The Manchester Academy

Big name acts and up-and-coming music artists can be discovered here

manchester academy
For some, Manchester is all about discovering up-and-coming music acts. If you want to discover some relatively unknown artists, then you’ll want to head to The Manchester Academy on your stag or hen weekend.

This is a far more intimate venue than others you will come across and exists at the Students Union at Manchester University on Oxford Road. Just because it’s smaller though doesn’t mean that already popular talent doesn’t arrive here too – big name acts often grace the stages, loving the opportunity to play to a more intimate crowd. 
The venue is situated on Oxford Road to the south of the city centre and is very easy to get to. Take a bus in the 40’s from Piccadilly Gardens or a train to Oxford Road Station from Piccadilly Station. Trams do not head that far south in the city centre but a taxi will also get you there for under £10.

You can of course check before you book your stag or hen weekend what is on by visiting their website at