AO Arena Manchester

    Manchester Arena, managed and operated by ASM Global, 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, the venue has 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, Amir Khan and Anthony Crolla.

    Manchester Arena has also played a key part in the city’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, 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.

    Upcoming Shows at The Manchester Arena

    Horizons : A 21st Century Space Odyssey

    Horizons takes us on a dazzling cinematic journey. A story of how we came to be and what we can become.

    AO Arena Manchester

    22 Sep 2022

    Using state-of-the-art LED screen technology, Arenas will be filled with images of far-away galaxies, alien...

    Shagged. Married. Annoyed

    Shagged. Married. Annoyed. is one of the UK’s most listened to podcasts!

    AO Arena Manchester

    19 Dec 2021

    The world record-breaking live podcast tour is finally happening! The first set of dates sold...

    Magic Mike The Arena Tour

    Our biggest show yet!

    AO Arena Manchester

    2 Jun 2022

    With two hugely successful films starring Channing Tatum and the hit productions of MAGIC MIKE...

    JLS – Rescheduled Dates

    Beat Again Tour

    AO Arena Manchester

    23 Nov 2021 - 24 Nov 2021

    Multi BRIT and MOBO Award winning boy band JLS today announce details of their return...

    Little Mix: The Confetti Tour – rescheduled

    Global pop superstars Little Mix have announced ‘Confetti’, a massive UK and Ireland Arena Tour for 2021.

    AO Arena Manchester

    6 May 2022 - 7 May 2022

    The shows will see Little Mix perform songs from their brand new upcoming album ‘Confetti’,...

    Blondie UK Tour 2021

    The legendary New Yorkers return to the UK! Blondie

    AO Arena Manchester

    9 Nov 2021

    Blondie, one of the most influential bands to emerge from New York’s punk scene, have...

    Alfie Boe and Michael Ball Together At Christmas UK Tour 2021


    AO Arena Manchester

    16 Dec 2021

    They’re back! The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, have missed each...

    Gary Barlow – Rescheduled Date


    AO Arena Manchester

    9 Dec 2021

    Gary will hit the road with a full orchestra bringing to life songs from his...

    Planet II Live In Concert UK & Ireland Tour

    Rescheduled Spring 2021

    AO Arena Manchester

    25 Mar 2022

    Hosted by science and natural history TV presenter Liz Bonnin, with behind the scenes insights from  Mike Gunton,...
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