The Castle, Oldham St

by Tom Kerswill on June 2nd, 2007
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Updated April 2009 The Castle closed for quite a few months last year, but has recently been bought up, renovated, and re-opened its doors. No word on any open mic as yet… here’s the page for the old Castle:

Sadly the Castle, Manchester, closed in 2008. The remaining bit of this post is kept for reference:


The Castle pub has a weekly open mic night on Mondays, run by Ollie Smith. It also has lots of other music going on throughout the week. It’s a small, initimate venue, with a few real ales – definitely slightly off the beaten track (a long way up Oldham St, beyond Dry Bar and Night and Day).

The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE
(Location map)

Tel: 07969 618357

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Categories: Acoustic, Manchester, Manchester music, Northern Quarter, Open mics Manchester, Venues


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  • Dominic carlton jones

    Hey Andy.Its Dominic!Remember I came to your open mic on two consecutive weeks and we jammed dead spontaneously on the first?Got me a my space page up now and have attracted some interest.A promotional group looking to get me gigs in january and wondered if you would like to keep a link and maybe collaborate?.Check my carlton jones
    best wishes Andy

  • Tom

    Hi Dominic

    This is Tom Kerswill’s blog! If you need to get in touch with Andy (who runs the Castle open mic), drop me another comment (but also include your email address!!) and I’ll email back with his contact details…

    Or you can find out more at the myspace page ( or call Damien at the venue, on the number in the post above…


  • Dominic carlton jones

    O.k thanks Tom,ive located his own my space page so dealing with it that way.

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  • Ryan

    I was just wondering if the open mic was available for hip hop artist with a good sound and deep lyrics??


  • Hey Ryan,

    Ah, that sounds great, but sadly the Castle on Oldham Street is no more. It closed down a few months ago. Check out my Guide to open mics in Manchester for other open mics though!

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