O2 Ritz Manchester

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Annual Battle of the Unis at O2 Ritz - UOM vs MMU vs UOS at O2 Ritz

Annual Battle of the Unis at O2 Ritz - UOM vs MMU vs UOS

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Thursday 20th September
  • If you are joining University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University or the University of Salford then you simply CANNOT MISS THIS!
    The Notorious B.I.G - An Orchestral Rendition Of Ready To Die at O2 RitzFeatured event

    The Notorious B.I.G - An Orchestral Rendition Of Ready To Die

    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Friday 21st September
    • Our 16 piece Orchestra performs Biggie's Legendary Ready To Die!
      Ultimate Power at O2 Ritz

      Ultimate Power

      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Friday 28th September
      • The ultimate monthly club night playing the best power ballads for you to sing and dance the night away!
        Abba Night with resident DJs at O2 Ritz

        Abba Night with resident DJs

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Saturday 29th September
        • O2 Ritz Manchester and Vice City Presents Abba Night with Resident DJs!
          Rae Morris at O2 Ritz

          Rae Morris

          • O2 Ritz Manchester
          • Friday 5th October
          • Rae Morris appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
            Distort at O2 Ritz


            • O2 Ritz Manchester
            • Saturday 6th October
            • O2 Ritz Manchester Presents Distort club night at O2 Ritz Manchester on Saturday 6th October 2018.
              Luke Combs at O2 Ritz

              Luke Combs

              • O2 Ritz Manchester
              • Monday 8th October
              • Luke Combs appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
                The Story So Far at O2 Ritz

                The Story So Far

                • O2 Ritz Manchester
                • Friday 12th October
                • The Story So Far appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
                  Tom Walker at O2 Ritz

                  Tom Walker

                  • O2 Ritz Manchester
                  • Sunday 14th October
                  • Tom Walker appearing at Manchester O2 Ritz.
                    Chip Plus Special Guests  at O2 Ritz

                    Chip Plus Special Guests

                    • O2 Ritz Manchester
                    • Wednesday 17th October
                    • Mensah entertainment presents Chip plus special guests at O2 Ritz, Manchester, Wednesday 27th October.

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                      Review of IllumiNaughty presents: Beyond The Looking Glass Pt2, Manchester

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                      Best night out I’ve ever had, now me and my friends are making it our monthly night out!

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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

                      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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