academy music group
the uk's leading owner
and operator of live music
and club venues
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O2 Academy Glasgow
In March 2003, AMG expanded to Scotland with O2 Academy Glasgow, following a multi-million pound development of the former New Bedford Cinema. The New Bedford originally opened in 1921 as a cinema theatre venue and is now a magnificent 2,500 capacity live music venue, which retains the grandeur of the art deco period including original ceiling features, balcony and boxes, proscenium arch around the stage, paneling on the stairwell; as well as the original façade.
The venue houses a state of the art sound and lighting system and has the option of converting to a short hall format for shows requiring a smaller 1,100 capacity that is production complete or alternatively, a fully seated configuration. More recently, AMG configured a second 250 capacity venue, O2 Academy2 Glasgow, for newer, emerging artists.
O2 Academy Glasgow welcomes in the region 130 concerts and specialist club events per year. A focal point of the Scottish live music scene, the venue attracts up to 250,000 persons per annum.