Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Victoria Station , M3 1AR Manchester
GB

Venue information

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Please see below for venue information. You can also find information on the Phones 4u Arena (formerly known as the Manchester Arena and the MEN  Arena) as well as a guide to the city of Manchester and loads more on the official venue website by clicking here

The Phones 4u Arena Manchester is one of the busiest venues in the world and the largest indoor arena in Europe.

Attracting well over one million visitors each year, the 21,000 capacity Phones 4u Arena was named ‘International Venue of the Year’ in 2002 by industry publication Pollstar and has been nominated on an unrivalled ten consecutive times.

Opened in 1995, the Phones 4u Arena Manchester (formerly known as Manchester Arena and the MEN Arena) has staged some huge names including U2, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Pavarotti and the record-breaking 2010 - 11 residency of local comedian Peter Kay.

Phones 4u Arena has also played a key part in Manchester’s rich musical heritage with historic shows by local bands Take That, Oasis, Elbow, New Order, James, Happy Mondays, The Charlatans and many many more.

In addition to live music, Phones 4u Arena has also hosted some of the biggest events in the UK sporting calendar including several 2002 Commonwealth Games’ events, the 2008 FINA World Swimming Championships and international boxing bouts by Mike Tyson, David Haye, Joe Calzaghe and local champions Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan.

Phones 4u Arena is managed and operated by SMG Europe. SMG is the world leader in venue management, marketing and development and also operates first direct arena Leeds and Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.

Hospitality

Circling the inside of the Arena is a selection of luxurious private suites. With VIP seating for up to 14 guests, private bar, waiter service buffet, en-suite facilities and the best view in the house, a suite at Phones 4u Arena Manchester is the perfect way to celebrate the rock and roll lifestyle.

In addition to our Gold suite packages, we also offer the following levels of hospitality:

Silver - Hospitality suite on an event by event basis

Bronze - Pre-show hospitality and premium seats in the auditorium

Concert Club - Guaranteed premium seats in the auditorium on an annual basis

For further information on Phones 4u Arena bespoke suite packages call their Corporate Hospitality team on 0161 950 5113 or e-mail hospitality@mcr-arena.com

Pictures

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The View Experience - Ant & Dec's Takeaway On Tour

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Phones 4u Arena Manchester
MANCHESTER
15/08/14 / 19:30

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Ant & Dec's Takeaway On Tour

Phones 4u Arena Manchester
MANCHESTER
16/08/14 / 14:30

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Phones 4u Arena Manchester
MANCHESTER
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Phones 4u Arena Manchester
4.2 (275 Reviews)
Atmosphere
Acoustics & sight lines
Toilets
Parking
On-site service

Selected reviews for this venue:

Ayesha, 21/07/14
Since the venue has changed its name, I feel the venue has got better, the toilets are better and the security is a lot better. The guys who check your tickets were very polite & very helpful!
Key 103 Live 2014 (21/07/14) - Amazing event!
The event was very good! The artists were amazing! The line up was brilliant, 5 seconds of summer brought the atmosphere to a whole new level! Little mix were my sisters favourite she waited all night for them and when they came on she went mental! I loved the selfies that the artistes did the the audience!
Sammy Jo W, 21/07/14
Venue was fit for purpose and easy to get to by tram, car, etc. Toilets were a bit of a mess at times, but were being cleaned through the evening. My daughter spilt a drink on the floor where we were sat so I asked security if they had a mop and within 2 minutes a guy came to clean it up. Not sure taking lids off drinks is really essential at gigs where there are children as she wouldnt have spilt it had there been a lid on it!
Key 103 Live 2014 (21/07/14) - Fantastic Event
I took my daughter to her first concert and we both loved it. All the acts were fantastic and really got the place rocking. The DJs that came on in intervals were entertaining and I loved the idea of putting music videos the screens in between acts as at one point the whole arena were singing to a Pink song! Kept the atmosphere at a high!
Alison shaw, 13/07/14
Robbie Williams (13/07/14) - Mr Entertainment
Once again an excellent performance by Mr Williams, however I was slightly disappointed that there was no support act and no encore at the end of the night. Having said that a great night was had and if he tours again I will be there.
Address: Phones 4u Arena
Victoria Station , M3 1AR Manchester
Public transport
Public Transport: If you're planning a trip to Phones 4u Arena - day or night - then you'll find public transport is the best way to travel from all over Greater Manchester, and beyond. Phones 4u Arena is one of the easiest places to get to by public transport; buses, trains and trams drop you only minutes away from the entrance.

If you're planning to use public transport System One Travelcards offers a DaySaverwhich you can use on any combination of bus, train or tram. Click here for more details.

Buses: Many buses serve Cannon Street and Victoria bus stations and many more stop within easy walking distance in the city centre. If you're staying out late then Nightbus services on Friday and Saturday nights run directly past Phones 4u Arena. Manchester's free city centre Metroshuttle service also links Victoria station with other areas of the centre. Find out more here.

Trams: Manchester's excellent Metrolink systems passes right by Phones 4u Arena, stopping at Victoria. Services run from Bury, Altrincham and Manchester Piccadilly rail station, with connections to Eccles.

