O2 Ritz Manchester

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Scruff of the Neck End of Year Blowout at O2 Ritz

Scruff of the Neck End of Year Blowout

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Thursday 14th December
  • Feat. Artists to be announced over the coming months
    Ultimate Power - The Christmas Special at O2 Ritz

    Ultimate Power - The Christmas Special

    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Friday 15th December
    • Ultimate Power Presents Ultimate Power - The Christmas Special 2017
      A Certain Ratio + Gramme at O2 Ritz

      A Certain Ratio + Gramme

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Saturday 16th December
      • Manchester’s A Certain Ratio embraced the ethic and culture of the late seventies post-punk explosion.
        The Boxing Day Special ft Stone Love Sound at O2 Ritz

        The Boxing Day Special ft Stone Love Sound

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Tuesday 26th December
        • Team Shellinz & Bizzy Movements Presents The Boxing Day Special ft Stone Love Sound @ O2 Ritz Manchester
          Trevor Nelson's Soul Nation Old School Xmas Party at O2 Ritz

          Trevor Nelson's Soul Nation Old School Xmas Party

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Friday 29th December
          • Trevor Nelson's annual old school 80s/90s soul, hip hop & RNB Xmas party in Manchester on Friday 29th December at the O2 Ritz w/Special Guests DAMAGE
            125 attending
            MTV Base New Years Eve feat: Charlie Sloth & Friends at O2 RitzFeatured event

            MTV Base New Years Eve feat: Charlie Sloth & Friends

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Sunday 31st December
            • The Biggest HipHop New Years eve in Manchester is here! Hosted by MTV Base
              Popular Event: 1181 attending
              Chinese Man at O2 Ritz

              Chinese Man

              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Friday 26th January 2018
              • French trip-hop band Chinese Man plus support come to Manchester this January as part of their 2018 UK tour.
                Ultimate Power at O2 Ritz

                Ultimate Power

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Friday 26th January 2018
                • Ultimate Power Presents Ultimate Power
                  Ultimate Power at O2 Ritz

                  Ultimate Power

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Friday 23rd February 2018
                  • Ultimate Power live at O2 Ritz Manchester
                    Akala at O2 Ritz

                    Akala

                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Wednesday 18th April 2018
                    • DHP presents Akala in Manchester as part of his highly anticipated Visions Tour.

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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: 0161 236 3234

                      Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/35014/

                      Type of venue: Nightclub

                      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.

                      Address: Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ

                      Website: https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2ritzmanchester/

                      Capacity: 1500

                      Opening hours: 7pm - 11pm unless stated

                      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

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