O2 Ritz Manchester

Whitworth Street West
M1 5NQ
United Kingdom

Getting here

By bus

The following bus stops are available nearby, click here for more details or visit Transport for Greater Manchester.

The 101 and the 103 (Whitworth Street West) go to and from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The 43, 42, 143, 142 (Oxford Road) all go to and from Piccadilly Gardens and the nearest stops are outside the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel and at the junction of Oxford Road and Portland Street just 20 metres away. 

Manchester’s free city centre Metroshuttle bus services link all the main areas. Find out more here.

Night buses for late night services run to Manchester Piccadilly and other city centre stops. Details here

By train

The closest railway station is Manchester Oxford Road (MCO), which is about ten metres away, opposite the venue. 

Manchester Piccadilly is the major mainline station in the city, under a mile away. For a handy guide to travelling by train, visit Transport for Greater Manchester. 

Accessible facilities are at all of these stations, so please use the links below for more details. 

Manchester Oxford Road has staff assistance and lifts (but not to Platform 1) and a ramp for train access. 

Manchester Piccadilly Station has a large concourse and step free routes, escalators and lifts, with a low level counter at the ticket office with an induction loop. 

By tram 

The nearest Metrolink trams stop at Manchester Deansgate Castlefield, which is about 500 metres away and there’s St Peter’s Square at around 750 metres, and link across the city centre.  All stops have either a ramp, lift or escalator access. Plan your tram journey here. 

Parking and by car

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.

There’s some pay and display street parking locally, with bays nearby on Great Marlborough Street. Street parking is free after 8pm.

Get 15% off if you use the nearby large 24-hour car park, Q-Park First St. You can pre-book using the promotional code PT0217RITZ here.

Other car park options include Great Bridgewater Street, Chepstow Street and Chester Street, all within a few hundred metres. 

Please check times and prices as they may vary. 

Accessible parking and by car 

Our venue doesn’t have its own parking facilities, but there are bays and street parking locally on Whitworth Street West and Great Marlborough Street close by. Unfortunately we don’t have a drop off point at our entrance. 

Accessible public transport

Get more details on accessible public transport in Manchester here.

By bike

Look out for bike racks in local streets and at Oxford Road train station if pedal power’s your thing. 

Venue opening times

We’ll have opening times and curfew times if they’re out of the ordinary for seasoned gig-goers (7pm-11pm) on the event page of this website and on our social channels, too. All timings are subject to change, so check before you travel. 

Box office and ticketing service

Ticketmaster is our official booking partner. 

Age restrictions

It’s always best to check the age restrictions for each event in advance as they vary from show to show.

A few obvious ones:

No under 8s please (think about it), but feel free to contact us if you’re unsure and avoid disappointment.

8-13 years, you’ll need to attend with an adult (18+) and only book balcony tickets please. 

Most shows are 14+ (and that means you can come without an adult over 18 and be in the stalls area) but please remember to check when you book as it can vary from show to show.

Always look for admission age policies and signs such as 14+, 16+, 18+, 21+  before you book and remember to carry proof of age if you need it.

Find out more about age restrictions and what we accept as ID in our FAQs.

Have we got it all covered?

Hopefully, but if we’ve missed anything, it will be in our FAQs (with any luck).