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In November 2007, Academy Music Group completed the leasehold acquisition of the former Roxy nightclub on Arundel Gate in Sheffield. A large, purpose built entertainment venue, the Roxy had various incarnations from the Top Rank Suite in the 1970s and 1980s, famed for gigs from The Police, The Clash, The Jam and David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Tour in 1972.
Legendary DJ Don Letts was a resident at Roxy’s nightclub, representing its cutting edge status as a cult venue in the North of England and in the late 1980s it was known as ‘Barry Noble’s Roxy’. Sheffield welcomed its chart nights, such as TV’s ‘Hit Man And Her’ (1989) and hit makers of the day including Kylie Minogue.
Consistently reported for demolition since the 1990s, Academy Music Group was delighted to acquire the landmark building. It opened on Friday 11th April 2008, with a sell-out gig from local heroes Reverend and The Makers and an afterparty courtesy of Jarvis Cocker.
The £3.5 million development includes a large auditorium and a secondary smaller room, O2 Academy2, emulating the success of Academy Music Group's multi-room format at its venues across the country.The company is committed to supporting new music and emerging talent, and incorporating smaller rooms, with capacities of 400-600, in regions such as Sheffield is important to the development the Group, the industry and new artists, who need to play in professionally run, production-complete venues in the early stages of their careers.
Academy Music Group invested a further £750,000 in PA, lighting and A/V to create one of its most dynamic and advanced live music venue to date and its flexibility ensures an outstanding club space.
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2,100 free flow (plus 50 guests)
Venue Box Office is open for personal callers Monday to Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm and sells tickets for AMG venues nationwide (no booking fee charged for cash transactions)
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. Please contact the technical manager for more details.
Purpose built booth in auditorium. CMI handle the concession.
Showsec International Ltd – booked through venue.
Please arrange with Technical Manager in advance
3 x dressing rooms, 1 with en-suite.
Additional shower room (2 units)
Kitchen situated on ground level with a flat load in
Productions must bring their own cooker and gas supply
Please ensure gas can be moved off site before doors
2 trucks and 2 buses can be accommodated
2 x 16 Amp CeeForm power for buses
6 x 0.75 tonne points – Rear, Mid and Front truss. Lodestar 1 tonne motorised chain hoists with 0.75 tonne load
2 x 10m Ballroom Truss lengths above stage
1 x 12m Ballroom Truss length in front of stage
2 x Triangle Truss shapes above the dance floor
For further Technical Specifications please contact our venue technical manager: