O2 Ritz Manchester

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Ultimate Power at O2 Ritz

Ultimate Power

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Friday 25th May
  • Ultimate Power live at O2 Ritz Manchester. The World's Greatest Power Ballads Club Night The Best Night Of Your Life.
    Triple Cooked: Manchester - Summer Jamboree at O2 Ritz

    Triple Cooked: Manchester - Summer Jamboree

    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Tuesday 5th June
    • After 3 straight sell out shows, we bring you our biggest ever Manchester show
      K. Michelle - The People I used To Know Tour at O2 Ritz

      K. Michelle - The People I used To Know Tour

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Friday 8th June
      • Kimberly Michelle Pate, better known by her stage name K. Michelle, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and television personality
        Afterlife: WHP Presents at O2 Ritz

        Afterlife: WHP Presents

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Saturday 9th June
        • Parklife Afterparties - WHP Presents Jamie Jones, Honey Dijon and more
          Afterlife: WHP Presents at O2 Ritz

          Afterlife: WHP Presents

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Sunday 10th June
          • Parklife Afterparties - Afterlife: Line-up revealed on the night!
            Belly at O2 Ritz

            Belly

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Tuesday 12th June
            • Belly appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
              T-Pain at O2 Ritz

              T-Pain

              • This event has been postponed until 3rd Jul 2018
              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Tuesday 19th June
              • Mensah Entertainment Presents American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer T-Pain plus special guests live at the O2 Ritz
                Team Shellinz Go Live at O2 Ritz

                Team Shellinz Go Live

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Saturday 23rd June
                • Team Shellinz Presents Team Shellinz Go Live hosted by MC Bushkin & Saji B, with live performances on the night
                  T-Pain at O2 Ritz

                  T-Pain

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Tuesday 3rd July
                  • Mensah Entertainment Presents American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer T-Pain plus special guests live at the O2 Ritz
                    Angie Stone in Concert at O2 Ritz

                    Angie Stone in Concert

                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Saturday 7th July
                    • Angie Stone is an American recording artist, producer, and actress. She rose to fame in the late 1970s as member of the hip hop trio The Sequence.

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                      Review of The Mouse Outfit

                      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                      Quality show and the venue was great! Big up the mouse outfit for smashing the show!

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                      Review of The Mouse Outfit

                      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                      Limited choice on bar and expensive but all staff from Box Office, bar and security were all super helpful and friendly

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                      Review of The Mouse Outfit

                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

                      Fantastic Performance. Big Family Vibe. They deserve every success for there Talent and hard work .

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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

                      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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