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O2 Academy Islington is situated in the heart of North London. Formerly The Marquee Club, the 17,000 square foot purpose built venue, with a capacity of 800 is situated in the N1 Centre and ensures a superb diary all year round from internationally acclaimed artists and new talent.
The venue opened on Friday 19th September 2003 with US rockers Alkaline Trio, and was immediately followed by a staggering and diverse diary including Muse, The Cure and The Zutons.
In May-June 2008, O2 Academy Islington hosted 20 Sparks gigs, a unique concept of performing virtually all of the band’s albums.
O2 Academy Islington has hosted numerous exclusive events; in November 2004 it was the chosen venue for Eminem’s only European date of the year, in 2008 the mighty Def Leppard performed a special show and in 2010, rock royalty KISS played an intimate one-off gig here before their arena tour.
Academy Music Group developed the 250 capacity O2 Academy2 Islington (London) at the end of 2003, the adjoining smaller space to the main O2 Academy Islington. Specifically designed to function flexibly as a stand alone, production complete gig venue, it also provides a second room for club nights with all facilities in-house. A key venue on the London gig scene, O2 Academy2 Islington has enjoyed sell-out gigs from the likes of The Script and The Courteeners.
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O2 Academy Islington; 800
O2 Academy2 Islington; 250
Combined Total; 1,050
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 reasonable guest lists from our box office.
In foyer, purpose built booth.
Security is provided by AP Security and booked through the Venue, please contact the Venue for details, or to discuss any specific security requirements.
Can be provided if booked in advance.
O2 Academy Islington; 800 cap: 3x dressing rooms all with shower facilities / WC / wash basin & make-up counters
O2 Academy2 Islington; 250 cap: 2x dressing rooms
In-house pit barrier
Loading bay is shared with the Angel Central Shopping Centre but certain vehicles (tour buses, splitter vans) can be booked in to park if there is room. This needs to be arranged in advance and is at the discretion of the Angel Central Shopping Centre. Usual available parking times are Midday on day of load in and departure by 1am on evening of show.
Busy loading bay so occasionally might need to wait 5 minutes
For further Technical Specifications please contact the venue directly:
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O2 Academy Islington is available to hire for concerts and privately for a variety of uses. As well as being a versatile entertainment space, the venue’s two rooms can be used for corporate events, exhibitions, conferences and private parties. It’s regularly used by artists as a rehearsal space ahead of tours or festival performances and can also function as a location for filming shoots.
Our experienced team are available to answer any questions relating to private hire.
For more information or to make an enquiry – contact us