Band on the Wall has a cloakroom for your bags and coats. The cost is £2 per item. Items are left at your own risk.

Group Bookings / Concessions

We are sometimes able to offer concessions for large group bookings, please get in touch to find out more.

Opening Times

Venue doors open at the time stated on your ticket and our website. Unless otherwise stated, all times are door times and not performance start times.

The bar is open from 5pm on event nights*, serving up delicious hot and cold drinks, speciality gin, home-made pizza, bar snacks and good vibes. Open to the public, no gig ticket needed.
*Times may vary on clubnights

Lost Property

If you think you’ve left something behind, please email us with a description of your item and when you lost it, and we’ll have a look for you.


Tickets for events at Band on the Wall can be bought online by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button on the event page, over the phone by calling 0161 832 1111 or in person at the venue box office.

Once an event is sold out it will be marked as such and there will no longer be a ticket link.

Unless the event page clearly states that there will be some tickets available on the door on the night, which occasionally happens for some clubnights, the tickets really are gone.

Prices advertised are face value and subject to booking fees and a venue restoration levy. The venue restoration levy of 50p per ticket goes directly to support Band on the Wall’s charitable fundraising programme – Bigger, Better, Stronger – a project to expand the venue and enhance our facilities for education and community activities.

Does ‘sold out’ really mean sold out?

When all tickets for a show are sold out the event will be marked as such on our website. This means no more tickets are available. There are exceptions for selected events (usually clubnights) where there are a small number of tickets held back for sale on the door. Where this is the case it will be clearly mentioned on our website and social media feeds on the day.

For sold out shows we suggest looking on the ethical fan-to-fan ticket exchange, Twickets, for face value spares.

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Band on the Wall is located in the Northern Quarter, just 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Gardens bus station and 15 minutes walk from both Piccadilly and Victoria train Stations.

There are a number of 24 hour car parks within a couple of minutes walk from the venue. Find parking charges, opening hours and a map of nearby car parks here.

There are several bike racks located immediately outside the venue.

We encourage visitors to use public transport or to walk/cycle wherever possible.


Band on the Wall is located in the Northern Quarter, Manchester city centre. There are many hotels nearby to suit every budget. Two hotels only 100 metres away from Band on the Wall that we use for our own artists and can highly recommend are:

Holiday Inn Express
Address: Goadsby Street Manchester, M4 5JY
Phone: 0161 836 9600
This brand new Holiday Inn Express offers a good quality but low cost option for guests looking to stay overnight. www.holidayinnexpressmanchestercity.com

The Crowne Plaza
Address: 70 Shudehill, Manchester M4 4AF
Phone: 0161 828 8600
The Crowne Plaza is perfect for guests with a higher budget, wanting somewhere a little more luxurious.

Dress code

We believe in an inclusive, friendly atmosphere and as such we do not have a dress code.

Age restrictions

Unless otherwise stated at the point of booking, live concerts at Band on the Wall are 10+ but under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All attendees, irrespective of age, must be in possession of a valid ticket. Please note that unless specifically marketed as a child or family-friendly event, Band on the Wall cannot vouch for the content and suitability of any 10+ show. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to decide whether the event is appropriate for their child.

Excessive exposure to loud music may cause damage to hearing. The safety and wellbeing of children remains the responsibility of their parent/guardian at all times; Band on the Wall accepts no responsibility for this.

Earplugs are available free of charge from the Box Office.

ID is required for unaccompanied 16+. Accepted forms of ID are driving license, passport or PASS card.

All clubnight events are strictly 18+.


Professional photographers must contact us in advance to request a photo pass – please email simon.webbon@bandonthewall.org. We operate a strict first 3, no flash policy. Compact cameras and smartphones are permitted for personal use unless otherwise stated. Flash photography – including smartphone flash – is strictly prohibited.


For a list of all current vacancies, visit the job page. We often share information of job vacancies through our mailing list and on social media.