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One of my favourite music venues.

The O2 academy is small and intimate, allowing for a very personal experience. I have been here on... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Marcus G
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Cracking venue

Great venue for small live performances, saw Jamie Lawson and few others here. Good views from... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Gareth H
Swindon, United Kingdom
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1-2 Frogmore Street, Bristol BS1 5NA, England
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

I’ve seen lots of fantastic bands in lots of venues around the world and I have to say that this one is the top place to see bands. Sound, vision, lighting, toilets, bar...it’s all outstanding. I’m 5’3” and can’t always see when I go to...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2018

I've been to gigs all over the world for decades. This is the worst venue yet. Went to see the Breeders and all i saw was the backs of other punter's heads - and I'm 6'3". Read all the other bad reviews because they're true...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

The O2 academy is small and intimate, allowing for a very personal experience. I have been here on numerous occasions, generally to see hip-hop artists. However, due to the fact the venue is relarively small, it becomes very hot when the venue is full. When...More

Thank Marcus G
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Great venue for small live performances, saw Jamie Lawson and few others here. Good views from anywhere of stage. O2 staff and offers are great to take advantage of.

Thank Gareth H
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Have visited this venue several times, it has a great location (once you know where to find it - at the back of the hippodrome!) Staff are hit and miss, sometimes they are friendly and helpful, other times they are rude. Drinks are expensive, but...More

Thank Maliyah S
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Great music venue. Have been quite a few times and close to hotels and the Bullring. Great local bars and restaurants and right next to Chinatown.

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

We went here to see Walk The Moon and it was a good venue for this kind of band. We had a great view from the top balcony and there's a raised area up here as well which meant it spaced out quite well if...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed my first visit to the 02 Academy which has plenty of vantage points to get a good view of the stage and has bars on each floor.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Amazing venue with great visibility and sound from where ever you are. only down side i would have is the prices of drinks and not clearly noticeable where merchandise stand is at and not many staff around to ask but brilliant otherwise. great multistory car...More

Thank Sal W
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Good little venue with good sound and visibility. There’s a multi story car park pretty much next to the venue, but be aware, this gets very busy with everyone leaving and there’s long queues to the ticket machines. Friendly staff and a good all round...More

Thank Tim S
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Jo J
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Response from AllisonBH | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Just a few at the back as not a big venue
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Main band usually on stage at about 2045 - 2100 Support Bands normally on stage freom about 1945 - 2000 Sometimes timing are on line Venue not good at answering the phone !