The O2 Academy

The O2 is the largest Oxford venue to stage indie gigs, and it is a venue regularly used by big name touring bands. It contains two performance rooms. The upstairs room (Academy2) is slightly smaller than the lower room (Academy1) but both are large venues in their own right, have raised stages, large sound systems and powerful stage lighting, changing rooms for performers, security staff and a wrist band system. It has a cloakroom on the ground floor, and a medical room for first aid. If you require ear plugs, they can be obtained from the bar. The box office is open during the day making it easy to buy tickets for events in advance. Please note, they now have bag and body searches on the way in which can mean long queues to get through the doors.

Location and Transport

190 Cowley Road
Oxford
OX4 1UE

The O2 Academy is on Cowley Road, a little past Tesco. It is 20 to 25 minutes walk from the town centre and there are plenty of buses along Cowley Road. The nearest car park is the Union Street pay and display car park behind Tesco.

Accessibility

The ground floor venue (Academy1) is completely accessible and there are no kerbs to negotiate. It also has a fully accessible toilet which can be accessed using a Radar key, or which staff can provide access to if required. The upper venue (Academy 2) can only be accessed by stairs and is currently inaccessible. Unfortunately, most of the indie gigs take place in this upper venue.

Dates for your diary

Saturday 05/02/2022 @ 6pm
Buy tickets from GiganticBob Mould
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 05/02/2022 @ 6pm.
ADV TICKETS: £26.45 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Sunday 06/02/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Rumjacks
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 06/02/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.50 from Gigantic.
Friday 11/02/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticDutty Moonshine Big Band
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 11/02/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £13.75 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £18.00 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday 24/02/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticSaliva
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 24/02/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £18.95 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 9+.
Friday 25/02/2022 @ 6pm
Buy tickets from GiganticFrank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 25/02/2022 @ 6pm.
ADV TICKETS: £43.25 from Gigantic.
Saturday 26/02/2022 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticPale Waves
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 26/02/2022 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £21.65 from Gigantic.
Sunday 27/02/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticPaul Draper
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 27/02/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
Friday 04/03/2022 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticFeet
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 04/03/2022 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £13.20 from Gigantic.
Saturday 05/03/2022 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticBuzzcocks
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 05/03/2022 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.00 from Gigantic.
Thursday 10/03/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Bros Landreth
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 10/03/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £18.95 from Gigantic.
Friday 11/03/2022 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticVillagers
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 11/03/2022 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £26.00 from Gigantic.
Saturday 12/03/2022 @ 6pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Coral
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 12/03/2022 @ 6pm.
ADV TICKETS: £25.95 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Saturday 12/03/2022 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticGet Cape Wear Cape Fly
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 12/03/2022 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £22.00 from Gigantic.
Saturday 19/03/2022 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticCash
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 19/03/2022 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £26.55 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied.
Thursday 24/03/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticGentleman's Dub Club
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 24/03/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £25.50 from Gigantic.
Sunday 27/03/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticCharlie Simpson
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 27/03/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.25 from Gigantic.
Thursday 31/03/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticGoldfrapp
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 31/03/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £51.15 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied.
Sunday 03/04/2022 @ 00am
Buy tickets from GiganticJake Bugg
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 03/04/2022 @ 00am.
ADV TICKETS: £29.00 from Gigantic.
Thursday 07/04/2022 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticBlack Country, New Road
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 07/04/2022 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £21.05 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday 07/04/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticKenny Thomas
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 07/04/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.00 from Gigantic.
Friday 08/04/2022 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticRiot Jazz Brass Band
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 08/04/2022 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.50 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Wednesday 13/04/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Academic
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Wednesday 13/04/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.00 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 14+ (Under 18s must accompanied by an adult).
Friday 15/04/2022 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Wedding Present
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 15/04/2022 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £28.85 from Gigantic.
Saturday 16/04/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticMystery Jets
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 16/04/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £20.75 from Gigantic.
Friday 22/04/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticLarkin Poe
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 22/04/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £22.83 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £22.75 from Gigantic.
Sunday 24/04/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Protomen
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 24/04/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £18.40 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Thursday 28/04/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticAlabama 3
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 28/04/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £29.50 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday 05/05/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticMetronomy
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 05/05/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £27.15 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 14+ (Under 18s must accompanied by an adult).
Tuesday 10/05/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticOh Sees
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 10/05/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £28.88 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied.
Saturday 14/05/2022 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticScott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 14/05/2022 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £33.20 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied.
Tuesday 17/05/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticMen Without Hats
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 17/05/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £20.70 from Gigantic.
Saturday 21/05/2022 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticMartin Kemp
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 21/05/2022 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £18.55 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 18+.
Tuesday 24/05/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 24/05/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £18.35 from Gigantic.
Sunday 05/06/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticJacob Collier
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 05/06/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £34.65 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 14+.
Tuesday 07/06/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticAmyl & The Sniffers
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 07/06/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £20.50 from Gigantic.

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Did you know...?

Origins: The building which the O2 occupies was once the Co-op Supermarket, with the upstairs room rented out for functions which, in the late 1970s, included punk gigs. Since becoming a full music venue, it has had various names and was previously known as The Zodiac.