The Manchester Arena hosts a varied selection of events, such as athletics and boxing to live music and stage shows. With acts including Rod Stewart, Take That, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead each year is a great year for live music at the Manchester Arena. Comedians such as Micky Flanagan and Russell Howard also have their shows booked, along with the stage production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. With a capacity of 21,000 the venue is one of the biggest indoor seating arenas in the UK. it first opened its doors in 1995 as the NYNEX Arena.
Manchester Airport is 7.5 miles away from the city centre, it is easy to then travel into Manchester by public transport. Victoria train station is situated underneath the arena, making this the most convenient way to reach the venue, although bus stops are also within walking distance. Box office phone line is open 8am to 10pm, or in person 10am to 5pm (4pm Saturdays) and is closed on Sunday and bank holidays. Ticket prices are dependent on the individual events. Start and finish times for events vary although curfew is normally by around 11pm. The Manchester Arena also offers hospitality packages with the Prime Experience.
With plenty of variety there’s something for everyone at the Manchester Arena. Check the events listing, there are some big names appearing that may sell out quickly. Review the layout of the venue when booking seats. The upper tier is steep and not recommended for those with medical conditions, or an aversion to heights. They are however great views if you don’t want people jumping around in front of you. On the day of your chosen event make sure you’ve checked which gate to use. Check the opening times, with several entrances queues go down quickly, so no need to arrive too early.
If you are planning to visit the Manchester Arena, choose from a selection of houses, flats, apartments, Bed and Breakfasts, and other private rentals close to the venue. Wherever you choose to stay, you can travel by public transport to Manchester Victoria station, which is directly under the arena.
Watch a football match or take a tour of Old Trafford, home to Manchester United. Granada Studios is worth a visit, especially for fans of Coronation Street. Go shopping at the huge Trafford Centre or take in the history, rare books and manuscripts at the John Rylands Library.
Find out about the Manchester Arena, including list of events and what’s on, buying tickets, planning your visit including a seating plan, FAQ’s and how to get to the Manchester Arena, accessibility, hospitality, a Manchester Guide and more by visiting the official website.
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