O2 Academy Leeds
Ride with Uber, O2 Academy Leeds' transport partner.
Getting here couldn’t be easier. Simply download and open the Uber app, type ‘O2 Academy Leeds’ into the ‘where to?’ section, and your ride will be with you in minutes. No cash needed.
If you’re all about #squadgoals, you can select UberXL to get your group of six here in style.
Uber has wheelchair accessible and mobility options in the app. Find out more here.
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.
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 car park just behind us on Portland Crescent.
Q-Park have five safe and secure car parks in Leeds city centre. You can save 20% when you pre-book a space online for Q-Park St John's Centre or Q-Park Albion Street using the promo code ACADEMY20. Both sites are nearby.
Options for on street parking are available but limited.
Disabled parking and by car
Look out for bike racks in local streets if pedal power’s your thing.
Venue opening times
We’ll have opening times 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.
We have bars (of course), a cloakroom 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. Please try and travel light as cloakroom facilities are limited, so if you really need to bring a bag, please make sure that it is small (laptop size or small handbag).
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).