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O2 Academy, Oxford

190 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, England
+44 1865 813500
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Bands are great, venue not so much

I go here for gigs a lot. However, the prices are outrageous.... £4.80 for a CAN of carlsberg. Not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Been to several gigs at O2 academy Oxford but we never learn. The Sherlocks gave a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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1 week ago
“Bands are great, venue not so much”
2 weeks ago
190 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, England
+44 1865 813500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go here for gigs a lot. However, the prices are outrageous.... £4.80 for a CAN of carlsberg. Not even a full pint. Also the staff kick you out as soon as it ends. If you want to go draw some money out to buy...More

Thank plumbanana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to several gigs at O2 academy Oxford but we never learn. The Sherlocks gave a great performance - love them - but they were really let down by the sound. The levels on everything were way out and it was painful. There was an...More

Thank SJCiren
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The drink prices are extortionate. I paid £7.50 for a small cup of double vodka and coke and could taste no alcohol. I pointed this out to the bar staff onlty to be told "that's your problem".

Thank tsfm99
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Saw Slade play the 02 Academy last night in the atmosphere deserved by a 70`s band of rocking good musicians. The venue is dark, the sound is great, the floors get wet and the air is steamy. What a great place to Get Down and...More

Thank Malcolm S
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Security all gathered at the front of the venue, none inside! Felt very unsafe in a crowded club so we left early. Awful place, would not return. Managed to find security manager on the way out who was extremely rude and unhelpful. Horrible horrible man.

Thank pooges
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Was very much enjoying a concert here with Nelly, although it ended at 10pm instead of the scheduled 11pm??? For £30 was very disappointed by this.

Thank Beth L
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Tickets were cheap - excellent, but that was due to the relatively underground artist we saw. Our tickets and several websites said that doors opened at 6. We were running late, but were aiming for 6-6:30. However, when we got there at 6:40, there were...More

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Horrid horrid run down venue..... We was here to see a gary numan gig and it was so overcrowded it was ridiculous... All completely packed in like sardines.... difficult to stand let alone move.. I dread to think what would have happened in the event...More

Thank mr-shifter64
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We went to a gig in the upstairs room (there is more than one for live music). Size was good, sound and views good. Door staff were helpful and friendly and so were the bar staff.

Thank festiqueen
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Psychedelic Furs at the O2 Oxford Sunday 10th sept 2017. Yes pissy, watery beer, toilet floors with rivers and urinal tributaries running down the middle, and in the old days smoke so thick you could cut it with a knife, these are things you can...More

1  Thank Andy H
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30 January 2018|
Response from plumbanana | Reviewed this property |
I’ve been going to see bands here since I was 14 (I’m now 20). I’ve never had any trouble but i would suggest maybe picking them up from the car park behind Tesco because the buses aren’t that regular from Cowley road