O2 Academy Brixton
211 stockwell rd,
london, sw9 9sl
The award-winning Academy Theatre was built in 1929 as the flagship of the Astoria Group’s chain of atmospheric variety theatres. The venue boasts a magnificent Art Deco interior, with a grand entrance hall and sweeping double stairway in the foyer. The main auditorium contains Europe’s largest fixed stage, framed by an elaborate proscenium arch based on the design of the Rialto Bridge. It was the first truly atmospheric English theatre where built-up forms were combined with colour and plasterwork to produce the illusion of an auditorium with the atmosphere of the outdoors.
O2 Academy Brixton is a celebrated venue on the European and UK tour circuit with acts such as Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Radiohead, The Clash, N*E*R*D, Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Missy Elliot, P!nk, REM and the Pixies choosing to play there because there isn’t an atmosphere to touch it.
In 2009, one of the most important bands in the history of popular music, The Specials, performed five sell-out nights at O2 Academy Brixton, 30 years since the release of their debut single 'Gangsters'.
In November 2007, O2 Academy was delighted to host 5 outstanding sell-out Sex Pistols shows to celebrate three decades since their seminal debut album was unleashed.
In November 2000, the venue was chosen by Madonna to play to a selected audience as a “club” gig. This show was broadcast on the Internet and accessed via an estimated audience amounting to “9 MILLION HITS” – a world record!
The O2 Academy easily has the capacity to transform from a gig venue into a club and dance environment using its unique ‘level dance floor’; also suitable for awards ceremonies and dinners. The legendary NME Awards will take place at O2 Academy Brixton in February 2010.
O2 Academy Brixton can also be fully seated and has welcomed events such as Little Britain Live, Russell Brand, Jimmy Carr and The Mighty Boosh.
• NME Awards 2007 – ‘Best Venue’ (O2 Academy Brixton has won 12 times between 1994-2007)
• Total Production 2014, 2013, 2012, 2006 and 2004 – The production industry’s ‘Favourite Venue’ (nominated in 2008)
• ILMC 'Arthur' Award 2011 and 1997 – ‘Venue of the Year'
• Music Week UK 'Venue Of The Year': 2009 and 1996
• Smoooth Radio 'Love London' Awards 2010 – ‘Best Venue'
• Time Out Award 2004 – ‘Live Venue of the Year’
• Vote London (TFL) 2003: No. 1 for “Cool Clubs & Music”
• BBC London 94.9 Robert Elms Show (2003) - 'Best London Venue'
• Live! Magazine 2000, 2001 and 2002 - 'Best UK Venue'
• Live! Magazine 1994, 1997 and 1999 - European 'Venue Of The Year'
Total capacity: 4,921
Standing in Stalls: 3,760
Circle Unreserved Seating/Rear Standing:1,161
All Seated: 2,309
+ Standing Circle: 78
Club set up with level dance floor: 4,300
AP Security - booked through the venuetop
4’ high, 4’ deep supplied by the venue
Stage Right - lights 3 phase *300 Amps on power locks
Stage Left - sound 3 phase *200 Amps on cams or 125 CeeForm
Various other power sources available
On one level – from streettop
Private parking available with prior arrangement
Trucks leave on completion of load in
Kitchen and dining area situated next to the stagetop
CMI handle the concession
Please call +44 20 8543 7986 to discuss prior to event
Towel hire available, please arrangetop
BACK STAGE FACILITIES
Promoter office with phone lines and wireless internet
+44 20 7787 3119
Production office with phone lines and wireless internet
+44 20 7787 3117
1 x Green Room with kitchen, WC and games
2 x main dressing rooms
4 x secondary dressing rooms
2 positions at front of circle to cater for 4 follow spots – must be advised in advance
2 x 16’ screens mounted Stage Left and Right
2 x Sanyo PDGDDXT10 focused on screens from projector room
14 x 42” LCD screens mounted around the auditorium
4 x 42” LCD screens in the VIP bar
1 x Kramer 8x8 video matrix switcher
1 x DVD player
VGA inputs to video system on stage with composite feed
RA BAR PA
2 x Funktion 1 AX 88
1 x Logic System 2 x 18’ sub
Powered by MC2 Amplification
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