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O2 Academy

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Address: 37-43 Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2PN, England
Phone Number:
+44 114 253 7777

Academy Music Group was delighted to acquire a prime City Centre location...

Academy Music Group was delighted to acquire a prime City Centre location and a landmark building. It opened on Friday 11th April 2008, with a sell-out gig from local heroes Reverend and The Makers and an after-party courtesy of Jarvis Cocker. The £3.5m development includes a large auditorium with a capacity of 2,350 and a secondary smaller room, emulating the success of its multi-room format at other AMG venues across the country, to hold 500.

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The staff are polite and friendly . The sound in the upstairs room was very weak and didn't do avatar justice . The air conditioning was nice and made the constant clouds of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
Richard P
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Durkar, Wakefield
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok, where to start? Car parking, yes I know it's not under their control and you don't have to park in in the NCP Arundel gate car park,but it is convenient, but £13 for a4hour stay!!! Beer. Yes you're a captive audience but 2 pints of lager and a pint of pepsi, £13!. Toilets abysmal, even first thing in the... More 

Thank Rob B
Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, if you wish to park near the venue your options are limited to VERY expensive mulitistories, which as over £15 for an evening is, I think, extortionate. Next, the venue itself is pretty grim. This was my first visit and considering it part of a big chain, I really thought it would be tidy and up to date. It... More 

Thank 13Ravens
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Tried to have a seat for 10 mins while waiting for the first band to come on however we were asked to move as we weren't o2 customers which to be honest is laughable as it was just a little corner with a rope around. Anyway we moved and I hope the young "o2 angel " with orange hair is... More 

Thank leeibbotson
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74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Very surprised when I read the reviews of the Sheffield O2 Academy on here. These people obviously haven't been going to concerts for the past 30 years. I found the sound to be great and the view from anywhere on the floor fantastic. No massive queues for the beer, which was the typical poor standard which I find you get... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Went recently for a two day event. The first thing that strikes you is the most awful smell you are ever likely to have the displeasure of experiencing - stale sweat, stale beer and you can imagine the rest. The toilets are comparable to 1970s railway station ones - take your wellies!! Even harder to stomach was the vastly over... More 

Thank S W
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Had a very good experience seeing James on their UK tour. Sound was pretty good and there was plenty of room to move about. Bar queues were kept pretty short and staff were very professional and helpful compared to some venues I have visited. Easy to get to from the centre of Sheffield also. Very good venue.

Thank Chris S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Love love love the act. But the venue is so so poor. Sound quality is terrible. Took ages to get out as well as stairwells were closed down which lead to people getting angry at the staff. Would defo see the act again but wouldn't watch them at O2 in Sheffield.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The staff are polite and friendly . The sound in the upstairs room was very weak and didn't do avatar justice . The air conditioning was nice and made the constant clouds of stinking vape slightly more tolerable. The cost for parking is highway robbery £16 for 4 to 5 hrs. We did enjoy our night out and the larger... More 

Thank Richard P
Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went to see my favourite here in October, it was great. Lovely small, intimate venue with great atmosphere and I liked the fact that you weren't struggling to see the stage all the time, everyone could see without straining their necks. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Geo7321
York, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I was there with friends the queuing took a while in the cold which was annoying but wasn't outrageous. Toilets relatively clean and a large area to view the act, bars a bit expensive but really enjoyed the night out.

Thank travellingjacko

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