WHERE IS THE RUBY LOUNGE AND HOW DO I GET TO IT?
You'll find the Ruby Lounge at 28-34 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1QB. Follow the tram lines from Piccadilly Gardens down Market Street and turn right at Debenhams, we are one hundred and fifty yards down on the right opposite the Arndale Centre and just before Church Street. High Street is a continuation of Fountain Street.
Similarly, Market Street Tram stop and walk round the corner of Debenhams keeping The Andale on your left.
METROLINK: www.metrolink.co.uk / 0161 205 2000
HOW DO I GET A SUPPORT SLOT / HOW CAN I PLAY AT THE RUBY LOUNGE?
If you haven't yet got the fanbase to fill The Ruby Lounge but have a handful of prized fans/family/well-wishers that will come and see you, drop a line to Rita on the contact page and she'll have a listen to your stuff (emailing her a link to your music is a good start) and she'll see where we can fit you in to a pre-existing bill. Simples!
Is there a cloakroom?
We do indeed have cloakroom, alongside a vigilant person to look after your coats & bags.
WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS FOR SHOWS AT THE RUBY LOUNGE?
We sell tickets for a lot of shows and club events direct from our site - all super secure of course. Where we don't have any to sell ourselves, there will be links to where you can get them.
WHAT’S THE ACCESS LIKE AT THE RUBY LOUNGE?
The Ruby Lounge is situated in a basement space so there are stairs down to the venue. By all means email or phone if you have any access questions and we’ll do our very best to accommodate you. As ever we are at email@example.com
WHAT'S THE PARKING LIKE NEAR THE RUBY LOUNGE?
Not bad. The closest places are:
NCP, High Street (Arndale), Nicholas Croft, Manchester, M4 1EY
Pay On Foot, Multi-Storey, Lit
CCTV, Disabled Spaces, Safer Parking Award
Payments accepted: Cards
Height restrictions: 5' 11" (1.80m)
Number of spaces: 1383 (28 disabled)
Monday – Sunday: 24hrs
Another NCP car park but they may not always be open late so please check before you park!
NCP, Church Street, Manchester, M4 1LX
Pay on Entry, Multi-Storey
CCTV, Disabled Spaces, Safer Parking Award
Payments accepted: Coins, Notes, Cards
Height restrictions: 6' 3" (1.90m)
Number of spaces: 700 (7 disabled)
Monday – Sunday: 6pm – 10pm
There are a small number of metered bays at the rear of the venue on Birchin Lane (off Church Street)
IS THERE A DRESS CODE AT THE RUBY LOUNGE?
Not really. You'd have to make a pretty special effort to be turned away on fashion grounds!
ARE THERE HOTELS NEARBY?
Sure, the cheapest & closest places are…
HATTERS HOSTEL: 50 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 2EA / www.hattersgroup.com / 0161 236 9500 / firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAVELODGE: 22 Great Ancoats Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5AZ / www.travelodge.co.uk / 0870 191 1782
SACHAS HOTEL: Tib Street , Piccadilly, Manchester, M4 1SH / www.britanniahotels.com / 0871 222 0018 / email@example.com
This town is full of hotels if you want something a bit fancier but these are close and the cheapest we've found.
CAN I HIRE THE RUBY LOUNGE FOR MY OWN EVENT?
By all means, though with several provisos. i.e. whether the date is free in the diary, what kind of show you want to put on etc. We are happy to hire out the venue any night of the week but hire costs may vary depending on opening times and staff numbers etc. Get in touch for further info & costings but it’s good to have some sort of proposal to email over first, including who you are planning on booking, any events you’ve worked on previously and the deal you will be offering any unsigned bands you may be booking.
HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO GET INTO THE RUBY LOUNGE & WILL I NEED ID?
The Ruby lounge is a venue for over 18’s & yes, you will need ID if we think you look young & care-free. We will accept passports & University photo IDs. College ID or anything without your photo won’t be accepted here. Of course ID must have your date of birth on it as it’s pretty darn useless otherwise. If in doubt bring some ID along & bask safe in the knowledge that you look youthful & sprightly (your declining years will be with you sooner than you think).
WHAT TIME DOES THE RUBY LOUNGE STAY OPEN TILL?
We have a 4am liquor license but that’s not to say we are open till 4am every night. It depends on the show or club night so check listings or email for more info. Generally mid-week we are done for 10.30/11pm while at weekends our club events run til 3/4.