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O2 Ritz Manchester

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John Bramwell & The Full Harmonic Convergence at O2 Ritz

John Bramwell & The Full Harmonic Convergence

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Thursday 21st October
  • John Bramwell's new live show features all his greatest hits as well as showcasing songs from his new album.
    Cory Wong (Vulfpeck) + support at O2 Ritz

    Cory Wong (Vulfpeck) + support

    • This event has been postponed until 19th Mar 2022
    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Saturday 23rd October
    • Band on the Wall and Now Wave present Cory Wong performing at o2 Ritz Manchester.
      Trevor Nelson's Soul Nation Halloween Special at O2 RitzFeatured event

      Trevor Nelson's Soul Nation Halloween Special

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Saturday 30th October
      • Trevor Nelson Returns to Manchester's O2 Ritz with his annual ultimate old school RNB & Soul party for Halloween on Saturday 30th October 2021
        Take Off Halloween at O2 Ritz

        Take Off Halloween

        • This event has been cancelled
        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Sunday 31st October
        • Take Off In Manchester With Huge Superstar Acts From The UK
          Love Noughties at O2 Ritz

          Love Noughties

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Saturday 6th November
          • Love Noughties UK Presents the Love Noughties Bonfire Special
            black midi at O2 Ritz

            black midi

            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Monday 8th November
            • Now Wave presents break out experimental rock band Black Midi at O2 Ritz in Manchester on 2nd September 2021.
              Working Men's Club at O2 Ritz

              Working Men's Club

              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Friday 12th November
              • Now Wave & SJM Present Working Men's Club performing at 02 Ritz, Manchester on 12th November 2021.
                Roni Size x LTJ Bukem  at O2 Ritz

                Roni Size x LTJ Bukem

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Saturday 20th November
                • Soundcrash Presents Roni Size x LTJ Bukem Plus Special Guests at O2 Ritz, Manchester, Saturday 20 November 2021
                  Shame + The Goa Express + Wu-Lu at O2 Ritz

                  Shame + The Goa Express + Wu-Lu

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Wednesday 24th November
                  • Now Wave presents shame at O2 Ritz, Manchester on Wednesday 24 November 2021 with support from The Goa Express + Wu-Lu.
                    Alfa Mist  at O2 Ritz

                    Alfa Mist

                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Saturday 27th November
                    • Band on the Wall and Now Wave present Alfa Mist at O2 Ritz, Manchester on 27th November 2021.

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                      Review of Tribute Festival Comes to Manchester!

                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

                      Absolutely brilliant night

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                      Review of Tribute Festival Comes to Manchester!

                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

                      Great night out with decent tribute bands

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                      Review of Trevor Nelson's Annual Soul Nation Christmas Party: Manchester

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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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