Manchester Arena, Manchester

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Manchester Arena

Contact Information

Postal Address: Manchester Arena, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1AR
Telephone: 0845 337 0717 (Available from Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)


Manchester Arena is the largest indoor arena in Europe, holding approximately 21,000 people. It opened in 1995 and has hosted many hugely-loved artists including the likes of Lady Gaga, Pavarotti and The Rolling Stones. The venue welcomes over one million visitors per year and has previously won the International Venue Of The Year award.


The arena holds a variety of events including music concerts and many sports championship competitions. Local performers like Oasis, Simply Red and Take That have taken to the iconic Manchester stage over the years, along with international performers such as Madonna and The Jonas Brothers. It has also welcomed the best of comedy from the North (an example being crowd favourite Peter Kay) and the South (the hilarious Michael McIntyre).


Manchester Arena welcomes all ages and holds events suitable for a variety of different audiences throughout the year.


The arena has three levels: floor, lower tier and upper tier. The lower blocks (101-122) and upper blocks (201-222) have fixed tiered seating, and the floor usually has 18 blocks (depending on the event).


The NCP Car Park has disabled parking and lift access to the City Room entrance, as well as lift access to the right of the Hunts Bank steps, providing access to the Hunts Bank entrance of the arena. There are designated arenas for wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties. Wheelchairs are also available at the venue, and stewards will provide assistance. It is recommended by the arena that you use the Hunts Bank entrance to go to the customer service desk if this is required.

Assistance dogs are welcomed at Manchester Arena; it is asked that you get in touch to let the venue know prior to arriving at the arena in order for care arrangements to be made for your dog. A Hearing Loop system is installed in the arena bowl; again, get in touch with the arena and speak to their accessibility Team for more information about booking tickets for this area.

There are accessible toilets (three unisex toilets – two located on the concourse at Block 112 and Block 122, and the third by the bar area on the floor). There is also a wheelchair accessible toilet in each toilet block set (three female sets, three male). These are situated on the concourse opposite Blocks 110, 116 and 122.


The arena is located in Manchester city centre on the corner of Trinity Way, Hunts Banks and Great Ducie Street, next to Victoria Station. The postcode is M3 1AR.


The NCP Car Park is next to the arena with a capacity of 958. It is advised that anyone with mobility difficulties should use the NCP Car Park or the Shudehill Interchange NCP and to arrive as early as possible.


The arena is accessible via car, although the roads nearby are often busy with commuters, so you can expect delays and a longer journey time than usual. National and local trains arrive at Manchester Victoria station below the arena and at Manchester Piccadilly Station, which is a short bus or tram ride away from the arena. The arena is also accessible via bus, with many bus services stopping near the arena just a short walk away (including the free Manchester city centre bus service). Manchester Airport is approximately 10 miles from the arena, and both train and tram services provide transport to and from the venue in under an hour.


There are loads of places to eat in Manchester City Centre, with RBG Bar and Grill, Vapiano, The Corn Exchange, Alston Bar and Beef and Eden all being a five-minute walk from Manchester Arena. Other well-known restaurants that are also not too far from the arena in the city centre include Pizza Hut and Chiquito.

Bars, Pubs & Clubs

You won’t find yourself short of brilliant social venues in Manchester city centre. Bijou Club, The Liquor Store, The English Lounge, The Bay Horse Tavern, Manchester Bierkeller and The Old Wellington are amongst some of the best of Manchester’s bars, pubs and clubs, and they are all only a short away from the venue.


There are plenty of great hotels close to the arena, with the likes of Travelodge, Premier Inn and Hotel Indigo a short walk away. The Park Inn By Radisson, The Edwardian Manchester and Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel are amongst other nearby choices to stay.

Other Local Services

Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre provides a great indoor shopping experience in the city centre. It is situated on Market Street, which also homes a variety of high-street stores. The Trafford Centre is located just outside the city centre around five miles away, providing all the best big-brand shops, places to eat and other locations of entertainment including an Odeon IMAX cinema, Laser Quest and SEA LIFE.

Ticket Links

Ticketmaster is the official ticket partner for Manchester Arena. Purchases can also be made at the box office from 4pm on a show day, closing 15 minutes after the event has begun.

Box Office: 0845 337 0717
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Social Media Links

Twitter: @ManchesterArena
Facebook: @ManchesterArena
Instagram: @manchesterarena