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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 'Best Concert Venue (over 500) 2005

• Birmingham Mail ‘Best Club/Club Night’ 2005

• NME Awards ‘Best Venue’ (nomination 2005 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

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STAGE

Depth   10m
Width   15m
Height   1.1m

CLEARANCE: 6.1m

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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 63 Amp 3 Phase available for touring production
 
Lighting 300 Amps available for touring production on power locs
 
Catering 32 Amp 3 Phase power available
 

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LOAD IN

Off the street via ramp, then either up on to the back of stage or on to venue floor

Please ask for further access information if required

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PARKING

Buses:                                    
Bow Street; adjacent to the venue - can fit 3 buses

Venue must be provided with vehicle licence plates and arrival time is 48 hours in advance

Trucks must tip and go

Power can be provided for 3 buses

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

Large kitchen accessible from load in corridor, catering area on stalls floor. Tables, chairs and a large refrigerator are supplied
 
Gas may be used if external caterers are hired

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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

CONTROL:
1 x Tascam CDRW900 CD Writer –
1 x BSS FDS-960 Stereo Graphic EQ 1
1x Soundcraft Vi6 Digital Console or Digidesign MixRack Console

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

10 x BSS DI
6 x AKG451
8 x Sennheisser 604
1 x Sennheisser 602
1 x AKG D112
1 x Shure Beta 52
1 x Shure Beta 91
6 x Shure Beta 57
4 x Shure Beta 58
4 x Shure 57
6 x Shure 58
 
MICROPHONE STANDS:
20 x Beyerdynamic GST500
10 x Beyerdynamic GST550

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HOUSE LIGHTING

Control is from an Avolites Diamond console, with the option of using an in-house 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

2 x Robe DT 5000 Moving Head Effect Projectors
8 x Robe 700 AT Spot
6 x Robe 575 Wash Zoom
6 x Robe 170 AT Spot
6 x Robe 250 AT Spot
6 x GLP Impressions
4 x Robe 4 cell LED Blinders
4 x CS4 Moving ACL Bars
4 x 8 cell Blinders
1 x DMX Controlled Green Laser
8 x Source 4 Junior Zoom
1 x Unique 2 Water Based Hazer
1 x Viper Smoke Machine
8 x Bars of 6 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
Jack Clulow
+ 44 121 622 8245
jack@o2academybirmingham.co.uk

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

Venue Box Office is open for personal callers Monday - Friday 12pm-4pm, Saturday 11am-4pm and sells tickets for all AMG venues nationwide (no booking fee charged for cash transactions)