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O2 Academy Brixton

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211 Stockwell Rd, Brixton, London SW9 9SL, Reino Unido, London
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Description

As one of London’s leading and celebrated music venues, the award-winning O2 Academy Brixton has welcomed huge names in music, spanning from world class Hip Hop artists to prolific rock and indie bands. Artists include the likes of David Bowie, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, the Chemical Brothers, Orbital, Leftfield, Blink 182, Azealia Banks, Lauryn Hill, Childish Gambino, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, The Clash, King of Leon, The Strokes, Diana Ross, Coldplay, Florence and the Machine, Johnny Marr and many more. Although the venue isn’t an arena, extremely well-known artists often choose the venue for more ‘intimate gigs’ and for breakthrough artists, performing at the O2 Academy Brixton is a milestone moment in their careers. With such an array of famous artists performing, people travel from all over the world just to see their favourite artists play at the iconic venue.

Situated in Brixton, South London, the O2 Academy Brixton is a Grade II listed building which boasts Europe’s largest fixed stage and an exquisite art deco design which includes the memorable dome at the front of the building. The huge sloping standing area means that views of the stage in the are incredible and the auditorium provides a simultaneously intimate and arena style atmosphere. Over 50 live albums have also been recorded at the O2 Academy Brixton, titled 'Live at Brixton’. Since 1983, the venue has been named the O2 Academy Brixton after it was bought by Simon Parkes. Following a rebranding in August 2004, the O2 Academy Brixton has been owned by the Academy Music Group.  


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The O2 Academy Brixton Capacity and Seating

The O2 Academy Brixton has a maximum capacity of 4,921, after the capacity was increased in 2006 following the sponsorship deal with the O2. The venue has both a standing and seating area, with 3,760 in standing and 1,079 in seated and 72 standing in the circle. It can also be altered into an all seating capacity area which has a capacity of 2,309.

Views of the stage in the O2 Academy Brixton are renowned for being consistently excellent due to the steep rake and sloping floor. If you are in the standing area of the auditorium, which will provide an extremely memorable and intimate experience, you can still enjoy incredible views of the stage and the sides, close to the toilets, where it is likely to be less crowded.


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The O2 Academy Brixton Contact and Opening times

Contact O2 Academy Brixton

The O2 Academy Brixton Contact Number: +44 (0)20 7771 3000 from 11am to 5pm

Ticketmaster is the O2 Academy Brixton’s official booking partner and you can call them on 0844 477 2000.

Access line: 020-7787 3129 or email disabledbookings@o2academybrixton.co.uk

It is also possible to book in person at the box office.

Box Office Opening times

The O2 Academy Brixton opens two hours before the doors open and this is only on show days. Opening times will vary on bank holidays, so please check beforehand.


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Getting there

Located in South London, the O2 Academy Brixton is extremely well connected and easy to access using public transport. It is also possible to reach the venue by car. The O2 Academy Brixton address is:

211 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SL.

Tube: the closest tube stations to the O2 Academy Brixton are at Stockwell (Northern line) and Brixton (Victoria)

Train: Brixton train station is close to the venue and you can take the Victoria-Orpington line to the station. Accessible facilities are quite limited at this station, so please contact the Southeastern for further details before you travel.

Bus: there are many bus routes which go to Brixton rail station, including 2, 3, 35, 37, 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 322, 333, 345, 355, 415, 432, P4 and P5, as well as night buses N”, M245. N159, N109, N133, N3, N109, N250 and N159.

Car: although parking is not recommended, there is a short term car park nearby Pope’s Road.


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Access

If you have any enquiries prior to your visit, please call the O2 Academy Brixton access line on 020-7787 3129 or email disabledbookings@o2academybrixton.co.uk. Access customers are entitled to one companion, who is welcome to come, free of charge.

Getting there

There are two Disabled parking bays on Stockwell Road just in front of the venue. However. We recommend that you get to the venue in advance as these spaces are limited. There is an entrance ramp when you enter the venue.

Inside the venue

On the left side of the stalls, there is an accessible platform and in this area, six access ticket-holders and their companions can sit here.

Assistance dogs

Guide dogs are welcome inside the auditorium, however please note that the sound could be too loud for them, so staff are happy to find them a quieter space.


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Facilities and Age Restriction

There are two mains in the O2 Academy Brixton, as well as many smaller bars throughout the auditorium.

There is a cloakroom upstairs, however, please bear in mind that it is a big venue and there is limited space.


Age Restriction 

The O2 Academy Brixton age restriciton varies depending on the event. However, there are a few general rules:

Customers must be 8+

8-13 must attend with an adult 

Many shows are 14+


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History

Steeped in history, the O2 Academy Brixton first opened its doors in 1929 and was originally a cinema and theatre, named the Astoria. From 1972, the venue was transformed into the Sundown Centre rock venue but was not a success and closed a few months later. In 1983, Simon Parkes bought the venue and it has since been a highly successful venue, undergoing many developments and renovations, welcoming a range of highly successful artists.


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O2 Academy Brixton

211 Stockwell Rd, Brixton, London SW9 9SL, Reino Unido, London1

1NOTE: approximate address. The only address that is completely valid is the one shown on the tickets

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