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AO Arena In Manchester To Embark On £50 Million Phased Development Intended To Further Elevate The Historic Live Entertainment Venue As One Of Europe’s ‘Bastions of Performing Excellence’

Posted on: 01 May 2022

New partnership sees Fountain join drinks menu at 22 live entertainment venues across the UK

Posted on: 17 March 2022
ASM Global Appoints Jen Mitchell As General Manager Of The AO Arena, Manchester

ASM Global, the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences, venue management and event strategy, today announces the appointment of Jen Mitchell, as General Manager of the AO Arena, Manchester.

Posted on: 10 March 2022
The Manc now official media partner

Greater Manchester-based digital news publisher, The Manc has been announced as the official media partner of Manchester’s largest entertainment venue, the AO Arena.

Posted on: 29 October 2021
ASM Global UK Announces Partnership With Unilever

The world’s number one hygiene soap brand, Lifebuoy, to be the official partner of VenueShield in the UK.

Posted on: 13 August 2021

New partnership will provide specialist security services for ASM Global’s portfolio of UK venues

Posted on: 10 June 2021
ASM Global’s Stockholm Live Announces Avicii Arena

Sweden’s iconic landmark to become a global symbol for mental illness prevention.

Posted on: 19 May 2021
AO Arena 'See It Safely' Approved

The AO Arena Manchester has been granted the use of Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre's 'See It Safely' mark.

Posted on: 07 October 2020
Manchester Arena Renamed AO Arena

Bolton-based online electricals retailer AO today announces it is the new headline sponsor of Manchester’s iconic Arena.

Posted on: 02 September 2020
Have Your Say!

Have your say on the proposals to transform Manchester Arena!

Posted on: 30 July 2020
Manchester Arena's 25th Anniversary Virtual Gig

Watch Manchester Arena's 25th Anniversary Virtual Gig

Posted on: 17 July 2020
25th anniversary virtual show

This July is the 25th anniversary of Manchester Arena and to mark the occasion, we have partnered up with Future Agency to create a show reel of entertainment honouring the acts and performers who have played a role in our 25 year history.

Posted on: 14 July 2020
Manchester Arena Awarded Gold Status

Manchester Arena has been awarded GOLD status by Attitude is Everything, the disability-led charity with over 20 years’ experience improving Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.

Posted on: 05 June 2020
Second arena would shatter city centre economy

Results of an independent study conducted by leading business and financial advisor Grant Thornton UK LLP, in association with Oxford Economics, show the devastating impact a second large-scale arena outside of the city centre could have on Manchester’s economy and local businesses.

Posted on: 12 May 2020
ASM Global Launches VenueShield

VenueShield, a comprehensive and best-in-class program, will be deployed at more than 325 ASM Global facilities around the world, providing the highest levels of cleanliness and safety, while inspiring consumer confidence, all in partnership with leading medical professionals, industry experts and public health officials.

Posted on: 30 April 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 2

As the coronavirus situation evolves, the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff members is our number one priority.

Posted on: 11 March 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

The wellbeing of all our visitors and staff members is our number one priority. The UK risk has been increased from low to moderate although the risk to individuals in the UK remains low and our events continue as normal.

Posted on: 02 March 2020
Young Voices surpass Take That’s record of 46 shows

This week, Young Voices will perform their 49th show at Manchester Arena, the most by any group in the venue’s 25 year history.

Posted on: 29 January 2020
Top 5 Creepiest WWE Superstars!

As we prepare for WWE coming to Manchester Arena in November, we’re taking a look at the scariest, creepiest or just downright unsettling WWE Superstars ever to grace the ring!

Posted on: 11 October 2019
Manchester Arena Head Chef is Finalist

Manchester Arena’s Head Chef, John Hitchen has been selected to compete in this year’s TE MANA challenge – a nationwide competition where chefs are invited to showcase their creativity and style to the industry and judged by a panel of highly acclaimed chefs from around the world.

Posted on: 07 August 2019