O2 Academy Newcastle

Westgate Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Getting here

By bus

We’re lucky that we have some of the best transport connections in the city with lots of routes from the nearby bus interchanges.


There are three main bus hubs:

Eldon Square bus station, around 350 metres away, is mainly served by Go North East. Plan your journey at Go North East.

Haymarket bus station, is also close at around 350 metres away and is mainly served by Go North East, and Arriva North East link, offering lots of local routes to our surrounding areas and the Northumberland coast line.

Central Station’s also got a lot of bus stops for services starting and ending at the above stations.

Access information for passengers can be found at at Go North East


Night buses

Go North East night buses (12.30am-4.30am) are available on Saturday and Sunday mornings, serving Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Washington and Durham.

All these buses have an ‘N’ in front of the number and are cash fares.

All information on services, access and timetables can be found at Go North East

By train

The closest railway station is Central station at around 500 metres away.

For a handy guide to travelling by train visit Virgin Trains East Coast, TransPennine Express or National Rail.

Accessible facilities vary between platforms.

You can find more information about entrance and exits, services including ramps, low level counters, indication loops, toilets (radar key), lifts and other facilities and staff support at National Rail.  

Parking and by car

As we’re in the city centre, we are easy to get to by all major approach roads, including the A1.

If you’re driving, pay and display spots are around locally that become free in the evening.

There’s also Grainger Town - Waterloo Street, a 24 hour muti-storey car park, also free in the evening, but do check the tariff boards for any changes and operational hours.

Right behind us; you can park at the Indigo Hotel on Fenkle Street, just pay at the hotel reception.

Disabled parking and by car

We do not have our own parking facilities, but there are bays reserved around the local streets, including two blue badge bays on Fenkle Street.

Designated areas are also in the two car parks on Fenkle Street and the 24 hour, Grainger Town, Waterloo Square multi-storey car park.

By Metro

Our nearest Metro stations are at Central and Monument. From September 2015-Setember 2016, Central will close at 8pm from Sunday-Thursday, trains will run through, but not stop due to a modernisation programme, so outside of those hours, use Monument as your nearest stop.

Information for customers with access requirements, as well as all timetables and services, can be found at Nexus.

By bike

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


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.

The venue box office is open from 12 noon to 4pm, Monday-Saturday (until 6pm on Thursdays). Opening times will be different on bank holidays, so do check.


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).

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+).

Some shows are 14+ but if you're under 16 – we’ll translate – that means if you’re between 14 years and 16 years, you’ll need to come with an adult (someone 18+) and only book balcony tickets please. 

Always look for admission age policies and signs such as 14+, 16+, 18+, 21+  before you book and remember to carry proof of age if you need it.

We have a breathalyser policy in place at the front doors and anyone under 18 suspected of consuming alcohol will be refused entry. 

Find out more about age restrictions and what we accept as ID 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).