About Us

Tribeca is Manchester’s only New York Loft Style Bar is a 550 capacity city centre venue over two floors, open since 1999, situated on Sackville Street opposite Sackville Gardens on the edge of Manchester’s Gay Village.

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Independently owned by award winning producer, Hazel O’Keefe, (Women in Culture and Art, Manchester City Council / Agent of Change Northern Power Women ) and powered by her company Dulcet Sounds Event Management (Comedy Business of The Year) and supported by various partners.

After 20 years of producing live events and projects across the UK which challenge inequalities, purchasing Tribeca was a natural direction and one that aims to make the projects financially stable. Times are even more difficult now but we are determined to keep the projects running.

Tribeca is very much a community style building with a very co-operative feel about it. Home to a wide variety of diverse events such as:

Cirque Du So Gay was born at Tribeca by producer, FOH and tech manager of Tribeca, Dale Robbins. Several of the cast work at the bar too, so you will often see impromptu shows or rehearsals when you pop in for a drink. Even in its infancy is has grown beyond belief! Touring the UK with mainly sold outs shows. To be quite frank the show is to big for Tribeca now but we are a family here and we all help each other grow. For the the time being you can experience a more intimate show, let us reassure you though, the quality and professionalism isn’t compromised at all ! Cirque Du So Gay runs on the last Friday of the month and usually sells out a few months in advance. Find out more / Buy Tickets

Club Zindagi is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender event playing the latest in Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic, RnB, Hip Hop &  Dance which runs on the first Friday of each month. Produced by Kez Ansar, who was also previously an owner of the venue and is alongside his team a wonderful supporter of the venue. Kez has been running this significant event for over 20 years. It’s such an important safe space for the Asian LGBT+ community which and welcomes everyone who enjoys the music and culture. It’s busy, loud and people dance big. The bigger the better. Find out more / Buy Tickets

The Reggae Brunch runs once every two weeks on a Saturday from midday until 5pm and it’s the craziest brunch party you will find in Manchester. The venue opens at midday exactly, the que’s to get in are ok considering the event is always busy so arriving 5 or 10 mins before is fine. We even have umbrellas for you to loan while in the que if it is raining ! The free rum punch hour (12-1pm) is a Wray and Nephews cocktail so make sure you arrive on time to make the most. Even more importantly, the food is on point, keep you energy levels up as its non stop dancing until 5pm. Find out more / Buy Tickets

Strapped is a meet up for those who identify as Non-binary or gender non conforming or would like to explore that option. It runs on every 3rd Monday of the month from 8-10pm. The group will be a safe space to wind down and relax with like minded individuals. So whether you are gender fluid, gender queer, AFAB,AMAB, pre-transition, post-transition or simply questioning, come and have a laugh! Find out more / Buy Tickets

For Books’ Sake’s presents ‘That’s What She Said.’ was shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards), That’s What She Said showcases the best new writing and performance by women and non-binary writers, featuring iconic and emerging authors with a mix of performance, poetry, storytelling, slam and more on the first Thursday of the month. Find out more / Buy Tickets

Kizomba Manchester was founded by Sean Wilson in July 2011 with the aim to provide more opportunities for people in the Manchester area to dance, learn to dance, discover and experience this beautiful, creative and fun dance on a regular basis. International Dj Sean Wilson currently provides top quality, fun, affordable weekly Kizomba classes for all abilities and world class weekly Kizomba club nights with every Tuesday. The beginners lesson starts at 7.30pm and its free so come along and give it a try. Find out more / Buy Tickets

We run various project to support self identified women in comedy. Open mic nights, regular showcases, touring show and a an annual festival. Europe’s only Women In comedy Festival takes place each year in Manchester, UK Described as one of ‘the UK’s best comedy festivals’ (The Skinny) ‘Manchester’s homegrown Women In Comedy Festival (set up by Hazel O’Keefe) has found its feet in a very short space of time – attracting the likes of actress Maxine Peake as a patron, joining Isy Suttie and Jo Caulfield.‘ M.E.N

#RaptureClubNight #ReggaeBingo #ComeTogether #CheerUp #Swagga #GreaterManchesterFringe

Owner ‘Hazel’s work has nurtured and empowered hundreds of female performers to explore their talent by providing a supportive space. Hazel has achieved a unique way of supporting women in Manchester and has created a legacy for women both at a local and international level in an art form where women are still under represented.’

Manchester City Council

Are you looking for free party hire in Manchester?

