O2 Academy Birmingham

O2 Academy Birmingham

16-18 Horsefair, Bristol Street B1 1DB Birmingham United Kingdom

Venue Information


O2 Academy Birmingham,
16-18 Horsefair,
Bristol Street,
B1 1DB

O2 Academy 2 Birmingham,
16-18 Horsefair,
Bristol Street,
B1 1DB

O2 Academy 3 Birmingham,
16-18 Horsefair,
Bristol Street,
B1 1DB

Book Tickets:

Box Office Opening Hours:

12-4pm Monday - Friday
11-4pm Saturday
Closed - Sunday

Opening times may vary during public holidays - please see www.facebook.co.uk/o2academybirmingham for announcements.

When the box office is closed tickets can be bought online or over the phone with our primary ticket agent: Ticketweb on 08444 77 2000.

Calls will cost 7 ppm plus your network access charge


AMG invested £5.5m in its latest 45,000sq ft development, three state of the art venues that can operate independently as well as simultaneously. With an exceptionally busy diary, O2 Academy Birmingham actively supports new and developing talent in O2 Academy2 and O2 Academy 3, through to gigs by top international artists for over 3,000 fans in its main auditorium.

Contact Us

- Book tickets: 0844 477 2000 (24 Hr)
- Venue information and Box Office: 0121 622 8250
- Email: mail@o2academybirmingham.co.uk
- For recruitment, visit Academy Music Group
- For press please email press@academy-music-group.co.uk
- For marketing and partnerships please email jonny@academy-music-group.co.uk

Disabled Access Bookings:
To book tickets for O2 Academy Birmingham
Please email daniel@o2academybirmingham.co.uk with your access requirements and the show you wish to see in order to make a booking. All e-mails will be responded to within 2 working days.

Companion / Carer Ticket
This venue offers one free companion ticket which will be arranged by the venue when booking tickets. These are limited in availability so please ensure you contact the venue as soon as possible to arrange.

Companion / carer ticket holders should be able to meet the needs and assist the person they are accompanying in the event of an emergency.

Braille information sheets are available on request please email boxoffice@o2academybirmingham.co.uk or call 0121 622 8250.

Arriving at the Venue
We recommend arriving at the venue 10 - 15 minutes prior to the doors opening as disabled patrons are invited to enter the venue first. The door time will be stated on the tickets or confirmations.

Please try to arrive at the venue no later than 60 minutes after the doors open.

On arrival please go to the front of the queue and present your confirmation e-mail to security or box office staff. All box offices are at an accessible height. We currently do not have induction loops fitted at the box offices.

Strobe Lighting
Flashing and strobe lighting is likely to be used at all shows but may vary in intensity and frequency. Please contact mail@o2academybirmingham.co.uk for information relating to specific shows.

Accessible Area & Facilities
O2 Academy1:

The accessible area in O2 Academy1 is located on stage right of the balcony, which is accessed by lift from the outside entrance marked Stalls. The area can accommodate up to approximately six wheelchair users with up to six companion seats but the capacity can vary according to the requirements of the customers attending.

The platform is behind two rows of seating and is raised to provide a clear view for all wheelchair patrons. O2 Academy Birmingham operate a no-standing policy in the seated balcony area, but the view from this platform can be obscured if customers seated directly in front of the platform choose to stand. Venue staff will enforce the no-standing policy vigilantly for the benefit of our wheelchair patrons, but the venue cannot accept responsibility for any problems caused by patrons standing in front of the platform due to circumstances beyond our control.

There is an accessible toilet in O2 Academy1 that is accessed by radar key.

There is a lowered section to the bar that is accessible for wheelchair users. In the event of this bar being closed bar staff from an alternative bar will attend the disabled viewing area to take drinks orders throughout the night.

Merchandise is sold in the stalls area of O2 Academy1, and all customers are permitted access to the stalls area after the show. The stalls area is accessible by lift from the balcony. Disabled access customers will need to notify security staff that they wish to purchase merchandise at the end of the show so they can be taken into the stalls area.

