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O2 Academy Bournemouth

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Address: 570 Christchurch Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4BH, England
Phone Number: 01202 399922
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Great Music Venue

We went here to see Scouting for Girls and it was a great venue. Acoustics were great and it had a nice feel about it. Being only 5ft tall I usually have problems actually seeing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Doors open at 7 - no they don't, it was 19:37 in fact. If you don't have an O2 phone on you then you are considered 2nd class and have a separate, slower and much longer queue. As long as you don't mind being frisked and looked at suspiciously then the security staff's condescending and often rude attitude will not... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We went here to see Scouting for Girls and it was a great venue. Acoustics were great and it had a nice feel about it. Being only 5ft tall I usually have problems actually seeing the band but I had a great view too.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Went here to see Marina and the diamonds. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Good venue with good acoustics. Good night out. Parking for this venue can be found behind the high street. Free after 6pm.

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Thank Fordy2014
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Near by free parking is always a bonus and there is plenty after six in Boscombe. The queues are well managed and tickets checked in no time. There are three levels ; the gods being full seated on first come basis fills quickly the mid level has standing but not that much with a good view. The ground floor is... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My wife and I went to see Jess Glynne in concert at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth on the 5th November and we were slightly concerned having read the reviews. We had a great night at the venue and were very pleased with the whole evening. Doors were due to open at 7:00pm so we arrived and started queueing at... More 

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Southampton
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279 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Came here to see Jess Glynne. Security and door staff need to learn not to treat people like cargo. When people start queuing well over an hour before the gig, get your queuing system in place in plenty of time. Otherwise, when you rock up with your metal barriers, chaos will ensue, as it did when we were there. Tiny... More 

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Long Stratton, United Kingdom
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325 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

The O2 is a nice venue with rounded balconies that make an ideal venue for club nights, concerts and even plays. I have been here for club nights and for gigs and the acoustics are good and the bar service was friendly. The staff were also really helpful in aiding my friend who collapsed. Would recommend this Venue.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Visted for Ella Henderson concert. Absolutely amazing performance (we think as we couldn't actually see any of it) Ella's voice was brilliant but we were so disappointed with the venue. Had to queue for an hour to get in, although we were there in plenty of time before the doors opened, and then couldn't find anywhere to sit or stand... More 

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Patchway, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

OK, before I arrived I was sure I knew what this was going to be like. It sure wasn't what I thought. I can now see why a band would go here rather then Bristol because compared to Bristol, this place is a palace. It was so clean, it was a nice venue and if I see another gig I... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

What a super night, virtually sold out, the venue was jumping to this well supported heavy metal rock outfit. Having returned recently from Canada, BFMV were on top form, playing songs from the new "Venom" album and their now large back catalogue. The light show was very good. The venue as always was organised and only a short wait to... More 

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