O2 Ritz Manchester

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The Futureheads at O2 Ritz

The Futureheads

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Sunday 15th December
  • THE FUTUREHEADS appearing at O2 Ritz, Manchester.
    The Japanese House at O2 Ritz

    The Japanese House

    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Wednesday 18th December
    • The Japanese House appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
      Trevor Nelson Soul Nation Xmas party with special guest Bobby V at O2 Ritz

      Trevor Nelson Soul Nation Xmas party with special guest Bobby V

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Saturday 28th December
      • Legendary RNB dj Trevor Nelson returns to Manchester's O2 Ritz for his annual old school Soul Nation Christmas party with special guest BOBBY V
        Ultimate Power - New Year's Eve! at O2 Ritz

        Ultimate Power - New Year's Eve!

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Tuesday 31st December
        • Join us at the Ritz as Ultimate Power see in the New Year with the biggest and best Power Ballads of all time!
          A Bowie Celebration at O2 Ritz

          A Bowie Celebration

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Thursday 23rd January 2020
          • A Bowie Celebration appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
            NOW That's What I Call Music: Club Nights at O2 Ritz

            NOW That's What I Call Music: Club Nights

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Saturday 25th January 2020
            • NOW That’s What I Call Music! has been the definitive guide to UK pop music since 1983 - and now comes the very first, fully official NOW Club Night.
              The K's at O2 Ritz

              The K's

              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Saturday 25th January 2020
              • The K's appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
                Sturgill Simpson at O2 Ritz

                Sturgill Simpson

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Wednesday 29th January 2020
                • Sturgill Simpson appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
                  Ultimate Power at O2 Ritz

                  Ultimate Power

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Friday 31st January 2020
                  • Join us at the Ritz for Ultimate Power, biggest and best Power Ballads of all time! on Friday 31st January 2020 at the O2 Ritz.
                    Beak at O2 Ritz

                    Beak

                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Saturday 8th February 2020
                    • A blend of Krautrock grooves and eerie atmospheres, members from Moon Gangs and Portishead complete this band.

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                      Review of Ultimate Power - Christmas Special

                      Overall rating: 4 Verified review

                      Could have done with more Xmas songs

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

                      Review of Mista Stretch\'s Annual Birthday Bash

                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

                      Stush gyal stay at home and don’t come with your stiff self! This event is the one! Always on point for a nice mix of genres. 10/10

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

                      Review of Donell Jones, NEXT & Ruff Endz

                      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                      Excellent night music was top notch
                      Entry was problematic as people had bought tickets 🎫 (such as myself) for the balcony & waited over 45 mins to get in to collect
                      Ruff Endz were a good warm up, got the crowd going
                      Next they were the best act of the night song a selection of songs
                      Donell came last did most of his famous tunes but has got an extensive catalogue so could have plenty to choose from. Great night overall

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

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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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