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In November 2001, Academy Music Group opened O2 Academy Bristol which quickly established itself as an essential part of the local nightlife, bringing its unique blend of quality live music and top UK club nights to the West Country.
A key date on the UK's touring circuit, O2 Academy Bristol has seen a host of internationally acclaimed artists take to the stage in its exciting history and is the place to experience live music in Bristol.
O2 Academy Bristol is also home to a wide variety of dance events include Ramshackle every Friday and specialist leftfield and breakbeat events, as well as hard dance nights, drum and bass and house classics.
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Gigs - 1600 free-flow standing (+ 50 guests)
Clubs – 1800 free flow standing over 3 rooms (+ 50 guests)
We operate our own guest list and box office from the venue entrance and provide staffing for this from 30 minutes before doors. We will happily deal with all your guest lists from our box office.
The Venue operates a strict 10pm curfew with a club turnaround on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The house racks and stacks must be used and touring lighting kept to a floor package.
There is a purpose built booth in the main entrance foyer. Please contact our designated agent CMI Ltd. to discuss merchandise arrangements for your show. Tel: 0121 683 0901.
Security is provided by Showsec International Ltd. and booked through the Venue, please contact the general manager for details, or to discuss any specific security requirements.
Local crew is provided by Rock City Stage Crew who are booked through the venue.
There are 2 dressing rooms, 1 production / promoters office, 1 shower and 2 toilets backstage.
Please note there are no laundry facilities available at the venue.
Catering is on the ground floor by the front bar, it must be loaded out an hour before doors. The venue has 6 trestle tables and 20 folding chairs available for dining. The kitchen has 2 sinks and a professional 1800w microwave.
Catering power: 32A 3 Phase Cee-form
Under the advice of local Health & Safety, the use of Propane/Butane gas cylinders is discouraged.
Included with the hire of the venue and fixed at a distance of 1.2m is a Mojo-style ‘blow through’ front of stage pit barrier, for audience safety we insist this be used on all standing format shows. The FOH position is also protected with Mojo at the front of the position and at the sides and back by a purpose built barrier.
A parking map can be found HERE. The best route in is via Pipe Lane on to Trenchard Street. Postcode for SatNav is BS1 5NA
There is a bay at the front of the building , tourbusses can park here from arrival until departure. When we are open we need the full width of the forecourt and the fire lane to the north-east side of the building to be clear of any vehicles. Other vehicles will be able to park in the bays over the road, to guarantee availability these need to be suspended at a cost of £100. This will be advanced on a show by show basis.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE OVERHANG MARKED BELOW WHEN PARKING!
Load-in is located at street level through a set of double doors on the venue forecourt, down 1 step to the dancefloor and then via a ramp to stage. There is limited storage for empty cases sub-stage, any extras will need to go back on the truck. During changeover support acts load gear off the front of the stage in to the pit and out of stage door to be packed down outside. There is a shelter to prevent equipment getting wet and security to keep an eye on it.
For further Technical Specifications please contact our venue technical manager:
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O2 Academy Bristol has been an integral part of the city’s live music scene since opening in 2001 and is available for private hire for concerts and events. As well as being a versatile entertainment space, this 1,600 capacity venue can be used for corporate events, private parties or as a rehearsal space for artists ahead of tours or festivals.
Our team have outstanding local knowledge and are available to answer any questions you might have about private hire.
For more information or to make an enquiry – contact us