Neighbourhood Festival Venue Spotlight


Emma Chau

27 Jun 2019

Discover the 15 venues in the heart of Manchester city center

Neighbourhood festival will be taking over Manchester’s city center with over 100 bands and 15 sick venues. We’ve collated the 15 venues to give you an insight into what you can expect. All venues are within walking distance from each other. So prepare to venue hop across the city this Autumn.

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Albert Hall


The renovated chapel has hosted an array of events from club nights to live music concerts more recently. Designed with a baroque and gothic eclectic style, the hall has set the venue as one of the most atmospheric places and encapsulates the festivals most quintessential photos over the years.

Location: 27 Peter Street, M2 5QR




Not just a bar and grill. Serving good food and good nights, Gorilla’s diverse usage makes it THE spot for great times. Showcasing local talent, the venue celebrates homegrown up-and-coming Mancunian artists.

Location: 54-56 Whitworth Street, M1 5WW


Manchester Academy 1 & 2


Composed of four concert venues and run by the Students Union, Manchester Academy 1 and 2 welcomes artists from the Neighbourhood Festival through its doors. Conveniently located on the University of Manchester Students’ Union campus, the venue has seen the legendary likes of Amy Winehouse, Prince and David Bowie.

Location: Manchester University Students Union, M13 9PR


Night People


The live music venue, club and late night drinking spot set the backdrop for Manchester’s music scene particularly in 60's Soul, Mod and RnB.

Location: 105 Princess Street, M1 6DD


02 Ritz


At the heart of Manchester’s nightlife and music scene for almost 100 years, the venue has seen the likes of huge names like The Beatles and is most notable for its sprung dance floor.

Location: Whitworth Street West, M1 5NQ


Revolution Oxford Road


A chain of restaurants and bars best known for its delicious cocktails and food, Revolution thrives as the perfect intimate place for eclectic music.

Location: 90-94 Oxford Road, M1 5WH


The Bread Shed


One of Manchester’s most versatile venues connected to the Flour & Flagon pub. Used to showcase, music, art, beer, food and good vibes all around, including club-nights and gigs that have shocked previous audiences.

Location: 126 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HL


Deaf Institute


A building of high national importance. The Deaf Institute hosts a range of events with live gigs, comedy and club nights packed with talent.

Location: 135 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HE


The Refuge


A public bar and dining room set with amazing food and drink. The basement traditionally used for club nights will be transformed into a glamorous gothic style for Neighbourhood Festival.

Location: 126 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HL


The Thirsty Scholar


With close transport links to Oxford Road station, The Thirsty Scholar is one of Manchester’s best vegan pubs for offering organic beers and vegan wine, alongside the best mod, ska and motown nights in the city.

Location: 50 New Wakefield Street, M1 5NP


The Zombie Shack


The boldest and most brazen tiki cocktail bar adorned with totems and tiki torches. The Zombie Shack is best known for its up-and-coming comedy nights and exciting afterparties.

Location: 50 New Wakefield Street, M1 5NP


YES: The Pink Room and The Basement


Recently opening in September, YES has rapidly grown as one of the most popular bars and indie music venues in the city. Converted from an auction house to a restaurant, bar and roof terrace, the two venues will be packed out with live music all day.

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