Venue Spotlight: Gorilla, Manchester

Housed in a bricked railway arch underneath Manchester's Oxford Road Station, Gorilla arrived in late 2012 as the latest addition to Trof's quirky family of bars and clubs in the city.

Jayne Robinson

Last updated: 18th Feb 2013

After taking over the space that was once the much loved Green Room theatre and bar on Whitworth Street West, Gorilla stood up, beat its chest, and quickly set about making the space work anew - turning the main railway arch into a cool, two storey, glass fronted bar, kitchen and gin parlour, and creating a 600 capacity gig/club/comedy venue in what was once the Green Room's theatre space.

Since opening in September 2012 the venue has hosted gigs by the likes of Everything Everything, Delphic, James Blake and Frank Turner, along with club nights from Guilty Pleasures, Now Wave, Gold Teeth and Drop the Mustard amongst others. Gorilla also hosts a monthly comedy club, 'Group Therapy'.

Already a firm favourite amongst Manchester's music loving community and a welcome addition to the city's burgeoning 'Southern Quarter', Gorilla has left its footprint and then some.

Check out some of the events coming up at Gorilla soon:

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Gorilla, 54-58 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5WW

Words: Jayne Robinson

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Haus22 W/ Pleasurekraft | Spektre | OC & Verde
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Haus22 W/ Pleasurekraft | Spektre | OC & Verde

Gorilla, Manchester

Saturday 22nd Feb

11:00pm til 4:00am (last entry 12:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

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Haus22 returns to Gorilla with Pleasurekraft, Spektre and OC & Verde #GreenFriday

Haus22 w/ floorplan (Robert Hood & Lyric Hood)
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Haus22 w/ floorplan (Robert Hood & Lyric Hood)

Gorilla, Manchester

Saturday 8th Feb

11:00pm til 4:00am (last entry 12:30am)

Minimum Age: 18

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Haus22 invite Floorplan to Gorilla in February for a very rare extended set!

Sticky Heat w/ Lindstrom (LIVE) Featured event
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Sticky Heat w/ Lindstrom (LIVE)

Gorilla, Manchester

Saturday 1st Feb

11:00pm til 4:00am (last entry 1:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

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Lindstrom returns to Manchester in February 2020.

Frank Ocean Night - Manchester
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Frank Ocean Night - Manchester

Gorilla, Manchester

Thursday 30th Jan

11:00pm til 3:00am (last entry 12:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

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Ahead of the much-anticipated new album and the success of last years Frank Ocean parties, we're bac...

 

Upcoming Events At Gorilla, Manchester

Here are the next 4 upcoming events At Gorilla, Manchester

Mick Head and The Red Elastic Band
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Mick Head and The Red Elastic Band

Gorilla, Manchester

Tuesday 21st Jan

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

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Now wave presents Mick Head and the Red Elastic Band at Gorilla, Manchester...

SoulJam / The Super Fly Tour / Manchester Featured event
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SoulJam / The Super Fly Tour / Manchester

Gorilla, Manchester

Thursday 23rd Jan

11:00pm til 3:00am (last entry 12:30am)

Minimum Age: 18

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Join us as we roll in to 2020 in true SoulJam style!!

Frank Ocean Night - Manchester
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Frank Ocean Night - Manchester

Gorilla, Manchester

Thursday 30th Jan

11:00pm til 3:00am (last entry 12:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

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Ahead of the much-anticipated new album and the success of last years Frank Ocean parties, we're bac...

Kokoroko

Kokoroko

Gorilla, Manchester

30th January

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Kokoroko

Gorilla, Manchester

Thursday 30th Jan

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

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band’s name is an Orobo – a Nigerian tribe and language – word meaning ‘be s...