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O2 Academy Bournemouth


570 christchurch rd,


bournemouth, bh1 4bh

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O2 Academy Bournemouth originally opened as The Grand Pavilion Theatre in 1895 with various incarnations over the years. It was first used as a circus, and in 1899 became The Boscombe Grand Theatre for its music hall days and The Boscombe Hippodrome several years later. In recent times it has converted to a dance hall, a Royal Ballroom and was a renowned venue for the disco era of the 70s, club acts of the 80s and the dance explosion of the 90s. 

A Grade II listed building, in more recent times, it changed to the Opera House and still boasts a magnificent interior with period features, including the proscenium arch, art-deco styling and ornate steel work. The main auditorium is the heart of the venue. A stunning theatre, there are three levels for seating, plus royal boxes and booths.

Awards:

• Best Bar None Awards 2013 – ‘Best Entertainment Venue’
 

venue details

CAPACITY

Standing: 1,800 free-flow (plus 75 guests)
 
Seated capacity: 700
400 Ground Floor
80 Dress Circle
200 Gods
2 x Royal Boxes (10 in each)
 
6 bars over 3 rooms

TIMES AND RESTRICTIONS:

Noise curfews: 5am - 7.30am (7 days a week)           
Live shows: 7pm -11pm            
Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult
Under 21s require ID to buy alcohol
 
Club events: Sun - Thurs: 3am curfew; Fri - Sat: 5am curfew
                      
Gallery Bar: Available for aftershows and private parties - 400 capacity

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VENUE INFORMATION

Lower balcony to floor: 7’
 
Mixer position to stage: 49’ (measured from front of mixer position)
 
Mixer position: Rear of Dancefloor
12’ x 15’ - Cannot be extended unless production holds advised when show is confirmed
 
Storage:  End of kitchen

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PA STACK POSITION

In-house system flown side stage left and right
Touring rigs to stack on stage
To stack on floor, please advise in advance to calculate saleable capacity.  Charges apply to de-rig house system
 

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PARKING

TRUCKS & BUSES

In service road behind venue off Christchurch road (opposite ALDI supermarket)
Can fit 3 vehicles in total (2 lorries + 1 bus, 3 buses etc)
Venue must be provided with vehicle licence plates and arrival times 48 hrs in advance 
Trucks must park up first to get access to load in area
Power can be provided for 3 buses

CAR

Sovereign Shopping Centre Car Park behind venue.  £4 for 24 hrs parking – ground floor only (higher floors are locked at 6pm)

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LOAD IN

Service road off Christchurch road opposite ALDI Supermarket
 
The doors to stage are 4’ 7” wide by 7’ 1” high for load in access
 
Ramp to stage

Please ask for further access information if required

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FOLLOW SPOT

Spot positions:            
Venuemust be advised in advance and provision for production holds made
 

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BARRIER

In-house for stage and FOH

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PA

1 x Soundcraft Vi6
1 x BSS FDS-960 Graphic Equaliser
22 x DVDOSC WST enclosure
6 x dV-Subs (2 Flown, 4 Groundstacked)
6 x SB28 sub woofers (Groundstacked)
1 x LA8 Amplified controller

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STAGE DIMENSIONS

Height: 4’
31’ 9” from stage to top of proscenium arch
Width: 28’
27’ 4” Proscenium arch to proscenium arch
Depth: 28’
Stage clearance: 37’
Floor clearance: 41’   Dancefloor to proscenium arch
Mother Grid loading: 1 tonne per point
PA Wings: n/a
Rigging: Call Technical Manager for details

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POWER DETAILS

LIGHTING: 
Stage right 3 phase 200amp power locks
1 x 125 3ph socket
1 x 63 3ph socket
2 x 32 3ph socket

PA:  
Stage left 1 x 63 3ph socket
1 x 32 3ph socket

VIDEO:  
Up Stage (Back wall) 1x 63A 3 phase
 

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PA SPECIFICATION

 Main PA:
1 x Soundcraft Vi6
1 x BSS FDS-960 Graphic Equaliser
22 x DVDOSC WST enclosure
6 x dV-Subs (2 Flown, 4 Groundstacked)
6 x SB28 sub woofers (Groundstacked)
1 x LA8 Amplified controller
 
