academy music group

the uk's leading owner

and operator of live music

and club venues

Latest news

Europe and Black Star Riders announce UK tour dates


The rockers will hit the road in March 2015 to perform across the UK. [Read more]

The Pretty Reckless announce autumn UK headline tour dates


The ‘Messed Up World’ singers will hit the road this November much to the delight of UK fans. [Read more]

Blondie announce add further shows to impromptu UK tour


Due to overwhelming demand, the ‘Heart Of Glass’ singers add further dates to UK tour. [Read more]

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O2 Academy Newcastle

Originally built as a Picture House (The New Westgate) in 1927, O2 Academy Newcastle was also once the legendary Majestic Ballroom, famed for a performance by The Beatles in 1963. 

In 2005, a £4m refurbishment of the site by AMG created a magnificent near 2,000 capacity auditorium. O2 Academy Newcastle has retained the original ceiling features, stairways, stage and balcony creating a dramatic and atmospheric space.

AMG has invested heavily in its production equipment to offer high quality, professional, in-house services as standard. The venue also has the capability to become an ‘all seated’ format as an alternative arrangement.

The 400 capacity O2 Academy2 Newcastle is a stand-alone gig venue and also acts as a second room for club nights and dance events. It is perfect for showcasing new talent from the local area and breaking new acts on the touring circuit.

O2 Academy Newcastle attracts over 400 events in a given year across its two sites, thus over 250,000 visitors.