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O2 Ritz Manchester

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  • This event has been postponed until 30th Mar 2022
  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Monday 17th May
  • KOKOROKO appearing live at O2 Ritz, Manchester, on 17th May 2021.
    Toots & The Maytals at O2 Ritz

    Toots & The Maytals

    • This event has been cancelled
    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Thursday 27th May
    • Soundcrash presents Toots & The Maytals plus special guests live at the O2 Ritz on Thursday 27th May 2021...
      Viagra Boys at O2 Ritz

      Viagra Boys

      • This event has been postponed until 8th May 2022
      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Tuesday 8th June
      • Strange Days welcome Swedish post-punk quartet from Stockholm, Viagra Boys, to O2 Ritz, Manchester for a one-off 2021 show!
        Black Parade - 00's Emo Anthems at O2 Ritz

        Black Parade - 00's Emo Anthems

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Saturday 26th June
        • Black Parade - 00's Emo Anthems is coming to O2 Ritz, Manchester on Saturday 26th June for a huge 00's emo party!
          Tribute Festival Comes to Manchester! at O2 Ritz

          Tribute Festival Comes to Manchester!

          • This event has been postponed until 9th Oct 2021
          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Saturday 26th June
          • Bringing together the UK’s BIGGEST Tribute Bands for a huge all day festival to celebrate a whole era of music and culture.
            Un-Convention Manchester 2021 at O2 Ritz

            Un-Convention Manchester 2021

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Thursday 8th - Friday 9th July
            • Un-Convention Manchester is a conference for the makers and champions of independent music.
              Lupe Fiasco at O2 Ritz

              Lupe Fiasco

              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Thursday 19th August
              • Academy Events & Soundcrash Presents Lupe Fiasco plus special guests ar O2 Ritz Manchester on 19th August 2021.
                Jillys Rockworld at O2 Ritz

                Jillys Rockworld

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Saturday 21st August
                • O2 Ritz Manchester presents A tribute to Jillys Rockworld - 10th Anniversary Reunion Jillys Rockworld with resident DJs...
                  Federation - Queen of Clubs at O2 Ritz

                  Federation - Queen of Clubs

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Saturday 28th August
                  • Federation the Queen of Clubs, first of her name, uniter of dance, jewel of the north and cream of clubbing...
                    black midi at O2 Ritz

                    black midi

                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Thursday 2nd September
                    • Now Wave presents break out experimental rock band Black Midi at O2 Ritz in Manchester on 2nd September 2021.

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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

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                      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


                      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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