AO Arena is currently going through an exciting and significant transformation that's all about bringing a new level of luxury to fans like you. Find out how this redevelopment is redefining live entertainment to make it even more special.

AO Arena is taking its commitment to enhancing the fan experience to the next level by investing a remarkable £50m into a lavish revamp that's set to redefine luxury and entertainment.  

Back in May 2023, the exciting announcement of Manchester's newest Members Only Bar and Restaurant, The Mezz, took centre stage as AO Arena unveiled its visionary redevelopment project. With the grand opening scheduled for early 2024, the anticipation is soaring.

Imagine being part of an exclusive, members-only experience at the iconic Manchester venue that promises to transport you "above and beyond the show." The Mezz is poised to offer panoramic views of the stage, direct access to premier seats, and an indulgent dining experience that's perfect for creating cherished memories with your loved ones.

Eager to discover more about AO Arena's evolution into an unmatched realm of luxury? Continue reading to unveil how this city centre gem is reshaping the VIP experience.

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The £50M Revamp: Transforming AO Arena's Landscape

With 30 years of incredible live entertainment history behind it, AO Arena's evolution is in full swing, embracing the future of fan experiences. The venue’s latest transformation is more than a mere facelift; it's a complete reimagination of what an entertainment haven can become.

The Mez promises to offer fans an unrivalled premium hospitality experience in the heart of the action. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store:

  • A stylish Mezz Members level
  • New lounges, bars and concourses
  • State-of-the-art technology and digital screens
  • Re-imagined fan and artist experiences
  • Panoramic views of the stage

By adding these newly renovated VIP suites and luxury lounges to AO Arena's premium offerings, the venue is bringing together all the aspects of luxury that create a truly memorable day. All of this sets the stage for The Mezz to truly stand out as the ultimate symbol of luxury.

Jen Mitchell, General Manager at AO Arena said: “With our redevelopment works well underway, we are absolutely delighted to announce the launch of The Mezz. A stunning new suite, premium bar and restaurant for guests, right here in Manchester city centre. And of course, there will be access to watch the shows from some of the best seats in the house. We’re incredibly proud to be elevating AO Arena as we drive ahead to a bright future, so it’s fantastic to be able to reveal this latest addition in the works, as part of our state-of-the-art premium portfolio.”

The Mezz: One Destination, Two Experiences

In The Mezz, two enticing experiences seamlessly come together: the bar and the restaurant. The Mezz Restaurant showcases the finest in modern British cuisine, curated from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Each dish is thoughtfully paired with selections from a meticulously crafted wine list.

The Mezz Bar will feature skilled mixologists, who will serve up a delightful array of champagne, mocktails and cocktails, along with snacks and sharing platters. And the celebrations won't stop when the event ends—a DJ on the decks will keep the party going.

From The Mezz, there will be an unparalleled view of the arena bowl and the iconic world-famous stage. Plus, you will have direct access to the very best seats in the venue. The Mezz at AO Arena is the ultimate destination to kick-start and wrap up a sensational night of live entertainment.

For more information, including menus and to see your seat view, head over AO Arena's Mezz portal.

Redefining Fan Experience: Elevating Every Visit

The Mezz is set to transcend being just a VIP suite; it promises to deliver a transformational encounter that reshapes how fans experience events. This fusion of luxury, comfort, and first-class entertainment is a new benchmark for what event-goers can anticipate.

From the captivating views to the premium amenities, every element of The Mezz has been meticulously curated to craft lasting memories that resonate for a lifetime.

AO Arena’s transformational redevelopment will also see enhanced concourse areas featuring revamped bars and an array of fresh, new menu choices. The Manchester venue is catering to the ever-changing tastes in food and drinks for all guests, with the exciting changes rolling out from spring 2024.

Inside the heart of the arena, the floor space is in the main bowl to accommodate even more guests, giving you an even bigger and better experience.

AO Arena boasts an array of suites, VIP lounges, and bars, each adding to the incredible entertainment journey. From the immersive experience of The Beautiful North to the high-energy vibes of AO Electric Lounge and the elevated atmosphere of Heineken Sky Lounge, the venue hosts unique facilities that come with breathtaking views.

The Mezz AO Arena Events - Secure Your Spot at Peter Kay Today

Witness the triumphant return of British comedy icon Peter Kay after a remarkable twelve-year hiatus, as he graces the stage for a residency at the AO Arena from 2024 to 2025.

Get ready to experience the perfect fusion of luxury hospitality and live entertainment when you book The Mezz Bar for Peter Kay's AO Arena tour dates. Discover the premium perks and experiences awaiting you when you reserve your spot at The Mezz Bar:

  • Early access via dedicated VIP entrances
  • Direct access to the bowl
  • All-inclusive bar food and premium drinks
  • Panoramic views of the stage
  • Dedicated host service

Don't miss your chance to secure your spot with Seat Unique - the leading provider of premium tickets and experiences. Book your place at The Mezz  Say "I was there" and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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