Manchester University Students Union | Manchester M13 9PR
Phone: 0161 275 4278
Manchester Academy 3 is located inside the University of Manchester Students Union building on Oxford Road, and is the smallest of the four Academy venues. Often a starting point for acts before they get their big break, this venue has seen the likes of Amy Winehouse, Jeff Buckley, Elbow, Pulp, and Manic Street Preachers perform here before they took the world by storm. The venue's 450 capacity and barrierless stage means that fans can really get up close and personal with bands at this venue on the second floor as they play within touching distance of the crowd. While it's often a place to see upcoming talent and unsigned nights for local Manchester musicians, the venue is also a location of choice for bigger names taking on smaller tour dates. Opening times and curfews vary depending on the event, so check with the venue on the night.