The O2 Academy Newcastle (formerly the Carling Academy Newcastle) is a music venue in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It was opened on 14 October 2005 to an evening headlined by Sunderland band The Futureheads.
A beautiful historic venue, AMG invested millions to restore the former City Centre bingo hall on Westgate Road in October 2005. Boasting a magnificent auditorium with original features in the ceiling and stairways and balcony, it really is a dramatic and atmospheric space.
The venue also houses a secondary O2 Academy 2 Newcastle space with a production-complete capacity of 400 for showcasing new talent from the local area and breaking new acts on the touring circuit.
Box Office: 0844 477 2000 (24 Hr)
Tel: 0191 260 2020
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Selected reviews for this venue:
Black Star Riders (09/12/13) - Brilliant
Black Star Riders were Brilliant, from the star right to the end. Played most of their New Album Hell Breaks Loose with a good mix of classic Thin Lizzy thrown in. Newcastle crowd were a little bit quiet until The Cowboy song, then the place seemed to go crazy. Very nice touch off Damon playing the Blaydon Races. Great band really seem to love playing live. Cant wait until they come back. Brilliant
Fenkle Street Car Park
Up to 1 Hour: £2
1-2 Hours: £4
2-5 Hours: £6
5-8 Hours: £8
8+ (per 24 Hours): £12
Pay at Hotel Indigo reception
Waterloo Street Multi Storey Car Park
Free after 6.30pm
To book tickets for O2 Academy Newcastle:
Please contact the venue direct on 0191 260 2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about availability and provide them with information on any requirements you have. Spaces may be limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis.
You can also contact the box office through text relay www.textrelay.org.uk should this be required.
Once the venue have confirmed that a space is available for you, you can book your ticket over the phone directly (0191 260 2020) or online via www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.seetickets.com, www.gigantic.com, www.ticketline.co.uk or www.ticketweb.co.uk.
Once your booking has been finalised, please contact the venue on 0191 260 2020 or email@example.com to confirm that you have done so, as your reserved space could be offered to another a customer.
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.
Disabled Access Tickets
Please contact the venue prior to the show to book disabled tickets or to discuss disabled access Call the Box Office Manager Lucy Dyke on 0191 260 2020 option 4 between 10am and 6pm, Monday – Friday Alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Companion / Carer Ticket
This venue offers one free companion ticket, which can be booked by contacting the venue directly. These can be limited in availability so please ensure you contact the venue as soon as possible to arrange.
Companion / carer ticket holders should be able to meet the needs and assist the person they are accompanying in the event of an emergency.
Braille information sheets are available on request please email email@example.com or call 0191 260 2020.
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 front door and give your name to security / present your email confirmation. Security will guide you through the process of getting your carer pass (if applicable) and getting to the required viewing area.
Accessible Area & Facilities
The area at O2 Academy Newcastle is located in front of the main bar in Academy 1 and can be accessed by lift. The area can accommodate up to approximately 2 wheelchairs with a maximum of 10 seats. To get to this area you will need to use a lift to the main room, followed by the use of a disabled lift (if required). Alternatively, when balcony seating is available, this is accessible via the use of a lift (Please note there are several stair steps that need to be taken in order to get access to the balcony seating).
The area at O2 Academy2 Newcastle is located at the front of the room next to the stage barrier or on the raised area at the side of the stage for customers that can use stairs to access seating. The area can accommodate approximately 1 wheelchair and a maximum of 4 seats. To get to this area you will need to use the lift directly to the room
There is one accessible toilet in the venue, which is accessed by radar key.
Strobe Lighting & Effects
Events may use strobes, stroboscopic lighting, smoke effects & pyrotechnics. On such shows signs are displayed. On shows with a higher than usual amount / level of this effect extra signage is displayed.
Transport & Other Local Information
O2 Academy Newcastle is located in the city centre, only minutes away from Tyne & Wear metro and bus services.
O2 Academy Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
How to get there by car or coach
O2 Academy Newcastle is minutes away from the A1, take the A184 signposted 'City Centre' and follow that road, which becomes the A189, and leads into St James Boulevard. This will bring you to a right turn (Nexus Building) onto Westgate Road A186, where the venue is situated on the left hand side as you approach the crossroads with Clayton Street.
Take a local bus or Metro service to either St James Park or the Central Station and the O2 Academy Newcastle is approximately 2-3 minutes walk away. All public transport information is available from the Nexus website or traveline on 0871 200 22 33.