O2 Academy Bournemouth
O2 Academy Bournemouth
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  • LT
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great service to access customers.
    Lucy Spraggen was excellent but the biggest cheer goes to Becky in the box office who managed our access requirements with calm understanding. From what I witnessed other access customers received the same treatment. She is an asset to this business and to making love entertainment available to all.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 May 2023
  • tractorboy59
    Lymington, United Kingdom321 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Rock venue in the area
    Everything about the place was good . You can stand or get a seat upstairs . The bar was good and easy to get a drink . The sound is good and you are fairly close to the stage everywhere .. The security team are good to . I wouldn't want to queue outside in the rain , especially as I'm not in the o2 priority queue. Luckily the weather was good.. And Billy Gibbons was fantastic
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 July 2023
  • HeatherB
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome place to see a band
    Just had a great night here watching the awesome Billy Gibbons. This is such a great venue to see a band. If you don't want to be in the mosh pit in the downstairs area there is a fabulous all round balcony where you can stand. Thus gives a fantastic view and slightly less crowded . If you really must sit there is a further balcony. I've seen many bands but this venue is one of the best. Personally I prefer to stand (and dance lol) when watching a band even if my feet suffer on the way home. All staff we encountered were great and the loos and bar easy to access etc. Looking forward to another gig here.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Andrea L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One Of The Best Nights Of My Life!
    Seeing Hozier live for me was a dream come true and it was only made possible by Becky and James looking after me and adding me to the access list. They treated me with dignity, patience, understanding and kindness and their communication was excellent from beginning to end. Traher and Lara made sure I was looked after on the night as did the rest of the team.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Marti R
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing service!
    I recently purchased concert tickets for a show happening in December, however the only tickets on sale were 'Standing' tickets. Due to a back injury, I am unable to stand for long periods, so prefer to sit at concerts. Therefore, I emailed the venue and a lovely lady called Becky understood my needs and arranged for me be provided with a wristband and a seat in the seating area. The service I have received, before even attending an event at this venue has been amazing and the accessibility team are a real asset to this venue. Keep up the amazing work!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 September 2023
  • DMH
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A little gem of a place
    What a great venue! Ideal for my teenagers first concert. The access team, especially Becky, were amazing. She liaised with me via email to keep me informed and went above and beyond. We waited in a separate queue and were allowed in first and seats had been arranged for us. Would def book again
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Samantha H
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seating for those with mobility issues
    The concert we saw was really good . Beautiful building however having seating , for the concert, only on the 2nd floor , did not meet the needs of people with mobility issues . Seating on the ground floor was for where chair users only and because I walk with sticks I was unable to have a seat there . Instead I had to struggle up the stairs which caused a lot of pain ont hat day for for the rest of the week
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Chris A
    Teddington, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Haircut 100 | Fantastic Day (Night )
    We went to the 02 to see Haircut 100 The Bands The Warm up act were Barbara A Characterful feel good tank top clad, pop band from Brighton, whose characterful stage antics really got us in the mood for the main attraction. Keep an ear out for them Haircut 100 Were amazing, 80s feel good hits with a really funky backbone supplied by great musicians They performed all their hits, some funky covers and new material, the encore was exceptionally funky and the extended rendition of Boy Meets Girl went down a treat. Fantastic Day and Love plus 1 sounded amazing and took us backs to the 80s - groovy baby! Loved the bands solo's too The Venue A fantastic building full of character located in the centre of Boscombe, We were greeted by helpful and friendly staff on the way in and throughout The stage lighting complemented the awesome sound when the band performed Great concert with a friendly crowd, as you'd expect - A Fantastic Day
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 November 2023
  • WiGS W
    4 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Card Issues
    Great venue. Very polite staff and doormen. Only problem is my card was declined so I embarrassingly couldn't get any drinks in and had to ask my friends to pay. Very embarrassing. They refused to take cash even though I had some on me. My card worked perfectly well with no issues anywhere else so I was a bit snookered and wondered why. The member of staff asked me if I wanted to speak to a manager which I declined as I said I didn't want her to feel like I was undermining her. Moral of the story. Take more than one card with you
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 November 2023
  • Chris
    Tadley, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb staff!
    Visited the O2 with some friends to see the Streets last week. One of our group is disabled and all the staff were incredibly helpful to make sure we had a good night. Special nod to Becky who went to great lengths to make sure we were comfortable and had a great inclusive experience. Bravo guys! ,
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 19 November 2023
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Steve R
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This Venue in theory should be fantastic. The building is amazing inside and it's just the right size for a good Gig. The staff are very friendly and polite. We recently attended the Happy Mondays Gig but what lets the place down is the sound quality and the drink prices. It's very difficult to hear the artists when they try to speak to the audience. The drink prices are also extortionate, £7.95 for a pint?!
Written 2 April 2024
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Jemma E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Went to the Alestorm gig wasn't expecting to be able to sit (currently pregnant and on crutches) the general manager James saw us in the queue and helped us to get seats and got us into the venue quickly. The accessibility was great and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Thank you James for helping us and making the experience truly enjoyable.
Written 24 February 2024
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Adele M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Went to see Adam Rowe & Alfie Brown who were amazing however the venue is terrible. It was freezing cold. People were shivering and wearing coats & even Alfie Brown called it a fridge & told them to put the heating on. The seats were tiny, uncomfortable & too close together. The ladies toilet were tiny. You could barely get into them. And the drinks were over priced. If you can see someone elsewhere instead of here I would.
Written 23 February 2024
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Freedom60352055560
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
My husband and son haven't been yet, so I will get them to write a review of their experience later.
I just wanted to thank and congratulate Becky on her excellent customer service helping me purchase surprise tickets for them. I was concerned for my husband who has cancer and a tendency to pass out at events!! But she cleared up all my anxieties and put a plan in action for his visit. She is a credit to your team.
Thank you again Becky
Written 7 February 2024
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Jason R
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
The female dog handler has a seriously under weight dog and a serious attitude problem the most rude person i think ive ever met. She needs to feed her dog as its not doing its job correctly I was kicked out without having any drugs on me or using any before hand without being surched or even given a second pass back past the dogs.
Just strictly because the dog kept sniffing at me. The security team in general was terrible they literally kick random people out to make it look like there doing there job.
Written 1 January 2024
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MattJHall1980
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Went here to see UK Foo Fighters supported by a Royal Blood tribute.

Beautiful venue. Great sound. Becky in the box office was especially helpful when we turned up without tickets.
Written 15 December 2023
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Pete
38 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Absolute shambles. We bought 2 tickets to see Hedex. The security were so slow that it took over an hour to get in. It was so long that we missed most of the show.
Written 9 December 2023
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John
Bournemouth, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Becky in the front office was very helpful and enabled our group to have full access to the venue and facilities. The time taken to get in the venue was fast and security staff were friendly.
Written 3 December 2023
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Tamsin-Amy W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
As a wheelchair user this is the best indoor venue I've ever been to, they let you in ahead of the queue, you get a wristband , you are in a sectioned off area ( although you can go in and out with your wristband if you want to go to the bar etc!) to the side of the main crowd but you can still feel part of the crowd! It's incredible and massive thank you to Becky and all the other incredible staff who made me feel so well looked after and safe!

Can't wait to experience more gigs here!
Written 1 December 2023
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Chris
Tadley, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
Visited the O2 with some friends to see the Streets last week. One of our group is disabled and all the staff were incredibly helpful to make sure we had a good night.
Special nod to Becky who went to great lengths to make sure we were comfortable and had a great inclusive experience. Bravo guys!
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Written 19 November 2023
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