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

Coronavirus Update

In these difficult times of a coronavirus pandemic, sickness, self-isolation, and social distancing, gigs and social gatherings are not permitted right now. A lot of performances are being rescheduled for later in the year. If you have purchased tickets online and a gig is cancelled or postponed, the ticket agencies should contact you, usually by email, to let you know, and to arrange refunds etc.

To avoid confusion, we are no longer listing any events scheduled before 21st June, and for now you should regard all gigs listed as specualtive. We will continue to list events for later in the year, and hope that this crisis clears up soon and restrictions can be safely relaxed or lifted altogether. In the meantime, please keep yourselves, your friends, and your families safe. Our thoughts are with you. Take care of each other.

Friday 09/07/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticYou Me At Six
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 09/07/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.80 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Thursday 19/08/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Bluetones
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 19/08/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £26.05 from Gigantic.
Friday 20/08/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticGoldie Lookin Chain
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 20/08/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.50 from Gigantic.
Sunday 22/08/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticTwin Atlantic
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 22/08/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.75 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Thursday 02/09/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticMaximo Park
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 02/09/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.50 from Gigantic.
Friday 03/09/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Wendy James Band
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 03/09/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.20 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: Age restrictions apply-see info.
Saturday 04/09/2021 @ 8pm
Buy tickets from GiganticWe Are Not Devo
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 04/09/2021 @ 8pm.
ADV TICKETS: £13.80 from Gigantic.
Friday 10/09/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Dualers
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 10/09/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £24.95 from Gigantic.
Monday 20/09/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticTom Grennan
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Monday 20/09/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £24.54 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Thursday 23/09/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 23/09/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £18.35 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Friday 24/09/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticSkindred
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 24/09/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £27.75 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: Age restrictions apply.
Saturday 25/09/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Blinders
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 25/09/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £13.75 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 14+.
Sunday 26/09/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Staves
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 26/09/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.25 from Gigantic.
Monday 27/09/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticLondon Grammar
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Monday 27/09/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.65 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Friday 01/10/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticScott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 01/10/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £33.20 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied.
Saturday 02/10/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticBlack Water County
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 02/10/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £10.35 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Wednesday 06/10/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticSteve Mason King Biscuit Time
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Wednesday 06/10/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.00 from Gigantic.
Friday 08/10/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticGet Cape Wear Cape Fly
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 08/10/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £22.00 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 09/10/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticMason Hill
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 09/10/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £14.35 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.
Sunday 10/10/2021 @ 00am
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Skints
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 10/10/2021 @ 00am.
ADV TICKETS: £20.90 from Gigantic.
Monday 11/10/2021 @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Wendy James Band
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Monday 11/10/2021 @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.22 from Gigantic.
Friday 15/10/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticCash
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 15/10/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Tuesday 19/10/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticSea Girls
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 19/10/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
Thursday 21/10/2021 @ 00am
Buy tickets from GiganticAmber Run
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 21/10/2021 @ 00am.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
Friday 22/10/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticFerocious Dog
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 22/10/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £20.00 from Gigantic.
Saturday 23/10/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Undertones
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 23/10/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £29.50 from Gigantic.
Sunday 24/10/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticHenge
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 24/10/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: Age restrictions apply-see info.
Tuesday 26/10/2021 @ 7:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticGruff Rhys
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 26/10/2021 @ 7:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £24.75 from Gigantic.
Wednesday 27/10/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticEvil Scarecrow
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Wednesday 27/10/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.50 from Gigantic.
Thursday 28/10/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticKenny Thomas
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 28/10/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.00 from Gigantic.
Friday 29/10/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticHolding Absence
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 29/10/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £15.40 from Gigantic.
Thursday 04/11/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticSelf Esteem
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 04/11/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.50 from Gigantic.
Friday 05/11/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticAnna Meredith
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 05/11/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £18.15 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £18.15 from Gigantic.
Sunday 07/11/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Snuts
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 07/11/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £13.95 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Thursday 11/11/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticSkinny Lister
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 11/11/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.50 from Gigantic.
Sunday 14/11/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticIslandman
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 14/11/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £13.20 from Gigantic.
Saturday 20/11/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticMillie Manders and The Shutup
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 20/11/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £11.00 from Gigantic.
Friday 26/11/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticSleaford Mods
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 26/11/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £27.93 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday 30/11/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticHayseed Dixie
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 30/11/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £21.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday 02/12/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Charlatans
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 02/12/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £38.25 from Gigantic.
Saturday 04/12/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticDefinitely Mightbe
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 04/12/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Thursday 13/01/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticCast
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 13/01/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £29.50 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.
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).
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.
Tuesday 26/04/2022 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticLarkin Poe
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 26/04/2022 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £22.83 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £22.75 from Gigantic.
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.
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+.

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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.