O2 Academy2:
The area in O2 Academy2 is located on a small dedicated balcony at the back of the room and can be accessed by lift. The area can accommodate up to approximately four wheelchair users with up to four carer seats but the capacity can vary according to the requirements of the customers attending.

The accessible toilet on the balcony of O2 Academy1 can be utilised by disabled patrons from O2 Academy2. This is accessed by radar key.

Bar staff will attend the disabled access area at regular intervals throughout the night in order to take drinks orders from disabled access customers.

Merchandise is sold in the general admission area, which is not accessible by lift. If disabled customers wish to purchase merchandise their carers are welcome to enter the general admission area after the show to purchase merchandise on their behalf. Security staff may also be able to assist in facilitating merchandise being purchased.

O2 Academy3:
O2 Academy3 is our smallest room and as a result we do not have a dedicated disabled access area but the venue is on ground level and so is fully accessible. Wheelchair users and ambulant disabled patrons are welcomed and can be accommodated - please contact daniel@o2academybirmingham.co.uk to make these arrangements.

There is an accessible toilet in 3 which is accessed by radar key.

There is a lowered section to the bar that is accessible for wheelchair users.

Merchandise is sold on the ground floor and so is accessible throughout the show.

Transport & Other Local Information
Birmingham New St is the nearest train station and is an accessible station. It is approximately ten minutes walk from O2 Academy Birmingham.

The nearest bus stop is approximately 50m from the entrance to the venue on Bristol St. The following buses stop at this stop: 61, 63, X62, X64. There is also a stop on the opposite side of the road but as Bristol St is a triple carriageway, there is an accessible subway that must be used in order to cross the road to get to the venue. The following buses stop across the road: 61, 63, 886, X62, X64.

Full details of bus services can be found at nxbus.co.uk

There is no dedicated parking at O2 Academy Birmingham. There is an extremely limited number of on street parking spaces on Irving St just behind the venue. Alternatively please see www.o2academybirmingham.co.uk/info for full details of local car parks and public transport.

Details of nearby accessible hotels, bars and restaurants can be found on this website. www.directenquiries.com



38 Events for O2 Academy Birmingham 38 Events

  • 28 Apr 2017 Fri 18:00
  • John Power & Full Band

    Fri 18:00
  • 03 May 2017 Wed 19:00
  • SayWeCanFly

    Wed 19:00
  • 05 May 2017 Fri 18:00
  • The Brazen

    Fri 18:00
  • 05 May 2017 Fri 18:30
  • The Magic Gang

    Fri 18:30
  • 06 May 2017 Sat 19:00
  • The Verve Experience

    Sat 19:00
  • 06 May 2017 Sat 23:00
  • Morgan Heritage

    Sat 23:00
  • 11 May 2017 Thu 19:00
  • He Is Legend

    Thu 19:00
  • 12 May 2017 Fri 18:00
  • Failure Is An Option

    Fri 18:00
  • 19 May 2017 Fri 18:00
  • Green Haze + The Offspin + Paramore Or Less

    Fri 18:00
  • 24 May 2017 Wed 19:00
  • The Growlers

    Wed 19:00
  • 03 Jun 2017 Sat 19:00
  • The Smyths - "Strangeways Here We Come Tour"

    Sat 19:00
  • 08 Jun 2017 Thu 19:00
  • The Wedding Present

    Thu 19:00
  • 10 Jun 2017 Sat 19:00
  • Novana - A Tribute to Nirvana

    Sat 19:00
  • 23 Jun 2017 Fri 18:00
  • Korn Again & Stiff Bizkit

    Fri 18:00
  • 25 Jun 2017 Sun 18:00
  • Road Trip

    Sun 18:00
  • No longer on sale
    More info
  • 30 Jun 2017 Fri 18:00
  • Discordance

    Fri 18:00