17th March 2020
In light of government advice issued on the evening of 16th March, we’re temporarily closing our doors with immediate effect. While we’d love for the show to go on, the health and safety of our customers, artists, staff and their friends and families are of paramount importance.
Therefore, unfortunately all events from 17th March – 18th April are postponed or cancelled. All ticket buyers will be notified via email.
During what is undoubtedly going to be a challenging time across the entertainment, culture and hospitality sectors, it’s important that we as a society and industry support each other. Band on the Wall has been here for over 200 years, and with the support of our amazing customers and partners, we’ll continue to play our role in the UK’s thriving music scene.
We are a small part of the huge, vibrant, brilliant community of venues, artists, promoters, creatives, freelancers, technical teams and front of house staff, and everyone in between, that makes up Manchester’s music community. Together, we’ll come back stronger than ever.
While we might not be able to host live gigs for a little while, rest assured we’re not shutting up shop completely. Over the coming weeks we’ll be rolling out a number of exciting online music programmes. We’re looking at presenting live streamed performances, online gig watch-alongs for shows from our archive, behind-the-scenes content, a YouTube choir, and lots more.
Keep an eye on our social media channels and website for further information as we roll these programmes out over the coming weeks.
And finally, we hope you all stay safe and healthy, and we can’t wait to see you back at Band on the Wall when we re-open.
Gavin Sharp (CEO) and the Band on the Wall Team