Co-op Live, Manchester

Simply Red Co-Op Live Arena 2025

Opening April 2024.

As the UK's only music-first arena, Co-op Live will boast the largest floor space of any indoor venue, a significantly lower ceiling, and tiered seating that brings fans closer to the artist. 

Cutting edge visual technology, exceptional acoustics and innovative sound bowl design mean the best show possible whether standing or seated, in a space designed to welcome the biggest and most exciting global artists.

The venue is cashless.

Co-op Live is located on the Etihad Campus, a short distance from the centre of Manchester. The venue asks fans to support Manchester City Council and their goal of becoming net zero carbon, avoiding travelling by car – Co-op Live’s largest emission potential. Accessible by foot via the designated step-free walking route, cycle, tram, bus and via car.  


Capacity 24,000
On-Site Food Outlets Yes