academy music group


the uk's leading owner


and operator of live music


and club venues

Latest news

AMG venues welcome the first national Access Card with Nimbus Disability

11/05/2015

Academy Music Group (AMG) venues across the UK have endorsed and introduced the national Access Card scheme from Nimbus Disability, the tool to connect disabled customers with the service industry. [Read more]


Tramlines Festival - Final line-up revealed for 2015

19/05/2015

Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival is thrilled to unveil the final line-up for its 2015 event taking place from 24- 26 July. [Read more]


Bullet For My Valentine back with new album and live dates

22/05/2015

Bullet For My Valentine are proud to announce their eagerly awaited fifth studio album 'Venom' and a huge autumn 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.