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O2 Academy

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Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SW, England
+44 191 260 2020
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The Beat

Well the group was excellent. However the venue was a big disappointment. Really small and toliets... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
paulnuek
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peterlee
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Avoid the balcony

Simple rule if you can't get a downstairs ticket, don't go. Seats on balcony are tiny and... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Hexham_Iain
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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“bingo hall” (3 reviews)
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Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SW, England
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Well the group was excellent. However the venue was a big disappointment. Really small and toliets stunk of urine. Also £9 for a beer and a coke, Really!!!!!!! Won't be going back in a hurry. Local pubs/clubs would have a better stage and cheaper drinks....More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Simple rule if you can't get a downstairs ticket, don't go. Seats on balcony are tiny and uncomfortable, which is a real problem given the officious and obnoxious attitude on enforcing everyone staying seated. Standing is allowed in the back 3 rows but put a...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The venue itself is old and in need of a refurb, luckily the bands on the night were very good. The real let down is the bar prices, which are astronomical. Over £30 for a round of 4 drinks. Won’t be rushing back.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

My wife has had some mobility issues recently so we called ahead. The academy were very accommodating. We were granted early entry so we didn't have to wait in the queue. But we did have to be there earlier than planned. They reserved a seat,...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Went to see Ben Portsmouth.'Elvis' Sun 4th March,we booked balcony seating,we went upstairs only to be told only downstairs was open,we got a good seat near the front,I have never been so cold,it was literally freezing,had to keep my coat,scarf and gloves on,it was like...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

First time ever visit tonight at O2 to see Ben Portsmouth elvis, it was soooooo cold that we walked out at half time and got a taxi home to Washington to get a warm. Will never ever visit this area a again for ANY reason

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We visited here, 2 nights in a row to see Bowling for Soup and The Front Bottoms, the venue seemed clean enough and the staff were attentive, although there were no bag searches on the way in I noticed, which should be a definite. Sound...More

Thank Vannuh98
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Saw Roger Chapman and Family here on 18/1/18. Venue rather small but only helped make it quite intimate.Plentiful seating if required and good viewing areas for those who prefer to stand. Bar prices quite expensive but i suppose that is standard for concert venues these...More

Thank Matthew A
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The o2 is very friendly and accessible to disability’s for example getting in early so you can get your seat without being rushed and use to the lift

Thank Megan A
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Went here on 23rd Dec and took our 7 year old to see an Oasis tribute, Definitely Mightbe. As strange as it sounds my 7 year old is a massive Oasis fan, which is totally my fault as they are what I mostly listen to....More

Thank SuperSonic1979
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its only about a 3-5 min walk from the train station... wouldn't know about age though sorry as I think it changes from concert to concert.
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