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O2 Academy Leeds


55 cookridge street,


leeds, ls2 3aw

venue info

O2 Academy Leeds is a spectacular building situated at the site of the former Town and Country Club and in more recent years, Creation nightclub (2001-2004), AMG restored the Grade I listed building to its former glory as one of the City’s most historic music venues. 

Originally the Coliseum building on Cookridge Street, the venue was opened in 1885 by the Prince and Princess of Wales. Designed by William Bakewell, in Gothic style, it featured an ornate stone frontage and a hall described as ‘one of the finest in the North of England’ (Kelly’s Directory – 1914). 

In its early years, it was used for circus and Variety shows of the day, through to political meetings and religious gatherings. Changing hands between various theatre and property developers, the Coliseum converted to a cinema in 1938 and was renamed the Gaumont. It closed in March 1961 and re-opened as a Bingo Hall and Social club, through to use as a television studio in the 1980s until 1991. 

From 1992 to 2000, it was home to the legendary Town and Country Club, playing host to many high profile acts including Blur, INXS, Mark Knopfler and The Stones Roses.

Following a £4.5m refurbishment, the venue opened with an outstanding show by the most successful band from the City, Kaiser Chiefs on Wednesday 8th October 2008. 

Since opening, the venue has been an instant hit with artists and promoters and customers, all delighted the venue retains as many original features and grandeur of its former years by converting back to the theatre format, but adding up to the minute and facilities and production values.

Designed to the highest technical specification, the auditorium is theatre style and has a capacity of 2,300 with original brick features and exposed beams and perfectly combines its magnificent heritage with a modern development. 

The venue also has a 400 capacity second room downstairs called ‘Underground’. An intimate club space, it marks a contemporary twist to AMG’s venue portfolio, with minimal design and multiple screens, top of the range PA and lighting specification to host the perfect club events and pre and post bar trade. 

Awards
• Total Production International Awards 2013, 2012, 2009 ‘Favourite Venue’ (nomination)

venue details

CAPACITY

2300

Stalls: 1800
Balcony: 500 mixed unreserved or reserved seating and unreserved standing.

Capacity options range from 1,800 (stalls only) to 2,300 persons

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SECURITY

Showsec International Ltd - booked by venue

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BARRIER

In house

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STAGE DIMENSIONS

Width:40ft / 12.12m
Depth: 24.42ft / 7.4m
Height: 4.3ft / 1.3m
Clearance: 21ft / 6.36m

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RISERS

4x 4ft by 8ft Litedeck with stock of 6”, 12” and 24” legs
1 x 2ft by 8ft Litedeck with stock of 48” legs suitable for DJ setup

 

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POWER

Please note Powerlock connections

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SOUND

63 Amp 3 Phase available for touring sound

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LIGHTING

200 Amp 3 Phase available for touring lights

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LAND LINES / SHORE POWER

2 x 16 Amp Single Phase Ceeform Supplies (Portland Crescent)
2 x 32 Amp Single Phase Ceeform Supplies (Cookridge Street)
 

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LOAD IN

Push down from street (Portland Crescent) at the stage end of the venue onto main auditorium floor – approximately 50ft
 

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LOAD OUT

Please note that on shows with an early curfew (club nights) you will be expected to load out via stage and stage left exits

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PARKING FACILITIES

Power is available
Articulated lorries must tip and go to either Elland Road, Leeds United FC or Leeds Armories
Extra Parking for buses can be arranged at Leeds Metropolitan University (2 mins walk), £50 per vehicle all day subject to availability.
Very limited street parking
Truck Dispensation by arrangement in advance with Leeds City Council, via venue
 

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CATERING ACCESS & FACILITIES

Kitchen access via lift on the ground floor
Large catering sink, preparation surface, microwave and fridge freezer
Catering can stay in during the show if required
 
CATERING POWER:
32 Amp single Phase on Ceeform
Numerous 13 Amp sockets available
 

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MERCHANDISE

CMI handle the concession
Please call +44 20 8543 7986 to discuss prior to event
 

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TOWELS

Towel hire available – please arrange in advance

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PRODUCTION OFFICE

+44 1133 891 570
+44 1133 891 571
Wireless Internet
Speakers installed to allow for main room monitoring
 

