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Manchester Academy

Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
+44 161 275 2930
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Great venue

Went to see Theory play there. Having never been to the venue I didn’t know what to expect. I loved... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Crackernun
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Great venue

I prefer small venues like this to watch bands, they're a lot more intimate than huge arenas and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cazbatt
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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A collection of four intimate music venues, each of varying capacity and hosting a total of up to 5000 guests.
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Hours Today: 11:59 AM - 10:30 PM
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Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
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+44 161 275 2930
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank RandRH
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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

4  Thank Dan s
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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

1  Thank jo j
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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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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I've seen many gigs at academy it has to be said it's one of my favourite large Manchester venues, while it doesn't compete with the intimacy of gorrila, the smaller academy venues or ruby lounge it's a great place to see larger Banda and not...More

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

Hi Phil - thank you very much for taking the time to leave your feedback, we really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear you've enjoyed your experiences at Manchester Academy, and we hope to be welcoming you back to many more of our gigs in...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We saw feeder here just and it wasn't a good gig. Having seen them support Kaiser chiefs only last year (and Feeder were awesome) something was really off here with sound and overall quality and I cannot help but feel this is the fault of...More

1  Thank DangerousPaddy
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HollyWils, Events Management Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi - we're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience at Feeder. Please could you give us some more information about why you feel that as a venue we didn't hit the mark this time? Please email your feedback to info.su@manchester.ac.uk. Thank you...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I have attended this venue for multiple gigs over the years and never had a bad experience. The staff are mostly nice and will chat with you and help when needed. One of the security guys gave me 4 guitar picks which landed on the...More

Thank Shannon D
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HollyWils, Events Management Intern at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Shannon - thank you so much for leaving us your feedback! It's great to hear you've had a fantastic time at our venues, & I'll pass your comments on to our security team. They're lovely eh?! We look forward to welcoming you to another...More

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Pamela H
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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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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
we all wore trainers . There's no issues . Good venue
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Response from Danielle J | Reviewed this property |
Can wear what you want.
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