O2 Ritz Manchester is one of the most iconic music venues in Manchester opened in 1928. Originally it was a classical dance hall that later evolved into a live music venue in the 1960s. One of the most famous peculiarities is its revolving stage installed even before the refurbishment in 2011. Among the best-known celebrities that conquered the stage of O2 Ritz were The Beatles, Snow Patrol, The Stone and Roses and R.E.M. It seating capacity is estimated to 1500 viewers.
O2 Ritz Manchester is located on Whitworth Street West, and you can easily get there by several public transport means.
By train and tube: Oxford Road railway station is just across the road. There is another main station a bit further. That’s the Manchester, Piccadilly station - about 10 minutes on foot.
By bus: There are several bus stops nearby. From Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport, there are buses #104 and 105. Oxford Road buses #43, 42, 143, 142 go to and from Piccadilly Gardens. There is also a free city centre Metroshuttle bus connecting the mosts popular locations. Night buses are available as well.
By car: A34 motorway runs past the venue. The ride should be an enjoyable one!
International: Commuting depends largely on your starting point. Buses 104 and 105 go to and from Manchester Airport. Get off at Whitworth Street West, and the venue will be a couple of minutes away.
You should know that there is not much space for street parking. If you need more space - there is another bigger NCP car park within 300 yards, on Chepstow Street. Unfortunately, the place is not adapted with a disabled drop off zone.
Access for people with special needs
Wheelchair spaces are available when you book, but they’re limited on a first come, first served basis and in stalls. If any visitor should need braille or large print material, feel free to contact the managers when booking a ticket.