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 Picturehouse 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.

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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There is a box on the top of this page where you can enter your details. We won’t share your personal data with third parties.

Travel / Parking:

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.


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

All concerts are 16+ unless otherwise stated on the event page. Under 16s are welcome to attend some events with a responsible adult. If you would like to bring anyone under 16 to a show please get in touch.

Clubnights are strictly 18+. Ticket holders will not be admitted to the event or receive a refund if they are unable to present valid ID when asked.

Only current passports, driving licenses or PASS identification cards are accepted as valid forms of ID. Student cards are not accepted.


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. Please do not use flash – this is disruptive to the artists and audience.


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.