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O2 Academy2 Newcastle


westgate road,


newcastle upon tyne, ne1 1sw  

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Historically, the North East has created a wealth of diverse musical talent and the City Centre site already had a musical heritage. Originally built as a Picture House (The New Westgate) in 1927, it was once the legendary Majestic Ballroom, famed for a performance by The Beatles in 1963, who went on to write their biggest selling UK hit, ‘She Loves You’ after the show! As well as The Beatles, The Moody Blues, The Kinks, Spencer Davis Group, The Hollies, Van Morrison and the Small Faces are just a few other famous names that graced the Majestic Ballroom stage. 

AMG announced the successful acquisition of the former Gala Bingo Hall on Westgate Road in April 2005 and a £4m total refurbishment of the site took place to create a magnificent near 2,000 capacity auditorium. Academy Music Group opened O2 Academy Newcastle on Friday 14th October 2005 with an exclusive, sell-out live performance by The Futureheads, plus support from fellow locals, Field Music and Kubichek! 

O2 Academy Newcastle has retained the original ceiling features, stairways, stage and balcony creating a dramatic and atmospheric space to present to major artists and AMG has invested heavily in its production equipment to offer high quality, professional, in-house services as standard. The venue also has the capability to become an ‘all seated’ format as an alternative arrangement for varied shows and events. 

The 400 capacity O2 Academy2 Newcastle is a stand-alone gig venue and also acts as a second room for club nights and dance events. It is perfect for showcasing new talent from the local area and breaking new acts on the touring circuit.

With a legendary ‘up-for-it’ crowd, O2 Academy Newcastle is also home to ‘Bulletproof’’, Newcastle’s longest running club night and the North East’s most successful indie club. Each and every Saturday, ‘Bulletproof’ features guest DJs and live sets. The NME even quoted ‘Bulletproof’ as ‘the who’s who of bands about to become famous!”.


Awards

• Total Production Awards 2006 ‘Best Venue’ (nomination)
• BEDA Awards 2006 ‘Best Venue’ (nomination) 

venue details

CAPACITY

380

TWO ROOMS:

O2 Academy Newcastle now offers multiple performance spaces and options to use two rooms simultaneously following investment in extensive acoustic treatments

Capacity options are to operate O2 Academy2 Newcastle (380) at the same time as stalls only (main room) 1,620 in O2 Academy Newcastle

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SECURITY

In house - booked through venue

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CREW

In house - booked through venue. Please contact Technical Manager to arrange

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BARRIER

In house - for stage and FOH

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STAGE DIMENSIONS

Width:   3.9m
Depth:   4.8m
Height:  0.38m
Clearance: 3.7m

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POWER

2 X 16a single
1 X 32a single

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LOAD IN

Directly through main front doors and into passenger lift (weight restrictions apply)

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PARKING

Available on Fenkle Street - 14 car bays total (can be suspended but charged on advance request)

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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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DRESSING ROOM

1 x room stage left with mirror and work tops (main O2 Academy Newcastle dressing rooms may be available in some situations)

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FOH SYSTEM

FOH PA:
4 x TXD-218 Turbosound Dual 18”
Direct Radiating
2 x TXD-121 Turbosound 12” Loudspeaker
4 x TQ-445 Turbosound 3 Way Compact Loudspeaker

FOH DESK:
SoundCraft MH3 32ch
Digidesign SC48 (please contact Technical Manager to confirm)


FOH FX:
1 x Yamaha SPX2000
2 x TC M1
1 x TC D2 Delay
1 x FCS-966 BSS Graphic

MONITORS:
From FOH desk
 

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MONITOR SYSTEM

2 x Yamaha Dual Graphic
4 x Martin Audio LE1500 Passive/Active Monitor
1 x Turbosound TXD252 Drum Fill 
1 x DBX Driverack 4800
4 x Yamaha 7500 Power Amplifier

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MICROPHONES

4 x Shure Beta 58A
4 x Shure SM58
2 x Shure Beta 57A
4 x Shure SM57
2 x Shure Beta 52
1 x Shure Beta 91A
4 x Sennheiser E604
2 x Sennheiser E906
4 x AKG C391B
8 x BSS AR133 DI
2 x Beringher DI100
 

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LIGHTING

2 x Bar of 6 x Par64
1 x Chroma Zone
6 x Chroma Spheres
4 x Robe 250 AT Spots
2 x Robe 250 AT Wash
1 x Small smoke machine
 

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DESK

1 x Avolites Azure Shadow

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CURFEWS

Curfews apply on weekend club nights, please contact the General Manager for further details

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VENUE DETAILS:

O2 Academy 2 Newcastle
Westgate Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 1SW
Tel: +44 191 260 2020
Fax: +44 191 260 4650
Email: mail@o2academynewcastle.co.uk
Web: www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk

CONTACTS:

GENERAL MANAGER
Paul Twynham
+44 191 260 4651
paul@o2academynewcastle.co.uk

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
Phil Beevers
0191 260 4652
phil@o2academynewcastle.co.uk

TECHNICAL MANAGER
Nile Lines
+44 191 260 2020 ext 246
nile@o2academynewcastle.co.uk

BARS MANAGER
Jim Smith
+44 191 260 4653
jim@o2academynewcastle.co.uk

BOX OFFICE:
0844 477 2000
24 Hours 7 Days www.ticketweb.co.uk

Venue Box Office is open for personal callers Monday - Saturday 12pm-4pm (Thursday 12pm-6pm) and sells tickets for all AMG venues nationwide (no booking fee charged for cash transactions)