academy music group

the uk's leading owner

and operator of live music

and club venues

Latest news

Sam Smith ‘In The Lonely Hour Tour' 2015


Following ‘In The Lonely Hour’ landing at #1 for the second time, Sam Smith announces headline UK tour dates for March 2015. [Read more]

Hozier announces UK headline shows


The ‘Take Me To Church’ singer will hit the road in November and January to perform his highly anticipated UK shows. [Read more]

Four O2 Academy venues chosen for the Jagermeister Music Tour 2014


Jägermeister is proud to announce its fourth Jägermeister Music UK Tour in December 2014. [Read more]

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O2 Academy Leicester

Academy Music Group and the University of Leicester’s Students’ Union launched O2 Academy Leicester on campus in September 2010.

The Students’ Union, housed in the Percy Gee building, is the heart of the University of Leicester following a £15m development. The introduction of the 1,450 capacity live music and club venue was an integral feature of this programme, with first-class facilities to cater for the biggest live acts on the touring circuit.

With a vibrant local scene, there are two additional production-complete venues on site, O2 Academy2 Leicester (500 capacity) and the Scholar for 250 patrons, all of which operate independently, as well as simultaneously.