O2 Academy Leeds

55 Cookridge Street
Leeds
LS2 3AW
United Kingdom

Getting here

By bus

We’re in easy reach of many city centre bus routes, our local ones are numbers 33 and 757 from Caverley Street, Woodhouse Lane, Portland Way and Albion Street.

Timetables and stops can be found at Wye Metro.  

Most buses in West Yorkshire are low-floor and fully accessible. If you need more details, visit Transport for West Yorkshire.

Leeds City bus station is on Dyer Street is about 1,000 metres away and served by National Express and local services.

By train

Leeds City railway station is  nearby at less than 900 metres away for Virgin Trains East Coast, Cross County, TransPennine Express, Northern Rail and East Midlands trains all passing through for local and inter-city services. Click on the links for handy guides to getting around.

Accessible facilities vary between platforms, so check Network Rail for more details about entrance and exits, step free access, lifts and escalator services including ramps, low level counters, indication loops, toilets (radar key), lifts and staff support.  

Parking and by car

As we’re in the centre, Leeds is easy to get to by all major approach roads, including the M1 and M62 but remember there are various one-way systems in our fair city so plan your route.

If you’re driving, the 24 hour car park is Woodhouse Lane and the post code for your sat nav is LS2 3AX. 

Closer still is the Rose Bowl carl park just behind us on Portland Crescent and Q-Park The Light has a secure underground car park accessible via Great George Street.

Options for on street parking are available but limited.

Disabled parking and by car

As well as two blue badge bays right outside, there are also spaces in the 24 hour is Woodhouse Lane, the Rose Bowl car park and Q-Park The Light has 24 bays, lift services and automatic doors.

By tram

Our nearest Supertram stop is Castle Square (Arundel Gate) and all three lines stop here.

Information about paving to tram doors and approach ramps, for customers who may access requirements and questions can be found at Supertram.

By bike

Look out for bike racks in local streets if pedal power’s your thing.

Taxi

Always plan your journey in advance. You can find and pre-book a minicab and find the cheapest fares with minicabit

Venue opening times

We’ll have opening times, stage times (if we know them on show days) and curfew times if they’re out of the ordinary for seasoned gig-goers (7pm-11pm) on the event page of this website and on our social channels, too. All timings are subject to change, so check before you travel.

Facilities

We have bars (of course) and cloakrooms to leave your stuff and if you’re visiting us for the first time, just ask any of our friendly staff to show you the way.

Age restrictions

It’s always best to check the age restrictions for each event in advance as they vary from show to show.

A few obvious ones:

No under 8s please (think about it), but feel free to contact us if you’re unsure and avoid disappointment.

8-13 years, you’ll need to attend with an adult (18+).

14+, 16+, 18+, 21+… be sure before you book and remember to carry proof of age if you it.

Find out what we accept in our FAQs.

Have we got it all covered?

Hopefully, but if we’ve missed anything, it will be in our FAQs (with any luck).