OMI Architects


Band on the Wall set a date to reopen


We’re excited to see this project completed. Band on the Wall have released the following statement regarding the reopening of the iconic Manchester music venue.

“After almost two years of extensive redevelopment, we’re thrilled to announce we will reopen our doors this March.

Following the completion of our expansion project, Band on the Wall will open our doors this spring. The venue, with its 200 year history, has been transformed with the main room capacity extended to 500 and a whole floor dedicated to our innovative learning programme, World of Music.

As a registered charity since 1984, the driver for the transformation of the venue is to create a collaborative hub for young people, the local community and Manchester’s creatives, and to celebrate the cultural diversity of Greater Manchester.

Designed with accessibility in mind, our new ground floor step-free entrance leads into both the venue’s main performance space, as well as access to our brand new grand and ambient bar space. The new bar, which will serve hot food also has a new stage for smaller capacity performances of up to 80 people. The bar will now also open during the day to serve as a community space, and will be open for free to the general public.”