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Address: 570 Christchurch Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4BH, England
Phone Number: 01202 399922
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low ceiling

Not a bad venue really some low ceilings which can make viewing a little hard in a few places , some areas have acoustic issues. However the size of the venue is nice , the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Wolflinn
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Hampshire
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Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Not a bad venue really some low ceilings which can make viewing a little hard in a few places , some areas have acoustic issues. However the size of the venue is nice , the building has some interesting architecture. On the whole the venue seemed well run and prices are fair. I would be happy to visit the 02... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went to this venue for a gig. Stayed in a local hotel and walked the 20 minutes to get there. Venue is lovely. Standing room on the ground floor the next two floors have seats in the stalls but most people moved forward to lean over the railings. Good bars. At the end of the evening the downstairs bar gave... More 

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great venue for concert. Nice building and not to overcrowded. Seemed to be well run and would watch a group here again. Only downside only one bar open close to where concert so can be busy and noisy.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
130 helpful votes 130 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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20 reviews 20 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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