Band on the Wall

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Type:Event Venue

25 Swan Street
Northern Quarter
Greater Manchester
M4 5JZ

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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 several bike racks located immediately outside the venue. We encourage visitors to use public transport or to walk/cycle wherever possible.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • W9290LIrichardl
      Great Venue ,great night not even the grumpy manageress could spoil it, though she did her best
      2 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 31st March 2022
      a good venue i like that you have a linked but seperate bar and a concert room so can enjoy a pint and cross to the show without having to stand in the rain ,nice beer ,nice staff except the grumpy... Read full review
    • ian_dempster
      Wigan, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Good venue and sound
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 18th May 2022
      My first visit on a Tuesday evening to watch Robert Jon and the Wreck. Nice intimate standing venue with a really good sound system. Excellent band and excellent venue. Good choice of beers and... Read full review
    • Borgtrip
      Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Band On The Wall - Wheelchair accessible
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 25th September 2022
      We went to Band on The Wall to watch Sambroso All Stars I informed them a couple of days before our visit to let them know our party of four had a whhelchair user andthey told me everything would be... Read full review

    Dates and Opening Times

    Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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