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O2 Ritz Manchester

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RnB Classics at O2 RitzFeatured event

RnB Classics

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Sunday 26th September
  • RnB Classics - o2 Ritz - 26/09/21
    Hawkwind at O2 Ritz

    Hawkwind

    • This event has been cancelled
    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Monday 27th September
    • AGMP presents: HAWKWIND - ‘SOMNIA” Tour 2021 - Live at the O2 Ritz, Manchester on Monday 27th Septmember 2021
      The Boomtown Rats at O2 Ritz

      The Boomtown Rats

      • This event has been cancelled
      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Monday 27th September
      • AGMP presents The Boomtown Rats plus special guests live at O2 Ritz on Monday 27th September 2021...
        Tribute Festival Comes to Manchester! at O2 RitzFeatured event

        Tribute Festival Comes to Manchester!

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Saturday 9th October
        • Bringing together the UK’s BIGGEST Tribute Bands for a huge all day festival to celebrate a whole era of music and culture.
          808 State - Live at O2 Ritz

          808 State - Live

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Saturday 16th October
          • 808 State return for a LIVE hometown show at O2 Ritz Manchester, alongside special guest Afrodeutsche.
            John Bramwell & The Full Harmonic Convergence at O2 Ritz

            John Bramwell & The Full Harmonic Convergence

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Thursday 21st October
            • John Bramwell's new live show features all his greatest hits as well as showcasing songs from his new album.
              Cory Wong (Vulfpeck) + support at O2 Ritz

              Cory Wong (Vulfpeck) + support

              • This event has been postponed until 19th Mar 2022
              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Saturday 23rd October
              • Band on the Wall and Now Wave present Cory Wong performing at o2 Ritz Manchester.
                Trevor Nelson's Soul Nation Halloween Special at O2 Ritz

                Trevor Nelson's Soul Nation Halloween Special

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Saturday 30th October
                • Trevor Nelson Returns to Manchester's O2 Ritz with his annual ultimate old school RNB & Soul party for Halloween on Saturday 30th October 2021
                  Love Noughties at O2 Ritz

                  Love Noughties

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Saturday 6th November
                  • Love Noughties UK Presents the Love Noughties Bonfire Special
                    black midi at O2 Ritz

                    black midi

                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Monday 8th November
                    • 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

                      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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