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

Tuesday 22nd October @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticBarns Courtney
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 22nd October @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £13.20 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £13.20 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Friday 25th October @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticJake Clemons
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 25th October @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.00 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Monday 28th October @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticInglorious
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Monday 28th October @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Monday 4th November @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticFeeder
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Monday 4th November @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £29.50 from Gigantic.
Tuesday 5th November @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticReel Big Fish
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 5th November @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £22.00 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Thursday 7th November @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticLittle Comets
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 7th November @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £22.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied.
Saturday 9th November @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticSnarky Puppy
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 9th November @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £28.46 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Tuesday 12th November @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticYonaka
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 12th November @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £14.85 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £14.85 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
PROMOTER: Crosstown Concerts.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Thursday 14th November @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Smyths
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 14th November @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
Friday 15th November @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Treatment
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 15th November @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £14.95 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Tuesday 26th November @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticFontaines DC: . Sold Out
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 26th November @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.33 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.
PROMOTER: Crosstown Concerts.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Thursday 28th November @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticHappy Mondays
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 28th November @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £36.50 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: Under 13's must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 30th November @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticAirbourne
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 30th November @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £29.00 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Sunday 1st December @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Chats
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 1st December @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.97 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Friday 13th December @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticRazorlight
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 13th December @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £26.68 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £26.60 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Saturday 21st December @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticLittle Brother Eli
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 21st December @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £11.50 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied.
Friday 28th February @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticHot 8 Brass Band
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 28th February @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £25.61 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Monday 2nd March @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticKiefer Sutherland
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Monday 2nd March @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £35.95 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 14+.
Thursday 5th March @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsThe Aristocrats
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 5th March @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £30.52 from WeGotTickets.
Wednesday 11th March @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Calling
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Wednesday 11th March @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.00 from Gigantic.
Saturday 14th March @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticTwin Atlantic
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 14th March @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.75 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Friday 20th March @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticThe Cat Empire
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 20th March @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £33.52 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £33.75 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Wednesday 25th March @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticPlain White T's
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Wednesday 25th March @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.00 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Friday 11th September @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Dualers
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 11th September @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £24.95 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.