Manchester Arena, build in 1995, is UK’s largest indoor arena. The venue caters to some of the biggest concerts in the music industry, such as Madonna
, Lady Gaga
and The Rolling Stones
. This stadium has also hosted several high profile sporting events such as 2002 Commonwealth Games’ events, 2012 Olympic basketball match and 2008 FINA World Swimming Championship. Manchester Arena, with its 21,000 person capacity, has won many awards. Amongst them, is International Venue of the Year award.
Manchester Arena is located on Hunts Bank, Manchester, UK.
By train and tube: Take tram F from Piccadilly Gardens Station to Victoria Station, then walk about 2 minutes to the Arena.
By bus: Bus number 59 and 149 will take you from Victoria Station right to Manchester Arena stop.
By car: Take M56, continue straight until junction 17 of an M62 motorway.
International: Take National Express 336 Edinburgh bus from Manchester Airport stop to Manchester Coach Station. Walk about 2 minutes to Portland Street; there, take bus number 142 to Piccadilly Gardens. Walk about 15 minutes to Manchester Arena.
On-site parking is available; in total, there are about 1000 parking spaces. You can book a parking space to ensure its availability; contact the staff through a form on the website. Blue Badge holders are advised to use an NCP Car Park just behind the Arena. Note that a fee is applied.
Accessibility for people with special needs
Ramp access is available at all entrances. Moreover, Box Office has lowered counters for wheelchair users. In addition, physically challenged people are welcome to come with a companion - the second ticket is free of charge. To request a free ticket, please call on 0161 950 5229.
Wheelchairs can be obtained from the Customer Desk, too. All toilets are adapted meet the needs of motion-impaired visitors. Furthermore, assistance dogs are allowed on the premises; please, visit the Box Office in advance to make an arrangement and get a pass.