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Address: 55 Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 3AW, England
Phone Number: +44 113 389 1555
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Great concert!!

I went to see Nathaniel Ratcliffe and the Night Sweats and I've never been to this venue before. It had a great feel and unlike the O2 in London it felt warmer and more intimate... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sparkster74
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seats were awful, very narrow seats tied together with tree ties, seats very hard and uncomfortable. O2 priority app being advertised was a complete waste of time. Drinks offer, once you had downloaded you had 2 mins and it expired, not enough time to be able to use it. What a joke! Priority entrance for O2 customers non existent. Bar,... More 

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Thank bkirkaldy
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to see Nathaniel Ratcliffe and the Night Sweats and I've never been to this venue before. It had a great feel and unlike the O2 in London it felt warmer and more intimate. Fantastic performance and the only thing I'd say is the drinks are expensive so either have plenty before you go or take plenty of cash!... More 

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Thank Sparkster74
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not an enormous amount to say other than "Good gig venue!" I went to see Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats on 10/11/2016. The staff were courteous and competent. The venue is well-presented and has good facilities. It reminds me of Rock City in Nottingham. A great place to see a band. Technical elements were excellent. Didn't do much drinking,... More 

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Thank Chris I
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to watch Evanescence, so yes longer than a year. Easy to get to the bar. Cheap tickets. Great view of stage. Great acoustics. Great night.

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Thank Amy S
England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The venue smells, is dirty and stuffy. To make it worse, the drinks are ridiculously over priced. You can find yourself getting a single and mixer for £5.80. Bare in mind, for that price, I at least expect a straw and a fruit and a decent spirit. Definitely one of the most expensive venues in Leeds and no where near... More 

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1 Thank Pau W
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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937 reviews
565 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great venue for small intimate gigs (the best kind). It has its slight downsides, the beer is expensive, it's a bit grungy and could do with a bit of a spruce up... but it's a music venue - you don't go to admire the decor! Its in a great location near some good bars and restaurants so... More 

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Thank cazbatt
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Wasn't bad that the match was free and looking forward to watching it on the big screens with a good atmosphere. Unfortunately I missed a lot of the match queueing for drinks and was watching it on small tvs at the bar. Got there around 7.15 and was seated in the balcony section. Already very busy and stifling hot. Finally... More 

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Thank Labalool
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We watched a couple of bands in here whilst attending Slam Dunk Festival. Large venue with good sound and lighting. However the drink prices were shocking and the choice of drinks even worse! The cheapest vodka on earth mixed with dishwater lemonade. No Rum! The floors are also absolutely disgusting and sticky. Literally couldn't move my feet! Credit to the... More 

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1 Thank RandRH
Ashford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

What a great venue to see a band live! I was expecting a much larger arena but no, a real treat, the band were close the atmosphere brilliant and the town a great place to stay.. we will definitely be back.. well done O2 Academy and well done Leeds...

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Thank JasonDB
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Overall I found the venue to be OK to be honest. Mainly as I was there to see travis so venue could have been anywhere and I'd still have enjoyed it. Main negative is the drinks prices over 5 pound each for a can of Guinness poured into a cup. Very poor selection of beverages. Staff were friendly and security... More 

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