The O2 Academy is a music venue opened in 2003 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The site is located in the former New Bedford Cinema, which had to pass a massive refurbishment to become this joyful club. With a capacity of 2500 people, this venue offers the opportunity for big concerts. Famous performers like The Killers, Frankie Boyle, The Offspring
and even James Brown played his last ever UK gig at the club. Many more live shows and festivals have been hosted by The O2 Academy.
The venue is located on 121 Eglinton St, Glasgow G5 9NT, United Kingdom, and the ways of getting there are:
By train and tube: Glasgow Central is the closest station – about 10 minutes away from the place. After you exit the station head south on Union St, Jamaica St and pass the Glasgow bridge. After that continue forward on Eglinton St until you see the Academy.
By bus: a lot of buses such as numbers 3, 4, 29, 59, 103, 302, 310, 314, 318, 320, 345, 347, 353, 354, 355, 370, 386 can lead you just in front of the building.
By car: you can make a turn to Eglinton St from A77 route.
International: take a rail from Bishopbriggs, Garscadden, Queens Park or Cambuslang. Exit at Glasgow Central station and have a walk to the venue (directions shown above).
On street parking is available in the area of the venue. Some of the streets are also free after 6 pm or 8 pm. There are additional 159 places in the car park at Bridge St. It is located 300 meters away from the Academy and serves Blue Badgers.
Accessibility for people with special needs
The O2 Academy welcomes every person, regardless of one's needs. The toilets and auditorium are easy to access. Vision impaired visitors will find help in the venue, and can leave their guide dogs inside. They will also receive braille or large print material.