Sam Smith at Manchester AO Arena: Full information including door times, last minute tickets and set list

Sam Smith will be performing at the AO Arena tonight after previously cancelling last month due to a mystery illness

Sam Smith will be performing at Manchester’s AO Arena tonight (May 24)  as part of their UK tour. The British singer had previously had to postpone the concert last month after being struck down by a mystery illness.

Ahead of the show, we’ve rounded up the most important information you need to know. Included is how you can still get tickets and which songs Sam will perform.

What time does Sam Smith at AO Arena start and who is the supporting act?

According to information provided by AO Arena, doors will open at 7.30pm. Sam Smith is being supported by British singer-songwriter Cat Burns.

The 22-year-old from London will be performing her hit songs People Pleaser and Go.

How to get last minute tickets to Sam Smith at AO Arena

Although the gig is taking place tonight there are still tickets available to see Sam Smith at AO Arena. Tickets are still available on the Ticketmaster website, with the cheapest seated tickets starting at £42.50 and floor tickets costing £141.

Sam Smith AO Arena setlist

Sam Smith has been on tour for the last several months on their GLORIA the Tour. The singer has performed the following setlist every night:

  • Stay With Me
  • I’m Not the Only One
  • Like I Can
  • Too Good at Goodbyes
  • To Die For
  • Perfect 
  • Diamonds
  • How Do You Sleep?
  • Dancing With a Stranger
  • I’m Kissing You
  • Lay Me Down 
  • Love Goes
  • Gimmie
  • Lose You
  • Promises
  • I’m Not Here to Make Friends
  • Latch 
  • I Feel Love
  • Gloria
  • Human Nature
  • Unholy
Sam Smith is set to perform at the AO Arena tonightSam Smith is set to perform at the AO Arena tonight
Sam Smith is set to perform at the AO Arena tonight

AO Arena Parking

If you are driving to the AO Arena, CitiPark provides an on-site car park with 958 spaces available. The car park is manned during the event by the events team to ensure parking goes smoothly during the night.

Several Park and Ride facilities will take you to the arena if you prefer not to drive into the city centre. The following Park and Ride facilities are free to use with a valid Metrolink ticket:

  • West of Manchester, Ladywell, 250 spaces (Pilgrims Way, Salford, M50 1AW) – 25-minute journey to city centre
  • South of Manchester, Hollinwood, 202 spaces (Hudson Street, Failsworth, OL9 7LG) – 20-minute journey time to city centre
  • East of Manchester, Ashton Moss, 200 spaces (Alexandria Drive, Ashton, OL6 7UB) – 30-minute journey time to city centre
  • South of Manchester, Sale Water Park, 316 spaces (Rifle Road, Sale, M33 2LX) – 25-minute journey time to city centre

More information on parking, public transport and more can be found here.

Where can I eat near Manchester AO Arena?

With AO Arena located in central Manchester at Victoria Station, finding somewhere to eat is easy. With plenty of restaurants and bars around, you can find tips on where to get your pre-show meal here.

Prohibited items

The following items are prohibited at AO Arena:

  • Glass, cans, aluminium bottles or thermoses of any kind including liquid products which can be consumed.
  • Flammable liquids in any container
  • Laser pens/pointers
  • Video cameras, recording devices and professional cameras
  • Laptop computers, tablet devices, Go Pros or tablets with filming and recording capabilities
  • Large/golf/metal tipped umbrellas
  • Knives or weapons of any kind
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Signs, banners or flags on poles, staffs or selfie sticks
  • Animals (except ADUK registered service dogs)
  • Air horns, whistles, cowbells or other noise-making distractions
  • Projectiles (frisbees, beach balls, footballs etc)
  • Aerosol cans (hairspray, deodorant etc )
  • Fireworks, confetti, glitter bombs or flares
  • Balloons
  • Use of wheeled footwear, skateboards
  • Food and drinks
  • Helmets and full face masks 
  • Large studs and chains

How to contact AO Arena

You can find information on how to contact AO Arena here.

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