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 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.
Saturday 30/10/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticDub Pistols
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Saturday 30/10/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.25 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Tuesday 02/11/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticBlack Marble
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 02/11/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.00 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
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+.
Monday 08/11/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticDon Broco
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Monday 08/11/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £35.15 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Tuesday 09/11/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticWednesday 13
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 09/11/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £24.25 from Gigantic.
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.
Friday 12/11/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticJoanne Shaw Taylor
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 12/11/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £32.45 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Sunday 14/11/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticLee Scratch Perry
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.
Monday 22/11/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticBlack Spiders
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Monday 22/11/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £16.00 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Thursday 25/11/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticPunk Rock Factory
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Thursday 25/11/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £18.95 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
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.
Tuesday 30/11/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticYou Me At Six
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 30/11/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £17.80 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
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+.
Wednesday 08/12/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticLucy Spraggan
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Wednesday 08/12/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £22.15 from Gigantic.
Tuesday 14/12/2021 @ 7pm
Buy tickets from GiganticWill and The People
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Tuesday 14/12/2021 @ 7pm.
ADV TICKETS: £14.35 from Gigantic.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+.
Friday 17/12/2021 @ 6:30pm
Buy tickets from GiganticThe People Versus
WHERE: The O2 Academy.
WHEN: Friday 17/12/2021 @ 6:30pm.
ADV TICKETS: £11.00 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
RESTRICTIONS: 8+ Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult 18+.
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.