The Ritz (Manchester)

Manchester, United Kingdom

The Ritz (Manchester)

The O2 Ritz (originally known as The Ritz) is a live music venue on Whitworth Street West, Manchester, England. Built in 1927, it was designated a Grade II listed building in 1994. The venue is notable for its sprung dance floor. The Ritz was taken over by HMV in 2011 and given a £2 million refurbishment.

Acts which have played at the venue include The Beatles, The Damned, R.E.M., The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, The Smiths, Snow Patrol, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Happy Mondays, Adam Ant, Dropkick Murphys, Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys, Sublime with Rome, Swans, Liam Gallagher and Peter Hook, Dodgy.



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