchester Arena

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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Staff more relaxed this time

Went to see a certain ska band who were amazing. So this is the second time this year I’ve come to... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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The Great City that is Manchester

Have visited the arena numerous times this year, most recently to see War of the Worlds and then... read more

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Stockport, 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...more
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1 Victoria Station, Manchester M3 1WY, England
+44 161 950 5000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have visited the arena numerous times this year, most recently to see War of the Worlds and then James - both very different but both amazing. The venue, as always, was good and well catered for. Security was more prominent given last year’s dreadful event,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JanetC2029
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to see a certain ska band who were amazing. So this is the second time this year I’ve come to the arena. Back in August the staff were a bit bolshy. Security staff were very shouty and when the concert ended we had to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great venue as always, great view virtually anywhere in the arena, great staff, great stage setup, would go again

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BrianBSnr
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic venue and fantastic location. Drinks are way over priced but they have you by the short and curlys so no choice on that front Loads of bars eating places and plenty of toilets and very well signposted once inside

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MouseDanger19
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been to lots of different concerts and performances here. My daughters were at the concert when the bomb went off but thankfully were not hurt physically. We have been back since because we wont let fear rule our lives. Great venue with fantastic staff and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 891lorraineb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to see war of the worlds and the staff were amazing. From the Mach to the food stalls. The showsec staff made sure my mum was fine as she walks with a stick. A great time by all

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank UKEndeavour
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Where do I start, the staff were disorganized that which made it a real pain. The stairs was a definite accident waiting to happen, with no handrails and were soaked in beer afterwards and it does not help when you are right down on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank matthewmeteor14
Reviewed 4 days ago

Last time we visited, just after the terrorist issue was not great. However, credit where it’s due it is now vastly improved- yes it takes a little longer to get in but at least it’s now more secure. This weekend, the two classic Manchester acts...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 82mickw
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always has been a friendly stadium with very friendly and organised events staff. Right in the heart of the city to enhance every visit

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rod S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The arena changes it's sponsor frequently wish they would change the stewards. Every time we go we say hello but just get let's look in your bad. Ok they had a bomber but we are not the enemy. The most important thing is to remove...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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7 December 2018|
Response from Taffy1982 | Reviewed this property |
Its a far end lower block all depends what your going too see if there a long runway you will be good if NOT & the stage is just the stage ull have too turn a little too your left its 1 the best Arenas ive been too have a... More
19 November 2018|
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Response from RBM74 | Reviewed this property |
Why not stay over? Park your car at the hotel/premier inn etc where you stay?