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Historically, Manchester has been a hub for industry in the United Kingdom for hundreds of years, however in the last few decades the city's previous focus on textiles production and sale have given way to a cultural revival with nightclubs, theatres, music venues and other entertainments replacing the factories and smog. Manchester Academy (south of the city centre) is a great example of the kinds of venues that are available in the city, with a variety of artists playing a wide range of genres. Notable artists who have played in the Manchester Academy include The Stranglers, The Cure and Alexisonfire, among others.

  • Attend a gig; the venue's four locations (all near each other) make up Manchester university's student union venues, and have hosted artists like Lady Gaga, The Who and Dire Straits in the past. They still organise chart-topping performances so it's a great insight into the current music scene.
  • Try an alternative show; the Manchester Academy puts on comedy nights and club nights, as well as its usual focus on music.
  • Go into downtown Manchester for a shopping trip; the Arndale centre is an easy walk from the academy, and the city centre has department stores and boutiques dotted around everywhere.

If you take a coach from downtown Manchester, find a bus in the 40s going in the direction of the university; it's not a long trip. Alternatively rail passengers can take a cab, or can navigate the bus services, many of which operate until late. Next to the Manchester Academy there is an official car parking for the venue, although this costs a couple of pounds. Alternatively, find somewhere to park nearby and walk. Coaches and trains from London can be expensive, so booking in advance is advisable (coaches tend to be the cheaper, if less comfortable option).

Hotels near Manchester Academy

92 hotels near Manchester Academy

1 INNSIDE By Melia Manchester

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

1 First Street Map

INNSIDE ManchesterLocated in the First Street development in the heart of ManchesterA short walk to Deansgate and Manchester CentralUnique food concept - Street on First, 'Food for a Social Mood'... More

2 Pendulum Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 18 reviews

Weston Bldg, Sackville Street Map

Pendulum Hotel offers three star comfort just steps from Manchester Piccadilly railway station. It is a 5 minute walk to Piccadilly Gardens and the Arndale Shopping Centre. Convenient for business... More

3 Holiday Inn Express MANCHESTER CC - OXFORD ROAD

3 stars
3.3 / 5 6 reviews

2-4 Oxford Road Map

With a unique atmosphere, staff's hospitality and the facilities, Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre - Oxford Road offers excellent services that makes guest feel at home. Visitors can tour... More

4 Weston Hall - Halls of Residence

2 stars
2.0 / 5 3 reviews

Sackville Street Map

The two star Weston Hall Hostel Manchester is a modern building on the site of the Manchester Conference Centre. Recently refurbished to a high standard, it offers communal lounge areas and... More

5 Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.1 / 5 20 reviews

London Road Map

The Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa is in the centre of Manchester city within easy reach of the G-Mex Exhibition Centre and the MEN Arena, making it ideal for business and leisure guests.... More

6 Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 8 reviews

Water Street Map

Manchester Marriott Victoria Albert Hotel has all the benefits of a city centre location yet overlooks the quiet River Irwell. The hotel occupies an 1844 warehouse, retaining its character with oak... More

7 Gardens Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 23 reviews

55 Piccadilly Map

The Gardens Hotel Manchester is enviably located overlooking colourful Piccadilly Gardens, right in the heart of the city. The Arndale Shopping Centre, Manchester Town Hall and the Cathedral are... More

8 The Midland Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 21 reviews

Peter Street Map

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the Midland Hotel Manchester is a 100-year old hotel in a landmark Grade II listed building. Its opulent decor and four star amenities have attracted... More

9 Arora Hotel Manchester

4 stars
4.6 / 5 30 reviews

18-24 Princess Street Map

The award-winning Arora International Hotel Manchester is situated in the heart of the city. It provides a contemporary interior within a Grade 2 listed building and prides itself on its four star... More

10 Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

4 stars
4.1 / 5 33 reviews

3-5 Portland Street Map

The Portland By Thistle Manchester Hotel is conveniently situated in the heart of the city, opposite Piccadilly Gardens and minutes from the Arndale Centre, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester... More