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O2 Academy2 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

600

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SECURITY

Showsec International Ltd - booked through venue

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CREW

All Alliance - booked through venue

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BARRIER

In house

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STAGE SIZE

Depth   5m
Width   7m
Height   1.1m

Monitors – stage right on floor

Access to the stage is from a door at the back of the stage

There is a storage cupboard for flight cases
 

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LOAD IN

Off the street, down a flight of stairs, up another flight of stairs onto the stage
 
There is a goods lift for heavier equipment

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PARKING

Buses:                                    
Bow Street; adjacent to the venue

Can fit 3 buses

Venue must be provided with vehicle license plates and arrival times 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)
 
Please note that the main room takes priority

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MERCHANDISE

Space available, charges apply

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TOWELS

Towel hire available, please arrange in advance

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FACILITIES

X 2 dressing rooms

x 1 production office
T. +44 121 622 8218
Wireless internet
 

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PA SPECIFICATION

FOH:

4 x Turbosound TFL760 Floodlight
6 x Turbosound TSW718 sub bass loudspeaker
4 x Turbosound  TCS59 Delay


CONTROL & EFFECTS:

2 x CDRW900 CD writer
1 x BSS FDS 966 opal graphic EQ

Control can be chosen from Digidesign Profile or Soundcraft Vi6 depending on O2 Academy Birmingham’s requirements

MULTICORE:

48 way return to FOH

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MONITORS

6 x LE1500 low profile, high end monitor
3 x 334 minidrive
3 x Crown Xti 1000 amplifier
3 x Crown 4000 power amplification
 
Control can be chosen from Digidesign Profile or Soundcraft Vi6 depending on O2 Academy Birmingham’s requirements
 
3 x BSS – 966 opal graphic EQ
 
FOH control rack:
 
2 x CDRW900 CD writer -1x for playback
1 x BSS FDS 966 opal graphic EQ

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LIGHTING SPECIFICATION

Control is from an Avolites Pearl console, with the option of using an in-house Pearl expert with Titan software

Please note availability is dependant on the requirements of O2 Academy Birmingham
 
Conventional lighting is supplied with 36 channels of Light Processor dimmers and there are 24 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
 
1 x Unique 2 Hazer
1 x Viper Smoke Machine
6 x Bars of 6 Par 64
6 x S4 Junior Zoom
6 x Robe 575
4 x 4 cell Blinders
 
These can be used on their own or in conjunction with touring production
 
O2 Academy2 Birmingham shows can be supplemented with lighting fixtures from the main room by prior arrangement
 

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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 Academy3 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)