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Manchester Academy

Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
+44 161 275 2930
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Manchester arena for Paul Simon absolutely great. Security company rude, unhelpful. We are 2... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Di W
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good venue

Great gig venue with fair bouncers/security and a nice size crowd. Good place to enjoy your... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Emma P
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A collection of four intimate music venues, each of varying capacity and hosting a total of up to 5000 guests.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manchester arena for Paul Simon absolutely great. Security company rude, unhelpful. We are 2 older ladies going to see Paul Simon. We had small handbags which we can wear on our backs to leave hands free to aid our balance, we were told by showsec...More

1  Thank Di W
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HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi - I'm afraid you've got the wrong venue. Sorry I can't be of more help with this.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great gig venue with fair bouncers/security and a nice size crowd. Good place to enjoy your favourite bands

Thank Emma P
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HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Emma - thanks so much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you to another of our gigs soon.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Saw Rita Ora here last week and what an amazing performance it was! It was great to get so close. As when we arrived the queue was pretty long and didn't think we would get close by we did. I do prefer smaller venues as...More

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HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi - thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback. We're really glad to hear you enjoyed Rita Ora as much as we did, it was a great gig! Thank you for telling us about the issues upon exit, this is...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Went to see Theory play there. Having never been to the venue I didn’t know what to expect. I loved it. I was able to go in to the bar and get drinks way before the doors opened. I was able to get close to...More

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HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi - thank you very much for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at our venue! Hopefully Theory will return soon! Holly

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I prefer small venues like this to watch bands, they're a lot more intimate than huge arenas and stadiums and you generally get a much better view of the band. We came here last week to watch Rita Ora and it was a really good...More

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HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi - thank you so much for leaving us a 4 star review. Really glad to hear you enjoyed the Rita Ora gig, she was great wasn't she?! Thank you for letting us know about the toilets, we are currently looking in to this. Hope...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

I went to see His LA Squires downstairs at the Academy. It was fantastic and the staff were very helpful. 10/10

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HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Nat - thank you so much for leaving us a 5 star review, this is great to hear! We look forward to seeing you at another of our gigs soon.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

just when you thought the academy venue couldn't get any worse,we went to a concert in the down stairs at the academy,what an awfull venue,very small and sweaty and could only see half the group due to reinforcing support pillars,avoid at all cost,it was a...More

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HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Dave - I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience at our venue. Please can you email info.su@manchester & clarify some of your feedback so that we can work to improve this? Thank you, Holly.

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Manchester Academy is a great venue, situated within the university campus. It is easy to get to by car or public transport from the city. Academy 2 is a smaller room with good sound, be aware that it gets incredibly hot in here when the...More

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HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi - thank you so much for leaving us a 4 star review. Glad you had a great time at Converge! Hopefully see you at another of our gigs soon.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Went to see The Wombats on Sat 24th March. The gig was amazing, well parts we saw. The night was ruined due to staff, I assume letting thier friends into the sound mixing section and one of these friends coming in mid gig and standing...More

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HollyWils, Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Dan - I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a positive experience at our venue. Please can you email info.su@manchester.ac.uk with your feedback so we can investigate this properly? Thank you. Holly

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Took my daughter to see King No One on Saturday night, the gig was very good, all 3 bands were very good, especially King No One. Staff were very friendly, toilets needed checking more they were dirty.More

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HollyWils, Events Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Jo - thanks very much for taking the time to leave your feedback. So glad you enjoyed the gig and that you found our staff to be friendly, those are our main goals! I will make sure your comments about the toilets get passed...More

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PhilStyles84
29 June 2018|
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Response from Mark Q | Reviewed this property |
Support on b4 8 very slow in letting u in main act normally start at around 9:15 hope that's some help
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Pamela H
13 May 2018|
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Response from Mark Q | Reviewed this property |
No the search is really strict but there is a bar in side not cheap get there early takes ages to get in
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Tr1x0fthem1nd
21 April 2018|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
we all wore trainers . There's no issues . Good venue
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