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This Is Band on the Wall

Band on the Wall is a not-for-profit venue run by registered charity Inner City Music. We exist to present the best music from around the world and support our main stage events with a dynamic education programme which operates throughout the year -  both in the venue and in the community and at local schools.

For further information on what learning and participation services we have to offer, please click here.

Band on the Wall, previously the George and Dragon pub, has been part of the history of Manchester for over 200 years and has been a music venue at least since the 1930s.
Almost all of the thousands of music performances over the years went unrecorded, undocumented and un-notated. Lost in time. Our Archive seeks to ensure that, from now on, all will not be lost.


Band on the Wall,
25 Swan Street,
The Northern Quarter,
M4 5JZ

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Click on the picture below to go to Google Street View and you can explore the interior of Band on the Wall and its Picturehouse Cafe Bar

Registered Charity Number: 516351

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Band on the Wall is a charity, there are several ways you can support us.


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