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OK, I suppose

A long, narrow venue with a small stage. The thing which strikes you the most about the venue is... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Matthew P
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Southampton
Great Band, mediocre venue

I was at the O2 Academy on the 14th September to see Molotov Jukebox. Great Band, great atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Fairienuff
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8 Nov 2018
“OK, I suppose”
16 Sep 2018
“Great Band, mediocre venue”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's the first time I've been to this venue and we saw The Dead Daisies. What a great little venue! I'll definitely be back!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KateLaubscher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I returned to the O2 Academy 3 years after my last Killing Joke tour with Pylon and my emotions were exploding with Jaz and Geordie Big Paul and Youth. Wow!!! 40 years ago i was only 15! Killing Joke were awesome in Oxford playing songs...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

A long, narrow venue with a small stage. The thing which strikes you the most about the venue is the low height of the ceiling which makes the whole place feel quite claustrophobic. All the staff were very helpful, polite and friendly. I saw The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

The O2 academy venue in Oxford is the worst venue for people with disabilities. Although I organised before we went and explained my situation nothing was available. Although the security staff were helpful I spent the whole concert unable to see the band and people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Had a really good night here, it’s a nice size that you can see the stage from where ever you stand, would visit again

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SineadW507
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great venue for a concert. It’s quite small (1,000 capacity) which allows for an amazing atmosphere! Drinks are expensive depending on what you like to drink and there’s lots of places to go out for a drink or food around the venue.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Josh S
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I've been going to the O2 Oxford for many years, and it has become the worst venue i have ever been to in nearly 20 years of going to gigs. The staff are uninterested and grumpy, the bar is sticky and no one seems care!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I was at the O2 Academy on the 14th September to see Molotov Jukebox. Great Band, great atmosphere, good time had by all. However drinks prices at the Academy extortionate, City prices plus some and some again!! Thank goodness for the free drinking water as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fairienuff
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Went here to see Gary Numan and Adam Ant very good acoustics in here and very loud. The venue is situated in the middle of town. I would advise not going in your car as parking is not very good. If your going here do...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Neil G
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I’m reviewing gigs, live music briefly. Downstairs in a dark, long narrow room. Ceiling is low. Difficult to do lighting. Difficult to see if pass the entrance door. The sound,light people seem to close the stage. Roughly 1000. Maybe slightly hundred more. Bar expensive. Staff...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rosie72
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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
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