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O2 Academy Birmingham


16-18 horsefair,


birmingham, b1 1db

venue info

In September 2009, AMG opened its new Birmingham venue in Horsefair, B1, after 9 previous years in Dale End, Birmingham. With a full building capacity of 3,859, it really is one of a kind in the Midlands, with three venues under one roof. A £5.5m development, all rooms are unique, feature state of the art production, with outstanding facilities for artists and customers. The main auditorium has a capacity of 3,009 with a seated balcony and attracts the biggest touring artists to Birmingham. Academy Music Group is committed to supporting new talent and has two additional smaller rooms, O2 Academy 2 Birmingham (600) and O2 Academy 3 Birmingham (250), for emerging artists to play in professionally equipped environments and is perfectly positioned for artists to return, playing to a larger audience on their development path. Birmingham was the first City outside of London, Academy Music Group chose to expand its venue portfolio over a decade ago. All venues can operate independently, or simultaneously.


Awards:

• Birmingham Mail 2005 -  'Best Concert Venue' (over 500)

• Birmingham Mail 2005 - ‘Best Club/Club Night’

• NME Awards ‘Best Venue’ (nomination 2005 and 2004)

• BEDA Awards ‘Best Venue’ (nomination 2004)

venue details

CAPACITY

3,009

Stalls  2,410
Balcony  599

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SECURITY

Showsec International Ltd - bokoed through venue

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CREW

All Alliance - booked through venue

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FACILITIES

Production Offices 2

Dressing Rooms 3 (all en-suite)

Catering (kitchen/dining room)

Additional showers/WCs for touring crew

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BARRIER

In house Mojo for stage and bike rack for FOH

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STAGE

Depth   10m
Width   13m
Height   1.1m

CLEARANCE: 5.39m

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RISERS

A large selections of risers are included in the hire of venue, O2 Academy has several 8x8 drum risers

Please contact the Technical Manager in advance to arrange

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POWER

Sound  SL -  63A 3 Phase cee form
63A 3 phase Mains distribution with 16A and 32A single phase output

Lighting SR - 300A on powerlocks
125A 3 phase cee form
32A 3 phase cee form

Catering 2 x 32 Amp 3 Phase 

 

  

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LOAD IN

The load in to the stage is a ramp down from Irving Street through double doors 2.4m wide x 2.2m high to floor level and then a ramp up to stage left

It is approximately 10/12m from the back of the truck to the side of the stage 
 

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PARKING

Bow Street; adjacent to the venue
Can fit 3 buses
Power can be provided for 3 buses
16A single phase or 32A 3 phase

Parking for two trucks - one in layby on Irving Street and one on the road

Parking must be arranged in advance and the venue must be provided with vehicle license plates and arrival times is 48 hours in advance  

Cars / Splitters:                      
The venue has parking spaces in the Church opposite the venue
(This is done on a request basis)
 

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CATERING

Catering area is provided for touring caterers, the area backstage is used as a kitchen

Serving area is to be set up in the main room, therefore must be clear before doors

Room 5.9m x 4.5m
1 x large upright fridge freezer
1 x Stainless steel workbench
2 x 32 Amp / 3 Phase sockets
6 x double 13amp sockets
1x large extractor
2 x large industrial sinks
Tables and chairs to seat 24 

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MERCHANDISE

Purpose built booth in auditorium
CMI handle the concession

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FACILITIES - DRESSING ROOMS/PRODUCTION:

3 x dressing rooms (all en suite)
2 x Production office (1 en suite)
Crew changing room
Touring flight case storage 

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PA SPECIFICATION

FOH: 
12 x L’Acoustics VDOSC
12 x L’Acoustics SB218
8 x L’Acoustics dVDOSC
Powered by LA8 Amplification
Balcony delays and fills are Adlib proprietary boxes powered by Crown XTi amplification

CONTROL:

2 x Soundcraft Vi6
1 X Soundcraft Vi1
2 x Digidesign / Avid Venue V3 MixRacks with standard venue plugins and FWx cards with 32 Ch update

NB – These desks service all three venues with the needs of the main room first

Please contact the Technical Manager in advance if you have a preferred desk

1 x Tascam CDRW900 CD Writer
1 x BSS FDS-960 Stereo Graphic EQ
 
 MULTICORE:
48 channels to Front of House with splits for monitors and recording
 

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MONITORS

12 x Martin LE1500   
1 x AA215 DrumSub                         
5 x BSS 334 Minidrive           
4 x Crown Xti 1000 Amplifier             
5 x Crown Xti 4000 Power Amplifier
2 x Martin Blackline S218 Sub          
2 x Martin Blackline H3                                 
1 x BSS 336 Minidrive           
2 x Crown Xti 1000 Amplifier             
2 x Crown Xti 4000 Amplifier

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CONTROL

1 x Soundcraft Vi6 Digital Console or Digidesign MixRack Console

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MICROPHONES AND STANDS

A selection of microphones from Shure/Sennheiser/AKG, BSS DI
Please contact the Technical Manager for a full list

MICROPHONE STANDS:

20 K&M Tall booms
16 K&M Short booms 

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HOUSE LIGHTING

Control is from an Avolites Pearl expert with Titan software
 
Conventional lighting is supplied with 72 channels of Light Processor dimmers and there are 60 channels of hot power available. This is distributed via a custom built patch bay system. Alternatively, touring production can use their own dimming and patching using house power supplied on powerlocs

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LIGHTING FIXTURES

8 x Robe 700 AT Spots
6 x Robe 575 Wash Zoom
4 x Mac 301
2 x Robe 4 Cell LED Blinders
4 x 8 Cell Blinders
8 x Source 4 Junior Zoom
1 x Unique 2 Water Based Hazer
1 x Viper High Performance smoke machine
8 x Bars of 6 X Par 64 
  
These can be used on their own or in conjunction with touring production

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RIGGING

House lighting is positioned on six 1 tonne points over stage, giving a front, middle and back truss

Back Truss  – 36 feet – 2 x 1 tonne Loadstar hoists – 2 x 1.5 Tonne Load Arrestors
Mid Truss  – 39 feet – 2 x 1 tonne Loadstar hoists – 2 x 1.5 Tonne Load Arrestors
Front Truss  – 39 feet – 2 x 1 tonne Loadstar hoists – 2 x 1.5 Tonne Load Arrestors

2 x Diamond Trusses above dance floor – 8 x 500 kg hoists

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CURFEWS

Curfews apply on club nights, please contact the General Manager for further details

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VENUE DETAILS:

O2 Academy Birmingham
16-18 Horsefair
Birmingham
B1 1DB
Tel: + 44 121 622 8250
Fax: + 44 121 622 8275
Email: mail@o2academybirmingham.co.uk
Web: www.o2academybirmingham.co.uk

CONTACTS:

GENERAL MANAGER
Louise Stamp
+ 44 121 622 8242
louise@o2academybirmingham.co.uk

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
Stephen Rees
+44 121 622 8243
stephen@o2academybirmingham.co.uk

TECHNICAL MANAGER
Phil Shenton
+44 121 622 8249
phil@o2academybirmingham.co.uk

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL MANAGER
Stuart Duncan
+ 44 121 622 8249
stuart@o2academybirmingham.co.uk

BARS MANAGER
TBC
+ 44 121 622 8245
 

BOX OFFICE:
0844 477 2000
24 Hours 7 Days www.ticketweb.co.uk

Venue Box Office is open for personal callers Monday - Friday 11.30pm-5pm, Saturday 11.30am-3.30pm and sells tickets for all AMG venues nationwide (no booking fee charged for cash transactions)