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Manchester Academy is a group of four venues in Manchester, England. They are run by the University of Manchester and are on Oxford Road both within and adjacent to the university's Students' Union. It has hosted such names as Pink Floyd, the Cure, Blur, Nirvana, Manic Street Preachers, and the Ramones.
The main venue Academy 1 is just south of the students union. It opened in October 1990 and was first performed in by the Buzzcocks. It has a capacity of 1500 and hosts about 50 gigs a year.