O2 Ritz Manchester

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The Killers: Hot Fuss Performed Live by a 10-Piece Brass Band at O2 RitzFeatured event

The Killers: Hot Fuss Performed Live by a 10-Piece Brass Band

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Wednesday 16th October
  • We’re taking a trip down memory lane as London’s finest 10-piece brass band reimagine the infectious energy of The Killers: Hot Fuss.
    Angie Stone at O2 Ritz

    Angie Stone

    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Friday 18th October
    • AGMP present American artist Angie Stone plus Tony Momrelle live in Manchester this October
      Ladytron at O2 RitzFeatured event


      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Saturday 19th October
      • Evol presents the return of synth-pop four-piece, Ladytron in a special UK show. The new chapter for Ladytron.
        Nsg at O2 Ritz


        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Wednesday 23rd October
        • NSG appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
          Third Eye Blind at O2 Ritz

          Third Eye Blind

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Thursday 24th October
          • Third Eye Blind appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
            The Selecter 40th Anniversary Tour at O2 Ritz

            The Selecter 40th Anniversary Tour

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Friday 25th October
            • 2 Tone legends The Selecter bring their 40th anniversary tour to Manchester's O2 Ritz on 25th October 2019...
              Skengdo x Am at O2 Ritz

              Skengdo x Am

              • This event has been postponed until 1st Apr 2020
              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Monday 28th October
              • Skengdo x Am coming Live to Manchester this October...Tickets Onsale Now!
                A 16-Piece Orchestra Performs Kanye West: MBDTF at O2 RitzFeatured event

                A 16-Piece Orchestra Performs Kanye West: MBDTF

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Wednesday 30th October
                • A 16-piece orchestra perform Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
                  DJ Yoda and the Cuban Brothers at O2 Ritz

                  DJ Yoda and the Cuban Brothers

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Thursday 31st October
                  • The MJR Group Presents DJ Yoda and the Cuban Brothers plus special guests live at O2 Ritz Manchester
                    Ultimate Power - Bat Out Of Helloween at O2 Ritz

                    Ultimate Power - Bat Out Of Helloween

                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Friday 1st November
                    • The ultimate monthly club night playing the best power ballads for you to sing and dance the night away!

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                      O2 Ritz venue information

                      Built in 1928 by the architects Cruickshank and Seaward, Grade-II listed The Ritz was originally a dance hall for the Manchester revellers. With its ultra-springy dance floor and revolving stage, The Ritz was one of the most popular destinations for anyone passing through Manchester during the 1930s and 40s.

                      With the decline of classic dancing and the emergence of pop and rock n roll music The Ritz was transformed in to a live music venue even hosting The Beatles in the 1960s. It still kept its style however, and with that allowed for artists such as Frank Sinatra to play shows there.

                      The Ritz also hosted the Dancing In The Dark night with Phillip Moss throughout the 1950s and 60s, who was the band master for 17 years and known as The King of The Ritz. It is thought that he was responsible for many of the families and marriages in Manchester at the time, as radio presenter Fred Fielder explaines: "People said he was responsible for half the population of Greater Manchester, because his band would play Dancing In Dark nights. For the last dance of the evening the lights would go down. Couples would have a kiss and cuddle on the dance floor, end up going steady, then eventually getting married and have children."

                      With the Manchester music scene hitting a high point in the 1980s and 90s, The Ritz was fully thrown in to the spotlight when artists such as The Smiths and The Happy Mondays played shows there and it has been a venue for some of the best upcoming artists and established bands ever since.

                      The Ritz went through a £2 million refurbishment in 2011. While many of the old creaks and crannies were fixed up it still stayed true to its image as an old dancehall, even keeping the old curved, bouncy floor.

                      Since the 1990s The Ritz has seen artists such as R.E.M., The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, Snow Patrol, Adam And The Ants, Dropkick Murphys and more recently The Weeknd and Johnny Marr. The Ritz also hosts club nights such as GOGO and Erasmus, appealing to the vast Manchester student crowd.

                      Venue contact details and info

                      Name: O2 Ritz

                      Phone: 01617144140

                      Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/35014/

                      Type of venue: Live

                      Drinks served: Yes

                      Disabled facilities: Please get in touch with us before you buy your tickets between 12pm and 5pm, Monday to Friday on +44 (0)161 714 4140 or email us to advise your access and personal assistant requirements.

                      Nearest Bus Stop: The 104 and the 105 (Whitworth Street West) go to and from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.43, 42, 143, 142 (Oxford Road) all go to and from Piccadilly Gardens are the nearest with stops outside the Palace Hotel

                      Address: Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ

                      Website: https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2ritzmanchester/

                      Capacity: 1500

                      Opening hours: 7pm - 11pm unless stated

                      Food served: No

                      Parking: We're easy to get to by all major approach roads, including the M60 motorway. Just follow the City Centre or the Universities signs and our postcode for sat nav is M1 5NQ.

                      Nearest Train Station: The closest railway station is Manchester Oxford Road (MCO), which is about ten metres away, opposite the venue.

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