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About us, Band on the wall

Welcome to Band on the wall

The home of real music
Band on the Wall is legendary on the Manchester music scene. It's the city's longest-standing gig venue, and since its £4m refurbishment, one of its smartest with an unrivalled atmosphere to match.

Live music and club nights
Facilities including a state-of-the-art sound system and a concert grand piano are attracting acclaimed musicians from all over the globe. Since we reopened in 2009, we've hosted concerts from legendary artists such as Mica Paris, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Nitin Sawhney and Lee Scratch Perry, and are home to Mr Scruff, Craig Charles, Soul:ution and Mikey D.O.N club nights.

The varied, boundary-pushing live music programme has a reputation that stretches far beyond the North West of England, and post-gig club nights are bringing in the late night crowds.

Food and drink
Located adjacent to Band on the Wall, The Picturehouse Bar is housed in a Grade 2 listed former cinema. It’s home to fine beers, good music and now home-cooked curries which are unique in Manchester, taking in both the city’s Caribbean and Asian influences.

The menu includes masala fried fish, jerk chicken, the fabulously named ‘Spice Master Giles Speciality Chicken Curry’, Curry Goat, spicy lamb koftas and vegan-friendly fare like daal, saag aloo and Caribbean curried butternut squash. If you like the sound of everything, tuck into ‘rice’n'three’ curries for the same price as a large helping of one. Curries are served with rice ’n’ peas or pilau rice and cost £7.50.

Venue hire
All the facilities are available to hire, including the Picturehouse, the concert hall, the balcony area, and the meeting rooms. It's a distinctive place to hold an event, a meeting or a party and the venue has some of the best technical facilities and support available.

Dance and music courses
Want to learn pan-Brazilian percussion or take part in a tap dancing workshop? Then check out the courses at Band on the Wall. The educational programme operates at the venue, in the community, and at local schools.
There is also a series of accredited BTEC and Foundation Degrees, taught by The Manchester College, find out more.

Sound studio
Band on the Wall is equipped with a full sound studio set up for a variety of purposes including live concert recordings and private hire.

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

Tel: 0161 834 1786

Inner City Music Ltd. Registered in England & Wales 018 939 79
Registered charity: 516351

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