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

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A terrific venue with a lot of character

Whenever I mention to my family that I've been to a concert at the O2 Academy, I am always reminded that I am the third generation of my family to have enjoyed evenings at this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
Ben M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Two weeks ago I wast at O2 Academy, Bournemouth for a Garath Emery party. It was horribly disorganised. We stood in the dark and silence for 10 minutes between 2 DJs, because something went wrong. The place was half empty, they were constantly blowing smoke in our faces, I couldn't even see anything. The security was so rude, they shouted... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

What would have been an excellent concert was compltely spoilt by this venue. First of all, they advertise that the box office is open in the afternoons for collection of tickets. It isn't. A telephone call produced a recording saying we should email any queries. The email was never answered. Others in the cueue confirmed this was standard practice. Therefore,... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Whenever I mention to my family that I've been to a concert at the O2 Academy, I am always reminded that I am the third generation of my family to have enjoyed evenings at this beautiful building. My grandparents used to spend evenings together dancing away there; my parents also followed suit. As a child, the coolest kids at school... More 

Thank Ben M
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We attended a Billy Ocean concert here last week. We were surprised at how nice the venue was and found the seats to be more comfortable than usual. They were not the usual seats that you find in venues, but padded chairs that you could move. We were in the dress circle and were able to choose seats right next... More 

Thank Tracey L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited here to see Rend Collective. Well organised and really different location for a 'concert.' Staff polite. Sound didn't travel upstairs as well as some places but to be there was our choice. Overall good location.

Thank AdeWotton
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

First time at this venue and first rock concert for a few years. Have to say that I really enjoyed the experience. Contrary to some reviews, I found the staff friendly and helpful. Given the average age of the audience it was great that chairs had been set out on the ground floor. If I was mean I could have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

sunday's visit to watch ICW wrestling was my third visit over the last few years with my disabled son. People tend to be helpful wherever we go but the team at the Academy are without doubt the most accommodating and friendly. great management, beautiful venue. thank you.

Thank LukeCowesTannersBrook
Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

well on first viewing from outside this looked pretty dire once in side we were astounded by how pretty it was a lovely setting for this type of music

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Went to see PMJ, the actual performance was great, the O2 as usual a bit of a let down. Long queue to get in, this was due to inefficient queue management 3 people scanning tickets but 1 was idle as they were not distributing people properly. Once you get in the queues for the bars are ridiculous. As you walk... More 

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West Sussex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The venue was pretty easy to find. As an O2 customer we got through the priority queuing and headed straight for the free cloakroom. The gig we went to was standard admission so could pick a level of viewing. The three tiered venue enabled people to have a good view. Didn't go to the bar so cannot comment on prices.... More 

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