AO Arena

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Hunt's Bank
Greater Manchester
M3 1AR

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Y5448DBdanielled
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Bar a joke!
      2 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 30th June 2022
      Tonight I attended the Alanis Morissette gig she was absolutely phenomenal. The seating in the arena is very compact (like a tin of sardines) and as for the bar queues absolutely ridiculous I was... Read full review
    • Climber25892258319
      Wigan, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Security didn’t even check my bag?!
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 1st July 2022
      We attended Alanis Morissette on 30th June. It unsettled me greatly that when myself and my partner walked to the arena from the arena car park I had my bag prepared to be searched and not one... Read full review
    • EmilyC13579
      Horrific customer service
      1 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 5th July 2022
      Attended Alice Cooper event, however, was directed to the incorrect seats, when I challenged this I was rudely met by the staff telling me to go back to my seat which I would have they corrected the... Read full review



    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
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    • In town/city centre
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    Dates and Opening Times

    open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2022)


    • Manchester Arena refurbishment

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