Located in the heart of Manchester city centre, within the Victoria Station complex and conveniently surrounded by an abundance of hotels, restaurants and amenities within easy walking distance. The AO arena is accessible by all forms of public transport and Manchester Airport is just 20 minutes away.

Here's all the information you need to plan your next visit.

How to find us

We are located in the heart of Manchester city centre, conveniently serviced by all forms of public transport. If you're planning a trip to us - day or night - then you'll find it’s the best way to travel.

For travel conditions, you can check Manchester's weather forecast here.

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Safety & Security

The AO Arena continues to review security measures working in partnership with a number of agencies and has a variety of measures in place to keep you safe and secure. 

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As an Attitude is Everything GOLD standard venue, the AO Arena Manchester offers a warm and friendly welcome to everyone with excellent levels of service.

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We hope you enjoy your visit to the AO Arena, here are a list of FAQs to help you make the most of your visit.

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Where to stay

The AO Arena is located in Manchester city centre, within the Manchester Victoria Station complex and is conveniently surrounded by an abundance of hotels, restaurants and amenities all within easy walking distance.

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Our safety measures and terms of entry are under constant review and we'll keep you up to date with any changes on how we operate on this page.

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We are proud to operate within the ASM Global network of international venues, supported by its environmental hygiene protocol – VenueShield.

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