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

Thursday 25th April @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticUnder The Apple Tree
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 25th April @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £18.29 from Gigantic.
Saturday 27th April @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticSleaford Mods
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 27th April @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £22.00 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £21.95 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+, (under 14s must be accompanied by an adult 18+).
PROMOTER: Crosstown Concerts.
Sunday 28th April @ 7pm
Maps and Atlases, Ciphers, Sam Martin Trio, Ideal Marriage
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Sunday 28th April @ 7pm.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
PROMOTER: Paladin Promotions.
MORE INFO: facebook.com
Thursday 2nd May @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsAliens, Mood Lighting, Whale, Means Of Production, Flintlock Rifles
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 2nd May @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £11.00 from WeGotTickets.
Saturday 4th May @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Wedding Present
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 4th May @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £25.70 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Saturday 11th May @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticBlaenavon
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 11th May @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £13.20 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £13.20 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 14+, ages 8 to 13 to be accompanied by an adult.
PROMOTER: Crosstown Concerts.
Tuesday 14th May @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticJ Mascis
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 14th May @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £23.10 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult).
Wednesday 15th May @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticSoak
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Wednesday 15th May @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £11.00 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £11.00 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+, under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.
PROMOTER: Crosstown Concerts.
Saturday 18th May @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticSamantha Fish
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 18th May @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £19.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 14+.
Wednesday 22nd May @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticSons of the East
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Wednesday 22nd May @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £18.40 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Saturday 8th June @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticHoneyblood
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 8th June @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £13.75 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £13.75 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ (8s-13s to be accompanied by an adult).
PROMOTER: Crosstown Concerts.
Tuesday 25th June @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Dead South
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 25th June @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £22.75 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday 15th August @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticThis Is The Kit
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 15th August @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £18.43 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £18.35 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Thursday 3rd October @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticPierce Brothers
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 3rd October @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £13.75 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 14+.
Tuesday 8th October @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticEasy Life
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 8th October @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.23 from WeGotTickets.
ADV TICKETS: £16.15 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
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 4th November @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticFeeder
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Monday 4th November @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £29.50 from Gigantic.
Thursday 7th November @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticLittle Comets
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 7th November @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £18.40 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+.
Thursday 14th November @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe Smyths
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 14th November @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.75 from Gigantic.
Tuesday 26th November @ 7pm
Buy tickets from WeGotTicketsBuy tickets from GiganticFontaines DC
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.
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.

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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.