Stage Infills:

 
2 x AA1214 Full Range
1 x Crown Xti Power Amplifier
 

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STAGE MONITORS

1 x Soundcraft Vi4
12 x Martin LE1500
1 x AA215 DrumSub
5 x BSS 334 Minidrives
1 x BSS 336 Minidrive
6 x Crown Xti 1000 Amplifiers
7 x Crown Xti 4000 Amplifiers
6 x BSS FDS-966 Opal Graphic Equaliser
2 x Martin Blackline S218
2 x Martin Blackline H3 Side Fills
 

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MULTICORE SYSTEM

48 x Male-Female
8 x returns to stage
8 x returns to amp room
4 x 12 way Stage Boxes to tails
3 x 48 way Breakout looms
3 x Returns/Monitor Looms
 

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MICROPHONES

10 x BSS DI box
6 x AKG451B Condenser
8 x Sennheiser e604
1 x Sennheiser e602
1 x AKG D112
1 x Shure Beta 52
1 x Shure Beta 91
6 x Shure Beta 57A
 

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DJ EQUIPMENT

Available for Main Room and Gallery Bar
2 x Technics 1210 mk2
3 x Pioneer CDJ 1000 CD Players
1 x Pioneer DJM 800 DJ Mixer
1 x Allen and Heath Zone 64 DJ mixer
 

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LIGHTING

1 x Avolites Diamond 4 Elite
 
6 x Robe 575 Spot AT
4 x Robe 575 Wash AT
4 x Robe 700 Spot AT
6 x GLP Impression Touring Pack
2 x CS4 Spotlines
4 x Martin Atomic Strobes
 
1 x 48 Way ART 2000 Dimmer rack
6 x Bars of Par 64
4 x 4 Cell Molfay Blinders
 
1 x Unique water based Haze Machine
1 x Viper High Output Smoke Machine
 
6 x 1 tonne Loadstars
10 x 10 ft GP 20.5 Truss
2 x Base Plates
 

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RISERS

One 8’ x 8’ drum riser
 

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PRODUCTION OFFICE

PRODUCTION OFFICE:
Backstage:        2 desks
Phone lines:     + 44 1202 399 922
Fax available on request
Wireless Internet available on request
 
 

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DRESSING ROOMS

4 accessed only from backstage
Showers: 4
Toilets: 4         
Towels: Available if requested in advance
Charges £1 per towel and £6 per lost towel
 

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CATERING FACILITIES

Large catering area available with seating, and can remain in use after doors. Direct access backstage is only possible by going outside
 
Gas can be brought into the venue if external caterers are hired. Calor to be kept outside venue and fed through the kitchen, feed through is supplied
 
Catering power:
12 x double 13amp sockets
1 x 32 amp 3 phase

Ice can be provided by venue

 

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CREW

House - to be booked through venue

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SECURITY

House – to be booked through venue

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BOX OFFICE / GUEST LIST STAFF

Provided by venue

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MERCHANDISE

Please contact Venue Manager to discuss arrangements

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VENUE DETAILS:

O2 Academy Bournemouth
570 Christchurch Road
Boscombe
Bournemouth
Dorset  
BH1 4BH
Tel:  01202 399 922
Fax: 01202 646519
Email: mail@o2academybournemouth.co.uk
Web: www.o2academybournemouth.co.uk 
 
CONTACTS:

GENERAL MANAGER
 Will Dore-Dennis
 +44 1202 727 971
 will@o2academybournemouth.co.uk 
   
TECHNICAL MANAGER
Danny Flutter
+44 1202 727 973

dannyf@o2academybournemouth.co.uk
 
BARS MANAGER
Sophie Hudson
+44 1202 727 972
sophie.hudson@o2academybournemouth.co.uk
 
BOX OFFICE:
0844 477 2000 
24 Hours 7 Days ticketweb.co.uk
 
Venue Box Office is open for personal callers Monday - Friday 11am - 5.30pm, Saturday 12 - 4pm. Tickets are available for all AMG venues nationwide (no booking fee charged for cash transactions)