academy music group


the uk's leading owner


and operator of live music


and club venues

Latest news

New PA system for O2 Academy Oxford

19/09/2016

Academy Music Group (AMG) has enlisted Liverpool based installation specialist, Adlib, to supply and install a Coda Audio LA12 / SC8 PA system. [Read more]


An Evening For Jack

05/09/2016

A celebration of the life and music of Jack Bruce will take place at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, with very special guest performances. [Read more]


Primal Scream announce tour for November / December

19/09/2016

The Scottish rockers are hitting the road again to play 18 shows across the UK. [Read more]


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Venue focus

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

The West London, award-winning O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire has been a prominent landmark on London’s entertainment scene for over 100 years, often chosen by artists for its extraordinary level of intimacy and historic importance on the touring circuit.

Architecturally the venue is stunning, still retaining the original 1903 design with the grandeur of its early years. Designed and built by Frank Matcham as the flagship of the “Empire” chain of variety theatres, it was taken under the wing of the BBC in the 1950s and converted into a television theatre. Shows such as Crackerjack, The Old Grey Whistle Test, That’s Life, Hancock and Wogan were transmitted from there. 

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire averages some 200 shows, attracting some 300,000 persons, per year and has been loved by artists, music industry executives, the media, and music-lovers alike for generations.