Top 3 Best Small Music Venues in Manchester

Top 3 Best Small Music Venues in Manchester

Well, it’s a list of best small music venues; which have under 500 capacity in the city of live events. However, it’s quite simple. Just you need to go through the names; if we have missed out anything please let us know!

Antwerp Mansion

Being an off the beaten track, this venue has continued to be one of the best, worst kept secrets throughout Manchester. The run down Victorian mansion has become one of the favourites for music, art and photography hotspots; which is outside of city centre. Part of it’s appeal is the versatility of the venue; so you can hire the space for band practice, photo and film project purposes. From Thursday till Sunday, the venue has come to alive through the nightlife. With a strong back catalogue of live music, comedy and club nights, this space has continued to develop as the grimy and the characterful favourite in Manchester.

Band On The Wall

The venue dated back to 1862, originally The George and The Dragon pub, the exclusive 1930’s saw the interior has transformed into a music venue with the mezzanine bolted onto the back wall for the bands to perform. This has offered more space for drinking punters and being inspired by the current name. In 2007 the venue was even awarded at £3.2 million by the Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund; which is an obvious part of a £4m project in order to transform the venue into a 21st-century centre for music. The is a not-for-profit, charity run venue; which is best known for its monthly sell out nights from residents Mr Scruff and Solution.

Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel has been ‘Letting the good times roll since 1776’. The stunningly quaint tiled façade and traditional pub atmosphere can make The Castle, a characterful venue, but it is also entwined with the exclusive Manchester music history with the John Peel’s legendary 1979 interview with Ian Curtis has been taking place here. The pub was closed in 2008 after falling on hard times before re-opening in 2009 and unveiling a back room music hall and theatre in 2010. The 50 to 60 capacity room is well loved by many; which has seen some of the great performances from the likes of Veronica Falls, Hooded Fang and Temple Songs.