Trains: Phones 4u Arena and Piccadilly rail station is only a short Metrolink ride to Victoria Metrolink tram stop. To plan a journey with Northern Rail click here.

Air: Manchester has a large international airport which provides easy access to Phones 4u Arena. The airport is approximately ten miles from the venue and can be reached by train or bus as detailed above. Search for the best price for your flights to Manchester at Cheapflights.co.uk.

For information about all the services featured - and lots more besides - visit the GMPTE website. All the info you will ever need is at www.tfgm.co.uk including an online journey planner. Alternatively you can ring 0161-228 7811 (8am to 8pm, seven days a week).

By road
Important Announcement

Please note, the Victoria Station approach (running from Corporation Street down Hunts Bank) is a bus lane only. This new route is enforced by cameras and subsequent fines. The road in the opposite direction (from Great Ducie Street up Hunts Bank) will remain open for car access.

For the latest news and information regarding planned roadworks in the North West, please go to the Highways Agency website or call 08457 50 40 30

Journey Planner: The Manchester Arena is located in the City Centre, on the corner of Trinity Way, Hunts Bank and Great Ducie Street, and is adjacent to Victoria Station. For Sat Nav systems our postcode is M3 1AR.

By Car: If travelling by car, the Manchester Arena is situated on the A56, 3 miles from Junction 17 of the M62.

By Taxi: For cheaper, easier travel to Phones 4u Arena events and back, pre-book a cab by clicking here.

Parking

Parking

Phones 4u Arena is in Manchester city-centre, on the corner of Trinity Way, Hunts Bank and Great Ducie Street and adjacent to Victoria Station.

The onsite NCP 958 space car park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Security is up to NCP Manchester's high standards with the car park rated with a Park Mark award. It also has regular patrols and state-of-the-art CCTV monitoring from NCP Manchester's control room. NCP are the official car parks for Phones 4u Arena - please visit www.ncp.co.uk for further details and locations in Manchester.

Please beware of unauthorised car parks and street parking, especially around the Strangeways area, as a rise in incidents has recently been reported. We advise anyone with walking difficulties to arrive as early as possible and use the car parks at the Arena, Shudehill or the Printworks. In addition,Phones 4u Arena is well served by public transport from buses, trains and trams and there is a taxi rank outside Victoria Station.

Please arrange to drop off and/or collect away from Phones 4u Arena as, due to our city-centre location and size of events, road closures and diversions may be in place at the end of an event making it difficult to return to your chosen meeting point.

Accessibility

Accessibility

Phones 4u Arena prides itself on being accessible to everyone. If the information you require is not listed below please contact our Accessibility Co-Ordinator on 0161 950 5229 or email specialneeds@smg-europe.com

Parking

The on-site multi-storey car park is run by NCP and has capacity for 958 vehicles. Although there is a fee, there is an area on the ground floor which has a number of accessible parking spaces which are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. If you are unable to secure a place on the ground floor, there is a lift inside the car park that stops on levels 3, 5, 7 and 9. Follow directions from the car park to the Box Office entrance and you will reach a set of green doors with a small flight of stairs on the other side, leading to the Arena entrance. There is also a lift to the right hand side of the doors.

Victoria Station

Access from Victoria Station (whether travelling by train or Metrolink) is possible by taking the lift located at platform 3 up to level one passing through the red doors, then following the signs to the Box Office. There are also stairs leading from the station to the Arena entrance. Alternatively, leave the station and follow directions to the Hunts Bank entrance.

Drop-off Point

The Hunts Bank entrance offers a convenient drop-off point with access into Phones 4u Arena via steps or a lift.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating

We have a number of areas within the auditorium that offer access to wheelchair users and their companions. For more information or to book tickets please call the Accessibility line on 0161 950 5229.

Within the Arena

The Accessibility Co-Ordinator can also check the general arena for seats to suit individual needs, for example ticket availability for seats close to the stage for the visually impaired. The second raised tier of seating (BLK 201 and above) requires the negotiation of steep steps and so may not be suitable for the elderly, infirm or those with mobility problems. Seating at the front of the upper tier is 35ft (10m) from ground, rising to 70ft (20m) at the rear.

For your safety, and for those around you, we do not allow people using crutches and/or walking aids onto a standing floor. This is because, even though your friends around you could help to look after you, crowd movement on the floor is unpredictable. However, we will always endeavour to find you an accessible position within the Arena so that you can still come to the concert. For further information please contact our Accessibility Co-Ordinator on 0161 950 5229 or email specialneeds@smg-europe.com

Facilities

Phones 4u Arena provides the following facilities to assist customers with accessibility needs.

• Concession stands with lowered counters
• A box office window with a lowered counter and loop system
• At least one wheelchair accessible toilet in each set of facilities (three female sets, three male)
• Two unisex disabled toilets
• Loop system fitted into accessible platform 105
• Additional services such as the use of 'house' wheelchairs for easy access purposes and assistance from our Stewards to help customers reach their seats