Beat Seats In The House – Manchester

Tereza Pevna | 7th May 2015


With a summer of music fast approaching in Manchester, we’ve taken a look at how you can still get a ticket to the hottest gigs in town, plus make sure you also have the best seats in the house.

Don’t miss some of the top acts coming soon to Manchester Arena. Catch the likes of the now three-strong pop sensation Take That (21-30 May & 18 June), ‘Shake it off’ with Taylor Swift (24 June) and later in the year global stars One Direction (3 & 4 Oct) and icon,Madonna (14 Dec) are also taking to the stage.

 Follow these golden rules to make sure that you don’t miss out on the best seats in the house:

  • Set a reminder in your diary for Friday at 9amtickets are often released on sale at 9am on a Friday
  • Hold out and where possible, try buying your tickets at the last minute to benefit from lower pricessellers tend to lower ticket prices gradually as the event date approaches. If you can deal with the uncertainty and don’t need to make plans too far in advance, there are amazing deals to be found
  • Set price email alerts to get  the tickets you want for the price you can affordbuyers on StubHub can set price alerts through the website, which flag up when the tickets you want match the price you want to pay
  • Follow these top Tweeters in the know for the inside track on secret gigs or events@whatsonmanchstr, @CityLifeManc &@Manchester_Now
  • Get there early to avoid the mad dash to the front. Don’t forget, for those that want to get close to the action, standing is on a first come first serve basis.

So where are the best seats in the house when it comes to Manchester Arena?

We asked our in-house seat expert Reynal Raboy, Head of Entertainment, StubHub who said “I’d recommend heading to blocks 1 & 2 if you’re keen to get close to the action, however, if you’re looking for the best viewing and audio experience, go for block 115 – it’s got the perfect balance.”

And if you missed tickets for your favourite artists first time around, don’t panic, you can still get hold of them using secondary ticketing sites like StubHub.

StubHub is the world’s largest ticket marketplace, providing fans with a safe, convenient place to get tickets to the concerts, theatre and sporting events they want to see, and an easy way to sell their tickets when they can’t go. Never used a secondary ticketing service before? Don’t worry, we promise to give buyers a replacement or refund ticket if a ticket you purchase from the site is found to not be genuine.