Concertgoer Guide

New concertgoer in Manila? Well you're at the right place. This page contains informations that you should know as a new and first-timer in Manila, Philippines - one of the best concert key-spots in Asia.

Major Concert Venues

"Mecca of Philippine Sports and Entertainment"
Known as the Madison Square Garden of the Philippines
Nickname: The Big Dome
Capacity: 16,000
Opened: March 16, 1960
Location: Araneta Center, Quezon City
Tel. Number: (+632) 912-9277

"Philippines' Ultra-Modern Arena"
Known as the Staples Center of the Philippines
Capacity: 16,000
Opened: May 21, 2012
Location: Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City

An outdoor concert grounds
Capacity: Venue dependent; can accommodate from 5,000 to 30,000
Opened: January 16, 2013
Location: Circuit Makati, Makati City, Philippines

SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds
An outdoor concert grounds || two complex blocks parking lot
Capacity: Venue dependent; can accommodate from 30,000(Block 1) to 80,000(Block 1 & 2)
Opened: N/A
Location: Mall of Asia Complex, Bay City, Pasay City, Philippines(behind One E-Com & Two E-Com Center)

Rizal Memorial Stadium
Philippines' National Stadium
Capacity: 12,000 to 30,000
Opened: 1934
Location: Rizal Memorial Complex, Manila, Philippines

Multi-purpose Convention Center
Capacity: Venue dependent; can accommodate 6,000 to 15,000
Opened: October 1996
Location: Gil Puyat Ave. ext., Pasay City, Philippines
Tel. Num.: (+632) 902-0000

Theater-type concert venue
Capacity: 900
Opened: August 8, 1988
Location: Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan, Philippines
Tel. Num: (+632)721-0635 / 721-6726

Multi-purpose venue
Capacity: 1,500 to 2,000
Opened: May 2, 2009
Location: SM City North Edsa complex, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel. Num: (+632)929-3641

Capacity: 500 to 800
Opened: December 15, 1995
Location: 3rd fl. of Glorietta Mall, Makati City, Philippines
Tel. Num.: (+632)893-4661 to 64

Broadway theater in Resorts World Manila
Capacity: 1500
Location: Resorts World Manila, Pasay City, Philippines
Tel. Num.: (+632)836-6333 and (+632)908-8833

Major Ticketing Networks

Tel. Number: (+632)911-5555
Online ticket selling: Yes.
Will Call window - Ticketnet Box Office, Yellow Gate of Smart Araneta Coliseum
The official ticketing network for concerts and events in Smart Araneta Coliseum

  • Ticketnet Box Office(Smart Araneta Coliseum)
  • Green Gate(Smart Araneta Coliseum)
  • Red Gate(Smart Araneta Coliseum)
SM Business Service Center branches:
  • SM Mall of Asia(2F beside Philcopy)
  • SM Manila(Upper Ground Floor beside Century Drug Store)
  • SM Marikina(Upper Basement, beside Photoline)
  • SM Megamall(5F bridgeway)
  • SM North Edsa(2F Skybridge between The Block & Main Mall)
  • SM San Lazaro(Lower Ground Floor beside Roper Photo Studio)
  • SM Southmall(3F beside Bingo Bonanza)
  • SM Sta. Mesa(2F beside Kenny Rogers)
  • SM Makati(3F concourse area)

Tel. Number: (+632)891-9999
Online ticket selling: Yes
  • National Book Store(Cubao Superbranch, Shangri La Plaza, Market Market, Rockwell, Quezon Ave., Harrison Plaza, Glorietta 1, Alabang Commercial Center)
  •  Robinsons Department Store(Galleria, Manila, Metro East, Forum, Magnolia, Festival Mall, Starmills Pampanga, Cebu)
  •  Ayala Malls Cinema Ticket Booth(Greenbelt 1, Trinoma)
  •  Makati Shangri-La concierge
  •  CCP Box Office
  •  Teatrino Promenade
  •  EASTWOOD MALL - Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City
  •  TicketWorld HEAD OFFICE(Suite 701, V. Madrigal Bldg., 6793 Ayala Ave., Makati City)
Tel. Number: (+632)470-2222
Online ticket selling: yes
Will-call window: Coral Way Ticket Booth of the Mall of Asia Arena
The official ticketing network for concerts and events in Mall of Asia Arena and Sky Dome
  • All SM Cinema ticket booths nationwide

SEAT LAYOUT (End-Stage concert layout)

Smart Araneta Coliseum

Mall of Asia Arena

Music Museum

Sky Dome

Newport Performing Arts Theater



-Ninoy Aquino International Airport: Terminal 1(International Flights), Terminal 2(Philippine Airlines Flights), Terminal 3(Budget Terminal), Terminal 4(Domestic Flights)
Distance from the Airport
  • to Mall of Asia Arena - Approx. Three(3) miles || 15 minutes
  • to MOA Concert Grounds - Approx. Three.Five(3.5 miles) || 15 minutes
  • to Smart Araneta Coliseum - Approx. Eleven(11)miles || 30 minutes
  • to Rizal Memorial Stadium - Approx. Four(4)miles || 20 minutes
  • to World Trade Center Manila - Approx Four(4)miles || 17 minutes
  • to Globe Circuit Event Grounds - Approx Seven(7)miles || 25 minutes
  • to Sky Dome - Approx. Thirteen(13)miles || 45 minutes
  • to Newport Performing Arts Theater - Located across Manila International Airport Terminal 3.

