About Us



Let's party like it's 1929!




Prohibition ; Electro Swing events in Manchester, curated by international female DJ Emma Clair


Bringing the swinging sounds of the 1920's into the modern day, Prohibtion delivers eclectic events across Manchester full of debauchery, whimsy and wonder, working with independent music venues and local talent to leave the crowds stunned and asking for more


Boasting internationally-acclaimed headliners such as Bart & Baker, The Correspondents, Jamie Berry, Electric Swing Circus and more, alongside local top talent, burlesque & cabaret acts, swing dancers, full club transformation and a unique theme with each event, Prohibition stand out as the premier electro swing event in Manchester


Not been along to an event? We can be found hidden away from prying eyes, nestled amongst the small music venues Manchester has to offer, each playing home to the Prohibition team and their plucky regulars. Ruby Lounge, Bred Shed, Zoo & Zombie Shack are haunts of days gone past and we're always on the move - Keep your eye out for where we land next on our "events page" and swing along to the 1920's groove





We're DJ's, live bands, photographers, stage builders, communicators and vagabonds.


Growing since launch in 2013, Prohibition's team bands together to plan & produce unique 1920's themed vintage events that stand-out from the crowd


Headed by international female DJ Emma Clair and her vision to change Manchester's nightlife the Prohibition team is constantly innovating & exploring new avenues to draw in the crowds and excite the senses




1920's America experienced the days of Prohibition long before the birth of the Manchester brand. Bootleggers and gangsters worked alongside one another to smuggle in alcohol, made illegal, to the pop-up Speakeasy bars and venues, where debauchery and misbheaviour were the flavours of the day; all hidden from the eyes of the law


Fast forward 98 years and the spirit of the Speakeasy lives on with Manchester electro swing darlings; Prohibition. Featuring cabaret and burlesque acts, stunning themes and decor and a vintage twist that no other nights can offer, Prohibition offer you the chance to relive the era of misbehaviour



Our events stick to themes of the 1920's but our attitudes certainly do not!


Prohibition is an all age inclusive, LGBT friendly Manchester based music event, welcoming all of those who wish to swing the night away and enjoy good company

We operate within independent music venues across Manchester and respectfully request that our neighbours for the evening are taken into consideration once you leave the event