O2 Ritz Manchester

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Los Bitchos at O2 Ritz

Los Bitchos

  • O2 Ritz Manchester
  • Saturday 26th October
  • Now Wave presents Los Bitchos + support Faux Real at O2 Ritz on 26th October 2024
    Warmduscher at O2 Ritz


    • O2 Ritz Manchester
    • Thursday 7th - Saturday 7th December
    • Now Wave presents Warmduscher at O2 Ritz, Manchester on 7th November 2024
      Diiv at O2 Ritz


      • O2 Ritz Manchester
      • Monday 9th December
      • Now Wave presents DIVV at O2 Ritz, Manchester on 9th December 2024
        Love Train - Christmas Disco Ball - Manchester at O2 Ritz

        Love Train - Christmas Disco Ball - Manchester

        • O2 Ritz Manchester
        • Friday 20th December
        • The greatest Disco show on earth comes to the o2 Ritz Manchester for the ultimate Christmas Party.

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          Review of Hieroglyphics live in Manchester

          Overall rating: 5 Verified review

          Saw SoM last year and was blown away by how tight they were. Adding Del and Casual (absolutely lived up to his name!) took nothing away from that! Full hip hop showmanship throughout, crowd into it from the start. Brilliant. Change of venue worked, perfect size for the crowd. Top of the pile, classic boom bap hip hop. Everyone needs this in their life.

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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 714 4140

          Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/35014/

          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)161 552 6374 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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