Buses: (Air conditioned & Ordinary buses) 

Mall of Asia Arena:
  • City buses through EDSA
  • Drop-off: Mall of Asia Bus Terminal
  • Route: MOA
Mall of Asia Concert Grounds:
  • City buses through EDSA
  • Drop-off: Mall of Asia Bus Terminal
  • Route: MOA
Smart Araneta Coliseum:
  • City buses A & C through EDSA
  • Drop-off: Arayat(Southbound) || Araneta-Cubao(Northbound) 
  • Route: "Cubao Ibabaw", "Cubao Farmers"
Sky Dome:
  • City buses through EDSA
  • Drop-off: Paramount bus terminal(Southbound) || SM North Edsa Bus Terminal(Northbound)
  • Route: "SM North Edsa", "Paramount"
Globe Circuit Event Grounds:
  • City buses through LRT Ayala
  • Drop-off: "RCBC Tower"
  • Route: "LRT Ayala"  "Gil Puyat/Buendia"
World Trade Center:
  • City buses through LRT Ayala
  • Drop-off: Boom na Boom complex
  • Route: "LRT Ayala" "Gil Puyat/Buendia"


Smart Araneta Coliseum:
  • Nearest stations: LRT Purple Line(Araneta Center-Cubao sta.), MRT Blue Line(Araneta Center-Cubao sta.)
Mall of Asia Arena:
  • Nearest stations: LRT Yellow Line(EDSA sta.), MRT Blue Line(Taft Avenue sta.)
Sky Dome: 
  • Nearest station: MRT Blue Line(North Avenue sta.)
World Trade Center Manila:
  • Nearest station: LRT Yellow Line(Gil Puyat Sta.)
Hard Rock Cafe Makati
  • Nearest station: MRT Blue Line(Ayala Avenue Sta.)
National Stadium
  • Nearest station: LRT Yellow Line(Vito Cruz Sta.)


See the list of preferred hotels near concert venues, click here

Prohibited Items

The following are prohibited in some concert venues in Manila:
  • Professional still cameras such as DSLR cameras. (Note that certain events do not allow cameras.)
  • Audio/Video recording devices such as video cameras
  • Laptops
  • Big posters / banners/ placards / signage
  • Laser pens and pointers 
  • Weapons
  • Large umbrellas and other sharp objects
  • Candles, fireworks and any other kinds of pyrotechnics
  • Glass / pet bottles, cans, hard plastics containers
  • Chains
  • Illegal substances (drugs, alcoholic drinks)
  • Large back / waist pack and bags
  • Food and Drinks(available inside the venue)
NOTE: Concert venues has the rights to deny entry to anyone carrying prohibited items.


➡ BTIC: Better Than Ice Cream
➡ Cafe Bola (also serving beers)
➡ Dairy Queen
➡ NYFD Fries
➡ Pizza Hut
➡ Purefoods San Miguel Stall
➡ Snaxx (also serving beers)
➡ Starbucks Coffee
➡ Taco Bell
➡ Wendys

Coliseum Circle: Restaurants outside the Smart Araneta Coliseum
(Green Gate)
➡ Starbucks Coffee
➡ Cafe Bola
➡ Rasa
➡ Sachi
➡ Dairy Queen
➡ Va Pansiero
➡ Max's
(Yellow Gate)
➡ Mang Inasal
➡ Kangaroo Jack
➡ North Park
(Red Gate)
➡ Padis Point

➡Bronco Billy 
➡Jamrock Patty Cafe
➡Kobe Kroquette
➡Krispy Kreme
Lab Gastropub (also serving beers)
➡Magnolia Ice Cream Stall
➡Premiere Cafe & Lounge - Restaurant.
➡Pitstop by Yellow Cab
➡Starbucks Cafe
➡Snacks Bar (also serving beers)
➡Superstar Sports Grill and Bar

visit our Mall of Asia Arena page for more concessions inside the MOA Arena:

Beware of FAKE concert tickets, don't buy tickets from scalpers. They usually sell tickets for much higher ticket prices. Only buy tickets from legit ticketing networks/sellers.

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