Situated on Sackville Street, Manchester is ideal for DJ’s and club night, live bands and music events, booth reservations, private parties, meet ups, networking events, training, workshops, classes, theatre, film and comedy nights – you name it we can help you make it happen at our affordable 550 capacity venue in the centre of Manchester.

We can help! Booth hire is free, however we do ask for a small deposit to secure the area which is refunded, (our 150 capacity Brooklyn lounge requires a minimum spend) You can also pre-order selected discounted drinks from our party menu. We have areas available for hire from 1 to 550 guests, a 4am license

Interested in hiring the venue or reserving an area for your party?

Do feel free to stop by the bar, have a look around and talk to a member of our team. To make an appointment call us on 07958642090 or email hazel@tribeca-bar.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing you. #Manchester #manchestervenues #whatsonmanchester #tribecabar #culture #arts #diversity

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Our work has been recognised by Manchester City Council who awarded owner and director Hazel O’Keefe ‘Women of Arts and Culture,’ commended by the Northern Power Women Awards, as an Agent Of Change and won Northern Soul Business of the year.

We an in house team of event management specialists, at Tribeca we can assist organisations and individuals with bespoke event management offering a wide range of services including DJ and PA hire, photography, design, marketing and PR.

‘One of the best companies in the North West to deal with. Passionate, friendly and full of integrity for their work.’ Victoria Cook, BBC Presenter

Whether your brief is large, small, UK-based or international, last minute or one of the biggest events of your career with 20 years of experience we will help bring your vision to life.

We handle everything you need for a successful and memorable event.

We have the technical and creative skills to ensure your event is executed perfectly.

We love the unexpected, but we don’t believe in surprises. A successful event doesn’t happen by accident or by will. It happens with thoughtful planning

They don’t think small, and they also simply don’t give up. They have taken on projects that I was worried were impossible, but they have a strategic vision and a calm tenacity that means that they can be trusted to simply get things done, even big things.’
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We are uniquely placed to provide you with a total event solution. We can provide you with DJs, comedians, photographers, hosts, singers, bands, pa hire, key note speakers, catering, security, mobile disco’s, front of house staff, chefs, sound engineers, consultancy, travel management, venue sourcing  training anything you may need for your event or project ! We will give your venue / event the extra bit of energy it deserves. We guarantee to exceed your expectations and save you time and money.

From conferences and AGM’s, birthday and anniversary celebrations to weddings, club nights, festivals and parades, mobile disco’s, fashion shows, fundraisers and charity events we are fully equipped to offer a full event management service.

We also support several venues and projects in the North West with event management, DJ provision, PA and lighting installs, PR, photography, marketing, design and printing solutions.

We have been commissioned by organisations such as Greater Manchester Police, The Frog & Bucket Comedy Club, The Mirror Ball, L Fest, Schools Out, Pear Mill Vintage Emporium, The House Of Ghetto, Manchester, Club Zindagi, Aecom, Train, The Lesbian and Gay Foundation, Tribeca, Wordsmith, local councils, alternative education provisions and youth offending services under our Community & Youth Work portfolio.

We have a wide range of high quality audio and visual equipment which is available for hire with a sound engineer / DJ or as part of our event management package. We hire out DJ equipment, lighting rigs, mobile clubs, back line equipment and pa systems with a team of professional, creative, friendly and approachable engineers to operate the equipment. Utilising our large stock of in-house equipment we can offer you greater flexibility for your event and remain budget friendly.

Provided by qualified / experienced professionals with PAT tested and well maintained professional equipment, risk assessments and Public Liability Insurance

We enjoy curating events so much that we produce regular public events such as The Women In Comedy Festival, Laughing Cows Comedy Night and Club Feminista.  Comedy wise we have worked thousands of comedians including, Jo Brand, Sophie Willan, Gina Yashere, Sarah Millican, Susan Calman, Tanyalee Davies and Zoe Lyons.

Within our music portfolio, we have been commissioned by Sony Records, promoting tours and provided event management or audio visual services for thousands of customers including:
Alison Limerick, Crazy P, Dave Haslam, Hazell Dean, Heather Peace, The Indigo Girls, J P Cooper, Jayne Compton, Katastophys Wife, LIINES, Lucy Spraggan, MC Tunes, Norma Lewis, Peter Hook, Raxstar, Rowetta, Soibhan Fahey (Shakespears Sister / Bananarama), Sonia, Sinitta, Sybil, Stu Allen, Tom Robinson, Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Terry Christian, Toyah Wilcox and Veba (Groove Armada)

We are proactive, we get things done, quickly and to a high standard. Email us or call us on 07958642090 to discuss how we may be able to work with you.