We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Manchester Academy

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Share
Review Highlights
Good gig

Obviously you wouldn't be going here unless it was for a gig but decent venue. Security were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bria86
,
Kamloops, Canada
via mobile
Shinedown gig

Came here on Halloween night to see Shinedown perform. Basically a big black room, but sound system... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ClaireU220
,
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Read all 243 reviews
121
All photos (121)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“security staff”(15 reviews)
“student union”(5 reviews)
About
A collection of four intimate music venues, each of varying capacity and hosting a total of up to 5000 guests.
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
See all hours
Contact
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, England
Website
+44 161 275 2930
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Manchester
from US$15.70
More Info
from US$45.90
More Info
from US$22.30
More Info
from US$15.70
More Info
Reviews (243)
Filter reviews
233 results
Traveller rating
91
78
27
16
21
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
91
78
27
16
21
Show reviews that mention
All reviews security staff favourite bands student union gig venue sound quality great music venue last night priced drinks bar staff oxford road fantastic night gigs venues toilets tickets stage queue
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 233 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Obviously you wouldn't be going here unless it was for a gig but decent venue. Security were efficient and friendly. Bar service in the venue was pretty quick. Lots of cheap student bars around venue. Cloakroom reasonable - £2/coat £3/bag. Merchandise sales were chaotic with...More

Thank bria86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always loved this venue for gigs haven't been to one In a while and had an absolute ball all of the staff were great especially the security manc academy always has a really good vibe it's always a buzz of the atmosphere

Thank Lauren J
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Lauren, Thanks for the amazing review, I'm so glad you're a fan of our venues! See you next time! Manchester Academy X

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow this was a fantastic evening. The informal nature of the Manchester Academy meant you could be up close to the stage and watch the musicians and singers. They performed enthusiastically and with audience participation. The first act was their own music and the second...More

Thank Q6081KAandrewd
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Andrew, Thanks so much for the lovely review, it's great to hear you had a fab night! Manchester Academy X

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here on Halloween night to see Shinedown perform. Basically a big black room, but sound system good and plenty of space. Discovered that the crowd would tend to 'bottleneck' so once you made your way down the sides and near the front there was...More

Thank ClaireU220
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Claire, Thanks for leaving us a review! I'm pleased you enjoyed the gig - I hope you'll be back again soon :) Manchester Academy X

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn’t be more thankful for the amazing service I gained after being in an accident in the mosh pit. Security were on point and checked on me as fast as they could and quickly whisked me away to first aid who also did an amazing...More

Thank georgia1237
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Georgia, Thanks for leaving us a review - I'm so sorry you were involved in an accident but am so pleased to hear our staff dealt with it and made you feel safe. I hope you'll join us for more gigs in the future!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a brilliant time last night!! Jack was soooo good, only thing was it was too hot but an enjoyable night nonetheless. Will be back!

Thank Olivia M
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Olivia, Thanks for leaving us a review, we're so glad you had a fab night! I'm sorry about the heat - I'll pass this comment on to our operations team who can look in to this Manchester Academy x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good big bars with speedy service and loads of choice. 2000 capacity venue with low ceilings and no visible ventilation so be prepared for an extremely hot, sweaty experience so dress appropriately. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would go again in a heartbeat

1  Thank mancdavalar
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dave, Thanks for the review, we're glad you had a great night! Manchester Academy x

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic venue, staff are (mostly) friendly and helpful. (Except the guy doing tickets who refused to give me back my stub, then gave my best friend and girlfriend theirs) Entry is quick and easy, well laid out. Lots of bats and plenty of toilets. Merchandise...More

1  Thank Mad_March_Hare_S
HollyWils, Marketing And Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mad_March_Hare_S, Thanks for the 5 star review! We're glad you had a great night with us and hope you'll be back soon. Manchester Academy x

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just wanted to highlight the fantastic staff at the venue. Took our 8 year old daughter to her first gig and was taken a back how fantastic the staff were namely a lady with brown hair who went out of her way to see if...More

Thank leeb164
HollyWils, Marketing and Ticketing Coordinator at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review, we're so pleased you and your daughter had a great night! Hopefully we'll see you both back soon :) Manchester Academy x

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

thanks for hosting a great night (palaye royale) and I hope you can have them play there again. You are a venue I will always come back to.

Thank catherineesmithh
HollyWils, Guest Relations Manager at Manchester Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for the awesome review Catherine! Hope to see you back soon Manchester Academy x

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 123 nearby hotels
Travelodge Manchester Upper Brook Street
942 reviews
.50 km away
Crowne Plaza Manchester - Oxford Road
40 reviews
.66 km away
Staybridge Suites Manchester - Oxford Road
11 reviews
.74 km away
The Pendulum Hotel
1,914 reviews
1.19 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,562 nearby restaurants
Tai Pan
365 reviews
.45 km away
Christie's Bistro
54 reviews
.25 km away
Big Hands Bar
24 reviews
.09 km away
Red Chilli Chinese Restaurant Oxford Road
188 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 635 nearby attractions
The Manchester Museum
2,077 reviews
.32 km away
Victoria Baths
195 reviews
1.06 km away
Elizabeth Gaskell's House
128 reviews
.54 km away
O2 Apollo Manchester
547 reviews
.87 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Isabel M
29 October 2018|
Answer
Response from mancdavalar | Reviewed this property |
I think the balcony is just for access reasons as all the people I saw using the seating were using walking aids etc.
0
Votes
jedwards473
15 October 2018|
Answer
Response from HollyWils | Property representative |
Hi, We'd recommend pre booking a taxi to be on the safe side
1
Vote