O2 Apollo Manchester was opened on August 29th, 1938. Right now, it is one of the premier concert venues in England. The facility was rebranded as the O2 Apollo Manchester in 2010; the former name was simply Apollo Theatre. This Art Deco style, Grade II listed facility supports a capacity of 2693 for seated events and 3500 for standing ones. This venue hosts a large number of music-based concerts, which include world known bands as Motorhead, Judas Priest, Slayer
and many more, not less popular performers.
The venue is located on Stockport Road, Manchester, M12 6AP, and there is a variety of ways of getting there:
By train and tube: Manchester Piccadilly is the nearest station to the facility – you will need to walk a while before you reach it. Exit the station head south to Downing St until you reach a roundabout, where you have to turn right.
By bus: bus 192 can lead you just in front of the venue. Numbers 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 can drop you on the rear side of the building.
By car: the club is located between Hyde Rd and Stockport Rd, right next to the roundabout on Ardwick Green St.
International: take a rail from Heaton Chapel, Deansgate or Ashburys. Exit at Piccadilly station and have a walk to the venue (as shown above).
There are two car parks very close to the building, both priced £5.00. The one off Marshall Street has an overflow car park. The car park on the Hyde Road caters for disabled people; note, though, that the number of yellow lines is limited. Special parking places can be found in the front car park.
Accessibility for people with special needs
Apollo O2 welcomes any patron, regardless of his needs. Assistance dogs are accepted. Easy access toilets, free personal assistant tickets, spaces for wheelchairs and extra ones for companions are available. If you need large print materials, inform the administration when booking a ticket.