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O2 Ritz Manchester

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New Rules at O2 Ritz

New Rules

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Thursday 29th October
  • NEW RULES appearing at O2 Ritz, Manchester.
    Jillys Rockworld at O2 Ritz

    Jillys Rockworld

    • This event has been postponed until 16th Apr 2021
    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Saturday 7th November
    • O2 Ritz Manchester presents A tribute to Jillys Rockworld - 10th Anniversary Reunion Jillys Rockworld with resident DJs...
      Barenaked Ladies at O2 Ritz

      Barenaked Ladies

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Thursday 12th November
      • Barenaked Ladies appearing at O2 Ritz, Manchester.
        Viagra Boys at O2 Ritz

        Viagra Boys

        • This event has been postponed until 8th Jun 2021
        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Friday 13th November
        • Strange Days welcome Swedish post-punk quartet from Stockholm, Viagra Boys, to Gorilla, Manchester for a one-off 2020 show!
          Bc Camplight at O2 Ritz

          Bc Camplight

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Friday 27th November
          • BC Camplight appearing at O2 Ritz, Manchester.
            The Brand New Heavies at O2 Ritz

            The Brand New Heavies

            • This event has been postponed until 18th Sep 2021
            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Saturday 28th November
            • AGMP Presents: The Brand New Heavies, plus Special Guests - Live O2 Ritz, Manchester // Saturday 28th November 2020
              The White Buffalo + Support at O2 Ritz

              The White Buffalo + Support

              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Thursday 3rd December
              • The White Buffalo appearing at O2 Ritz, Manchester. With support from L.A. Edwards.
                Meute at O2 Ritz


                • This event has been postponed until 9th Sep 2021
                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Monday 7th December
                • The techno marching band are a wonder to behold. Hailing from Hamberg, Germany, they combine electronic music with a brass backdrop.
                  Ella Eyre at O2 Ritz

                  Ella Eyre

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Tuesday 8th December
                  • Ella Eyre appearing at O2 Ritz Manchester.
                    Poppy at O2 Ritz


                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Thursday 10th December
                    • Poppy appearing at O2 Ritz Manchester.

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                      Review of Cory Wong

                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

                      Review of Dexta Daps -The Naked Stranger UK Tour 2020 - Valentines Edition

                      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                      Took a long time for Dexta to reach the stage and the supporting acts were not up to par but it was a very enjoyable performance by Mr Daps. Well worth the wait!

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

                      Review of Gentleman's Dub Club

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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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