Greater Manchester Pop & Rock Music Venues


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Pop & Rock Music Venues in Greater Manchester

including Public Houses offering Live Band Performances

Manchester Roadhouse - Pop & Rock VenueManchester Apollo Theatre for Pop & Rock musicBand on the Wall - Pop & Rock VenueMEN Arena, Manchester Evening News Arena - Pop & Rock Venue
Left to right: The Manchester Roadhouse, Apollo Theatre, The Band on
the Wall and the Manchester Arena.

Alphabetical listing:
  • Apollo Theatre
    Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, Manchester M12. Tel: 0161-242 2560.
    A major music venue where the very top names in popular and rock music
    have performed at some time or another. Two levels – the lower level
    is usually standing only.

  • Band on the Wall
    25 Swan Street, Manchester M4. Tel: 0161-834 1786.
    Small popular venue in the Northern Quarter. Offers a variety of music
    formats, including Jazz, African, Folk, Latin. Usually open from Thursday
    to Saturday, but with other occasional dates. Phone for details.

  • Brannigan’s (Pub)
    Peter Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-835 9697.
    Live music twice a week. Late licence and daily special offers on drinks.

  • Burnley Mechanics

    Manchester Road, Burnley. Tel: 01282-430055.

  • Carousel, The (Pub)
    Reddish Road, South Reddish, Stockport. Tel: 0161-429 7453.

  • Castle, The (Pub)
    38 Union Street, Oldham.
    Oldham’s best known live music venue on regular club nights.

  • Citadel, The
    Waterloo Street, St Helens. Tel: 01744-735436.

  • French Brasserie,

    24 The Downs, Altrincham. Tel: 0161-928 0808.

  • Hark to Towler Pub
    & Music Venue

    43 Market Street, Tottington, Bury BL8 4AA.
    Tel: 01204 883856. Website:

  • Hawthorns
    Spa Road, Bolton. Tel: 01204-388322.

  • Horse & Jockey Pub

    163 Bell Lane, Bury. Tel: 0161-764 7474.

  • Jabez Clegg
    2 Portsmouth Street, Manchester M13 9GB. Tel: 0161-272 8612.
    Website: Email:
  • Madison Square
    St Mary’s Gate, Rochdale. Tel: 01706-48793.

  • Manchester Academy

    Oxford Road, Manchester M1. Tel: 0161-275 2930.
    A Student Union venue specialising in new, up and coming and unsigned

  • Manchester Boardwalk

    Little Peter Street, Manchester M15. Tel: 0161-228 3555.

  • Manchester Evening
    News Arena

    Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3. Tel: 0161-930 8000.

  • Manchester Roadhouse

    8-10 Newton Street, Manchester M1. Tel: 0161-237 9789.
    Manchester’s original and one of its oldest live music venues.
    Compact cellar that hosts the best rising bands around.

  • Manchester University
    Student’s Union

    Oxford Road, Manchester M13. Tel: 0161-275 2930.

  • Maple Tree Pub, The

    Bowfell Road, Urmston, Manchester M31. Tel: 0161-755 3430.

  • Marble Arch, The

    73 Rochdale Road, Manchester M4. Tel: 0161-832 5914.

  • Middleton Civic Hall

    Fountain Street, Middleton. Tel: 0161-643 2470.

  • Night & Day Caf�
    Oldham Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-236 4597.
    Small café-bar with permanently erected stage for live music
    and regular club nights.

  • Oscar’s
    The Wellsprings, Bolton. Tel: 01204-529610.

  • Palace Nightclub
    Farmside Place, Levenshulme, Manchester. Tel: 0161-257 2484.
    Hosts a variety of live shows – music, comedy and sport.

  • Palace Theatre, The

    Oxford Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-228 6255. (See
    Main Entry

  • Parr Hall
    Palmrya Square, Warrington. Tel: 01925-634958.

  • Po Na Na Souk Bar
    42 Charles Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-272 6044.
    Live music and drinks before 10.00pm. Popular with serious music
    lovers who appreciate musical talent.

  • Republica
    Oldham Street, Manchester M4. Tel: 0161-834 4266.

  • Rockworld
    Oxford Road, Manchester M1. Tel: 0161-236 9971.

  • Romily Forum
    Compstall Road, Romily, Stockport. Tel: 0161-430 6570.

  • Royton Assembly Hall

    Market Square, Royton. Tel: 0161-911 4072.

  • Star & Garter
    Fairfield Street, Manchester M1. Tel: 0161-273 6726.

  • Tameside Hippodrome

    Oldham Road, Ashton-under-Lyne. Tel: 0161-308 3223.

  • Witchwood, The
    Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne. Tel: 0161-344 0321.


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