O2 Academy Leicester

O2 Academy Leicester: Address, O2 Academy Leicester Reviews: 3/5

O2 Academy Leicester
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tillyr95
Leicester, UK33 contributions
Rude staff
Dec 2019 • Family
We came here to watch mahalia perform. She was incredible - as always.
However the people on the door were awful to mahalias fans.
Young boys and girls being told they can’t go in without ID (why would they have said when they’re clearly underage). Left them outside in the freezing cold frantically ringing their parents.
Awful to see.
Glad someone on mahalias team came down to sort them out and let them all in.
Written December 12, 2019
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Kevin F
Aston on Trent, UK84 contributions
Vaccines Concert
Feb 2019 • Family
Took my 14 ( nearly 15 ) year old daughter to see The Vaccines on a Tuesday night.

Plenty of street parking ( free when we got there around 18:30/19:00 ).

Whilst it is not Rock City, it was a decent venue. We stood up on the balcony as it was my daughters first 'intimate' venue and I didn't want to put her off for life down in the mosh pit.

Drinks were expensive, but not outrageously so.

I'd read some negative reviews and was concerned as this was my first visit to this venue, but I needn't have been concerned. If I ever see a gig here in the future that piques my interest, I'd happily return.
Written March 9, 2019
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David O
Droitwich, UK63 contributions
Bowling for Soup on a Sunday
Dec 2018 • Couples
Live music on a Sunday.
Great groups playing live.
Easy accessible bars good sound
Reminded me of my visits to the old Top Ranks in the ‘80’s!
Written December 12, 2018
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Louise M
4 contributions
Party time
Nov 2018 • Couples
Went to the O2 for a concert. Great venue, cool atmosphere, drinks were a little pricey for my liking but still had a great time. Would go again.
Written November 10, 2018
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Ian G
2 contributions
OK club
Jul 2018
Bit pricey inside and would`t let you have lids for drinks pub next door friendly though ha ha would go again if in area but nothing made me want to travel that far again.
Written October 2, 2018
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orangeblossom_8
Banbury, UK37 contributions
Not well planned for women
May 2018 • Solo
Went for Frank Turner's gig last night. The venue is quite small, holds around 2000 people I think, which is actually quite nice in terms of atmosphere and chance of seeing the artists. There are stalls on the ground floor, and balconies where you can stand ( not seating) upstairs. The only frustrating was the provision of toilets for women. There are some for men and disabled in the areas by the stairs on both levels of the building, but to find the only ones for women you have to walk through the crowd and the bar area, which of course is narrow and packed. Not that safe as you had to squeeze through the crowd to get to and back from the toilets.
Written May 5, 2018
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Relaxaway9
Leicester, United Kingdom100 contributions
Sardine in a tin
May 2018 • Couples
Venue was crammed with far too many people for safety if you ask me. Let alone a chance of seeing the artist we paid good money for the tickets though I did see the top of his head once in the distance. This venue is a joke to see anyone with more than a 100 fans (crowd). Shocking!!!!!
Written May 4, 2018
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Floraliv
England, UK1 contribution
DON'T GO TO 02 ACADEMY LEICESTER UNTIL THEY MAKE IT WORTHY OF YOUR CASH
Apr 2018
If you cant park you can;t go to a venue,that's the 02 Leicester.We missed Tokio Myers last night,my Xmas present Id'e been looking forward to.There was nowhere to even park up and get a cab and had we even got cash for a cab there and back again on top of tickets and petrol to and from the midlands it was hideous a complete nightmare.You manage to escape the hours of roadworks into Leicester to find not one sign with 02 on it follow signs for universities! Then because the rugby was on we literally could not pay to park,we are seasoned gig goers and musicians ourselves and we're hellbent so when we say NO PARKING SPACES ANYWHERE you really can take it as gospel Don't go here if you can't walk far because unless you come by train and taxi you are going to need hiking boots.The 02 needs to rectify this massive running a venue 101 **** UP
Make a Goddamn CAR PARK you amateur night cheapskates or warn people do not bring a vehicle as we have nowhere for you to put it within a mile and a half of our venue. I am PEEVED!! KFC is next for the cold burgers we had on the way home Toyota roundabout you know who you are you couldn't make this night it up.......
Written April 28, 2018
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x_pulp_x
10 contributions
Ratboy
Feb 2018 • Family
I went to see Ratboy in Leicester and me and my mum got there at 4 (doors opened at 7) and I overestimated the time everyone would get there, because there were only 4 people there when we got there. We were stuck in the cold for a long time and security came out with barriers at about 5. There are 2 lines; O2 Priority and normal line- Priority gets to go in first. We were in the Priority line and this group of people in front of us kept growing and growing because their friends kept joining at different times so they just slipped under the barrier and it was annoying.
Security let us in at 7:10pm and did a metal detector check. I got to the barrier and the floor space is quite small. There is a small seating area on the floor and there's more seats on the top level, but it's also mainly standing. There is a bar and toilets down a corridor near the bar.
The first support act (Ten Tonnes) came on after about an hour and played 25-30 min set. There was (surprisingly) a mosh pit, even though the band was laidback. Everyone was shoved into each other at the front and crushed into the barrier. The next support act was Bad Sounds and they also played for 30 mins. Their sound was significantly better than Ten Tonnes, because the vocals weren't drowned out by the other instruments. There were lost of mosh pits for Bad Sounds, which meant being crushed even more.
It took about 50 mins- 1 hour for Ratboy to come onstage because the people onstage kept delaying everything. But their set was very good and energetic.
Getting out was very easy, but there was a somewhat long queue for merch, but it was very cheap. The toilets were a bit messy but there was a lot of toilets. The bar also gave out free water after the show.
Overall, it was a fun show but it was very cold outside and the academy is in the middle of a university campus for some reason.
Written February 18, 2018
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wayneandsarahuk
Leicester, UK12 contributions
Leicester comedy festival
Feb 2018 • Friends
Visited to see Richard Herring during Leicesters comedy festival good venue for a stand up comedy act low score because bar had no drinks on draught and charged over £13 for 2 cans of lager & 1 can of cider
Written February 10, 2018
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