O2 Ritz Manchester

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O2 Ritz events and tickets

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MØ at O2 Ritz

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Wednesday 25th October
  • MØ appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
    Ultimate Power Bat Out of Halloween Special at O2 Ritz

    Ultimate Power Bat Out of Halloween Special

    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Friday 27th October
    • Ultimate Power Presents Ultimate Power Bat Out of Halloween Special
      Mount Kimbie at O2 Ritz

      Mount Kimbie

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Saturday 28th October
      • Now Wave Present MOUNT KIMBIE
        Regression Sessions - Halloween - Manchester at O2 Ritz

        Regression Sessions - Halloween - Manchester

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Tuesday 31st October
        • Regression Sessions return to Manchester on the 31st October to throw their infamous halloween party at the 02 Ritz!
          Roots Manuva - Manchester  at O2 RitzFeatured event

          Roots Manuva - Manchester

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Friday 3rd November
          • Academy Events & Soundcrash present Roots Manuva plus special guests.
            117 attending
            Red Eye Carnival w/ Mike Skinner (DJ Set), Zed Bias, Spooky at O2 Ritz

            Red Eye Carnival w/ Mike Skinner (DJ Set), Zed Bias, Spooky

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Friday 3rd November
            • Were back at it again with another MASSIVE line up of dancehall, bass music & grime! Not one to miss!
              Popular Event: 432 attending
              The Lemon Twigs at O2 Ritz

              The Lemon Twigs

              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Friday 10th November
              • The Lemon Twigs appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
                Juice Crew at O2 RitzFeatured event

                Juice Crew

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Monday 13th November
                • Academy Events, Spreadlove and More Bounce present Juice Crew ft Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap + more in Manchester this November
                  Popular Event: 1138 attending
                  Black Parade - 00's Emo Anthems at O2 Ritz

                  Black Parade - 00's Emo Anthems

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Saturday 18th November
                  • Black Parade Presents Black Parade - 00's Emo Anthems at O2 Ritz Manchester
                    From The Jam 'The Gift' 35th Anniversary  at O2 Ritz

                    From The Jam 'The Gift' 35th Anniversary

                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Saturday 18th November
                    • 'The Gift' 35th Anniversary Tour 1982-2017

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                      Top night with punk originals BUZZC**KS marred only by poor sound.

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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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