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Ruby Lounge



Venue capacity

375 / 600


David Hollins



0161 834 1392

Venue location

28-34 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1QB

What We're Looking For

Local support slots to open for touring acts (we generally have to run things by the headliner's agent, and they sometimes want a few options pitching, but we try our best to fight for acts we like!) and headline shows for local bands who suit the size of the space. 

How to get a gig

Links to music please!


A bespoke live music venue bang in the heart of Manchester and the kind of joint that doesn’t expect people to live with the lowest common denominator. Handsome without being ostentatious, lived-in but not beat up, Rock’n'Roll without cliché, timeless but not tired. A perfect musical hang out with a loud-as-hell PA and all the trimmings.  


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