O2 Ritz Manchester

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Machine Gun Kelly at O2 Ritz

Machine Gun Kelly

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Tuesday 27th August
  • Kelly brings his Hotel Diablo World Tour across the pond in August. Kicking off in Glasgow...
    Oasis: Definitely Maybe Performed Live By A 10-Piece Brass Band at O2 Ritz

    Oasis: Definitely Maybe Performed Live By A 10-Piece Brass Band

    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Thursday 29th August
    • We’re celebrating 25 years of Oasis: Definitely Maybe with the UK's best 10-piece brass band!
      Ultimate Power at O2 Ritz

      Ultimate Power

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Friday 30th August
      • The ultimate monthly club night playing the best power ballads for you to sing and dance the night away!
        Common - Let Love Tour at O2 Ritz

        Common - Let Love Tour

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Thursday 12th September
        • Common continues to break down barriers with his politically aware rap and he's extending his 'Let Love' tour to the UK this September.
          LOST Freshers Festival Manchester : O2 Ritz : Thurs 19th Sep at O2 RitzFeatured event

          LOST Freshers Festival Manchester : O2 Ritz : Thurs 19th Sep

          • This event has been postponed until 18th Sep 2019
          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Thursday 19th September
          • Professional party starters LOST bring their spectacular Freshers Festival to MANCHESTER! The madness awaits...
            Ultimate Power at O2 Ritz

            Ultimate Power

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Friday 27th September
            • The ultimate monthly club night playing the best power ballads for you to sing and dance the night away!
              No Hot Ashes at O2 Ritz

              No Hot Ashes

              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Friday 27th September
              • No Hot Ashes appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
                Static-X  at O2 Ritz

                Static-X

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Thursday 3rd October
                • The MJR Group by arrangement with TKO presents Static X and Soil on a six-date tour this September and October.
                  Amber Run at O2 Ritz

                  Amber Run

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Friday 4th October
                  • Amber Run appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
                    War at O2 Ritz

                    War

                    • This event has been postponed until 12th Jun 2020
                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Sunday 6th October
                    • The year was 1969, and these 'kids' had the nerve to carry the name WAR at a time when peace was the slogan in an anti-Vietnam America.

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                      Review of The Ultimate Spring Break Party

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                      Review of Love 90's Presents The Love Noughties Edition

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                      Review of Love 90\'s Presents The Love Noughties Edition

                      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                      Was the best night I’ve had in a very long time. Venue just need better air con. Was dangerously hot!!

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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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