O2 Academy Liverpool

11-13 Hotham Street
L3 5UF
United Kingdom

Getting here

By bus

We’re less than 500 metres away from Queen Square bus station where buses run to and from all around the city as far as Bootle, Kirby, Preston, St Helens and Widnes. 

Most buses in Merseyside are low-floor and fully accessible.

The interchange has accessible toilets, induction systems, seating, tactile maps and more. If you need more details on accessibility, or for more information on how to get around, book tickets and plan your journey, visit Merseytravel.

By train

Liverpool Lime Street railway station is nearby at just 100 metres away with services from the West Coast Main Line, and the TransPennine Express train and other services pass through for local and national services.

The underground Lime Street Low Level Station is accessed via the main terminus for local services including Chester and Ellesmere Port. Click on our links for handy guides to getting around.

Accessible facilities at Liverpool Lime Street station can be found at National Rail.

All entrances have step free access and a lift from the Lime Street entrance to the concourse.

You’ll also find details on low level counters, indication loops, toilets (radar key), lifts and staff support.  

Parking and by car

As we’re in a prime city centre location, we’re easy to get to by all major approach roads, including the M62, M58 and M6.

There’s some street parking that’s free after 6pm, but limited on Bridport Street) but if you’re driving, use car parking at The Liner, it’s right next to us at the top of Lord Nelson Street. You can even guarantee a space by pre-booking, even during the busiest of times, using JustPark

The postcode for your sat nav is L3  5QB.

Disabled parking and by car

We do not have our own parking facilities, but there are some bays outside our venue on Bridport Street and places if you are Blue Badge holder, plus there are options for drop off outside at the main entrance.

There are secure (manned) parking facilities at The Liner, it’s right next to us at the top of Lord Nelson Street. 

The post code for your sat nav is L3  5QB.

By bike

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.

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+) but check the event details.

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