O2 Academy Brixton London

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O2 Academy Brixton London
O2 Academy Brixton,
SW9 9SL London

Venue information

O2 Academy Brixton has long been hailed London’s flagship venue, a must-play for artists and must-visit for music lovers. It has scooped the NME “Best Venue” award on an incredible twelve occasions between 1994 and 2007, proving its popularity with fans and the media alike and in 2009, received the Music Week ‘Venue Of The Year’ Award.

With a capacity of almost 5,000, it is truly one of a kind on the circuit and combines the feeling of an electrifying arena sized atmosphere, with great views because of its sloping floor and incredible capabilities for production.

Anyone who has waited for their favourite band to walk on stage at the South London venue will testify to its unbeatable atmosphere. Its magnificent art deco interior has been preserved and it houses Europe’s largest fixed stage, framed by an elaborate proscenium arch, based on the design of the Rialto Bridge.

We ask all customers attending the O2 Academy Brixton to respect our neighbours and act in a quiet and orderly manner in the surrounding area.

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O2 Academy Brixton London
4.3 (3 Reviews)
Acoustics & sight lines
On-site service

Selected reviews for this venue:

BSPeddler, 07/01/14
Test Artist Troxy (07/01/14) - Awesome!
First up their new single, Shuffle was the calm before a storm. Shaped around gentle crescendos, lead singer Jack Steadman’s childlike voice delicately chimed over the bouncing drums, proving that the band could pull off nuance in such a huge venue.

After the first few, newer songs, it was the hefty rock track Open House, from their first EP in 2007, which made clear the band’s chosen direction for the evening: rocking out.

The crowd immediately erupted as the first chords were struck. ‘I didn’t think they’d play this!’ squealed one girl next to me, who then pushed her way right to the front. Looking like they had just fallen out of bed, with scruffy T-shirts and tousled hair, the band were relaxed enough but the few attempts at banter betrayed their nerves.

Guest vocalist Lucy Rose was a distracting figure onstage as she awkwardly hung around, but her voice, when not being drowned out by the drums, gave a lighter quality to the band’s sound.
Zoe, 21/10/13
Very good venue, a bit of a rough area however that is obviously nothing to do with the venue itself. There is a separate line for O2 priority customers. Unfortunately I didnt have priority tickets and I feel it would have been better if they let in some priority customers, then some regular, then priority etc. rather than all the priority customers going in first as I felt this was unfair on the people with regular tickets that had been queuing for hours. Apart from that, great venue!
Bastille (21/10/13) - F**KING AMAZING
My mum bought these tickets for me as an early Christmas present and I was SO excited when I found out because I love Bastille so much! The concert was bloody amazing, we had standing tickets and were reasonable close to the front, it was fantastic! Bastille were absolutely amazing, which I knew they would be! It was such a great evening! They sang old, current and new songs of their own which Im excited to hear when they come out! If you like Bastille I would 100 guarantee you see them..or even if you dont
Washington Irving, 09/07/13
Vampire Weekend (09/07/13) - Superb!
Fantastic. The music was great but thats expected. Vampire Weekend interacted loads with the crowd which was brilliant and some of the party songs were brilliantly done. Go and see them live! They are one of those bands that are much better live!
Address: O2 Academy Brixton
O2 Academy Brixton, SW9 9SL London
Public transport
Nearest Tube Stations:

Brixton (Victoria Line) Stockwell (Northern Line)

National and Local Rail Services and Bus Services:

For up to date travel information call 020 7222 1234 (24 hours) or visit www.tfl.gov.uk

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We ask all customers attending the O2 Academy Brixton to respect our neighbours and act in a quiet and orderly manner in the surrounding area.


Nearest Car Park:

Go to http://www.lambeth.gov.uk for information about parking in Brixton.


Booking Tickets
To book tickets for O2 Academy Brixton please contact the venue 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday direct on 020 7787 3129 or email disabledbookings@o2academybrixton.co.uk to make a booking. Spaces are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Once you have been in contact with the venue you will be sent an email confirmation that should be printed off and brought with you when you attend the event.

You can also contact the venue through text relay by 18002 020 7787 3129 should this be required.

Companion Ticket
This venue offers a limited amount of free companion tickets per show, these are available on a first come first served basis by contacting the venue directly (max one per disabled patron). These are limited in availability so please ensure you contact the venue as soon as possible to arrange.

Companion ticket holders should be able to meet the needs and assist the person they are accompanying in the event of an emergency. Braille
Braille information sheets are available on request please email disabledbookings@o2academybrixton.co.uk or call 020 7787 3129.

Arriving at the Venue
We recommend arriving at the venue 10 - 15 minutes prior to the doors opening. The door time will be stated on the tickets or confirmations. Please try to arrive at the venue no later than 60 minutes after the doors open.

On arrival please go to the first door on the left hand side at the front of the venue. Accessible Area & Facilities
O2 Academy Brixton accessible platform is located on the left had side of the stalls area. The platform can accommodate up to approximately 6 access ticket holders and their companions.

There is ramp access into the venue via the left hand set of front doors which also leads to the Box Office. The ramp is removable and put in place when needed by security. Please be aware due to the steps and pavement width the ramp is has a steep gradient. Security are on hand to assist on entry and exit. After entering the venue the accessible platform is on one level.

The main floor of the auditorium slopes away below the platform providing a good view over the crowd to the stage (25m approximately).

There is an accessible toilet close to the accessible platform in the Ra Bar, located just outside the auditorium. The accessible toilet is radar key compatible or security / box office staff can provide access on request.

Bar Service
There are no lowered areas at our bars, however there is a bar situated close to the accessible platform providing easy access for companions to purchase drinks. Staff at the bar will assist if required.

Box office

The box office does not currently have an induction loop system and is not of an accessible height. Staff will assist as much as possible. Merchandise
Merchandise is available in the main foyer all products are displayed clearly on a board and can be brought closer to patrons on request.

Strobe Lighting
The venue will host clubs and bands who use strobes effect lighting, signs are displayed as such, on shows with a higher than usual amount/ level of this effect extra signage is displayed.

Transport & Other Local Information

Address: O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SL

Public Transport
The closest underground station is Brixton (Victoria Line) this station is an accessible station with lifts to street level, other local stations include Brixton Over ground and Stockwell Underground (Northern Line) however these are not accessible. www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner

Brixton tube & rail stations are approximately 5 minutes from the venue. Buses run from outside the O2 Academy and from the High Street to Central London. Timetables can be found on the TFL website: www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner

There are two disabled parking bays outside of the front of the venue these are not the venues and are public bays. There is limited parking around O2 Academy Brixton. There are parking bays in the nearby roads and the road opposite the venue which are a mixture of Pay & Display and residential bays (times for free parking and time limits vary - Please check the signage before parking in these areas) www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/TransportStreets/Parking

Details of nearby accessible hotels, bars and restaurants can be found on: www.directenquiries.com