The Ritz (Manchester)

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The Ritz
Manchester Ritz
The Ritz wiki.jpg
Address Whitworth Street
Manchester
England
Owner MAMA & Company
Capacity 1,500
Construction
Rebuilt 2011
Website
mamacolive.com/theritz

The Ritz is a live music venue in Whitworth Street West in Manchester, England. Built in 1927, The Ritz was designated a Grade II listed building on 6 June 1994.[1] The venue is notable for its sprung dance floor.[2] The Ritz was taken over by HMV in 2011 and given a £2m refurbishment.[3]

Many bands have played at the venue including The Beatles, The Damned, R.E.M., The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, The Smiths, Snow Patrol, Happy Mondays, Adam Ant, Dropkick Murphys and Beady Eye.

The venue is also occasional host to events run by third-party entertainment brands such as Propaganda, GoGo & Erasmus Parties.

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Coordinates: 53°28′28″N 2°14′35″W / 53.474494°N 2.24297°W / 53.474494; -2.24297