O2 Ritz

Whitworth Street West | Manchester M1 5NQ
Phone: 0161 236 3234

O2 Ritz Manchester hosts a healthy mix of live music and club nights, and is a great place to catch a touring band before they get stadium sized (The Stone Roses, R.E.M and Arctic Monkeys have all headlined the venue over the last 20 years). Reopening after a refurb in 2011 the Grade II listed building retained most of its classic image, with chandeliers and its springy ballroom dancefloor still remaining iconic parts of the venue. There's a huge balcony too if you want to watch a band from a different angle, as well as plenty of comfy sofa areas. 

Alongside the often sell-out gigs they host most nights, O2 Ritz Manchester is also home to the weekly club night Lightboxx, which is a student favourite every Saturday night. The basement room also hosts club nights and unsigned band showcases on occasion. It's located just a minute away from Oxford Road station too so it's easy to access for those out of town. Opening hours vary depending on the event, so check our listings for more details. 

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    O2 Ritz
    Whitworth Street West
    Manchester M1 5NQ