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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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Lovely building, nice venue.

I used to come here as a teenager almost weekly when it was the Academy nightclub. The architecture remains which gives it a great ambience. A very light and airy venue that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I used to come here as a teenager almost weekly when it was the Academy nightclub. The architecture remains which gives it a great ambience. A very light and airy venue that gives good views of the stage from many areas. Well maintained and clean and no sticky floors which is always a good sign.

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

WARNING! Do not trust what the website says about ticket office being open weekdays between 12pm to 4pm for sales. Walked here to Boscombe from Bournemouth today to buy tickets for future gigs only to find it closed. When I pressed the call button a voice informed me that the person who should have been there had to leave &... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I'll start my review by saying that Robert Plant was simply sensational, an utterly amazing performance, top quality sound and lights - the best I've ever seen him and his band (and this is a lot). I've been to the Academy many times with varying results but with minimal travelling and I never thought RP would grace the stage again... More 

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Bournemouth, England
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171 reviews 171 reviews
31 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Have seen the Manics, Gary Numan and The Boomtown Rats at the O2 in 2014. Really intimate location and easy to find in the traffic-free centre of Boscombe. Loads of local parking and places to eat. Always find the staff and security here very friendly. Getting drinks at the bar can be a bit slow and the prices here are... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Nice venue once inside, relaxed and nice atmosphere. Passenger was amazing and enjoyed every minute. Down side were the toilets like those awful metal public loos expect bad toilets at festivals but not in a venue like this, also why do 02 customers get priority getting in, standing in the rain watching people who had joined the queue long after... More 

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Basingstoke
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Easy access, plenty of parking nearby. Saw live music, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, acoustics amazing.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

As in other reviews this sell out concert seemed to catch the O2 staff out, doors advertised to open at 7pm on a wet and windy night and finally opened at 7.15, with O2 phone owners given priority, so arriving at 6.40pm we eventually walked through the doors very cold at and disgruntled at 7.40pm. It was good to have... More 

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Poolewe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have not been to this venue since it was Tiffanys in 1990,I think it was terrible that you had to queue for so long in the cold weather, especially when we already had tickets. I think it was appalling that you could stand in an equally long queue able to get in a couple of mins earlier if you... More 

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derbys
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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Travelled here to see the amazing Mr Plant. The venue is nice, it was supposed to open its doors at 7pm but they were 15 mins late and it was freezing. As we were stood in the queue priority to enter was given to people with 02 phones. What is that all about? Just let in the people who have... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Ive been to the venue for years in it's may incarnations and it is a great place to see bands, decent size but able to get a good view from most parts. The downside is the bars are in the venue, rather than separate, and the chatter from the people at the bar is distracting during quieter moments...it seems incredible... More 

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