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

Friday 28/02/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticHot 8 Brass Band
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 28/02/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £25.61 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Saturday 29/02/2020 @ 6pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsThe Shapes, Emma Hunter, The Autumn Saints, Dandelions, Daniel Maani
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 29/02/2020 @ 6pm.
ADV TICKETS: £11.00 from WeGotTickets.
Monday 02/03/2020 @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticKiefer Sutherland
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Monday 02/03/2020 @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £35.95 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 14+.
Thursday 05/03/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsThe Aristocrats
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 05/03/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £30.52 from WeGotTickets.
PROMOTER: The Haven Club.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Friday 06/03/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticTemples
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 06/03/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £18.40 from Gigantic.
Wednesday 11/03/2020 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Calling
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Wednesday 11/03/2020 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.00 from Gigantic.
Saturday 14/03/2020 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticTwin Atlantic
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 14/03/2020 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.75 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Friday 20/03/2020 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticThe Cat Empire
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 20/03/2020 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £33.52 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £33.75 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Saturday 21/03/2020 @ 6pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticPalace
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 21/03/2020 @ 6pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.23 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £16.15 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Monday 23/03/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticGoldfrapp
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Monday 23/03/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £51.15 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied.
Wednesday 25/03/2020 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticPlain White T's
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Wednesday 25/03/2020 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.00 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Friday 27/03/2020 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticJoanne Shaw Taylor
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 27/03/2020 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £32.45 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Thursday 02/04/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticHayseed Dixie
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 02/04/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £21.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 04/04/2020 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticBulsara and His Queenies
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 04/04/2020 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £20.70 from Gigantic.
Tuesday 07/04/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticRed Rum Club
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 07/04/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £12.65 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Friday 10/04/2020 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticDutty Moonshine Big Band
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 10/04/2020 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £13.75 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £18.00 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday 16/04/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticHenge
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 16/04/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: Age restrictions apply-see info.
Tuesday 21/04/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticBEATENBERG
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 21/04/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £13.80 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied.
Monday 27/04/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticMystery Jets
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Monday 27/04/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £20.75 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: Age restrictions apply-see info.
Tuesday 12/05/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticLime Cordiale
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 12/05/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied.
Tuesday 19/05/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticMark Lanegan
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 19/05/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £27.75 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Tuesday 02/06/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticAsleep at the Wheel
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 02/06/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £27.50 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £28.75 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Friday 11/09/2020 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Dualers
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 11/09/2020 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £24.95 from Gigantic.
Friday 16/10/2020 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticCash
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 16/10/2020 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied.
Saturday 07/11/2020 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticDefinitely Mightbe
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 07/11/2020 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.

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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.