ITV Ninja Warrior is filming in Manchester this week: Where, when and how to get tickets

The ITV series is being filmed in Manchester this week - what you need to know

Hit entertainment show Ninja Warrior UK is back for a brand new series and ITV will be filming the competition in Manchester this week. Mancunians can be part of the audience for free with the programme taking place at Manchester Central.

The return of Ninja Warrior UK sees an upgrade  to the original, with bigger, faster, harder, and more complete challenges set to face contestants. Competitors will now take on not only each other but a team of professional Ninja Warrior athletes in head-to-head races.

Here’s everything you need to know about Ninja Warrior UK in Manchester, including when it’s being filmed and how to get free tickets.

When is Ninja Warrior UK being filmed in Manchester?

Ninja Warrior UK is to be filmed in Manchester this week for all new bumper 6th series

The new series will record at Manchester Central on Tuesday 9 August and Wednesday 10 August 2022. There are an array of slots available, as shown below.

  • Tuesday 9 August, at 12.45pm
  • Tuesday 9 August, at 5pm
  • Wednesday 10 August, at 12pm
  • Wednesday 10 August, at 3.15pm

How to get free tickets for Ninja Warrior UK in Manchester

In order to gain access and become an audience member for Ninja Warrior UK, you need to apply via the SRO Audiences website. The minimum age to watch is 8 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Successful applicants are randomly selected and those lucky enough to be picked will immediately be issued tickets via email. The good news is that all tickets are free, so if you are chosen you won’t have to pay a penny to see the action-packed show in action.

What is Ninja Warrior UK?

Ninja Warrior UK. Photo: ITV. EMN-150804-171213001

Hosted by Ben Shephard, Chris Kamara and Rochelle Humes, Ninja Warrior UK is an obstacle course TV series inspired by Japanese programme Sasuka. 250 competitors from across the UK take on six obstacles in the first stage of the show in a bid to qualify for the later phases.

If contestants manage to get through the first round, they will take on an even tougher challenge with nine obstacles in a semi-final, and then there’s a grand final which is split into four different parts.

The series that is being filmed in Manchester this week is the sixth since its original release in April 2015.