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Manchester Arena

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1 Victoria Station, Manchester M3 1WY, England
+44 161 950 5000
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If you are a daft kid who wants to stand and stop others seeing the show then go. I wrote and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kingell
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Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Noel Gallagher concert

Excellent facility. The venue staff excelled in checking in and locating seats quickly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jason M
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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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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1 Victoria Station, Manchester M3 1WY, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are a daft kid who wants to stand and stop others seeing the show then go. I wrote and complained about this place. We went to see Barry Manilow but most of the time we could only see him on the screens owing...More

Thank Kingell
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent facility. The venue staff excelled in checking in and locating seats quickly and efficiently. The venue looked and sounded great.

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rock on Superb night great venue excellent idea on the curtains so you can’t see empty seats Usual expensive drinks etc but it’s a choice High security Ridiculous being told to arrive so early though Easy to navigate and get in and out of

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit since the reopening and all the security checks were fine, no queues so well done. All the staff were really friendly and helpful which is what I always expect. Great concert and I’m coming to a few more this year but the toilets...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Music - Great. Venue - Could be better. Beer is stupendously overpriced at £5.50 for what tastes like a can of Carling, pulled from my fridge from 6 months ago. There are no signs on your way in to warn you that they will not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Manchester Arena numerous times watching concerts over the years. Noel Gallagher is the most recent visit, I have been on. Since the tragedy last year I have visited twice, and never felt so at ease. The security on the way in is a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obviously this is a famous arena due to what happened and it was the first visit for me to here. Security was quick and friendly and we had no real issues getting in. Usual problems with toilets / bars but that is to be expected....More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most recent visit to see the Manic Street Preachers - great show The venue, as always, was good and well catered for. Security was more prominent given last year’s dreadful event, but not obtrusive. Keep up the good work

Thank Janet C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We pre-paid NCP official arena parking which was so convenient as it’s only a minute walk to the entrance. Plus the NCP staff were very helpful The arena is a fab place to see anyone Live. Very strict security which is welcomed and expected but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This visit is close to a year since the bomb at the Ariana Grande concert. Security was quite tight but did not slow things down particularly. A good thing is that tickets are being checked to ensure that one of the party is the person...More

1  Thank simonmckenna2
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Becky B
18 May 2018|
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Response from Evobloggs | Reviewed this property |
Forgot to mention, make sure you allow plenty of extra time for the strict enhanced security checks at the arena.
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jenniferlou81
16 May 2018|
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Response from Heather S | Reviewed this property |
When i went our tickets were checked and i had to take id also,i saw phil collins and the ticket had to have your name on it if not they can refuse entry.i would get intouch and explain the problem,its their fault so they... More
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Drew B
10 May 2018|
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Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
Hi what I would do is get in touch with The Arena explain your situation just to check they may ask you to bring a parent/guardian along with you as your sister may be to young to be in the standing area don't leave it to... More
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