O2 Academy Oxford

190 Cowley Road
United Kingdom

Getting here

By bus

We’re lucky that we are well connected.

City 5 starts at Oxford railway station, through the city centre and straight to Cowley Road, very close to our venue, around 100 metres.  

Night bus

Stagecoach run night buses between Blackbird Leys, Templars Square, Cowley Road and the city centre.

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

Oxford buses are equipped with bus lowering systems and steps, or easier access.

By train

Oxford railway station is around two miles away, with lines for London, Reading, Didcot Parkway, Banbury, Birmngham and further afield, with First Great Western, CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways.

All details on accessibilty features of rail stations, entrance and exits, services including ramps, height adjustable counters, indication loops, toilets (radar key), and and staff support can be found at National Rail.

Parking and by car

We’re are easy to get to by all major approach roads, including the M40, A40, A34 an A44.

If you’re driving, the local streets have limited options. There’s Union Street car park, behind Tesco Metro, opposite to our venue for pay and display parking. Use sat nav OX4 1JP. Charges vary, so check when you park.

Disabled parking and by car

We do not have our own parking facilities, but there’s bays reserved around the local streets. Council car parks (Union Street) has 74 spaces, but click here to find out about the blue badge scheme and parking options nearby.

By bike

Look out for bike racks in local streets and on Cowley Road, Oxford loves cyclists.

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+).

Some shows that are 14+ but -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+).

Look for these signs, 14+, 16+, 18+, 21+… before you book and remember to carry proof of age if you need it. Find out what we accept and more in our FAQs.

Have we got it all covered?

Hopefully, but if we’ve missed anything, it will be in our FAQs.