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DRESSING ROOMS

Dressing Rooms 1 & 2 both have  en-suite shower rooms, plasma TV, fridges 
Sound system available with inputs for MP3 players / CD players
Dressing Room 3 has full access to showers and toilet – opposite
 

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CREW SHOWER ROOM

Shower block containing toilets and 2 showers cubicles for touring crew use - located above catering
 

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RIGGING / LOADING POINTS

Due to the nature of the building there is a static ground supported mother grid (James Thomas Engineering 76 x 52 Supertruss on 30.5 x 30.5 legs)

A full rigging plot is available on request
 

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PA

Please note there is a £500 de-rig charge for house PA
 

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LIGHTING POINTS

There is standard provision for 3 x 10 meter trusses, made from 52 x 52 GP Truss. Each has two 1 tonne motors on 1 tonne points. If the position of the truss needs to be changed then we will require a diagram with dimensions and weight approx. 4 weeks before a show.

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PA POINTS

Due to the large depth of the balcony the PA in two arrays, with the majority of the PA on purpose built ground support. If you wish to use your own PA, please supply a plot, weights and dimensions at least 4 weeks before the show.

NB: A full rigging plot is available on request.

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FOH SYSTEM

D&B J Series Line Array split into 2 hangs
3 x boxes per side covering the balcony
5 x boxes per side covering the stalls / floor
4 x D&B J series Subs per side

FOH DESK:
Soundcraft Vi6 FOH desk
BSS Z-FDS 960 Graphic Equaliser
Tascam CDRW900 CD Writer
 

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STAGE MONITORS

12 x Martin LE1500
Martin Blackline H3 Sidefills
Martin Blackline S218 Sub Enclosure
334 Minidrive control
Crown Amplification

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MONITOR DESK

Soundcraft Vi6 Monitor Desk
BSS Opal Graphic Equalisers
48-way Analogue Multicore with split at FOH and on stage for travelling Monitor desks or recording
 

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MICROPHONES

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
 

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LIGHTING

LIGHTING CONTROL:
1 x Avolites Diamond 4 Elite console
1 x Avolites Pearl Expert
 
LIGHTING FIXTURES:
8 x Robe 700 AT Spot set in mode 1
8 x Robe 575 AT Wash Zoom set in mode 2
4 x Robe 4 Cell LED Blinders    
4 x 8 Cell Blinders above front truss
4 x CS4 Moving ACL 8 x S4 Junior Zoom
8 x 6 way Bars of Par 64 (4 with cp 61 4 with cp62 lamps)
6 x Short nose Par 64 Double Yoke floor cans
2 x DT7000 Digital Spot / Video Projectors 6500 lumen (positions on front truss)
6 x Robe 250 AT Spot
6 x Robe 170 Spot AT
10 x Martin Atomic Strobes
12 x Anolis Arcline 36 under the balcony
4 x 144 Arcpower
4 x  Anolis Arcline 36 driven by 2 arcpower 72 on circle
4x Robe 170 recess under the balcony
1 x Unique Hazer mark 2
1 x Unique Viper High output smoke
 

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AV / VIDEO SYSTEM

13 x Samsung 32 inch LCDTV behind the bars
1 x Hippotizer Stage Dual Output with version 3 zookeeper software and DMX control
2 x Kramer VP 8x8 VGA Matrix
1 x Panasonic WV-CL920A Camera including specialist Lens
1 x Denon DN-V310 DVD player
 

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CLUB SHOWS

Please note that on shows with an early curfew, house stacks and racks will be used
Touring monitors / desks and lighting specials are permitted
 

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VENUE DETAILS:

O2 Academy Leeds
55 Cookridge Street
Leeds
LS2 3AW   
Tel: +44 113 389 1500
Fax: +44 113 389 1556
Email: mail@o2academyleeds.co.uk
Web: www.o2academyleeds.co.uk

CONTACTS:

GENERAL MANAGER
Andy Mackenzie
+44 113 389 1550
andy@o2academyleeds.co.uk

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
Jack Clulow
+44 113 389 1551
jack@o2academyleeds.co.uk

TECHNICAL MANAGER
Greg McKay
+44 113 389 1557
greg@o2academyleeds.co.uk

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL MANAGER
Peter Shorten
+44 113 389 1558
peter@o2academyleeds.co.uk

BARS MANAGER
Rachel Hardman
+44 113 389 1552
rachael@o2academyleeds.co.uk

BOX OFFICE:
0844 477 2000
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