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O2 Academy Sheffield


37-43 arundel gate,


sheffield, s1 2pn  

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In November 2007, Academy Music Group completed the leasehold acquisition of the former Roxy nightclub on Arundel Gate in Sheffield. A large, purpose built entertainment venue, the Roxy had various incarnations from the Top Rank Suite in the 1970s and 1980s, famed for gigs from The Police, The Clash, The Jam and David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Tour in 1972.

Legendary DJ Don Letts was a resident at Roxy’s nightclub, representing its cutting edge status as a cult venue in the North of England and in the late 1980s it was known as ‘Barry Noble’s Roxy’. Sheffield welcomed its chart nights, such as TV’s ‘Hit Man And Her’ (1989) and hit makers of the day including Kylie Minogue. 

Consistently reported for demolition since the 1990s, Academy Music Group was delighted to acquire a prime City Centre location and a landmark building. It opened on Friday 11th April 2008, with a sell-out gig from local heroes Reverend and The Makers and an after-party courtesy of Jarvis Cocker. 

The £3.5m development includes a large auditorium with a capacity of 2,350 and a secondary smaller room, emulating the success of its multi-room format at other AMG venues across the country, to hold 500. 

Over the years, Academy Music Group has built a successful model of venues with varying capacities and as a company is totally committed to supporting new music and emerging talent. The roll-out of smaller rooms, with capacities of 400-600, in regions such as Sheffield is important to the development the Group, the industry and new artists, who need to play in professionally run, production-complete venues in the early stages of their careers.

Academy Music Group invested a further £750,000 in PA, lighting and A/V to create one of its most dynamic and advanced live music venue to date and its flexibility ensures an outstanding club space.


Awards
• Exposed Magazine Awards ‘Best Live Venue’ 2008

 

venue details

CAPACITY

2,100
Stalls - 1600
Balcony - 500

A varied number of capacity options for all users, offering production complete facilities, tailor-made to suit each live event. Venue options range from 500 (O2 Academy 2 Sheffield) to 1,600 (O2 Academy Sheffield, stalls only) to full capacity of 2,100

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SECURITY

Showsec International Ltd

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CREW

Please arrange with Technical Manager in advance

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BARRIER

In-house

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STAGE DIMENSIONS

Width: 13.71m
Upstage width is 9.5m
Downstage edge is 10.58m (in between speaker stacks)
Depth: 9.44m
Height: 1.04m
 
CLEARANCE :
3.9m
 

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POWER

SOUND        
63 Amp 3 Phase for house PA and house monitors
63 Amp 3 Phase for touring PA and touring monitors
 
LIGHTING:     
200 Amp powerloc or 125 Amp CeeForm 3 Phase for house lights and touring lights
 

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PARKING FACILITIES

2 trucks and 2 buses can be accommodated
2 x 16 Amp CeeForm power for buses

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DRESSING ROOMS

3 x dressing rooms, 1 with en-suite, plasma TV, iPod docking station
Additional shower room (2 units)

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LOADING POINTS

6 x 0.75 tonne points – Rear, Mid and Front truss. Lodestar 1 tonne motorised chain hoists with 0.75 tonne load
2 x 10m Ballroom Truss lengths above stage
1 x 12m Ballroom Truss length in front of stage
2 x Triangle Truss shapes above the dance floor
 

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PRODUCTION OFFICE

+44 114 253 7788
Wireless internet

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MERCHANDISE

Purpose built booth in auditorium
CMI handle the concession
Please call +44 20 8543 7986 to discuss prior to event
 

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CATERING

Kitchen situated on ground level with a flat load in
Productions must bring their own cooker and gas supply
Please ensure gas can be moved off site before doors
32 Amp 3 Phase on CeeForm
Numerous 13 Amp sockets available
 

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PA SPECIFICATION

18 x Nexo Geo D Cabinets
12 x Nexo S2 Sub Cabinets
Nexo 242 System Processer
BSS FDS 366T Loudspeaker Management system for S2
Camco V6 Amplification
Crown I-T8000 Amplification
 
NB - House Subs can be stored underneath the stage to accommodate visiting production requirements

Soundcraft Vi6
BSS Z-FDS 960 Graphic Equaliser
Tascam CD01U CD Player
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
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
 

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LIGHTING

8 x Robe 700AT Spots
8 x Robe 575 AT Wash
4 x Atomic Strobes
4 x “4 Cell” Robe LED Blinders
8 x Bars of Par64 Complete
6 x S4 Junior Zoom
1 x Unique 2 Water based haze
1 x Unique Viper High Output Smoke Machine
4 x CS4 moving ACL’s
4 x “4 Cell” Blinder
4 x 18x10 Amp Dimensions Dimmers
 
LIGHTING CONTROL:
 
Pearl Expert Control Desk
 

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VIDEO SYSTEM

6m retractable screen mounted on the back wall
1 x Sanyo PDGDXT 5200 lumens projector
1 x Sanyo PLCSU25 1800 lumens projector
Kramer distribution

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CURFEWS

Curfews may apply, please contact venue management for further details

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VENUE DETAILS:

O2 Academy Sheffield
37-43 Arundel Gate
Sheffield
S1 2PN    
Tel: 0114 253 7777
Fax: 0114 253 7772
Email: mail@o2academysheffield.co.uk
Web: www.o2academysheffield.co.uk

CONTACTS:

GENERAL MANAGER
Justin Smith
+44 114 253 7770
justin@o2academysheffield.co.uk

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
Ian Delaney
+44 114 253 7771
ian@o2academysheffield.co.uk

TECHNICAL MANAGER
Paul Glave
+44 114 253 7775
paul@o2academysheffield.co.uk

BARS MANAGER
Adam Browne
+44 114 253 7775
adam@o2academysheffield.co.uk

BOX OFFICE:
0844 477 2000
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