academy music group

the uk's leading owner

and operator of live music

and club venues

Latest news

Fat White Family set for O2 Academy Brixton Date


South London five-piece announce their biggest headline show in the form of a one off hometown performance. [Read more]

The Enemy to play for the final time


Following the news that The Enemy will split in 2016, the band announce the Last Orders tour [Read more]

Big Cheese Magazine announces final send off and party at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire


After two decades and 179 issues, the UK’s original music and street culture bible descends on O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire to throw one hell of a farewell party. [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.