Carling Apollo Manchester, Manchester, England

O2 Apollo Manchester (formerly Apollo Theatre, Carling Apollo Manchester and Manchester Apollo) is a concert venue in Manchester, England. Locally known as The Apollo, it is a listed building, with a capacity of 3,500 (2,514 standing, 986 seats).It was originally built as a cinema in 1938, which later became ABC Cinema Ardwick. It was designed by architects Peter Cummings, Alex Irvine and R. Gillespie Williams. Its original purpose was as a cinema and variety hall. It was opened by 1930's actress Margaret Lockwood.
Right up until the 1970s, the venue continued to provide the same service to the public, until the cinema industry declined and the variety side of the venue took over. It focused its resources on becoming a leading concert venue competing at that time with the likes of Maine Road. Concert management and advertisement is handled by Live Nation. In 2010, the venue was rebranded as the O2 Apollo Manchester.

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Springsteen did 3 performances, excl. rehearsals, at this venue.


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