So it’s nearly time for CHAPTER 26: UNKNOWN PLEASURES We make our second trip to Manchester this Sunday to our Northern home – The Ritz – and we cannot be any more excited. Here’s a few tips for you if you’re new to PROGRESS…
THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED STANDING TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR FOR £12, SO IF YOU DON’T HAVE A TICKET YET YOU CAN STILL COME ALONG, JUST GET THERE EARLY!
The venue address is: The O2 Ritz, Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5NQ.
Doors open at 1pm, and the show starts at 3pm. We should be finished between 6.30 and 7pm.
Parking on the streets nearby is limited, but there is a NCP Multi-Storey car park just around the corner on Chepstow Street.
Manchester Oxford Road Station is a couple of minutes walk from the venue.
Your PayPal receipt is your ticket, so bring that with you either printed out or on your smartphone. If you’ve lost it, bring some ID with you and we’ll be able to check your name off of the list.
Seats are unreserved. You’ll be issued a wristband corresponding to the category of ticket that you have bought. See the seating plan at the bottom of this post so you can have an idea where your ticket is. Once you get in you can sit in your allocated area, with seats first come first served within each zone.
Standing tickets – you can stand near each bar or up on the balcony. Everywhere in the venue should have a pretty decent view.
DO NOT BUY TICKETS FROM TOUTS OUTSIDE. Because we do all of our ticket selling ourselves, the only way to get in is with your PayPal receipt. If you are looking for a ticket, once again we will have very limited standing tickets available on the door for £12.
There are seven matches on the show; four in the first half, three in the second half. The full card is available here.
You’re fine to take photographs of the action, but please try not to use flash photography and PLEASE do not film the matches. That’s what DEMAND PROGRESS is for!
We’ll have a load of merchandise on sale: various t-shirts, our new hoodies and some other bits and bobs. We accept both cash and card payments.
HERE’S THE MOST IMPORTANT BIT:
If this is your first PROGRESS experience or your twenty sixth, YOU are a huge part of what we do. Our shows have the best atmosphere and we want to keep that going up in Manchester. So make tons of noise, get drunk, enjoy yourself! This will be the best Sunday afternoon you’ve had in AGES.
Of course, though, do remember the one golden rule of PROGRESS:
DON’T BE A DICK!
Be respectful of the wrestlers and the other fans and have a bloody smashing time. WE ARE SO EXCITED!
Oh yeah, and our next trip to Manchester is for CHAPTER 28 on Sunday April 10th. Tickets for this go on sale to our mailing list at 10pm this coming Monday (the 15th of February). Don’t miss out!
See you all on Sunday,
Jim, Jon and Glen
This. Is. PROGRESS.