Manchester Academy

Oxford Road, M13 9PR Manchester

Venue information

Manchester Academy is a brand name used by the University of Manchester Students' Union for its four concert venues in Manchester, England, which reside on Oxford Road both within and adjacent to the main Students' Union building. It has hosted acts such as Kylie Minogue, Ian Brown, The Stranglers, Super Furry Animals, The Cure, Blur, Oasis, Meshuggah, George Clinton, Nirvana, OFWGKTA, Manic Street Preachers, The Libertines, Supergrass, Lady Gaga and Prodigy among others.

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Manchester Academy
4.2 (6 Reviews)
Acoustics & sight lines
On-site service

Selected reviews for this venue:

TinaJ, 19/05/14
Prince (19/05/14) - Amazing!!
This was the first time we had been to see Prince live and I have to say he didnt disappoint. We were so looking forward to it and the show from start to finish was amazing. I would definitely recommend the show for anyone contemplating going.
mosss, 15/04/14
City Centre so not much parking. Toilets messy but it was a busy event. someone was in there keeping them tidy.
UB40 (15/04/14) - Fantastic
Had an amazing evening with the best band! worth every penny! wasnt waiting too long at the bar for drinks. lots of security. brilliant atmosphere. really recommended! would have like some seating area to watch the show.
suzy, 14/04/14
UB40 (14/04/14) - fantastic
had a fantastic night brilliant show .Great crowd participation . couldnt of got anywhere closer to the stage
Address: Manchester Academy
Oxford Road, M13 9PR Manchester
Public transport
Inside the Student Union building. Approximately 1 mile from Manchester City Centre. Situated on Oxford Road on the Manchester University campus. Head towards Rusholme from City centre and the Academy is next to Manchester Students Union.

Buses operate around every one minute along Oxford Road towards the Universities. The Academy venues are 4 stops from the Palace Hotel, Oxford Road. Buses cost 50p-£1.00 on most services and £1.00 for night-buses

Nearest train stations: Manchester Oxford Road [1/2mile], Piccadilly [1mile], Deansgate[1mile]. Nearest Metro [tram] station: Peter St,Piccadilly,GMEX [all 1 mile]. Nearest hotels: Palace Hotel [Oxford Road 10 min walk], Ibis [UMIST 15 min walk], Travel Inn [City Centre 20 min walk].


Official car park for the union and it's venues is in the car park in the front of the Contact Theatre, next to the academy. Access to the theatre car park is via Denmark St off Oxford Rd. Turn right on to Acomb St and right at end (onto Dilworth St), over the humps to the car park entrance two hundred metres up on the left. You need two pound coins to operate the barrier


DISABLED PROVISION We are delighted to announce that the Academy 1 now has a purpose built first floor viewing gallery and bar which can be accessed by our disabled guests. If you are attending a future show at the Academy 1 please telephone 0161 275 2930 to pre register to access this facility.

Academy 2, 3 and Club Academy is currently standing only venues and we do not have purpose built disabled viewing provision. We will however try to accommodate our disabled guests with chairs/raised viewing where possible. We will also attempt to facilitate an appropriate location from where you can fully enjoy the gig. Please be aware that no arrangements can be guaranteed in advance. Please telephone 0161 275 2930 in advance of the show date to inform us of your needs and requirements.

Availability and Location of Adapted Toilets There are adapted toilets available in the basement and on the ground, 1st and the 2nd floor, and lift access to all.