With a capacity of 500 people, the O2 Academy 2 Sheffield is part of the larger O2 Academy Sheffield and is used for hosting small-scale events and live performances from emerging artists. After accommodating two other venues and a complete renovation in 2008, the building was converted into the O2 Academy Sheffield. In the course of time, visitors have been delighted to watch the astonishing performances of bands and artists such as The Prodigy, The Black Keys, Babyshambles, Rita Ora, Two Door Cinema Club or Ellie Goulding
The O2 Academy 2 Sheffield resides in a central area of Sheffield, so guests can get there via car, train or bus.
By train and tube: it takes around 5 minutes to walk from the Sheffield Train Station (served by East Midland train lines) to the O2 Academy 2 Sheffield.
By bus: the venue is located exactly near the bus stations FS3, which serves the bus routes 31 and 57, and FS4, which serves the bus routes 43, 43A, 43a, 44, 44A and 44a.
By car: finding the O2 Academy 2 Sheffield by car is a walk in the park, as it is next to the main road A61.
International: getting to the O2 Academy Sheffield from the Doncaster Sheffield Airport by car will take approximately 32 minutes by car, or about 50 minutes by bus that stops right at the terminal exit.
Visitors can safely leave their cars at the Sheffield Arundel Gate NCP Car Park, which is next door to the venue. Blue Badge Holders should know that this parking has only eight bays reserved for people with disabilities.
Access for people with special needs
The O2 Academy 2 Sheffield offers many amenities for people with special needs. Some of the features for Blue Badge Holders are wheelchair spaces, ramp access, lowered desks and Braille information sheets. Furthermore, vision-impaired can go in accompanied by personal assistants (free of charge); guide dogs are welcome, too.