When it comes to conferences and events we know how to put on a show.


Take centre stage and let us help you create an event to remember at an iconic venue where the magic happens.

From conferences and awards ceremonies to meetings, dinners and launch events, no matter what the brief or scale our dedicated events team can help you produce an unforgettable experience for up to 21,000 guests and delegates.


Situated in the heart of the city, within the Victoria Station complex, the AO Arena Manchester offers flexible event space with a variety of configurations, break-out rooms and bespoke hospitality areas all under one roof.


And with great hotels, restaurants and amenities within easy walking distance and accessible by all forms of public transport and Manchester Airport just a 20 minute car ride away we're the perfect venue for your next special event.



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The Beautiful North

  • Reception: 40 pax
  • Boardroom: 20 pax

The Heineken Sky Lounge

  • Reception: 100 pax
  • Boardroom: 20 pax
  • Theatre: 30 pax

AO Electric Lounge:

  • Reception: 200 pax
  • Cabaret: 70 pax
  • Banqueting: 90 pax

Arena bowl:

  • Banqueting: 900 pax
  • Theatre: 2,500 pax
  • Auditorium (floor and lower bowl): 9,100 pax
  • Exhibition floor space: 3,120 square metres