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Address: 570 Christchurch Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4BH, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 399922

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good night out

Easy to find and an amazing building inside! Went to see All Saints, the size was good and the bars easy to get at...ice water is free!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 14, 2016
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Avoncliff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band gig. Overawed by the lovely decorative interior, which we understand was rescued from a previous use as a nightclub. The seating was cramped, and it was so cold inside that we kept our coats on. The bar was devoid of actual beer (as opposed to lager), not even bottles or cans - unbelievable.... More 

Thank 51nickg
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What is going to be a good nite has been totally spoilt by the obnoxious jobs worth of a supervisor doorman due to his rude attitude and lack of customer care, the weather was terrible due to the rain having to que to see Ben Portsmouth the ladies and kids were soaked thru with a little bit of thought from... More 

Thank Dave B
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Easy to find and an amazing building inside! Went to see All Saints, the size was good and the bars easy to get at...ice water is free!

Thank S D
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Great concert, shocking venue. I've commented on other O2 venues in the past, and this one is just as bad. Too much artificial smoke before the act started, too hot, too loud, etc. You would think that with a can, yes a can, of lager costing as near as makes no odds, a fiver, O2 would provide some air conditioning... More 

Thank Richard L
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Eva T
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Laurence T
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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235 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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