O2 Academy venues

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  • Get Priority Tickets up to 48 hours before general release, and receive the VIP treatment.
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About our O2 Academy venue sponsorship

In 2008 we teamed up with Live Nation, the biggest music promoters in the world, and Academy Music Group, to relaunch some of the UK’s most iconic and loved music venues, including O2 Academy Brixton, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and O2 Apollo Manchester.

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O2 Academy venues

19 O2 Academy venues

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Feel like a VIP

Queue jumps, deals on drinks, free cloakrooms and more.

Priority Tickets

Get access to Priority Tickets up to 48 hours before general release, at all O2 venues and hundreds of other venues nationwide.

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Priority queue

Line-skipping and fast-track entry at our venues. Just ask an O2 Angel or the venue staff to show you the way, and look out for the Priority queue lanes. Plus, you can bring up to three friends with you –they don’t even have to be on O2.

Cloakroom

At all O2 Academy venues you can put your coat in at no cost to you, so your hands are free for dancing,

Just search Priority in your app store and you’ll find the offer in Our Picks, under O2 Venue offers.

Two for one drinks

You can get two Somersby ciders or Tuborg beers for the price of one. Or other drinks deals including soft drinks, depending on the venue you’re at.

Just search Priority in your app store, you'll find the offer in Our Picks, under the O2 Venues offers.

Unfortunately this offer isn’t available in our Glasgow venues – it’s the law.

Priority rooms

Get VIP treatment for the night. Hang out in our exclusive Priority rooms. Our O2 Angels will be circling the queue on the lookout for fans to upgrade to VIP status at selected shows and venues. Plus you can bring up to three friends with you to enjoy the experience.

O2 Angels

Look out for our Angels at an O2 Academy venue gig. They’ll show you how to make your night even better and keep you up to date with everything happening that evening.

Free charging

We’ve now got free charging lockers in our cloakrooms at selected venues, so you don’t have to worry about ordering a taxi home or uploading your photo to Instagram if your battery is running low. Ask an O2 Angel to show you the way, or speak to one of the venue staff.

O2 music social

For all the latest O2 music news, photos, gossip and ticket competitions, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @O2music.

Find your nearest O2 Academy venue

19 O2 Academy venues across 13 UK cities - from O2 ABC Glasgow to O2 Academy Bournemouth. With the O2 Academy app you can see which venue is closest to you, what gigs are on and even what the weather will be like.

See the full list of venues

O2 Academy TV

Check O2 Academy TV, to find exclusive artist performances, backstage interviews, and the best action from our venues.

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More about sponsorship

England Rugby, The O2, and Priority. Take a look at our other sponsorship areas.

More about O2 Academy venues

The 19 O2 Academy venues

Where are the venues?

London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, O2 Academy Islington, O2 Academy Brixton, O2 Forum Kentish Town

Southampton – O2 Guildhall Southampton

Bournemouth – O2 Academy Bournemouth

Bristol – O2 Academy Bristol

Oxford – O2 Academy Oxford

Leicester – O2 Academy Leicester

Birmingham – O2 Academy Birmingham, O2 Institute Birmingham

Leeds – O2 Academy Leeds

Liverpool – O2 Academy Liverpool

Sheffield – O2 Academy Sheffield

Manchester – O2 Apollo Manchester, O2 Ritz Manchester

Newcastle – O2 Academy Newcastle

Glasgow – O2 ABC Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow

Help with O2 Academy

Where can I find more info about my nearest O2 Academy venue?

Check the O2 Academy app or head here to find out more.

How can I find out who is playing at an O2 Academy venue?

All shows are on the O2 Academy app, or head here and follow the relevant links.

Can I buy Priority Tickets at venues that aren’t O2 Academy venues?

Yes. Priority Tickets are available for thousands of shows at over 350 venues nationwide, not just O2 Academy venues.